Sep 18

Life in and out of the Classroom

I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself this semester to stay organized and disciplined. Every semester, I see myself start off strong and then, gradually, I start putting off work and playing the catch up game. Although I regain some momentum, it’s not the same as the beginning. For the past 2 years around this time I would be wishing for mountain day everyday just so I could take a deep breath and catch up.

This year, I see myself genuinely enjoying my classes a lot more now that I’m getting to some topics I really want to learn about in my education classes. Even my sociology class is about education! All these topics just make me feel like I’m finally getting to look at the big picture of what I want to do after Smith. I know I have a year left before I have to REALLY REALLY think about it but this material just gets me excited.

Last night, I was walking home from my “Education in the City” class with some friends and even though the class ended around 9:30 pm, we were still so pumped and passionate about what we were discussing in that classroom. That’s the kind of thing I looked forward to doing in college. I’m so glad I get to see this happening and think to myself, this is it, Yenelsamake your move.

Sep 18
By the way….
Smithies get your tickets!

By the way….

Smithies get your tickets!

Sep 18
Another awesome upcoming event!

TOMORROW during lunch Nosotr@s will be serving some delicious postres latinos (latin pastries). We’re cooking tonight and you don’t want to miss out!

Another awesome upcoming event!

TOMORROW during lunch Nosotr@s will be serving some delicious postres latinos (latin pastries). We’re cooking tonight and you don’t want to miss out!

Sep 18
Super excited to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month! We’re going to have some discussions over this month and our identity over some coffee and tea :)

Super excited to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month! We’re going to have some discussions over this month and our identity over some coffee and tea :)

Sep 18
smithcollege:

TOGETHER. WE ARE. UNSTOPPABLE. #WomenForTheWorld #smithcollege (at Smith College)

Just passed this sign and thought
We could rearrange those and still have the same message! (well…kinda)
-Together we are unstoppable 
-Unstoppable we are together
-We are unstoppable together

smithcollege:

TOGETHER. WE ARE. UNSTOPPABLE. #WomenForTheWorld #smithcollege (at Smith College)

Just passed this sign and thought

We could rearrange those and still have the same message! (well…kinda)

-Together we are unstoppable 

-Unstoppable we are together

-We are unstoppable together

Sep 17
gigiatsmith:

The view from my window!

gigiatsmith:

The view from my window!

Sep 17
Found this on FB yesterday and it’s such an important thing to remind ourselves of. As we get into this next full week of classes, we should remember that our strengths and weaknesses are different than others and shouldn’t put ourselves in competition with anyone else but our past selves.

Found this on FB yesterday and it’s such an important thing to remind ourselves of. As we get into this next full week of classes, we should remember that our strengths and weaknesses are different than others and shouldn’t put ourselves in competition with anyone else but our past selves.

Sep 17

Women of Distinction Excitement!

So excited to work on the prep for WOD, I did that program when I was in high school and feel like it’s one of the best decisions I made. Now I’m hoping to bring in 60-70 potential Smithies that feel the same way :)

Sep 17
smithcollege:

#Repost from @sowoony —- Went on a walk today for some alone time.. Sunsets at Smith, tho. #beautiful #smithcollege #love #sunset #photooftheday

Smith in its natural beauty

smithcollege:

#Repost from @sowoony —- Went on a walk today for some alone time.. Sunsets at Smith, tho. #beautiful #smithcollege #love #sunset #photooftheday

Smith in its natural beauty

Sep 16

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month…

In honor of the month, here’s a special shout out to our Latin American Countries on their independence days:

-Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica: September 15th
-Mexico: September 16th
-Chile: September 18th
-Belize: September 21st


Here is a link with a little bit of context on Hispanic Heritage Month for our friends, loved ones and allies:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2014/09/15/everything-always-wanted-to-know-about-hispanic-heritage-month-but-didnt-know/

Sep 16
smithcollege:

The first signs of autumn are starting to appear on campus. #ParadisePond #smithcollege

The fall is almost upon us!

smithcollege:

The first signs of autumn are starting to appear on campus. #ParadisePond #smithcollege

The fall is almost upon us!

Sep 15
Nosotr@s is ready to kick off the year!
HAPPY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH! :)
Some members of our MESA (also known as E-board) created this lovely poster in the CC to keep us updated on the awesome events we have coming up.
This Friday, we will serve some delicious postres Latinos, which are some delicious traditional Latin@ pastries. Don’t doubt that many of us will be in contact with our families to make sure our recipes turn out just as good as theirs.
On Sunday, we will have our Zumba session led by our wonderful MESA member. It’s fun and a great way to take a study break!

Come out and support/enjoy our events!

Nosotr@s is ready to kick off the year!

HAPPY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH! :)

Some members of our MESA (also known as E-board) created this lovely poster in the CC to keep us updated on the awesome events we have coming up.

This Friday, we will serve some delicious postres Latinos, which are some delicious traditional Latin@ pastries. Don’t doubt that many of us will be in contact with our families to make sure our recipes turn out just as good as theirs.

On Sunday, we will have our Zumba session led by our wonderful MESA member. It’s fun and a great way to take a study break!

Come out and support/enjoy our events!

Sep 15

Week 2!

The second full week of classes is here and it seems like the Smithies are already cracking down with lots of readings and homework during their “free” time. On top of that, a lot of us just signed up to  join all the orgs that appealed to us during the org fair. Now the question of the essence… how will we balance it all?!

Have no fear, we’re Smithies!

Use this time to get in touch with your professors and start visiting those office hours in order to get familiar with them and the course. Also, we should be able to think about our extracurricular as fun study breaks; not another stressful thing! So when the time comes, take a break, close your book, and go to an org meeting or event!

Sep 12
denizenmars:

Oh Smith humor.

Haha! But actually… where’s mountain day Kathy??

denizenmars:

Oh Smith humor.

Haha! But actually… where’s mountain day Kathy??

Sep 12

Happy Friday Smithies!

This marks the end of the first full week for all of us. We did it! As we settle down into our new schedules, we’re either starting to realize or remembering how rigorous Smith can be. So buckle down and get ready to make this semester a great one!