Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Weather, Athletics, School Spirit, HOORAY!

Me and Gab Before a Game!
The weather here has been very bizarre lately. Hardly any snow is on the ground, yet the temperature is quite cold. I don't know what to make of it!!! Tonight in the dining hall I saw boys coming in after playing tennis...not typical of Saratoga in January. Tonight, I would like to take the time to share my feelings on Skidmore Athletics. While we are division three, I have found that our athletic teams are great and it's quite entertaining to show up to their games. Men's hockey won their last two games and while it is very chilly at the ice rink, it's still a great time! Basketball is warmer as a spectator and those games are super fun as well. I always am amazed by how tall some of the players all. I honestly wish I was talented at a sport, but alas I am not so I have to settle by watching them. My favorite sport comes this spring...Lacrosse season! Woohoo! Lacrosse games are fun in the warm weather. Sitting on the bleachers, eating snacks, and watching talented athletes is quite the event. You can definitely expect me out there tailgating come the warmer weather! Anyways, I am getting super excited for the SUPERBOWL! It should be great and my friends and I are having a Superbowl party. I will be sure to take pictures :)
Love always, Emmeline

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Back in The Swing of Things!

That's right...I am baaaaacccckkkk!!!! Woohoo! It is great to be back at Skidmore and see some old faces as well as new ones (many people are coming from the first-year London program and other study abroad programs). I have started classes and they all seem really great. I am most looking forward to my business class- MB107. It is one of Skidmore's most popular and well known classes. It is special because of a project, called the executive presentation, where students are assigned teams and they must pitch an idea to executives about how to increase profit for a company. We will find out the company that we are "working" for on February 8th and I very excited! Organic Chemistry II has commenced and the good news is that I made it through one semester so who says I can't make it through a second semester? I am confident that I'll get through it. While it's great to be back, the weather has been foul. There's not too much snow, but the temperatures are low and there is a sheet of ice that makes walking to classes a little difficult. Luckily they are putting salt on all the walkways, but that always ruins my shoes. I'll take ruined shoes over a broken back though! I hope all is going well with you all and that your 2012's are off to a wonderful start.
Love always, Emmeline

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Countdown Begins

My father, me, my sister, and Lauren up in the mountains with my father's most recent bear!

6 more days till I head back to Skidmore!!!

This break has been incredible. I went to California, spent time in the mountains, caught up with old friends, made new friends, but I can't deny that I am looking forward to getting back to Skidmore. This next semester is going to be academically challenging, more so than last semester, but I am looking forward to everything that I plan to learn! I am also looking forward to the various activities I plan to participate in. I am excited to help out the Skidmore Theatre Company, and I would also like to participate, again, in Skidmore's Student Government Association! I have big plans for next semester so it's hard not to be excited to go back. I also have New Year's resolutions to complete. I would like to do weekly yoga as a form of stress management, I would like to branch out and continue to meet new faces, and I would like to work hard to accomplish things this semester that I can be proud of. I look forward to updating you all on my endeavors this semester :)
Love always, Emmeline

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Top 5 Reasons I Applied to Skidmore

This is the list of the 5 reasons I chose to apply to Skidmore J Enjoy!

1.      Liberal Arts- I am a firm believer that every person should be well rounded in all academic subjects. Skidmore’s liberal arts view and the core requirements encourage this among all students.

2.      Activities- Skidmore hosts over 3,000 different activities, sporting events, lectures, and performances each school year. There is always something to do and participate in!

3.      Arts and Sciences- At Skidmore I am able to combine my love of theatre with my neuroscience major. Skidmore wants its students to work on everything they’re passionate about and so at Skidmore I am able to balance both my art and science work.

4.      Saratoga Springs- Saratoga is an incredible town. Home to the racetrack in the summer, and home to some of the nation’s best apples year round, the town is quaint and fun to be in. There are festivals every month and it is very proud of Skidmore and the Skidmore students.

5.      Community- It was clear the moment I set foot on the campus that there was a strong connection amongst students. The Skidmore student is one that values everyone and works to have a positive impact in both the local and global community. The students are active and love to celebrate how incredible our school is!

 Love always, Emmeline