College, Life, Politics

It’s hard for me to comprehend that early next month will mark 10 years since that chilly overcast graduation day on the hillside.  In some respects, it feels like weeks, rather than years, have passed since I was last sledding on cafeteria trays down the hill in front of Simpson Hall, or speed walking from one side of campus to the other to reach class in time.  But in other ways, it really feels like a lifetime ago. I watched and often discussed the 2000 Presidential election in my little Dunbar apartment, arguing my uber-conservative Libertarian viewpoints against my semi-conservative … Continue reading

Reading Helps Your Soul Level Up

Lately I’ve had quite a few reasons to read books, mostly due to class assignments and certain people’s recommendations. Hence, I’m returning to my former ways as an avid reader. Up until last year, I assumed that I was too busy to read, but one of the leadership tips I received from a school seminar was to “never stop reading.” So far so good–I’ve read several books this semester, some alone and others along with my girlfriend. In this post I’d like to highlight some of my favorites. If you like what you read below, consider reading some of the … Continue reading

The New World Trade Center in Progress

Today isn’t exactly an anniversary of the day the twin towers fell in New York City as the result of a terrorist attack by an extremist sect. However, I felt it not inappropriate to share about the former and current twin towers. I still remember the day in full detail as a 10-year old: my mother woke me up from rest on my aero bed mattress to start school. I was stuck on problem #16 from my math curriculum when my dad called and told us to turn on the news. He worked in a building a few blocks away from … Continue reading

Apologetics for the Win

If you listen to Star 99.1 fm (I know I may be addressing a small target audience there), you may have heard Dan Buttafuoco’s commercials about his practice as a lawyer. Last Tuesday, he was the speaker at the Nyack Experience. One would naturally expect the “1800-now hurt” law veteran dubbed New York and Long Island’s “top Christian Lawyer” to speak about law; however, that evening Mr. Buttafuoco discussed with the student body the importance of apologetics. “The Bible defends itself,” Stated Mr. Buttafuoco, who happens to be a graduate of Nyack College’s Alliance Theological Seminary. Over the next hour, … Continue reading

Class Preview: Organizational Behavior

Let’s talk about the classroom. One reason students blog is to give readers insight to our experiences here at college, and the courses we take. Today I’ll be divulging a bit about BUS 326 Organizational Behavior! This is most likely one of the most unique business classes I’ve ever taken, as it weaves together the unique studies of business and psychology. Take management, the task of making the most of your resources (including people), and psychology, the study of the human mind and its thought processes, and put them together. The result? Learning about different personalities, attitudes, behaviors, and motivation … Continue reading

Broadway’s Case of the Blues

More fascinating than watching the 2012 Superbowl with family several Sundays ago was observing the epic crowd that gathered to watch the Giants parade down Broadway–the avenue where Nyack College NYC Campus is currently located. Two sports posts in a row from a business major? I know, but bear with me. So the Office of Student Development posted a picture on Twitter from the second floor window. In mass number, many dressed in blue, a horde of fans from the tri-state area and beyond cheered for their heroes. Take a look at the brief video I scraped together: [iframe_youtube video=a47WUWmYwZc] … Continue reading

The Number 17 Has a New Meaning

In New York City, whether on the newspaper clippings, television, or in conversation, it’s difficult to not encounter Jeremy Lin. The California native helped elevate the New York Knicks to above the .500 mark (meaning more wins than losses), scoring the city back-to-back wins since the Giants’ Superbowl victory. Asking “Who’s Jeremy Lin?” invites swift and sharp rebuke, portraying the inquirer as a sad anti-social. This player means a lot to many circles. He dispels stereotypes against Asian American athletes, hopefully blowing open the door for a wave of passionate sports players to participate without being turned down. He spiked … Continue reading

Intro

My Hospital ID! Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t really know me, I thought I’d give you a little back ground on myself and my thoughts on the Nyack School of Nursing. 🙂 My name is Tahira Abdullah. I am 21 years old, and I grew up here in Rockland County with my parents and two brothers. I am a junior in the Nursing program, making me part of the first graduating class of Cheryl Phenience School of Nursing. To be honest—I initially had some reservations about studying nursing here.  I felt nervous knowing that it is a new … Continue reading

First Impressions of Spring 2012

So I’ve experienced my first three weeks as an upper junior at Nyack College. From a personal standpoint, college is definitely easier: I’ve improved on budgeting my time, I participate in more student life activities, and my agenda in the classroom is to extract as much knowledge from the professor as possible. Networking is great too; I know quite a few people in my school either involved in or with experience in the field I seek to enter after graduation. At Nyack College NYC, there’s plenty going on. Seniors are preparing for graduation while juniors and below are preparing to … Continue reading

Pet Behavior

Does anyone have any pets that legitimately act like humans – that it’s scary?? This past weekend, my fiance and I went over a friend’s house to watch the show we obsess over (Once Upon A Time!!.. great show btw ;). We had the lovely opportunity to meet Sasha the golden retriever. Sasha is an older dog, very calm and mellow, but at the same time affectionate and social. Around 10 o’clock pm, Sasha went over to my friend and waited patiently. My friend got up and left the room with Sasha following her. When she came back, she explained that … Continue reading

Labor & Delivery Unit

This week my partner and I were on the Labor & Delivery Unit. When the day started, little did we know what kind of day we were going to have! We were super excited of the possibility to see a live birth. However, once we got there, we found out that a mother on the unit had lost her baby. We were stunned with sadness. A floor that usually celebrates life was experiencing death. Despite the circumstance, this turned into a good experience. We got to see the hospital’s policy for when a mother loses her baby – and I … Continue reading

Spring 2012 Semester

SO the Spring 2012 Semester has started! It just started and it already feels like I have been in it for months! The work load is A LOT, but I am managing! or at least trying! We already had 2 Clinical Rotations at Good Samaritan Hospital—- in the MATERNITY Department! The first day we got to see an assessment done on a little new born baby boy 🙂 It was amazing! I wish I was able to show you a picture of this boy’s hair! It was so unique looking! It was long and a golden/glowing like brown. We also … Continue reading

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