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First-year Park Scholars share their experiences with the transition to collegiate life at IC
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
By Alec Belmore '16
Simply stated, I love the holidays. It’s a time filled with good cheer, good intentions, and good fun. If I had things my way, I would live in a holiday fantasy world all the time. Unfortunately, as a college student, there’s a real Grinch who is determined to ruin the holidays for all.
His name is finals.
Yes, finals are trying to ruin...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
By Erica Moriarty '16
A few weeks ago, my Introduction to Journalism class discussed the idea of oddity in news.
My professor lectured on the importance of information that has something peculiar about it – a quirk or abnormality that makes it newsworthy. He proceeded to ask how many people (in my class of fifteen students) knew someone who had been diagnosed with...
Monday, November 26, 2012
By Emily Masters '16
I was back in my hometown for fall break at the food store with my mom when it happened.
“When are you going to eat all those pretzels?” my mom asked. “We have plenty at the house.”
“I know. I’m going to eat them when I get home,” I said.
My mom cocked her head and looked at me. She said, “You...
Monday, November 19, 2012
By Isabel Balla '16
With Thanksgiving Break here, I would say now is a good time to express what I am thankful for.
I am thankful for friends and family, people who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others, health, and a great education, but most importantly, and probably most significantly, I am thankful to be a part of a program that gives me more than I could...
Saturday, November 10, 2012
By Megan Goldberg '16
Just in time for Halloween, our Park Scholar Program director and Globalization course professor, Dr. Matt Fee, assigned the movie Ringu for us to watch. Of course, he assigned the original Japanese version, as this is a course in globalization.Six of us gathered together in the lounge of our residence hall to watch this movie that none of us had ever seen before....