A look at people we see everyday

Attending a private liberal arts college, it’s easy to think we know everyone we go to school with. However, as Gabriella Gamba, an editor of The Circle at Marist College, mentioned, “When it comes down to it, everyone is confined to their own friend groups. We thought if we could highlight all those people we don’t know, it would give [everyone] a new perspective.” Alongside sophomores, Adler Papiernik and Kerry Tiedemann, Gamba launched the Instagram account known as Marist Stories.

Inspired after the original Humans of New York, and later the capping project that became a Facebook page, Humans of Marist College; Gamba, had been talking about restarting something like this at Marist for months with her Circle colleague, Bernadette Hogan. As she pitched the idea to Papiernik and Tiedemann, “[the three of us] just spearheaded it,” she mentioned. Trying to get students to have a better understanding of the culture around campus, Gamba, Papiernik, and Tiedemann began walking around campus acquiring content and developing ideas.

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Outside the Bubble: Nov.7-13

In this weeks news, five states consider legalizing marijuana, Election Day is held, Trump is announced as America’s next president, the global market crashed, Trump meets with Obama, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian welcome a baby girl, a 108-year-old Cubs fan dies, and Trump Protests explode throughout New York.

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The name behind the building

Many students roam the Marist campus going from class to class without thinking to him or her self, “who the heck is Donnelly, Fontaine, or Hancock.” This article is in dedication to those great philanthropists and leaders whose names are on the buildings of our beautiful home at Marist College.

To learn about the process of naming a building, I spoke with Chris DelGiorno, Vice President of College Advancement. DelGiorno explained that in order to have a building in your name, you either have to be a really important person to the college or a philanthropist who makes a substantial gift to the college. Buildings like Dyson, Hancock and Lowell Thomas were in honor of generous donors. Fontaine, Donnelly and the Murray Student Center were named after important people in Marist history. The college promotes substantial donations for this though conversations with the board of trustees.

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Business majors struggle with the hardest professor on campus

 

Fighting through a semester with a hard professor is a right of passage in college.

Often before meeting a difficult professor, anxious students depend on RatemyProfessor’s 1 to 5 rating scale and other student’s comments to set the precedent for the class.

But you don’t need RatemyProfessor to find a brutally honest opinion about Zu-Hsu Lee, or who business majors better know as Professor Jason Lee. In fact, many of his students were in utter disbelief, and even took issue with the validity of his ratings, “There is no way this many students have had a positive experience in his class. He must have written these reviews himself.” said senior business major Harrison Felman.

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Outside the Bubble (October 31-Nov 6)

To put it gently a lot happened this week, from the Cubs’ first World Series victory in over a century, South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes from political scandal, Iraqi Special Forces launch full assault into Mosul and some American schools are cancelling classes on Election Day due to fear of violence at the polling sites. Two days before Election Day and the influx of news has not stopped.

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Marist students face real scare on Halloween

There was a carbon monoxide scare in Building A (also known as “New Gartland” to some) on Monday, October 31st. Though this may have frightened some people more than any clown running amuck, nobody was harmed, and the premises was safe and secure later that same day. Students were evacuated from their rooms at approximately 10:20 in the morning and although students had no idea when they would be allowed back in at the beginning of the evacuation, the process to secure the building took about four and a half hours and students were welcomed back into the building in between 2:20 and 3:00 in the afternoon depending on who you asked. Continue reading

Why students and student-athletes are turning away from gatorade

PepsiCo. Inc, the maker of Gatorade decided to go organic with the release of their new version of all-natural sports drinks, G Organic, this past September because they feel many amateur athletes are swaying more to the organic side rather than the sugary side when it comes to sports drinks. PepsiCo Inc. stated that G Organic will consist of seven ingredients: water, organic cane sugar, citric acid, organic natural flavor, sea salt, sodium citrate and potassium chloride and nothing else. G Organic, however, still has the above normal amount of sugar, across Marist, student-athletes and students input their view and choices of drinking a sports beverage or just water before competition or exercise.

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Top 10 movies currently streaming at marist

For students who move off campus, there are a few things they all end up missing. Things such as an easy walk to class, not worrying about paying for utilities, and in some cases, laundry. All are factors when thinking about moving off campus, but theres one thing students often forget about that I find myself missing more and more. The access to Marist Movies. Marist has a great, and often overlooked selection of movies to choose from that only on-campus students with the wi-fi have access to.

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The senior 15 is the new freshman 15

Senior year, as in the last year of undergraduate college is a time to never forget. From turning 21, to having real world internships and job offers, there is an array of differing life changes that go on for each individual. What seems to be a common trend throughout most seniors however are the bodily changes that occur without being desired.

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Are those bruises?

After the 2016 Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps had yet again collected an incredible amount of gold medals. However, during the games instead of asking how is race went, reporters were asking why was he covered in bruises? The answer is called ‘cupping therapy.’ Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine that is commonly found in traditional Chinese Medicine. This therapy includes special cups that suction on your skin for a few minutes. This heated-suction helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, and relaxation. These cups stay in the same place anytime from five to fifteen minutes in order to draw blood to the area, allowing the overworked muscles to heal quicker.

According to the research coordinator at the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Anna Colacino explains cupping can be very helpful for athletes. “Athletes tend to overuse their bodies which can create tight muscles and spasms. Cupping can help reduce these issues because it works deeper by loosening muscles, deep tissue release and increase in circulation.”

As Michael Phelps and the US Olympic team spiked the conversation about cupping therapy, it seems to have taken the athletic training world by storm with other Olympic, professional and collegiate athletes. This interesting new therapy has even been brought to Marist through our athletic training facilities.

Marist Lacrosse player Frank Brier reacts to his first cupping experience this fall, “I had a few buddies of mine try it after they were very sore from a hard lift and they had great success so I decided to give it a try. Honestly it felt amazing, I felt as if I had more movement after a work out than I ever had before.”

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Swimmer prepares for practice after getting Cupping therapy

Marist College Coordinator of Sports Medicine, Jeffery Carter explains that after the 2016 Olympics everyone was talking about cupping and he decided to do some research. “I reached out to a friend of mine at Michigan University training facility for some more information about cupping. He explained all the benefits and that student-athletes have responded very positively to the new-found magic cups.”

All the Athletic trainers and athletic training students have been trained to perform cupping therapy because it has become such a high demand, especially with the Marist swimming team.

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