By Pascal Kadamani
One of the most important parts of college is making connections and developing relationships with the people you interact with, including your professors! I know how nerve wrecking it might be to approach them at first, but I promise you won’t regret it. All they want is to be there for you, and they can in so many ways. (i.e. assist you in coursework, write letters of recommendation, and help you grow your network). But before they can do all these things, they need to know who you are – and not just by your name being on the class roster. So here are 3 ways that I have used to try to stand out and create strong relationships with my professors:
- Introduce yourself at the beginning of the semester: Just like how it’s your first day of school, it’s their first day too! By showing up a little early to the first class of the semester, introducing yourself, and exchanging some small conversation, this opens the door to easily saying hello and goodbye during class (manners matter). This forces the professor to know who you are, along with how polite you are.
By Daley O’Keefe
Avoiding the Freshman Fifteen when coming to school is something everyone wants, but sometimes dieting just isn’t an option. The next best thing is working out, but can you exercise on campus when you’re absolutely crammed with work? Here are some creative ways you can stay fit while still dealing with the craziness of a college schedule.
1. Go to the gym
I know this one seems obvious, but it is one of the simplest answers to this question. The Mount’s Kaplan Gym has something for everyone, whether you want to lift weights, run, bike, or even get in some yoga. You can even have some fun on the basketball court, if that’s your thing. Kaplan also isn’t the only gym on campus either; Sakac, Guzman, and the Dominican Center have their own small gyms too!
2. Join a sports team
Even if you don’t think you have enough time, joining a sports team will not only get you fit; it will also force you to do your work. As someone who is really good at procrastinating, if I wasn’t on the swim team, I would never get any work done. Having less time in the day makes you spend your time much more wisely than if you have huge chunks of time free. Plus you’ll get in an amazing workout!
By Jennarose Colucci
The View and Henry’s are definitely great spots to grab a meal or snack on campus. However, there are times (like when you’re buried under a mountain of work or too lazy to leave your room) when making something to eat in the comfort of your own space is the best. Making a meal or even a snack in just a bedroom can be difficult though. So here are some quick recipes that are easy (and will inspire your inner chef!) and perfect for making in a dorm room:
Coffee Cup Quiche
A great on-the-go breakfast that can be easily made before that early morning class.
Find more great coffee cup recipes: Caramel Fleur De Sel Cake, Nutella Espresso Cake, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Mug Cake and more here:
By Liz David
Many college students today choose to go away for college, and there are plenty of great things that come with that decision. However, the one thing that makes being away from home for the first time difficult is the homesickness that everyone inevitably ends up feeling. (even me, as a senior).
When I came to the Mount almost four years ago as a brand new freshman, it was my very first time being away from home for a long period of time. I am from Long Island, which is about two hours (when there isn’t tons of traffic) away from the Mount. Another fun fact about me is that I am an only child, which also means that growing up, I only ever lived with my parents. I thought for sure that going away to school and being without my parents for the first time would be the best thing ever, and I believed (foolishly) that I would never get homesick.
By Mack the Knight
It’s the Mount’s unstated social code.
I’m not really sure how it first started or how it continues to spread, but it seems to be silently communicated to each new class, about the same time as freshman students’ ID lanyards magically begin to stop appearing around their necks and instead get stashed in a bag or pocket.
Maybe it stems from our commitment to service as a campus. Maybe it’s because we’re such a small school and we know everyone else. Or maybe it’s because everyone here is just so nice and generous. Continue Reading