Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Are there any rules on sleepovers if you're living in a single room?

    As far as having other students sleep over, I'm not aware of any rules. However, if you are having a friend or family member staying over at school you are required to have them check in with your Building Director and give them the time frame of when they are staying over. Your friend has to then spend the night in a room of another person of the same gender. Hope this helps and feel free to ask more questions!

Did you like being a part of the GREAT program? I don't want people to instantly not like me because I'm a part of it, but I don't drink at the same time... advice?

     I absolutely loved being a part of GREAT. No one ever judged me or thought of me badly because I was part of this program either. It gives students who are aware of the negative effects of alcohol a support system because you will be living in a section of the dorm that is strictly GREAT housing. I made many friends with students who lived in GREAT housing and never felt uncomfortable or out of place because of my decision. Students at Saint Michael's are very understanding and supportive when it comes to personal decisions and I always feel welcomed and respected at school. Thanks for the question and feel free to ask more!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I read that you met one of your best friends in your FYS class...how did you have the confidence to start up a conversation with a complete stranger?

     During the first few days of my First Year Seminar we made name tags and introduced ourselves to the other students. It was still intimidating trying to remember each others' names, but I first made friends with the girl I sat next to, from there it's not so hard to try to talk to the other students. Group activities are also helpful, because you are "forced" to interact with the other students and you may make friends that way. Taylor and I met in FYS, however we really started to become friends when we both happened to be at a Knitting club meeting! Then, because we had the FYS in common, we started to hang out more and she then introduced me to my other best friend Alex!! Another girl in my FYS is named Gina and we were friendly then, but she was involved in the Wilderness Program and helped out with the ski trips, so it was nice to know someone then and to have help when it came to navigating Smuggs.
     Thanks for the question and feel free to ask more. Just introduce yourself to people and don't be afraid to tell them about yourself- you may have a ton in common!

hi I was wondering if you could tell me more about living in a single? I really wanted a roommate, but I didn't get one =[ Is it lonely?

     I'm so happy you asked me about living in a Single! This past year I lived in a single in Lyons third floor north. It was absolutely the best decision I made for myself to choose to live in a single. Discard all the rumors that you won't make friends if you live in a single, or that's it's really lonely- you're in college! You're surrounded by people and you will make many friends! I started making friends with some of the girls who lived on my floor and from there I made friends with people in my classes and friends with their friends.
     The single room has a bed, a large dresser, a built in closet with overhead storage, a built in desk with a drawer, a chair, and a cubby over the desk. My room was very spacious and I set it up so I could have enough space to have friends over and still feel comfortable. Also, my room was at the end of the hallway so I had a little "hallway" going to my room which was perfect for leaving my shoes outside of my door or my umbrella!
     Hope this helps, and hope to see you around campus in the fall!

Here is a helpful link on what to bring to school next year!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Is Alex the blogger one of your best friends?

     Alex the blogger is one of my BEST FRIENDS! She is such an amazing person! She is kind, understanding, fun, trust worthy, loyal, and always makes me laugh! We always have a ton of fun together, whether it is just watching our soap, One Life to Live, or drinking tea in Alliot on a Friday afternoon. I am such a lucky person to have met her and I know we will be friends forever.


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Tuesday, July 5, 2011


   Saturday, June 18, 2011 I went to the Glee Live Concert at Nassau Coliseum at 3:00 in the afternoon.  I was going with my mom because she is also a Gleek!  She got me the tickets for Easter which was the best surprise I could ask for!!! 

     The whole Glee cast was there singing and they were AMAZING!!!!  They all sang beautifully and I loved all the songs they played-
  •  Don't Stop Believing
  • Somebody to Love
  • Don't Rain on my Parade
  • Faithfully
  • Safety Dance
  • Empire State of Mind
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • River Deep, Mountain High
  • Lucky
  • Teenage Dream
  • Valerie
  • Fat Bottomed Girls
  • P.Y.T
  • Firework
  • Sing
  • Loser Like Me
  • Dog Days are Over
  • Born This Way
  • Raise Your Glass
  • I'm a Slave 4 U
     The best part of the whole show was when they sang Empire State of Mind!!!  The Warblers were there, and Kurt even danced "All the Single Ladies" with some back-up dancers.

     I hope all of your summers are going well and if you have any questions about Saint Mike's or life next year feel free to ask!