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December 10th, 2012

My Favorite Workshop

Posted by Alan Lau in Uncategorized

Out of all the workshops we’ve been to this semester, my favorite workshop, like most people, is Baruch Voices. Although it might have been the most educational workshop, it was definitely the most interesting. The actors made it extra entertaining by exaggerating the monologues, especially the Asian actor.

It was nice listening to other people’s monologue and relating to how their freshman year went. I could relate to a lot of the problems that was addressed in the monologues. There was also a lot of monologues written by people that went to my High School which made it more significant. The monologues revealed a lot about them that I never knew.

The actors did a great job showing the monologues and bringing out the message of each of them. My favorite one was the one about quitting smoking by the Asian actor. He gave it a really funny twist and kept the audience engaged the entire time. Another monologue that left an impression was the girl that cut herself. It reminded me that a lot of people are different on the inside than what they appear to be.

December 10th, 2012

My Favorite Workshop

Posted by ee142314 in Uncategorized

One workshop that I enjoyed was the workshop on the LGBT community. This workshop demonstrated the importance of being very sensitive to LGBT people. I realized that I need to be more careful with the words that I speak in public. I do believe, however, that the presentation came across as a little bit too forceful. I believe some of the scenarios in the video shown may have been a little exaggerated and overly aggressive. Despite this, I still learned many valuable lessons from this presentation that I plan on implementing in my life right away.

December 10th, 2012

My First Semester

Posted by ee142314 in Uncategorized

I definitely enjoyed my first semester in Baruch. It has not been an easy adjustment, but I think I am starting to get a hold of it. I’ve realized that it will take a lot of hard work to do well but I am prepared to give all my effort. Most classes haven’t been too difficult thus far with the exception of Calculus. I came into Baruch expecting Calculus to be my hardest class after taking it in High School. I do think though that even if my grade doesn’t end up being great, I will be able to put Calculus behind me and not have to worry about taking any more math classes. This way I will be able to move forward with my cores and get ready to take classes for my major. I believe that next semester I will be able to do even better. It may be more difficult, however, as I am planning on being in school only 3 days a week while interning the other two days. I believe that I will be able to take on the difficult challenge, however, and succeed.

December 8th, 2012

Freshman Year at Baruch

Posted by Alan Lau in Uncategorized

Freshman year was pretty much what I expected. I have a lot of free time and the work load isn’t that bad. But I spend way to much time procrastinating instead of doing school work.  At the beginning classes were really easy but things started picking up. I think I’m doing pretty well but I could definitely be doing a lot better if I put more time in to studying.

This semester my classes started pretty early, especially having classes at 8:15 on Tuesdays and Thursday. Surprisingly I was only late a couple of times. Sadly, next semester is gonna be a repeat of this because all my classes start super early. Too bad my registration started so late…

Before the semester started a lot of people told me that if I didn’t join any clubs Baruch would be very boring. I ended up not joining any clubs because I wanted to see if I could handle the work freshman year. And to my surprise the semester wasn’t that bad. I had a lot of free time meaning I could get lots sleep. Next semester I’m going to to join a club though so I’ll have more things to do after class instead of just going home.

So far Baruch doesn’t seem that bad and hopefully it  will get better.

December 6th, 2012

Baruch Voices

Posted by rc145870 in Uncategorized

Throughout Freshmen Seminar, we were given the opportunity to attend numerous different workshops. My favorite workshop that I attended is Baruch voices. At first I thought this would be another workshop that I would not bother to listen to, but I actually paid some attention to this.

One of the monologues that caught my interest was the one about the girl wanting to move out. It caught my interest because I had always considered moving out so watching someone in a similar situation was amusing to watch. The monologue was also especially performed well, along with the other performances.

Another performance that I enjoyed was the one about the Asian guy smoking cigarettes. I enjoyed this performance because I also smoke cigarettes so I can relate to what he was saying. The actor who performed this did it well and the audience reacted positively because it was also funny.

Baruch voices made me realize that all college students have problems and things to stress about. Many students can relate to all the different situations the actors presented. By far, Baruch Voice’s is probably one of the best workshops Baruch students could attend.


December 6th, 2012

My Freshmen Year

Posted by rc145870 in Uncategorized

Freshmen Year:

My first semester at Baruch College was somewhat challenging. I entered the college thinking to myself how much of a breeze it would be and how I would be getting straight A’s. Of course at first class’s were pretty easy and I was doing quite well until I started to slack off. I will admit that it is entirely not my fault, but I could have done more to better improve my grades.

Other than the grades of first semester, I decided to pledge for Alpha Phi Delta. Pledging has been the most difficult activity I had ever done in my life. Throughout pledging I learned my limits and went through a lot of stuff that I did not think I could do. I learned to manage my time better and be more organized. Although pledging has been very difficult and pushed me to my limit, I have no regrets on doing it. If i had the chance to go back in time to change whether or not I pledged, I wouldn’t change it at all.

Although first semester did go by very fast, I made sure I made the most of it. My goal before entering college was to have as much fun as I could while maintaining high grades. Even though I did mess up on the second part, I know I can change up work habits and fix it up. I’m going to end my semester by studying hard and acing all of my finals (hopefully).



December 5th, 2012


Posted by Dylan Hom in Uncategorized

My favorite workshop we did for freshman seminar was Voices.

I was actually not planning on sitting down and listening to the performances. I went to the bathroom and ran into a friend in the hallway and was talking to her. But then Stan, a brother who works in the theater department, saw me and told me to go inside. Oh well.

But I was pleasantly surprised the monologues were pretty interesting and some of them were even entertaining. One of them was particularly captivating. A girl wrote about a friend from high school who passed away and the effect he had and continues to have on her life.

It took me a moment to realize that I knew the girl, and that I knew the boy she wrote about.

I was almost crying, her monologue made me think about Keanu which I hadn’t done for some time. Aside from my feelings about my friend it also made me realize something else. Its important to remember where we came from. Our past has shaped who we are, and we won’t be able to understand and influence how the present will shape us for the future if we don’t understand how our past has shaped us for the present.

December 5th, 2012

First Semester

Posted by Dylan Hom in Uncategorized

My first term was without a doubt one of the most unique experiences of my life.

There was the obvious new environment. I knew I was going to love the campus and the environment of Baruch, I knew that since taking tours Junior and Senior years of high school. Obviously the structure of the classes and the workload was different than high school, but nothing unexpected. The classes I’m taking are for the most part easy and I think I’m going to end the term with a solid GPA even though I put in little effort and did not manage my time very well. What did catch me off guard was the reason I had little time or energy for my school work.

They tell you from the very start of college, join a club get involved with the school outside of your classes, make friends. Definitely did that. Nothing in the world could have prepared me for pledging Alpha Phi Delta. One of the only things I have ever done that was actually as difficult as it claims to be, probably the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life. Through pledging I learned a lot about myself, what I am capable of, what my weaknesses are, and how I can improve them. It also taught me a lot about the value of respect, unity, being humble, and so much more. Now that I have gotten through pledging I can honestly say I am better for it and now that I have more free time and have learned to manage time I know I will be able to excel in school, work, and beyond.

In addition to the things I learned through pledging, I am now reaping the benefits of all the hard work. I have over 30 brothers in this school, who I may have never otherwise known. I have over 30 other young men to hang out with, go to for help with school, finding a job, basically anything I need, and I am there for 30 young men for whatever they need. It’s pretty cool being an organization that is a brotherhood nationwide and does so much from philanthropy to partying like its going out of style.

How am I going to finish my first term? I’m going to OD on my finals and some how steal a GPA over 3.5 and laugh about it afterwords. I’m going to smoke and drink until I can’t think. I love college 🙂

December 5th, 2012

Freshmen seminar

Posted by kr140448 in Uncategorized

Freshmen year was not too difficult in my opinion but rather just stressful due to my poor time management. My grades are not up to my expectations but still overall pretty decent, however i feel if i paced myself better I could have done better.

One class i do not regret having this semester is  freshmen seminar since it was very informative and proved to be helpful in adapting me to Baruch College life. I did not feel the same way at the beginning of the year when i thought the class was going to be a waste of time.  Now at the end of the semester i actually feel i will miss that class where it was basically a very nice environment to make friends and just learn about Baruch. I came into Baruch not knowing anything  about it in the beginning. I am glad to say that because of Freshmen seminar i understand what Baruch has to offer for students to help them do as good as possible such as, the writing center, borrowing laptops and much more stuff.

I wanted to apply for Team Baruch but i forgot to send in the application which i really regret now. I wanted to hopefully run a freshmen seminar class to help other freshmen students transition into the college life. I know freshmen seminar has helped me a lot and i want to give back to this program.

December 4th, 2012

Freshman Seminar Workshops

Posted by wc142891 in Uncategorized

Throughout the semester, I’ve gone to many workshops such as the Dare to Engage workshop, news literacy workshop, and Baruch Voices. Of all the workshops that I’ve attended, the workshop I that was the most entertaining was Baruch Voices. At first, I thought the Baruch Voices was going to be boring because I’ve already seen it once in the beginning of the year. Surprisingly, this one was much more amusing and humorous.

I guess the reason that I enjoyed watching Baruch Voices the second time was because the actors used the monologues from all the Freshman Seminars. It was shocking to see how well written the monologues were. The monologues related to myself in a since it was mostly based on what every freshman was going through during their first semester in college. It was nice see and compare how other students were doing in their new journey at Baruch.

There were many parts during the show that I really liked. One part was when the Asian actor was performing the monologue about quitting smoking cigarettes. This performance was very descriptive and funny at the same time. It kept the whole audience awake and laughing. Another monologue that was interesting was the one relating to the girl moving out. It reminded me of how all the times I thought about moving out in my life. There were times when I couldn’t stand my parents and times when I just really wanted my freedom.

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