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Sarah Kazmierczak
Buffalo, NY
Norwich University Freshman
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The 5th Floor RAs of Dalrymple Hall decided to go with a Spongebob theme for May. Even though their boards and door tags will only be up for a month, they were still spot-on! This is my favorite board in the entire building (possibly even all year), located in the South Wing. "When it's finals week and Netflix released 4 new shows...Don't be Patrick" Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at In Their Words
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Has Spring finally arrived at NU? These next couple days will be in the low to mid-60s, but after that, we're looking at 40-50s again and lots of rain. Let's hope for more sunshine like today's soon! Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at In Their Words
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A lot of students at NU like to leave comedic things on their whiteboards. As an RA, I see them all the time and they make my duty rounds all the more special. Here's a less-than-recent board. These particular residents loved the fact I wanted to share it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at In Their Words
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This guy is a bit of a throwback from the Women's Soccer Team's Senior Night. You just might be able to see him around campus at outdoor sporting events. He's a real love-bug. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at In Their Words
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1. Set Goals Having short-term and long-term goals is important in general, but in college it's crucial. For example, if you set the long-term goal of graduating with a 4.0, you automatically know how you have to proceed for the next 4 years. If you have a short-term of passing a test on a unit you didn't understand, then you know you need to set more time aside to study for it. 2. Prioritize Prioritizing goes along with goal-setting. You need to think about what takes more or less time, what you're better or worse at, due dates, and the importance of the task. Once you take all of these things into consideration, you can begin to work on things in a way that is the most efficient for you...Continue Reading... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at In Their Words
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April boards and door tags are up a little early this month - punctuality is important. Each board has a different habitat for our theme. Our main board is the Arctic, my sideboard a rainforest and my Co-RA's board is the Savanna. To go with our boards we have sailboat and elephant door tags! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at In Their Words
1. Don't Wait Until the Last Minute In high school, you can start studying the night before and still get an A. That's rare in college. You want to take into consideration your upcoming schedule and how difficult the material is. The more work you need to get done before the test and the harder the material is, the sooner you should begin to study. Make note of when you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at In Their Words
1. Choose a system that works best for you In high school, teachers will tell you exactly what supplies they want you to have - whether they want you using a pencil vs. a pen or a notebook vs. a binder. That doesn't happen in college, so it's entirely up to you. Choose whatever organization system you like best. I personally like using 5 subject notebooks with pocket dividers. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at In Their Words
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In honor of National Science, we put on an event to celebrate. We made lemon volcanoes and balloon rocket cars. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at In Their Words
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Our March boards and door tags are up! In honor of his birthday, we decided to go for a Dr. Suess theme... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at In Their Words
As an English major with a Concentration in Creative Writing and a student blogger, you could probably guess that I write A LOT! Well, you're not wrong, so I figure, why not share it with you all if I want to share my work with the world one day. This is the very first piece I wrote for my Creative Writing class with Professor Cox this semester. Our assignment was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at In Their Words
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There have been a lot of dogs on campus, so I got a little inspired. I've decided to start a new, fairly regular series, similar to my "RA Life" series. As you can tell by the title, it's about the dogs on campus. Enjoy the fluffy cuteness! Disclaimer: Only service dogs are allowed on Norwich campus. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at In Their Words
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One of my close friends and fellow RA is in charge of Beaux Arts Ball this year! Put on by the architect majors in AIAS, it is used to raise money for the program. This year, the theme is a carnival, so students will be coming dressed in costumes to match that theme. I'm so excited to support her in this event. She has put so many hours into it,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at In Their Words
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February boards and door tags are up and ready to go! This month, we were going for a kindness and self-love theme. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at In Their Words
I hope everyone did great on their finals! Have a fantastic holiday! Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
It's officially reading day, which means it's time to study for finals. Here's everything you need to know: 1. It's not a normal test We're not in high school anymore. Studying the night before won't cut it. That's why we get an entire week designated to them. 2. You will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
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This past Wednesday the Res Life team put on our annual holiday bash for our WOW! program! We dressed up, played holiday music, decorated trees (which we have on every floor), and made sugar cookies. Not only is it a lot of fun for our residents, but it's also a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
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It's getting colder out and we know what that means - the sun is also out less and less. Because of that, I haven't been able to enjoy this beautiful campus as much. So, I've been going through some of my photos and though I'd share. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
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Here are some of things I haven't posted about, yet! The Regimental Ball You could say it was a success...We had a blast! An Oath My boyfriend swore into the US Army! And cadets from all over campus participated in the Red Cross blood and bone marrow drive! Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
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My Co-RA and I just put on another awesome program - Relax with Bob Ross! Residents were able to come follow along to a Bob Ross video to learn how to paint and de-stress. We also provided hot chocolate! Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
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It's time for our NU Cadets to go home and take a a much-needed break! We can finally go home and see our families (I think I'm more excited to see my dog), some of whom haven't been able to see them since August or even longer! I hope everyone... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
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Our November boards and door tags are officially up! I never want to look at another leaf again... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
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Norwich ranks #10 on the most haunted places in VermontAccording to Haunted Rooms, NU ranks among one of the most haunted places in Vermont. We'll get into some of those reasons why as this list goes on.https://www.hauntedrooms.com/10-haunted-places-vermont There's a boarded-up room in Alumni HallThe story goes that a corps student... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
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In honor of Halloween, here's a look at some of our Res Life October programs to get in the spirit! Here is our floor's door decorating contest winners. They'll be receiving a prize from me and Danielle! My Co-Ra Danielle and I extremely focused on our pumpkin carvings. We had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak
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The RAs had a blast this weekend. We participated in Harry Potter Nite by stuffing our own Harry Potter animals, watching scary movies and going on a Residence Life team adventure! We went to a cider mill, mini golfing, Cabot Cheese, Lake Champlain Chocolates, and Applebee's. RA Nadine, me, RA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Sarah Kazmierczak