Elmwood Avenue is known throughout the area as the hippest part of the city of Buffalo. With countless unique shops, restaurants, coffee shops and it’s inherent artsy vibe, it definitely qualifies as my favorite part of the city. Elmwood Avenue itself is only about a 2-5 minute drive from D’Youville. Starting from campus, take Porter toward the East until it turns into North Street and about a block after that you hit Elmwood. Hang a left to head North on Elmwood and the adventure begins.
Students from all over the country and several parts of the world attend D’Youville College to further their education (25 states and 26 countries to be exact). I thought it would be interesting to hear about what it is like to be an out-of-state student so far away from home. So I talked with freshman Jazmine Espinda who is from Honolulu, Hawaii and enrolled in D’Youville’s undergraduate pharmacy program. I asked her about her college experience at D’Youville so far.
Ask any freshman in college and they will tell you that college is nothing like high school. A freshman’s first semester is a lot of trial and error (and many mistakes). In order to succeed in college, freshmen need to find out what works for them and what really doesn’t. Here are examples of some of my experiences as a freshman and how they helped me (or hurt me). Continue reading →
The month of February is already half over, many of us have just survived the first round of exams and papers while others are merely trying to stay afloat between classes and the jobs they need to pay the bills. With all the busyness of the daily life of a college student, it can be extremely difficult to balance school and work with friends and family. But my purpose is not to remind you how stressful your life is, but to pose an important question – how has your life impacted others? Are you making a positive or negative impact?