I have to admit – being close to an international border isn’t the only reason why I love the location of D’Youville College… it is also only a few blocks away from some of the best eats in Buffalo. If you are new to the area, I’m talking about what we call “Elmwood” and “Allentown.” Some of my favorite places to get a bite to eat are on Elmwood Avenue including Globe Market, The Lexington Co-operative Market, and Pano’s, just to name a few. Just in the past few months I discovered a new favorite, Cantina Loco, a tacos and tequila bar with the most delicious Tex-Mex food. Then two weeks ago I received an e-mail from the International Student Club via the DYC News Brief inviting students to join them for their first “Taste of Buffalo” event. Being the foodie that I am, I couldn’t resist the invite! Continue reading
Registration time, ugh. It’s tough, I’ll give you that. Picking classes, advisement, dealing with the onslaught of all of D’Youville logging on at midnight. I’ll say it again. It’s tough. But here’s something to maybe make it a little easier: a course recommendation for the Fall of 2013. Now, if you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’ll know two things: 1.) I love English, I’m an English major, taking Shakespeare and all that jazz, and 2.) Dr. Gooch is a great professor. So it really is going to come as no surprise when I suggest ENG 316: British Modernism taught by Dr. Gooch.
THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For many student athletes at D’Youville this phrase from the movie 300 serves as a rally cry. D’Youville offers 14 intercollegiate NCAA Division III level sports as well as club hockey (which is highly competitive). For freshman or transfer students with athletic eligibility, joining a sport team at D’Youville is a great way to have a jump start at making new and lasting friendships.
If you ask me, I usually say I have a pretty good memory. I can spend only two days studying and when I sit down to write an exam I can remember exactly where in my notes the information can be found and what the professor about it. However, I also can be very absentminded. I can count numerous times when I have forgotten my phone or keys in the library before a presentation or realize I left my passport at home as I am approaching the international border. And then two weeks ago, I made plans to go to one of the Learning Center’s Academic Success Workshops on memory, and what do you know, I am already home before I realize I forgot to go. It was at that point I decided to do a little research on improving memory and share my foolproof memory techniques with all my loyal readers. After all, there are only 19 days until exam week and 24 days until summer break! Continue reading