07 May

Comments Off on A Letter to the Class of 2018 – Part II

A Letter to the Class of 2018 – Part II

by

Congratulations class of 2018!!!

The day that you have been counting down to, dreading, and patiently waiting for is right around the corner. The long nights of studying, chatting, and raiding The View have ended, but that does not mean it is over. The uneasiness of the future might be creeping up, but don’t sound the Sakac fire alarms yet.

As a recent Mount alumna, I remember feeling like “Now what..?” the day after graduation. I soon found my way, working part-time jobs and enrolling full-time in graduate school. Continue Reading

04 May

Comments Off on A Letter to the Class of 2018

A Letter to the Class of 2018

by

Dear Class of 2018,

Wow – the time has come! I know some of you may have been dreading this moment of saying goodbye to the Mount, and some of you may be anxious to start this next chapter in your life. The “real world” seems scary, but trust me, it’s going to be okay! Take a deep breath, set some goals, talk to your friends and family, and never lose sight of what you’ve been working towards.

The summer after graduating is going to feel kind of weird. In fact, I felt the most off when I saw all my friends from the Class of 2018 moving back on campus at the end of August, and all my dorm stuff was still sitting in my shed. Luckily, I have some good news for you…THE MOUNT ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE! You can still visit and get an omelet from Steve, you can still go to basketball games in the winter, and you can still say hi to Joe in Sakac! Although it may not be a hop, skip, and a jump away like it is now, the Mount has given you reasons to want to come back. Embrace all of the memories you’ve made these past for years and find time to come back and “take a walk down memory lane.” Continue Reading

03 May

Comments Off on Eagle Watch – May 2, 2018

Eagle Watch – May 2, 2018

by

Hi all,
The breeding season for birds is in full swing and no better example of that is with our very own Bald Eagle pair.  Yesterday, 1 May, I was able to snap a few pictures of the eaglets (nestling eagles) as they were being fed pieces of fish by the breeding female. One looks to be slightly larger than the other (notice the black on one of the eaglet’s bill), which is a common feature of hatching dynamics in birds. If food continues to come in at a good pace, we’ll have two nestlings ready to leave the nest in about 10 weeks! I’ll post better pictures of the activity at the nest sooner than later, but for now, here are ‘our’ eaglets!

Cheers,

Doug Robinson

Filed Under: Featured Posts

Tags:

29 Apr

Comments Off on My First Year – Handling Stress

My First Year – Handling Stress

by

The Mount offers several stress relief activities throughout the year, including the opportunity to spend a few hours with therapy dogs in the library during exams!

Feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities of school? Olivia Mulhern, a sophomore Psychology major, talks about some of the ways she’s learned to cope with stress during her time at the Mount.


“Stress is an event that exerts physical or psychological force or pressure. From a scientific standpoint, stressors and the individual’s makeup are what create stress. Major sources of stress (stressors) include daily hassles, life changes, conflict, and even school. As a result, many college students face stress. Depending on the type of stress, not all stress is bad. However, for us college students, most stress is not good for our health. It is important to know how to handle stress and cope with positive activities.

During my freshman year of college, I suffered with a lot of stress. One of the problems that I had was I didn’t know how to properly handle my stress and decrease the amount of stressors in my everyday routine. One might think that they aren’t experiencing stress, but the anxiety feeling that individuals start to feel when they are loaded with work or exams is the beginning of stress. Continue Reading