Contributed by: Nicole
Ah, winter. A time for cable knit sweaters, falling snow, pumpkin flavored whatever, and for some... the beginning of the anxiety that is college applications. We here at Simmons know the quest for higher education isn't always a walk in the figurative park, or whatever figurative location you prefer to cut through.
As a current student, it's almost nostalgic to see prospective students touring the campus with wide and wandering eyes, considering I was one of them two years ago. So when I find myself talking to prospective students I like to think I'm talking to my former self, settling all her worries and fears about the college process. Therefore I'm always prepared to answer the elephant in the room when it comes to discussing Simmons; What's it like going an all women's college?
Looking for something to get you into the holiday cheer? Well search no more! Boston has some great performances to get you into the season of giving that are inexpensive and a delightful time.
Blink! featuring the music of the Holiday Pops
Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)
November 23-January 5, 2014
Blink! officially launched on November 23rd in partnership with the 10th Annual Mayor's Holiday Special. Blink!, Boston's newest holiday tradition, is a six-week, state-of-the-art, LED light and sound show featuring the music of the Boston Holiday Pops. This magical and unforgettable new holiday tradition uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate Boston's skyline. Blink! is a must-see holiday show, perfect for all ages.
Submitted by: Giselle Delotch
I am a grad student, originally from San Diego, CA, and I started at Simmons College last spring. This is my second semester living on campus and overall my impression of living on campus has been very positive. I wanted to write about my impression of on campus living because at times lot of focus is put on undergraduate student life as they are the majority on the residential campus and I think there is something to be said for the graduate on campus experience.
Construbited by: Sarah Cyr-Mutty
WHAT IS "SAFER SEX"?
We hear this term used a lot, but it's a rather vague term that everyone is just expected to understand. Generally, when we talk about safer sex, we're talking about sex that includes consent and will reduce the risk of pregnancy or transmission of STIs. However, it's super important to note that safer sex can look different for everyone. What safer sex looks like between two monogamous women might be really different from what safer sex looks like for a non-monogamous woman who has sex with men or for an abstinent trans person.
Contributed by: Kara Silva
As an athlete myself, I know that when the stands are full with cheering family, friends, classmates, faculty, staff, and more the athletic teams being supported perform better! Simmons College is home to 10 Division III Sports teams that are all fun and exciting to watch and cheer along to help the teams succeed.
Contributed by: Mary Ying
Life's a balancing act, and nowhere does that feel more apparent than during your first few months of college. It seems like everything needs to be juggled in timely fashion--friends, clubs, school work, sports, and even time to rest.
Contributed by Claudia Lawry
November has breezed its way onto campus, which means the start of many things: the holiday season, snow falling, and the dreaded pre-finals crunch. Most of us, including myself, are still euphoric about the Red Sox's triumphant World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals (and subsequent "Rolling Rally" parade on Duck Boats). Although many of us are familiar with the "breaking of the curse" in 2004 and 2007, 2013 marks the first year since 1918 that the Sox have clinched the championship at home in Fenway.
Circle K (a community service organization) and the class of 2016 collaborated the weekend before Halloween to take students to the location of the Salem witch trials, Salem Massachusetts. You did not need to be affiliated with the organizations that hosted it and tickets were available in the Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA). Students were able to see 3 attractions for only $5! Simmons provided transportation (by bus) there and back and it was not a long ride at all, Salem is pretty close and you can get there by public transportation! We left at 9:30 and after arriving before 10:30 we had until 4:30 to be back on the bus.
Each month, Resident Advisors (RA) have the responsibility to host programs in the residence halls. The Simmons and Morse RAs decided to host a Halloween Party this year, which would include a door decorating contest, trick or treating and a photo booth. It was a well-planned program by the Simmons and Morse RAs (if I do say so myself) but what made this Halloween Party a ridiculous success were the Simmons and Morse residents! Since they were so over the top and awesome, I thought it was only appropriate to share with you some of the amazing door decorations and costumes of participating students.
There is never a dull moment when you live on the residence campus. :)
Quadside LATE NITE
Fridays & Saturdays
8 p.m. - midnight
Performance Showcase (Alumnae)
Craft Night Jewelry
Sirens Acapella Fest
21+ Trivia Night (Quadside)
Circle K A Night for Kids (Quadside)
Sidelines Events (Quadside)