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First-year Park Scholars share their experiences with the transition to collegiate life at IC

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by Aidan Quigley '18

One of the pillars of the Park Scholar Award  is a passion for communications, so it is no surprise that many Park Scholars are involved in on-campus media. At Ithaca College, there are many media outlets, including The Ithacan, Buzzsaw, Imprint, ICTV, WICB and VIC. In our freshman class of scholars, several individuals are involved in one, two or three...

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by Erika Olsen '18

I had barely started my freshman year, and I was already questioning all of my academic choices. Was I in the right major? Had I chosen the right concentration? Should I minor? What do I minor in? How do I change any of this?

I was in S’Park – a required class for all first-year Park students. We had just Skyped with Jimmy Knowles, a...

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by Jeremy Block '18

People say college changes you. Yet, here I am, thirteen weeks into my college career, almost done with my first semester, and honestly, my life doesn’t feel all that different.

I’m still the same person, just with a new routine. Perhaps you could say I’ve never had this much freedom before, but in a general sense, I was ready...

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by Kyle Stewart '18

“Wait, you are a documentary studies major? I thought you were business or politics.”

In my first three months of college, I have received comments similar to this one on numerous occasions, but I take all of these misunderstandings as compliments.

If other students are confused about what my declared major is, then I am doing...

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by Christina Rucinski '18

If you thought high school went by quickly, think again. The first semester of college could not have passed more quickly. Thanksgiving break is almost here, and I am frantically trying to register for my spring semester classes. While most college students are short on money, they are also short on time.

College offers so many opportunities to...

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