Wow! I cannot believe how fast my freshman year went. It’s now summer! (and as you can see from the picture above, my friends and I were anxious to begin soaking up some sun out on the MMC terrace.)
Looking back on this year I have nothing but good memories and I am excited for all of the fun that is still ahead! Living and going to school in the city is definitely different than going to a “regular college”, but it is so much more exciting and you will be faced with so many awesome opportunities. I don’t think any other college could hook you up with free tickets to multiple broadway shows and professional sports games. People always ask me, “Do you ever go to class?!” - Well, yes! Except that sometimes my classes get to do cool things like go to The Met, Central Park, or a private Art Gallery.
#MMC2017 get excited!! See you in the fall :)
New flowers are blossoming up on every street, the suns out later, and the air is getting warmer. It’s a lovely spring here at Marymount Manhattan!
Any prospective Marymount Manhattan students interested in art or photography would love my History Of Photography class with Professer Ann Brandeis-Pierno. We recently took a class trip to the Howard Greenberg Gallery (where a Marymount alum works) and got to see the exhibit “LOVE: South Beach in The 80s” by Gay Block (pictured above.)
My roommate Paige, our friend Sara, and I decided to get in on some TriBeCa Film Festival fun by attending a Q&A session with director Daniel Algrant and actor Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl, Easy A, The Stepfather) at the Apple Store in Soho about their film “Greetings From Tim Buckley”
Aaaand, as if I haven’t been having enough fun already, Marymount was able to provide us with FREE tickets to the Yankees vs Astro’s game last week.
Now it’s time to study for midterms!
The Campus Activities Board arranged for students to attend the Yankees vs. Astros game last night! I’d never been up to the Bronx before, nor seen a Yankees game so it was pretty exciting. Even if the Yankees hadn’t won, the Nathan’s hot dogs would’ve definitely made up for it.
So, I recently just bought this huge pack of Sharpie highlighters and I’m on a bit of a highlighting frenzy in the midst of my all-night studying/reading/writing binge. At what point does it become too much highlighting, I’m wondering?
MMC had their 3rd annual Volleyball Tournament last weekend at the Chinatown Y. Seniors/Juniors wore Blue shirts, First-years/Sophomores wore Red shirts, Staff/Faculty wore White and Alumni wore Green. Unfortunately my fellow freshman and I were defeated, but we will conquer next year.
I was surprised that I still had some of my high school gym class skills in me.
The best tea shop is only blocks away from both the college and the 55th Street Residence Hall and has around 150 different kinds of tea. One of the benefits of going to MMC is all of the local deals we get as students in NYC, like these promotions which get you 3 free cups of tea, no restrictions (not going to lie, I grabbed about 10 of these!)
Via Ash @ City Lights
My classes have gotten super busy lately, but I finally got another chance to go outside this weekend. Everybody’s at the park!
Even this guy’s cat! People walking their cats on leashes is probably still one of my favorite things I’ve seen in New York. I will never get tired of it.
Home at the jersey shore for spring break! Check out my puppy Gypsy hanging out with her new Marymount Manhattan College mascot Gary the Griffin stuffed animal :)
Graduating seniors celebrated 100 nights until graduation a few weeks ago and the official photographs just came back with 62 days left to go (but who’s counting, right?). It was so great to have a night to mingle, listen to fun music, and eat some free Italian food :) My friends Sofi and Raghib spent some time with me thinking over our past four years here… It’s all gone by so strangely and amazingly. My advice? Take every single opportunity that you can reasonably handle. Because four years later, you won’t remember the exhaustion or the semesters you spent hanging around. In the city that never sleeps, try to stay awake with it every once in a while and enjoy it while you’re here!