Love and Sacrifice: Life Lessons from Interstellar.

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Over Thanksgiving break, I went to see the movie Interstellar with my siblings. It was a wild ride filled with touching moments, twists I didn’t expect, and also deep lessons about humanity that really made me think. The movie had an extremely interesting premise in which the characters faced sacrifice and were forced to choose between those they loved, and those they didn’t know. In the rest of this post, I’ll be talking about plot lines in specific details, so if you still want to see the movie, drop what you’re doing, go see it, and come back. If you … Continue reading

Things to do in NYC at Christmastime

NYC in Christmas

     It’s December and Christmas is getting closer and closer. Out come the trees, ornaments, wreaths, lights, and cookies. And what better place to find all the sights and sounds of Christmas than in the city? Around Christmastime is one of my favorite times to visit New York City because whatever you love about Christmas, you can find amplified times ten in the city. Looking for pretty Christmas lights? All you have to do is walk around Manhattan and you will find some of the biggest and most beautiful light displays you have ever seen. Love Christmas trees? Rockefeller Center … Continue reading

Why Nursing School is Worth It

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     When you talk to different people about Nursing, you will probably hear something like, “Nursing is so hard,” “Nursing majors have to study way too much,” or “Nursing is the most difficult major at Nyack.” Although nursing requires long hours of studying and difficult material, I have learned more in nursing school than at any other point in my life and the more I learn, the more I love it. No matter how difficult it gets, it is definitely worth it.      One reason why I love nursing so much is because it requires you to use your brain … Continue reading

How to Learn a New Language

Whether you are required to take a language class to graduate from Nyack College or you just want to learn a new language, there are so many different ways to learn that are not only successful but also very fun. By combining many different techniques, you can find what works best for you and learn not only how to be book smart, but also conversational in the language. Whether you are trying to learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or any other language, here are some basic things you can do that will help you learn quickly and enjoy learning. 1. … Continue reading

Get into the Nursing Program. Pass the Kaplan.

This is a good Kaplan Review book.

The Kaplan Exam is quickly approaching for many students who are striving to enter the Nursing Program this spring. As it comes closer, I keep hearing it brought up in conversation more and more. It can be really stressful when one exam determines the future of your education and career. It however, is not something you should spend too much time worrying about.   Here are some things you can do to prepare: 1. Get a Kaplan Prep Book—These books will give you a review of a lot of the information that will be found on the Kaplan. It also … Continue reading

Business Department Field Trip!

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You know what they say, “location, location, location!” When it comes to  Nyack College, location is definitely a plus! Being so close to the city allows for so many awesome opportunities, especially for business students. Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a business department field trip to the E.D.G.E. Marketing Conference at the McGraw Hill building in Manhattan. In the wee hours of the morning, I waited with a group of other business students  in Boon Lobby. Once everyone was accounted for, we left the quiet Rockland campus for the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. We arrived at the McGraw Hill building, and headed up … Continue reading

Get Organized for Finals in 5 Easy Steps!

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It’s that dreaded time of year again– finals week!! With visions of turkey fresh in our minds, and dreams of Christmas trees on the horizon, our focus is anywhere and everywhere except for where it should be. It’s the time of the year when students question why we took this many credits, why we didn’t study for this earlier, and why we’re even enrolled in college at all! That last point might be a bit extreme, but nonetheless, stresses and deadlines abound. In such a time, it can be incredibly challenging to think long-term, keep our eye on the prize, … Continue reading

Jobs in Nyack for College Students

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Not only does college bring with it a bunch of fun, friends, and studying, it also brings on expenses. Between tuition, gas money, books, a phone bill, food, and the occasional trip to the mall, the costs can add up. Although scholarships and loans can help, oftentimes it is nice to have some income to either help pay school bills or just to cover day to day expenses. That said, we also are in school and want to be able to focus on studying and getting good grades. It’s nice to find a job where you can make some money … Continue reading

Nyack: Intentionally Beautiful

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  What a whirlwind this semester has been so far! My last four months have been split half in the simplistic beauty of Thailand, and now I’m about to finish up my time here at Nyack College. I look forward to my future and the places it will lead me, but at the same time I’m trying not to take any part of my college experience for granted. I found myself in awe of how fast my time here has gone now looking back on it after three and a half years. I have learned to better appreciate the resources, … Continue reading

Nyack College & The Annual Hunger Banquet

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~A guest blog post by Nyack College student, Kassie Neumann College students often have a reputation for holding entitlement attitudes that desire their colleges and the world to cater to their wants in life. Occasionally however, the world encounters a group of students who are quietly but firmly standing against these attitudes. These students live with gratitude and are seeking how God can work through them throughout their college years. This fall, the honors students at Nyack College ran the annual Hunger Banquet, and this year the topic of was on “The Sustainability of Earth’s Resources” and the part that … Continue reading

Why I Am Thankful for Nyack

I am so thankful for the community I have here at Nyack.

  With Thanksgiving coming just around the corner, it only makes sense to spend some time thinking about all the blessings in our lives. Nyack College is definitely something I have to be thankful for. It can become easy to take this school for-granted because I get used to the mundane tasks of everyday life and do not realize what I have been given here. But when I really think about it, I remember why I am blessed to be here. It is because here I am given not only an education, but also a family. I have friends who … Continue reading

Dealing with Stress: Make the Most of the Here and Now

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I’ve been growing a lot lately. Having a 20 credit semester, working 15 hours a week, and just living life, leaves me feeling stressed about 90% of the time. But, the thing is, I absolutely love being busy. Having longs days full of things to do leave me feeling accomplished and productive. The downside to this constant busyness is that I often find myself looking forward. When I’m at work, I’m thinking about doing homework afterwards. When I’m in class, I’m thinking about going to work. When I’m at meals with friends, I’m thinking about going out to coffee with … Continue reading

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