Is Black Friday worth all the hype amongst Marist students?

Some say that once Thanksgiving is said and done and you are in a food coma, the Holiday season officially begins. And what better way to begin the holiday season then the combination of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Electronics, clothes and furniture drop by 20, 30 and even 40 percent leaving shoppers rushing to get the best deals. Continue reading

Paris attacks give sports leagues worldwide a rude wake up call

On November 13th the world received a wake up call. The city of Paris was under attack as terrorists slaughtered 130 people in an array of attacks including the death of 89 people at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan theater. Further attacks took place outside of cafes and restaurants throughout the 10th and 11th arrondissement. At around 9:20 p.m. local time the attacks started. Three suicide bombers detonated outside of the Stade de France, an 80,000 plus capacity stadium that was holding a friendly between European powerhouses France and Germany. Continue reading

Diwali takes over Marist

 

As one pushes through the heavy glass doors of the Lowell Thomas building, one’s eye will automatically notice the Diwali exhibition currently taking place. “Diwali is like our Christmas,” said Marist Graduate student Saranya Radhakrishnan. “On this day Lord Rama returned from his exile and he slayed a demon named Ravan. Ravan kidnapped the Lord’s wife and in our culture this proves that good is greater than evil. We celebrate the day by making Rangoli (Sand Art) and making lamps.” Radhakrishnan concluded by saying “We organize this event so we can increase and share our culture with the undergrad students. As graduate students we don’t interact much. An event like this gives the opportunity not only for us to meet you but for other people to celebrate our culture with us.” Despite being affiliated with India; Diwali is also an official holiday in Caribbean countries like Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.

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The ball keeps rolling for Krystian Witkowski

Current Marist Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach Krystian Witkowski dreamed of playing soccer as a professional. Hailing from Rochester New York, Witkowski always had a ball at his feet, idolizing the games greats. “I loved watching both Zinedine Zidan and Ronaldo,” said Witkowski. “I remember having a tape and studying the likes of Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer and Marco Van Basten. I always thought that I had the ability to be a forward but my breakaway speed wasn’t there. I then realized I had what it took to become a midfielder,” finished Witkowski. Continue reading

Five under the radar European cities to visit when studying abroad

It was a only three weeks ago where Marist students were finalizing their applications to study abroad for the 2016 spring semester. Many students end up choosing to attend Marist because they boast a very strong study abroad program. With a variety of programs all over the world, most kids end up opting to study in Europe, with Florence and London being two very popular destinations. After some of my friends went abroad during the 2015 fall semester, I was interested to see what cities they explored.

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