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Planning for Summer

It seems crazy to think that I'm already planning for summer and senior year. The housing cards for four person townhouses came out today and are due next week. By this time next month I will know where I'm living during my final year at Saint Mike's. Just writing the last sentence made me a little sad since these past few years have gone by way too fast. But before I even worry about senior year I need to figure out what I'm doing this summer. Internships are extremely important and the Career Development office makes sure you know that. I've currently applied for three internships this summer. The first one is in Vermont and depending on which site you get picked for it could be at Middlebury, UVM, or SMC. I would be working to measure water quality and may even be collecting bugs. There is even a part of the SMC website that talks about it. The second one is in Harwich, MA which is in Cape Cod. There I would be working to remove invasive species and educate the …

Already Planning for Orientation

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Although this semester just started less than a month ago, the Orientation leaders for the class of 2017 are already at work planning for the arrival of new students in August. On Monday we had our first group dinner. We all got dressed up and had some delicious food. We also got to find out who our partners are. Everyone had a great time and we have a really amazing group of 66 enthusiastic and entertaining people.
For those of you that are going to be part of the Class of 2017 you should be pretty pumped for orientation. All the first year students come to campus the Thursday before classes start and we help you all move in. That night there is a fun for all i the gym and socials in the resident halls afterwards. We basically try to make sure that you have as much fun as possible. There are lots of other great events over the weekend such as the first year dance, hypnotist, Connections and a trip to the fair that occurs right off of campus that weekend. On the first day you might fe…

Portland

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This past Saturday there was a big rally in Portland, Maine protesting the tar sands pipeline that will cut through New England. Basically, the pipeline would be terrible for the environment due to the likelihood of spills, increased carbon in the atmosphere and the US wouldn't even be using the oil.
It turns out that a bus was going to the rally from Burlington so myself, two friends and a professor decided to go. It was over ten hours in the bus round trip and we were only in Portland for about three hours but it was still a good time. About 1400 people showed up and we marched together down to the ferry dock which is where the pipeline would end. There were fifteen different speakers that presented and they all made really good point. The mayor of Portland as well as some of Maine's congress members spoke out against the pipeline.
It was great to see that so many people protest the pipeline. I think more and more people are becoming aware of the issue. Even though it was ex…