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Clare Driscoll
Q&A with Clare Driscoll

I applied Early Decision because I absolutely fell in love with the campus as well as with Saratoga Springs.

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Q&A with Jonah Marcus

I was at a college where the student life did not suit me. I was looking for a place that had a wider variety of things to do on campus.

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Novilhena Moleni
Guiding creative entrepreneurs to success for 10 years

Ten years ago, Skidmore College’s first entrepreneur in residence, Ken Freirich ’90, posed an impromptu challenge to students.

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Questions & Answers
Q&A with Harry Mooney '21

I applied ED to Skidmore because I participated in a variety of activities and clubs in high school and pursued all of my academics to pretty much equal depths.

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Q&A with Gabby Vuillaume '21

The biggest reason was that the arts are so strong and celebrated at Skidmore. The music program, in particular, is absolutely wonderful, which is something that I was really looking for.

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Hillary Goldstein
Thank you, Skidmore
by Hillary Goldstein '20

Before I graduate, I want to thank Skidmore, the communities it fosters and the memories and life it’s helped me create.

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Skidmore men
Going to college with 40 brothers
by Alex Miller '21

I knew going to college and playing a college-level sport would be a big deal and a big change, but I didn’t realize I would gain 40 new brothers to lean on.

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Questions & Answers
Q&A with Isaac Myran '22

I applied ED because I thought Skidmore was the right fit for me out of all the schools that I looked at.

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Eva jones
How I'm starting my career planning as a college junior
by Eva Jones '21

Skidmore has taught me many things, including how to use resources and the expertise of people I’ve met here to begin constructing my post-grad life.

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Q&A with Stanley Langyintuo '21

I decided to transfer to Skidmore because I wanted to attend a school that has a very diverse and culturally tight-knit community.

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Q&A with Spencer Evett

I was looking for a college that wasn’t too small or too big, had structure academically but still allowed for freedom, and had abundant opportunities in the performing arts.

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Q&A with Nakeysa Hooglund

I previously attended a school where I experienced microaggressions and prejudicial attacks from other students.

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Q&A with Charlotte Squire

I wanted to be at a school where having interdisciplinary interests was considered an asset, not a challenge. Skidmore allows me to pursue my varying academic interests and to have a rich extracurricular life, both of which prepare me for life after graduation.

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Caite Canfield
A "mini Skidmore" in Tiffany & Co.'s Manhattan makerspace

In the middle of Manhattan is a workshop where centuries-old tools — chains, lathes, rolling presses — meld with modern technology — microscopes, 3D printers, laser welders — and some of the most precious metals and materials in the world.

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Kasia Dillon
Why Skidmore? The health sciences network.

I knew early on that I wanted to go to medical school. What I didn’t expect were the number of doors Skidmore faculty and alumni went out of their way to open for me to help me get there.

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Connor Crawford
Why Skidmore? Astrophysics research

Research at Skidmore is far above what you may expect. I’m a published author and I’m still an undergrad student. That’s a pretty cool reward and an even better experience.

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Brian Roberge
Why Skidmore? Being myself.

Thanks to amazing academics, financial aid and Skidmore’s engaging atmosphere, I get to be myself — a student from a small-town in Vermont.”

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Blair Warren
Why Skidmore? A million ways to get involved.

I’m a student, researcher, writer for Communications, and Skidmore News editor. I really enjoy how Skidmore allows me to have this many roles. It’s hard to limit myself because there are so many things I care about.

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Alessandra Canario
Why Skidmore? Exploring outside my major.

My entire journey has been about finding connections that ultimately put me onto new paths of discovery. From American history to studio art, to fiber arts, to vintage clothing and beyond.

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Loan Giberson
Why Skidmore? Being a self-determined major.

Skidmore is totally unique in the way it supports what you want to do. Choosing a self-determined major in music marketing and finance put me in a great position to be able to work in the music industry.

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Jourdain Patrick
Why Skidmore? Resources to push my creativity.

On the books, I’m an English major with a media studies minor. But I like to think of it as “arts communications” because I’ve been able to create my own opportunities.

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Cristian Fernandez
Cristian Fernandez

Skidmore professors not only teach, but connect the material with the big picture so we can really see.

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Brandon Borges playing hockey
Brandon Borges

I would never have believed it, but here I am — the first person in my family to go to college.

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Isabella Bennet in her dorm room
Isabella Bennett

Studying abroad has helped me push beyond my comfort zone to pursue my passions.

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Joshua walking in the woods
Josh Wagner

I feel lucky to be at a college that has such great outdoor experiences nearby.

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Questions & Answers
Q&A with Jacques Klapisch '21

I first visited Skidmore in the summer of 2016 and was instantly enamored with the College. As someone who was stressed out by the college application process like we all are, it was daunting task.

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Q&A with Atzallali Saucedo-Ruiz '21

I did not know about Skidmore until my college counselor told me about interviews being held in Chicago. She thought I would really connect with the values and “feel” of the College.

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Q&A with Erin Hearne '21

I took a tour of Skidmore the summer before my junior year of high school, and I fell in love with the campus and the community.

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Q&A with Brook Heston '22

After looking at lots of schools, Skidmore really stood out to me. I liked the location and the friendly environment, but most importantly, I could picture myself as a student on campus.

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Three students have ice cream in downtown Saratoga Springs
Saratoga traditions Skidmore students love
by Jenny Lupoff

Saratoga Springs is the perfect college town. What really makes it stand out, however, is how passionate the community is about its quirky traditions.

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Anthony Nikitopoulos performs at the Moscow Art Theater School
My semester on a Moscow stage
by Anthony Nikitopoulos ’21

I’m a double major in geosciences and theater who studied abroad in Russia at the Moscow Art Theater School and spent six days a week in an immersive performance program. What was it like? Very, very xорошо (good).

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Three student producers of the 2020 National College Comedy Festival
What makes Skidmore so funny? A Q&A with ComFest producers

We sat down with the three student producers of the 31st annual National College Comedy Festival to learn a little more about what makes laughter, and this event, an integral part of the Skidmore student experience.

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Jess Lincoln
Gaining confidence and geeking out at the Tang Museum
by Jess Lincoln '20

Art has always been central to the way I see and exist in the world. Thankfully, Skidmore has given me countless opportunities to learn and teach through art, including crafting my own hands-on internship at the Tang Teaching Museum.

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Waffle pizza
Seven waffle dishes that offer new takes on your favorite D-Hall classics
by Adam Weinreb '20

Have you ever wondered how your favorite D-Hall dishes would taste if you switched out the usual bread with a waffle? Adam Weinreb '20 did, and blogged about it.

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The Spa in Case Center at Skidmore College
Curious about Skidmore student life? Meet me at The Spa.
by Jourdain Patrick '20

Part fast-casual restaurant, part living room, part stage, part meeting space, part study spot, The Spa is a special place to many Skidmore students.

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Hadia Bakkar
Why Skidmore? Because every option matters. [Video]
by Haddia Bakkar '20

The truth is, there's no specific Skidmore experience that you should have. It's all pretty open. Every option matters. And that's the beauty of it.

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Stickers on a laptop
Our community of individual sticker collectors
by Melanie Nolan '23

I think you can find out a lot about a person, and a community, by asking about the stickers they stick. So I did. Here’s what I learned.

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Hillary Goldstein
A day with Ms. Goldstein, my student-teacher alter ego
by Hillary Goldstein '20

Off campus, I am Ms. Goldstein the teacher. On campus, I am Hillary, the college student. They are one and the same for me, but balancing both can be equal parts hectic and exciting. Here is a day in my life.

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Melanie Nolan
A window into my week at Skidmore
by Melanie Nolan ’23

Recently, I learned that Lucy Skidmore Scribner, the founder of Skidmore College, kept a datebook where she would write about her activities and the people she met a century ago. This got me thinking: What would be in my datebook?

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Jacques Klapisch
Why Skidmore? Early Decision. [Video]
by Jacques Klapisch ’21

I'm a history major and political science minor from the Boston area. A lot factored into my Skidmore decision, but two big parts were a campus visit and the chance to do some pretty cool research.

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Jonsson Tower
All the reasons why Jonsson Tower is my favorite residence hall
by Harry Mooney '21

From its towering presence over campus to its sweeping penthouse views, here’s why I believe the iconic Jonsson Tower is an unforgettable part of the Skidmore student experience.

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Eva Jones
Learning to rewrite the 'perfect' plan
by Eva Jones '21

When I was in high school, I thought I knew exactly how my life should pan out. If I was a “perfect” applicant, I’d get into “perfect” colleges and success would easily follow if I kept working hard. Well, this is the story of what actually happened.

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Jourdain Patrick
The universal language of mixes, mashups and melodies
by Jourdain Patrick '20

As a DJ, I've discovered that everyone at Skidmore has a unique playlist for their college journey. It's when you mix them together, though, that things really start to vibe.

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Anthony Nikitopoulos
Why Skidmore? The "do both" mentality. [Video]
by Anthony Nikitopoulos '21

I've always had a passion for the performing arts and the sciences, but I never thought he could truly do both, until I got to Skidmore.

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Melanie Nolan
My Life at Skidmore: The very first month edition
by Melanie Nolan '23

From swapping my Philadelphia Eagles for an assortment of Northeast teams, to adjusting to “pinch me” moments I experience each day, here’s a look at what my first few weeks as a student at Skidmore have been like.

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Woeser Dolma
"Who will you be abroad?" And four other questions to consider.
by Sindi Mafico '19

While we all have different perspectives and are sure to have different experiences, there are universal considerations that anyone planning an off-campus journey should make. Here are some key questions to ask yourself before leaving Skidmore.

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Zoe Pagliaro does research on an island in Lake George, NY
Why Skidmore? Life-changing science experiences. [Video]
by Zoe Pagliaro '20

I came to Skidmore wanting to “stay as far away from the sciences as possible” because I didn’t think they were a fit for me. But a few classes later, the liberal arts changed my mind.

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Harry Mooney
From prerequisite to passion
by Harry Mooney '21

How Skidmore’s liberal arts curriculum put me in a class I never planned to take, with results I never expected.

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Student college student tour guides welcome prospective families to Skidmore
Campus visit tips from Thoroughbred Ambassadors
by Hadia Bakkar '20

As a Skidmore student and a Thoroughbred Ambassador who has guided many prospective students through campus, I've collected some tips to make your visit to Skidmore that much more memorable.

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Heather Ricker, a Skidmore college student, conducts an experiment in a chemistry lab
The chemistry of my first summer at Skidmore
by Heather Ricker ’22

How one year at Skidmore, and a few serendipitous opportunities, transformed me into a seasoned atmospheric physical chemistry researcher.

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Zoe Ousouljoglou works on an archaeological site in Greece
Digging into life abroad
by Zoe Ousouljoglou ’20

Despite being perpetually covered in thick, cold mud on an archaeological dig, I had one of the most exciting adventures of my life studying abroad in Athens, Greece.

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View of a sunset over a mountain from a hiker
A Skidmore student's guide to Saratoga-area parks and trails
by Harry Mooney '21

Saratoga Springs and its surrounding area are home to more than 25 public parks and trails, two state parks and one national park. Here's my perspective on a few favorites.

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Hadia Bakkar with a bike at Skidmore College
My Life at Skidmore: A bicycle journey
by Hadia Bakkar '20

Learning how to ride a bike is no easy feat. As Hadia Bakkar ’20 can attest, “Much like the slopes and hills of Skidmore’s campus mirror many college experiences, my biking journey was not a flat path and required support from all sides.”

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View of Skidmore College landscape from a stream on campus
How Creative Thought Matters changed me
by Jenny Lupoff '19

From my very first glimpse of it, to living it, to using it in job applications and everything in between, Creative Thought Matters drew me to Skidmore and opened up a world of possibilities.

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Sindi Mafico
'Not all those who wander are lost'
by Sindi Mafico '19

As a Zimbabwean raised in Swaziland, living in Barbados and attending college in the United States, I am no stranger to change. But that doesn't mean it was always easy.

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Lexi Parker
Why Skidmore? Finding what I like, and going for it [Video]
by Lexi Parker '19

I learned pretty quickly to not be afraid of pursuing new interests here. Because that's what Skidmore is all about — finding what I really like, and going for it without hesitation.

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Terence Durrant sings during an acapella performance
A Bandersnatcher for life
by Terence Durrant II '19

Everyone says clubs at Skidmore are important. They’re right. Here’s my club story and how I found my people to build amazing college memories with.

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Jennifer Lupoff
There's no place like Skidmore
by Jenny Lupoff '19

Throughout my last few weeks at Skidmore, I found myself flooded with forgotten, tucked-away memories of the past four years. Each final paper, class or Monday routine was tinged with a bitter-sweetness. And as the time dwindled, these places, spaces and moments came together in an unexpected way.

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Hillary Goldstein
Why I bought 144 plastic ants for my Scribner Seminar
by Hillary Goldstein '20

Scribner Seminars aren’t “typical” first-year seminars where you sit through lectures on college basics and write papers to learn “college writing.” Instead, they are funky, cool, unique and, dare I say, creative classes inspired by each professor’s passions.

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Charlie Williams
Basketball, burgers and a business capstone
by Charlie Williams '19

What is life like as a Skidmore student? Here’s a look at one of my final weeks as a senior in college.

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Lexi Parker
Professors who teach me to trust, try and take one thing at a time  
by Lexi Parker '19

In four years, I have had 22 professors at Skidmore. Each one engaged me in challenging curricula. And a few also snuck in some life lessons. 

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NK Mabaso and friends
Friendship is a universal feeling
by Nkosingiphile “NK” Mabaso '19 

Whether someone is from down the street or another hemisphere, deep down many of us arrive on campus with the same gut-knotting, shoulder-tensing vulnerability that makes us wonder, “Will I find friends?”

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Nitin Natrajan
One suitcase, three months, three countries
by Nitin Natrajan ’20

Hola from beautiful Barcelona! I'm on a three-month, multicountry journey this semester learning about what social justice looks like in vastly different cultures.

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Lexi Parker
My home at Skidmore is a team
by Lexi Parker '19

College for me has been about finding my place. Who am I? Where do I belong? I never expected it, but my “home” turned out to be a basketball team that I'm not even on.

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Skidmore students hike in the Adirondack park
Wander into Skidmore Outing Club
by Harry Mooney '21 | Photos by Amira Silverman '21

Why did I wake up at the crack of dawn to hike a mountain in freezing temperatures in the middle of winter? Because I love it and that’s what we do in Outing Club.

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Rachael Thomeer
Life after Skidmore: from student government to state politics
by Rachael Thomeer '18

Hello, Skidmore family! Rachael Thomeer here, class of 2018. I’ve been on an exciting journey since I graduated, and I wanted to offer a glimpse at what my life looks like after Skidmore.

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Terence Durrant II ’19 and friends at Skidmore
Advice I wish I heard before college
by Terence Durrant II ’19

I will graduate with a double major, a minor and a job already lined up. But there are few pieces of advice I wish I’d received four years ago.

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NK Mabaso
Dear international student ...
by Nkosingiphile “NK” Mabaso '19

Life in the United States is very different from my home in South Africa. I expected this, but some things truly caught me by surprise. For my fellow international students, or anyone else curious about American culture, here a few things that made me laugh, smile or shake my head.

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Heidi Birch
Finding gifts in Skidmore London's little surprises
by Heidi Birch '22

I’m Heidi Birch ’22 and I spent my first semester at Skidmore in London. Was it what I expected? No. Was each moment a gift? Absolutely.

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Mike Park
A soccer player passionate about perfect words
by Mike Park '19

I dreamt of playing professional soccer, but that didn’t exactly come true. Initially stressed about finding a college major, becoming a walking amalgamation of athleticism and the arts.

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Elizabeth Levy
Why Skidmore? Because I'm learning to lead [Video]
by Elizabeth Levy '20

My professors and coaches challenged my creativity and made me think outside the box. The result: I feel more confident as a leader and learner.

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Jenny Lupoff
To my beloved library desk ...
by Jenny Lupoff '19 | Photos by Emily Cooper '19

"I met you as a first-year student – young, bright-eyed and eager to dig into my Scribner Seminar. Years later, here’s my ode to all we’ve been through, and learned, together."

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Zoe Pagliaro
Rescue pigs, campus tours and pollinators
by Zoe Pagliaro '20

What does a week in the life of a Skidmore student look like? Here’s a look at one of my weeks in pictures, filled to the brim with things I’m passionate about.

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Male student studying in the library
My guide to self-care in college
by Harry Mooney '21

College can be demanding. Here are some steps I follow to minimize stress and stay healthy.

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Student studies in the library
My journey to finding my major
by Jenny Lupoff '19

Finding your major can be a daunting journey. Luckily, there is no “right” path to take at Skidmore. Here, we’re encouraged to explore and with guidance from professors and interdisciplinary courses, we find our way.

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Marley Amico teaches in a classroom in Kenya
From Skidmore to Kenya and back
by Marley Amico '19

I drove from Saratoga Springs to New York City to catch a flight leaving JFK International Airport. Destination: Nairobi, Kenya. Nearly two days later, I stepped into what will likely be one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.

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Brandon Borges skidmore hockey player on the ice
My Life at Skidmore: Brandon Borges
by Brandon Borges '21

Years ago, if someone told me I was going to play hockey at Skidmore College, I wouldn’t have believed them for a second. Because I’m a first-generation college student and opportunities like this didn’t seem possible … until they were.

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Murray-Aikins Dining Hall at Skidmore College
Everything I love about Skidmore's dining hall
by Harry Mooney '21

The award-winning Murray-Aikins Dining Hall is an essential part of student life at Skidmore. Serving a variety of delicious foods on an accommodating schedule, “D-Hall” provides students with comfort and flexibility.

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Chicken Fingers being tossed in the air
The time I broke my foot on Chicken Finger Friday
by Jenny Lupoff '19

Friday at Skidmore means one thing: chicken fingers. But what happens when you combine an accident-prone first-year student, 3,000 pounds of chicken fingers and a suede bootie? Let me tell you about this fateful Chicken Finger Friday.

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Jesse Epstein
Why Skidmore? Pursuing interdisciplinary passions. [Video]
by Jesse Epstein '19

I couldn’t find a college that supported my many interests. Then I came to Skidmore. Now I'm an EMS provider, psychology researcher, admissions ambassador, Hillel leader and more.

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Skidmore College Campus
Five campus hacks from a Skidmore senior
by Nkosingiphile “NK” Mabaso '19

It takes some time to know the ins and outs of a school—the lingo, layout, everyday tips and tricks. Well, lucky for you, I’m here to let you in on a few secrets. These “hacks” might make those cold winters, busy days, late nights and life at Skidmore run just a little smoother.

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This is Skidmore podcast
This is Skidmore Podcast: Don't boo. Vote!

Max Fleischman '19, Doris Donelan '19 and Hannah Fishman '19 sit down with Robin Adams to discuss their efforts to boost voter registration. They cover topics of voter suppression, absentee ballots and how they are getting Skidmore students involved in this year's general election.

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Harry Mooney
My Life at Skidmore: Harry Mooney
by Harry Mooney '21

Hi! My name is Harry. Having just begun my second year at Skidmore, I find myself reflecting on how radically I have changed. Because college, for me, has been an opportunity to be open, embrace unfamiliarity and find the best version of myself.

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Marley Amico in Kenya
I get the chance to travel to Africa for an internship, but how do I pay for it?
by Marley Amico '19

How Skidmore's Career Development Center and Student Government Association turned a wild opportunity into a life-changing reality and an unforgettable experience.

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Jenny Lupoff, Skidmore 2019 student
My Life at Skidmore: Jenny Lupoff
by Jenny Lupoff '19

Hi there. My name is Jenny and I'm a senior at Skidmore. My years here have not been perfect, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there is no perfect “fit,” no perfect school and no perfect experience.

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Alexandra Marello a Skidmore College student writer for an the Amazon series
From Skidmore to streaming on Amazon
by Alexandra Marello '19

I will be graduating from Skidmore with “Amazon screenwriter” on my resume. How did I get here? From first-year student to senior screenwriter ready to take on the film industry, this is my story.

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Nkosingiphile “NK” Mabaso
My Life at Skidmore: NK Mabaso
by Nkosingiphile “NK” Mabaso '19

Born and raised in a small township called Thokoza in South Africa, I, Nkosingiphile “NK” Mabaso, have always known that I was destined for greatness. Now, a senior at Skidmore, I can’t wait to make this vision a reality. Learn more about me and follow along as I share stories from my life at Skidmore.

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College student seated in the woods
Our summer in Skidmore's North Woods
by Zoe Pagliaro '20

My name is Zoe Pagliaro and I, along with Michaela Bonforte, spent our summer stewarding Skidmore’s North Woods. From trail maintenance to bug hotels, here’s a look at what it was like to have a job where you’re required to explore nature and share it with others!

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Nhlakanipho Khumalo, Class of 2020
My summer at Skidmore: Nhlakanipho Khumalo '20
by Nhlakanipho Khumalo ‘20

Hey everyone! Nhlakanipho Khumalo here, class of 2020. I've been super busy making the most of Skidmore and Saratoga Springs this summer. Here's a quick look at what I've been up to!

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Naira Abdula
Why Skidmore? Entrepreneurial opportunities. [Video]
by Naira Abdula '20

I come from Mozambique, a country with one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. At Skidmore, I'm gaining business and economics skills while raising funds to teach children to read, write and count using interactive technology.

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Skidmore coffee mug
A student's tour of Saratoga's coffee scene
by Jillian Seigel '18

Where do Skidmore students go to fill their (often reusable) coffee cups? Jillian Seigel '18 toured 10 spots in Saratoga Springs and found that, even in coffee, Creative Thought Matters.

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Students in Guatemala
My service trip to Guatemala: What I loved and learned
by Marley Amico '19

Marley Amico, a junior at Skidmore, takes us behind the scenes of her recent alternative spring-break trip to Guatemala to participate in service work and a cross-cultural exchange.

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Students watching a film
Student films reveal life in Palestine
by Jillian Seigel '18

Students gained a glimpse of what life is like in Palestine from a young person’s perspective at the screening event “Palestinian Voices” on March 28 at the Tang Teaching Museum.

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Reflections on senior year
Reflecting on four years: How Skidmore allowed me to be myself, whatever that is
by Brian Allan '17

Finals week comes to a close, seniors celebrate during senior week, and then they cross the stage to close another Skidmore chapter. Student Blogger Brian Allan '17 reflects on his last four years.

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Sigel-lecture
Jeremy Siegel '99 comes back to share career lessons in media and entertainment
by Gabirelle Pagnozzi-Schwam '18

Student Blogger Gabirelle Pagnozzi-Schwam '18 had the chance to attend a media and entertainment training by Jeremy Sigel '99, organized by the Career Development Center.

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Waffles
Seven waffle dishes that offer new takes on your favorite D-Hall classics
by Adam Weinreb '20

Have you ever wondered how your favorite D-Hall dishes would taste if you switched out the usual bread with a waffle? Adam Weinreb '20 did, and blogged about it.

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Pizza Bagels at D-Hall
Six creative ways to spice up D-Hall food
by Maya Feyzo-Pearlman '19 & Zoe Chodak '19

Student Bloggers Maya Feyzo-Pearlman '19 and Zoe Chodak '19 find a way to make even the most delicious D-Hall food more exciting.

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Six things students miss about Skidmore over winter break
by Brian Allan '17

What do students miss most about Skidmore when they leave for winter break? Student Blogger Brian Allan '17 created a list.

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Aldarondo
Film as healing: Revisiting and reframing AIDS
by Brian Allan '17

Student blogger Brian Allan '17 reflects on the screening of professor Cecilia Aldarondo's "Memories of a Penitent Heart," seen at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and upcoming at Sundance in January.

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Shankar Mani ’18 stands up against global warming.
Skidmore students take a stand
by Brian Allan '17

Hundreds of Skidmore students gathered for the fifth "I Wont Stand For" event, sharing what issues they care about.

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My Life at Skidmore: Brian Allan
by Brian Allan

Get to know Brian Allan '17, Skidmore College's student blogger.