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For the first time in Norwich history, the equestrian team attended the IHSA zones and placed 8th! Congratulations to Emily Lewis on this historic moment. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at In Their Words
As soon as the sun comes out there is so much more to do at Norwich. On days like today, when it's sunny and almost 70, everyone is outside. People are playing basketball, volleyball, soccer, anything you can play outside is being played. My favorite thing to do is to lay outside and study. The weather really makes a difference in the atmosphere of the school; it really does just feel happier here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at In Their Words
This year has flown by, I actually cannot beleive I am about to finish my freshman year of college. At this rate I will graduate in no time. I cannot stress enough how quickly time seems to move here. I feel like I just arived for orientation day last week. The thought of how quickly everything goes scares me a little, before I know it I will be gone from Norwich and into the real world. Scary thought, but its bound to happen eventually. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at In Their Words
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Animals make everything better. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at In Their Words
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College is stressful, and for some of us that stress brings out things like anxiety and depression. Lucky for us, our school allows us to bring an emotional support animal! The process isn't hard, you just need to go to the AAC and they will answer all of your questions. Recently I adopted my bunny, Juniper Beans as my ESA. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at In Their Words
Its spring time in Vermont and I am very quickly learning to hate it. Everything is muddy and salty, meaning you shouldn't wear those new shoes outside if you want them to stay looking new. Vermont likes to play with your emotions; one day it'll be sunny and 50 and the next day there'll be a snowstorm with 5 inches of snow. It's days like those where you really begin to realize how much seasonal depression effects you. All I know is I am tired of the snow and the cold; all I want is to have the sun shine again. But I guess this is what I get for going to school in Vermont: snow. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at In Their Words
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As many of you know I am a part of the equestrian team, and this season we have made Norwich history. This past weekend two riders went to IHSA regionals where they both placed. However, one rider placed first and will be moving on to zones. This is fantastic news for both our team and the school! Go, Norwich! Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at In Their Words
In high school, I never truly appreciated spring break and college made me realize this. When I was in high school, spring break was just a week to do absolutely nothing for no reason. However, in college things are much different. Leading up to spring break I was stressed out of my mind; I'm talking ripping my hair out, bags under my eyes, not sleeping kind of stress. It seemed like all of a sudden every professor of mine was going insane and overdoing everything, I was ready to be a college drop out but there was a shining glimmer of hope: spring break. Spring break in college is an amazing chance to simply turn your mind off and reset. Sure being able to have no obligation and go out with your friends or family is fun, but nothing is as incredible as a mental cleanse. Over spring break try... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at In Their Words
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If you ever find yourself in a slump, join soccer club! It gives you a reason to run around screamin while angrily kicking balls, the perfect stress releiver for every college student. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at In Their Words
There are seldom good things about living in tundra hell, but the one good thing (on occasion) is the snow! So once a year, Norwich takes advantage of this constant cold and hosts the rail jam. Rail Jam is a night of standing out in the cold but not feeling it entirely because there are so much happening and so many people. If you're like me and you're new to the cold you probably haven't seen much snowboarding and skiing; well welcome to rail jam. All night you watch people go down rails, do cool flips, fall off; it's all fun. This year someone went snowboarding in a t-rex costume. I haven't even mentioned the best part yet; free Coldstone! So if you missed it this year be sure to come out next year. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at In Their Words
I cannot stress enough that I am foreign to the arctic weather that we call Vermont. The last time I saw snow before moving to school was when I was ten and living in Michigan, but since then it has been nothing but tropical weather and sunshine for me. Since being back to school, I have been sick now twice and let me tell you how much I love being sick. Being sick in college is not the same as being sick at home. Sure you can email your professor, and they will be understanding, but do you really want to miss class? I miss one day of classes, and I stress out, I can't do it, I cannot have a sick day. The worst part of it all is no one is really there to take care of you, and that's when the homesickness kicks in. But I can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at In Their Words
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Come out and support the equestrian team this Thursday in a dodgeball tournament! Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at In Their Words
Northfield is an extremely small town; that's all there is to it. There are a whopping five stores, and some of them are only open two hours a day and maybe five days a week; if you're lucky. Everything is limited within the fifteen-mile radius that surrounds Norwich, but if you're looking for a useful store less than ten minutes away, I would recommend the Fall's General Store. If you're a somewhat organic-hippie like myself this place is pretty perfect. They have an assortment of organic teas, organic snacks, organic hygiene; pretty much organic everything. One of my favorites is the elderberry Kombucha tea or the apple cider vinegar drinks; both are great for an immune boost. They have the greatest deli with the cutest desserts because we all need help with the freshmen fifteen. They also have a cafe, where on a freezing day you can get a warm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at In Their Words
Norwich can seem like a big place, and you can easily find yourself getting lost in the crowds. One way that I found to make myself feel like I fit in is to join clubs. One of my favorite clubs has been the soccer club. It's just a group of people who meet up a few times a week to mess around and play a sport that they enjoy. Everything is laidback, and lowkey and overall is a pretty relaxing but fun time. Not only has it helped me to find a group of people that have become my close friends but it has also served as a stress reliever from my busy days at school. So in short, my advice through this is find something, it could be anything, to fall back on and help you find comfort at Norwich. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at In Their Words
My first real break from home was at the very least strange. For a month I lived in a house where my once bedroom was now an all-purpose craft room. The worst of it all was the fact that the silverware drawer had been moved; awful right? I lived out of a suitcase with minimal clothing because I was unsure if I was willing to waste the time unpacking or not. I did my best to readjust and fit myself into the role of my family, but it was hard. My family was the same, but I had changed. I guess you could call it the classic growing up thing, but to my family, I was still the child that had left only five months before. At the beginning of the break, I was beyond excited to be home but as the end came near I was ready to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at In Their Words
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Norwich had a wonderful welcome back present for us at the end of wonter break: snow! Many students weren't able to make it back to classes due to flights canceling left and right. However, when you were finally able to get to campus you were able to enjoy the snow for probably ten minutes before wishing it was gone. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at In Their Words
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For all the freshmen excited to go to the regimental ball let me shoot your dreams down. Heres why you should stay at home: reason one, there is basically no food. Meatballs and cheese cubes are not enough to fill any human. Reason two: there is only water to drink, literally nothing else. Reason three: the line for the photo booth is at least an hour long, it doesn't matter when you go it will be an hour wait. However, the one good thing about Reggie is seeing the Rooks have a little bit of fun before they're back in hell. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at In Their Words
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If you read my bio you know I'm from a subtropical island off the coast of Japan. So snow is a newish thing for me, the last time I even touched snow was eleven years ago. So when I woke up on what was supposed to be a fall day to find the ground covered in this white stuff I was confused. My silly-excited self was happy for about ten minutes before I realized how cold and awful the snow really is. Now I'm wishing I was back home laying in the sand instead of ice. I'm also wondering why I'm wearing a winter jacket in the fall. In conclusion: Vermont is the land of what the heck. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at In Their Words
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Halloween in College is very different. There's more freedom in how you choose to spend the night which can be nice. I chose to carve pumpkins that were given to us for free; but there's the keyword, "free." After carving my masterpiece I was happy to find it only two days later completely rotting from the inside out. Oh, how I love Halloween and College and free things. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at In Their Words
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The Norwich Equestrian team started their ISHA show season off in Middlebury today. Merry Budnick took home a first place ribbon, Emily Lewis and Brandon Stromlla took home a third place, and Georgia Kuric and Maysen Pribbernow took home a fifth place ribbon. Each rider did wonderful and as a whole the team took home a win. Congratulations Norwich equestrian team! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at In Their Words
I can't tell how long I've been in school now, all the days kind of blur together and form one giant blob of time. It feels like I've been here for my entire life, I mean did I ever actually have parents? After living here I understand what a stress-filled-long-tiring day really is. Granted my day doesn't start until 0800, but it also doesn't end until 1200, it can feel like a long day on occasion My days start with two cups of coffee, followed by a third and possibly a fourth at lunch; all to feed my addiction. During the day I'm in classes and then head straight to work where I sit and pretend I know what I'm doing. When all the exciting stuff is said and done, I try to make the gym my next priority. Finally, after I have been exhausted both mentally and physically, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at In Their Words
Money, it's the unfortunate fact of life that makes the world go round. However, as a poor person, let me tell you how the lack of money life works. First, the most important piece of money is the quarter. Right, I sound crazy but hear me out. Without the precious and rare quarter, you can't do your laundry. Once a week, every week without fail, I scrounge every bag, every corner, every nook in search of quarters. With the lack of a quarter machine really takes its toll on a person when the washer and dryer won't accept my 20.00 bill. Second, if you think you need it, run away. Seriously, do not spend money. Maybe you're the lucky one and have an endless supply of funds, if that's the case discontinue reading and go about your perfect life. However, if you're like me and living off of the dollar... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at In Their Words
Coming to Norwich I was pretty bummed that there wasn't an equestrian team. However, being who I am, I refused to believe this lie and started on my quest. It wasn't really a quest but after the amount of work I put in, it felt like it. I googled every possible version of "Norwich equestrian" that I could muster up. Eventually, I found ancient text ( two years old ) I found answers. After multiple phone calls and emails, I discovered the secret equestrian team. The team is pretty small and only newly developed but its pretty amazing, I'd know I'm on the team. We get to go and compete at IHSA competitions around New England, we even go against the precious Dartmouth. The team is pretty secret, absolutely no one knows it exists let alone that we compete. So if we can get some publicity it'd be great. My... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at In Their Words
Coming to Norwich I was pretty bummed that there wasn't an equestrian team. However, being who I am, I refused to believe this lie and started on my quest. It wasn't really a quest but after the amount of work I put in, it felt like it. I googled every possible version of "Norwich equestrian" that I could muster up. Eventually, I found ancient text ( two years old ) I found answers. After multiple phone calls and emails, I discovered the secret equestrian team. The team is pretty small and only newly developed but its pretty amazing, I'd know I'm on the team. We get to go and compete at IHSA competitions around New England, we even go against the precious Dartmouth. The team is pretty secret, absolutely no one knows it exists let alone that we compete. So if we can get some publicity it'd be great. My... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at In Their Words
There is not a whole lot to do here in Northfield Vermont, so instead of being bored out of my mind, I started attending rugby games. Before coming to New England I had never heard of rugby, I knew it existed but never really cared to look into it. So when I walked down to the field I was completely unprepared for what was about to happen in this field. Rugby isn’t your average sport, these athletes are big muscular guys that could squash you with their thumb. I like to describe the game as if soccer, football, wrestling, and cheerleading had a baby, it’d be rugby. I sat in amazement and slight horror as men were trampled from all sides and threw people up into the air. I couldn’t tell you how the game works, or why they do the strange things that they do. The point system makes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at In Their Words