Dec 04 2012

Favorite enrichment workshop & Semester overview

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My favorite enrichment workshop was the Himalayan museum by far. As a New Yorker, I have really enjoyed the cultural facilities provided to us. I’m talking about MoMA, Museum of Natural History, Queens Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, Hall of science, and much more that I cannot name off the top of my head. But, I also didn’t get too see or discover the lesser known museums like the Himalayan museum. Surprisingly, when I took a step into gallery, I felt that it was not any less interesting than other famous museums. In fact, it had its own thematic, specific gallery that was really exciting. Compared to the wide range of art you can absorb from the MET, you can really focus on a single subject and learn about the intricacies of their sculpture design and paintings. It really is a unique experience of its own, especially the indoor temple, which seemed like a¬†separate¬†entity of its own.

After settling in for the first few weeks, it’s actually surprising how quickly I’ve adapted into the Baruch setting. The express elevators, the library community, the lunch options, the computer labs, and the cramming and studying were some of the things I’ve explored at Baruch. Honestly, it felt like a breeze considering how similar it was to my old high school, but there are nuances that I do enjoy about college now that I am a part of it. First, the breaks are usually a great way for me to get work done or study because there is always nothing else for me to do otherwise, except grabbing some lunch. Secondly, my first experience picking and setting up my schedule was actually fun since this is the first time I am deciding at what hours I’m coming to school, with which teachers I want, and with what classes I need. Finally, the attitude shift from high school teachers to college professors are actually rather drastic in my opinion. Most of my professors at Baruch grade strictly on tests and homeworks, rather than attendance, participation or classwork, like in high school.



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  1.   DDeCrescenzo-froon 07 Dec 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Really glad to hear that you enjoyed and appreciated the museum trip, Benson. With so many heavy weight museums in NYC, I think it’s great that the class was able to visit a lesser-known one. I’m also happy that the transition to Baruch has gone well. Keep up the good work!