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Dec 01 2012

First Semester Freshman

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This totally encompasses my experiences at Baruch College thus far. Since high school, i was focused on taking physics at college my freshman year. However, Baruch seems dedicated to making that impossible for me. Since I am not a business major, Baruch doesn’t really offer many classes for me. But I am just making the best of what I have. I am getting rid of my general education credits during my freshman year here so that I can transfer with all of the credits necessary to start taking courses that actually interest me as soon as possible.  Although I haven’t been able to take physics and I will not be taking physics next semester, I have somehow found a way to incorporate physics into some of my classes such as COM 1010 with my speech about string theory. I probably annoy all of my friends at Baruch with my constant complaining about not being able to take physics or other courses that are “for me,” but hey, if you can’t complain to your friends, then who can you complain to? Overall, I learned that Baruch is definitely an amazing school. But it isn’t the school for me.

 

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Dec 01 2012

My Favorite Enrichment Workshop

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The Ruben Museum of Art is definitely my favorite enrichment workshop. I enjoyed every second of the museum tour. Cole and I even stayed a little later after everyone else in our class left the workshop. I enjoyed walking into and experiencing a part of history that I had little experience with. Everything from the Tibetan Shrine room to the beautiful murals on the walls made me feel as close to tranquility as I could get. The only thing that could have made it better would have been for me to actually go to a real temple. As I explored the floors engulfed in statues of the divine, I wanted to be a part of it all. I am not a Buddhist, but I took a lot of interest in the religion and how it affected the many Buddhists with their lives during the beginning of the summer. My prior knowledge of some of the art and my exposure to the new art that I have never seen before interested me. I wanted to know more. After those moments of being close to a religion that allowed many people to find peace, I wanted even more to find peace with myself. It reminded me of the calmness and tranquility I experienced when I used to meditate. From that, I was familiar with the many chakras and mudras used by the divine. There are also many of those works of art that I would love to have in my room such as the Buddha statues, the wrathful spirit statues, and the door guardians.

Ankhe Tomer

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Dec 01 2012

My time at Baruch

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My experience at Baruch has been great so far. I have met many different people in my block and have got close to them. It’s great to have friends to talk to and depend on in a new school environment. However of course, I still do have a bit of the mentality that I had in my last year in high school. I’m still a bit lazy due to the fact that I always put off my work to the last minute or almost last minute at least. I believe that this is called a procrastinator? Yes I’m sure that I am the definition of a procrastinator. I have been one since I was young, am still now and probably still will be in the future. I have been trying to change this, believe me. But it’s very difficult to keep the momentum. When I do my work early, before it’s due (for example, this blog), I feel really good when I complete the task. And forcing myself to not procrastinate, is pretty hard. It’s a constant fight with my conscious, “Time to start on homework…it’s not due yet?…okay, I’ll be sure to do that tomorrow.” That’s pretty much what happens everytime and this meme definitely represents my procrastination completely. I start off with “I have so much time” and ending frantically with “Oh my god, I don’t have enough time to do this”. However I will definitely be working towards changing this for the future semesters.

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Dec 01 2012

Enrichment Workshops

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Out of all the enrichment workshops that I have attended, I would defintely hands down say that the musical performance by Baruch Voices was my favorite. At first, I thought that it was going to be boring because I have never been interested in performances where there is little scenery and props. However, I was wrong. The professional actors and actresses were great at singing and performing. The lyrics of the words were witty too, it related to us and was humorous which made most of us laugh. Being freshmans, the performance definitely spoke out to me and the audience. It included almost every aspect of college life, friends, diversity, grades, bullying, sex. The performance gaves us tips and advice without being straight forward about it and this definitely helped me set my first semester of college in the right direction. I truely enjoyed the entire performance and was enlighted by the voices and acting of the actors/actresses. It is something that I recommend all freshmans to watch.

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