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  • Heather+Ricker%2C+a+Skidmore+college+student%2C+conducts+an+experiment+in+a+chemistry+lab
    by Heather Ricker ’22
    How one year at Skidmore, and a few serendipitous opportunities, transformed me into a seasoned atmospheric physical chemistry researcher.
  • Zoe+Ousouljoglou+works+on+an+archaeological+site+in+Greece
    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.
  • View+of+a+sunset+over+a+mountain+from+a+hiker%27s+perspective
    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.
  • Hadia+Bakkar+with+a+bike+at+Skidmore+College
    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.”
  • View+of+Skidmore+College+landscape+from+a+stream+on+campus
    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.
  • Sindi+Mafico+
    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.
  • Terence+Durrant+sings+during+an+acapella+performance+
    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.
  • Jennifer+Lupoff+
    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.
  • Hillary+Goldstein+%2720
    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.
  • Charlie+Williams+%2719
    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.
  • Lexi+Parker+%2719
    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. 
  • NK+Mabaso+and+friends
    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?”
  • Nitin+Natrajan
    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.
  • Lexi+Parker+%2719
    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.
  • Skidmore+students+hike+in+the+Adirondack+park
    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.
  • Rachael+Thomeer+%2718
    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.
  • Terence+Durrant+II+%E2%80%9919+and+friends+at+Skidmore%27s+Club+Fair
    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.
  • NK+Mabaso
    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.
  • Heidi+Birch+%2722
    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.
  • Mike+Park+%2719
    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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