The frugal foodie: Healthy, quick study snack

Midterms have passed and so has spring break, leaving students faced with the final stretch of the year. That being said, many of us may find ourselves bored with the snacks we have eaten all year and are searching for new snacks to munch on between classes or while watching Netflix with friends. These snacks are quick, tasty and easy to make and will keep your food options interesting over the last month and a half of the semester. 

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Class Profile: Honors course explores sustainability through visuals

If the environment was once a blank canvas for humanity to paint on as it wanted, pollution and other unsustainable practices have created a somewhat dismal picture. In a section of HONR 204, co-taught by associate professor of political science Karleen West and Director of Sustainability Dan DeZarn, students employ art and activism to better understand that picture.

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Author of American War addresses climate change, draws on personal experiences

The MacVittie Union Hunt Room buzzed with excitement on Thursday March 28 as people waited to hear a talk from Omar El Akkad, author of American War. The book is about a family living in a future version of the United States where a second civil war has broken out, this time over climate change.

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Beyond the borders: Sri Lankan student adjusts to American culture over four years at Geneseo

Mathematics major senior Imasha Silva, originally from Sri Lanka, has developed a passion for Geneseo over her last four years here. 

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Anna’s Ball raises money for charity, commemorates passing of alumnae’s child

Friends, family and members of Geneseo’s Greek life piled into the MacVittie College Union Ballroom on Sunday March 31 for the ninth annual Anna’s Ball fundraiser. Anna’s Ball is a formal mocktail party and the official philanthropic project of the Inter Greek Council hosted in order to raise money for Anna’s Wish Inc. 

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Invasion of privacy: Altruistic medical student returns to home country to serve community, volunteer

Neuroscience major senior Pema Sherpa recently spent a semester abroad in her hometown in Nepal where she helped students who are both impoverished and have vision issues. She learned through this experience how fortunate she is, and she plans to continue to assist the Nepali community. 

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Invasion of Privacy: Student demonstrates determination after return from mandated two-year stint in South Korean army

International relations and English double major junior Dong Won Oh has accomplished more in his life than most people his own age. While most students typically venture off to college after high school graduation, Oh enlisted as a soldier in the South Korean draft for two years in the middle of his college career.

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Fashion Column: Bold colors, statement pieces likely to bloom this spring season

As spring and sunshine approach, our minds shift from parkas and snow boots to skirts and khaki shorts. Although most of us are anxious to finally lay out on the college green to tan or play frisbee, our minds may skip to the latest spring trends. 

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Alumnus returns to campus for discussion concerning personal growth, triumph over childhood struggles

Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development Professional Development event titled “Resilience and Persistence in Careers” on March 14 during which he discussed his youth as an Egyptian immigrant with cancer and how it influenced his outlook on life. 

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Psychology professor’s passion for happiness engages students through insightful presentation

Associate professor of psychology James Allen spoke about the psychology of happiness, a subject area in which he has done extensive research and currently teaches a class, on Wednesday March 27 in the MacVittie College Union Fireside Lounge.

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Club Profile: Women’s Leadership Institute

Powerful. Motivational. Inspiring. These are three words to describe the Women’s Leadership Institute on the Geneseo campus.  The Women’s Leadership Institute is an organization specifically designed to help women gain opportunism and succeed both in the workforce and on the campus.  

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The Frugal Foodie: Spring semester soul food

Looking for something to get you out of the post-spring break blues? Or maybe to comfort and console you as you quickly approach the end of the semester and finals week? Look no further than this scrumptious macaroni and cheese recipe that will keep you going back for more whether you’re finishing up a final paper or binge watching a Netflix series to procrastinate school work.

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Vietnamese exchange student emphasizes importance of cultural awareness, assimilation

Communication major senior Udeshi Seneviratne is a Geneseo student who came from Vietnam to the United States after graduating from high school. She developed a passion for learning about various cultures at a young age and has since chosen to discover and help showcase the world’s distinct societies. 

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Club Profile: Elementary and Secondary Education Association

Plenty of students on campus study education and there are multiple education-related clubs; one of these clubs is the Elementary and Secondary Education Association. They host presentations geared toward education majors, but anyone is welcome to join.

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Class Profile: PLSC 291 analyzes political science of Middle Eastern conflicts

Assistant professor of political science and international relations Raslan Ibrahim is a newer addition to the political science program here at Geneseo. Ibrahim’s expertise and passion especially comes through when he teaches PLSC 291: War and Peace in the Middle East. 

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Meet the Greeks: Zeta Phi Beta

Zeta Phi Beta is among the Divine Nine historic black Greek letter organizations that make up the National Panhellenic Council. Originating in 1930, the Divine Nine served as a premier organization for African-American fraternities and sororities. 

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Invasion of Privacy: Philosophy professor engages students with unconventional subject matter

Skeptic and movie fanatic David Hahn is an adjunct lecturer of philosophy at Geneseo. Hahn has worked at other institutions prior to his time here, but he says Geneseo has provided him the opportunity to teach unique subject material that he hasn’t had the chance to do elsewhere.

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Scholar-activist discusses American prison system

As part of the Geneseo’s annual Diversity Summit, the college welcomed associate professor of African American literature from the University of California at San Diego Dennis Childs to give the keynote speech. Childs discussed a social-justice-centered approach to diversity, as well as inclusivity on Geneseo’s campus.

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“Feminism and Pornography” course addresses taboos, explores explicit material

When students arrive to college, we are often encouraged to explore the variety of classes a college offers. A diverse class schedule helps us better understand the world around us and become educated on topics we normally would not spend time studying. Throughout our adolescent and teenage years, topics that can be deemed as promiscuous such as sex, sexuality and pornography have been ruled as too inappropriate for in-school discussion.

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Pride Alliance’s Drag Ball showcases student talent, celebrates LGBTQ+ community

Energy and excitement pulsated in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom on Saturday March 2, extending throughout the whole building. The Pride Alliance hosted their annual Drag Ball, which included performances from both students and professionals.

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