Archive for November, 2012

Butterflies – Maricar Vazquez (Post #3)

After four years of High School, I thought I was prepared for everything college would bring me. I was ready, I thought. Ready for the new responsibilities, new challenges, and new possibilities. Well, I am not really sure how ready I was for all the change. There was a lot of things that I have grown to hate about college in the past three months. I hated waking up every morning to take the train to class. I hated having such long breaks between my classes. I hated not being able to see my friends. But most of all, I hated how everything was all laid upon your own shoulders. Once you enter college, you are no longer “babied” by your professors or your parents. Instead you are on your own. You are now responsible for your own work, your choices, and your future. It was a lot to take on. I hated that classes were every other day and not every day. I kept losing track of everything. I kept misplacing assignments and I was very unorganized. Not only that but I had the WORST time management skills. I would always delay my assignments to the last possible minute. (I think I still have senioritist.)

But everything eventually changes. As the days progressed, I got better at college. I learned how to manage my time so that I can do what I needed to do first then be able to have time to do what I wanted. I became more organized and kept up with all of my classwork. I asked for help when I needed. I did my work ahead of time and studied when I could. Through these 3 months, college has changed me in more ways than I know. I have become more confident, more aware of my surroundings, and more driven. I have become changed.

I chose this picture of the butterfly because butterflies are the symbols of change. These past three months of college has bought many changes to my life and I know that it will continue to change me and mold me to the person I want to be in the future. Someone who is successful, happy, and content.

The Rubin Museum of Art – Maricar Vazquez

I had always loved going to museums. As a child, my uncle would take my cousins and I to different museums for the summer. We went to the Museum of Natural History, the MET, the MoMa, and even the Cloisters. We would also travel to other places like Washington, D.C. to go to the museums there. We went to the Space Museum and also into the important places around D.C. One thing that I really like about going to museums is being able to see the artifacts and then learning the stories behind them. Like where it came from, who made it, and why is it important. The Rubin Museum of Art was a completely different type of museum. I like the design of the building as well as the different artifacts they had on display. What really interested me though is the fact that this museum actually answered a question for me that I have been wondering for some time now. My boyfriend’s mom is really religious and she has these idols placed around the house. When I walked into the exhibit I was so surprised to see that these idols were the ones that were in their home! I loved seeing the intricate designs of each idol and reading about the differences of each artifact, like which goddess or god they were. They also had a mediation room in the museum which I found really relaxing. I wish I could have stayed there longer! I am definitely stressed out and overworked. If it were up to me, I would just stay there and meditate in its peacefulness. Out of all the other enrichment workshops we have attended, the Rubin Museum of Art was definitely one of my favorites. 😀

Email to A Professor – Maricar Vazquez

Subject: Maricar Vazquez, PHI 1700 ETRA (T/TH 2:30pm-3:45pm), Question about the Paper


Hello Professory Dalavagas,

This is Maricar Vazquez from your Tuesday/Thursday Philosophy Class. I have a quick question to ask you about the term paper you asked us to write. I wanted to know if you want there to be footnotes as well as the bibliography? Also, do you want the paper to be double spaced?

Thank you so much for your time! I hope to hear from you soon!

– Maricar Vazquez

PHI 1700

T/TH 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Dmitriy Bugriyenko – Blog Post #3

The meme is a little generic, I know, but what else can I say? My experience at Baruch so far has been basically like the meme. I went through at least two of the phases in the meme during my time at Baruch. In the beginning I was Social and slept sort of normally, which lead to me falling behind in my work. Lately I focused on catching up and getting better grades, which led me to being less social.
So i can now say that I learned about what it takes to be a college student, or at least scratched the surface. However I also realized that I have a long way to go. I met new people and experienced the freedom that comes with college, but this freedom was just as much good as it was bad. I had more time to do work for school and hang out with friends but at the same time i also had more time to procrastinate. I guess my point is that I’m still figuring out how to balance the things in the meme.

Dmitriy Bugriyenko – Blog Post #4

This Freshman Seminar Class has participated in enrichment workshops that both had to do with art. The first one was a museum about photographic art and the second was one about sculpture art. I enjoyed the latter more than the former because I do not consider photographic at to be true art. Also, art isn’t that interesting to me, so I’m really choosing the lesser of two evils. Anyway, the second enrichment workshop was at the Rubin Museum of Art. This museum had many sculptures and artifacts, I believe they were of tibetan origin. My experience at the museum didn’t really resonate with me on any significant level, but i did enjoy looking at the different statues and reading their descriptions. For what it was worth the workshop was successful in exposing me to a form of art that was not altogether boring or unpleasant.