To celebrate the eight-day Jewish holiday of Sukkot, one of three harvest festivals celebrated in Judaism, a sukkah is taking center stage on the Quad this week. Read more
After fall break, students arrived on campus rested and ready to tackle their workload. Break came at a great time for those who had taken midterm exams and needed the respite the few days off provided.
My biology class headed to the Ho Tung Visualization Lab one day this week to watch a film in place of a regular class lecture. The theater-type room was a great environment to see the National Geographic documentary.
This past week has brought a variety of new experiences for me, a Colgate first-year. One of the highlights of this week was watching my very first rugby game.
Another exciting week here at Colgate! As of this week, more clubs on campus have begun to meet and get settled with their plans for the semester. One of the clubs I joined was Italian Club. I do not know very much of the language, but I thought joining this club would be a great means to pick up a few phrases.
Last week started off on a somber note, in remembrance of 9/11. Students hung American flags out their dorm windows to show respect for those who died on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. But, along with the sadness that filled the day, there was also an abundance of patriotism. Colgate students showed that they are proud to be here in America studying at this historic university.
In central New York, preparing for the elements, every possible weather situation that is, is always the way to go. This week, students got out their umbrellas, raincoats, and rain boots and put them all to good use, braving the persistent downpour in order to get to class on time.
First week of classes! This week, the campus has really come alive with students strolling to, and at times, running to their classes.
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Hello, my name is Natalie Sportelli, and I’m a member of the incoming Class of 2015. I will be writing about my experiences at Colgate, and I hope to be informative, entertaining, and enlightening with my observations of campus life.
Now that I am back home, I’ve had a chance to reflect on my trip to China and attempt to readjust to the time difference!
For the last week that I was in China, the Benton Scholars group took the overnight train to Xi’an. I will just say that that was quite an experience!
My first few days in China have been phenomenal.
After an exhausting 14-hour flight, we arrived at the Beijing airport at around 6:30 at night (though it felt like the morning for us!).
I am so happy that I am officially done with school, and I can’t wait to hop on the plane with some of my closest friends and head to China with them!
Everyone has been asking me when I’m leaving for home, and each time I explain that I’m not going home just yet, I’m taking a trip out of the country with the Benton Scholars Program.
Finals week is fast approaching, and I am ready for the last stretch of my freshman year.
This week I have been inundated with work, turning in assignments, and enjoying the good weather that has finally made an appearance on campus.
I had one of my largest accomplishments this past week! I finally held my first ALANA event for the semester.
As I mentioned before, I have been working on a cultural fashion show the entire semester with fellow ambassador Mi Seung Kim ’13.
This past week was an adventurous one for me!
On Wednesday, I visited the home of professors Pilar and Antonio Barrera. I went with my fellow Latin American Student Organization members and we enjoyed great food and conversation.