In Their Words
  • Here are some pictures I took of the great food Norwich offers!
  • Who says exercise can’t be fun? I know for sure that it can be and one fun exercise I enjoy is hiking. Luckily for all Norwich students we have access to a mountain to hiking right on campus. Paine Mountain is a recreational area on campus where people in the Core and clubs such as Paintball and Airsoft go to practice. The peak of the mountain overlooks the entire campus, giving some of the most breath taking views I’ve seen in my life. Growing up in New York City I never really got to see and appreciate the beauty of mountain scapes. That’s why I’m so grateful for being a Norwich student and having the luxury to be able to see these beauties from my dorm window. Since Paine Mountain is apart of campus you don’t even need a short term excursion form to access it. If you’ve never went...
  • My first weekend on campus was an experience I will never forget. I've met people from not only around the country but around the world. There's people from Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Sweden, the Philippines, and many more.This gave me a broad view of how diverse Norwich is as a institution. This makes me feel like I'm at home as New York as people from all around the world. Students at Norwich are some of the most genuine people I've ever met in my life. I don't feel uncomfortable or intimidated to go and approach students. This previous Sunday I hiked up a mountain with the other civilian freshman and I made a lot of friends by simply just going up and starting a conversation with students. This is something that Isn't too common from where I come from. People in New York can be very standoffish, this definitely...
  • This photo is from Rookdom, in December 2018. As a freshman, my friends and I did a lot of volunteering in the community. Volunteering opened so many opportunities for us to see Vermont and to have an escape from the Norwich campus. As a rook, it’s nice to have a break - even if just for a couple of hours. This particular event was in the Northfield Square and on one of our breaks we were able to go see Santa. Many of my friends enjoy volunteering and are officers in the Rotaract Club on campus. This club is still in the early years so it can be hard to make as big of an impact as we would like, but we’re working on it! This photo is from this past year’s Thanksgiving dinner. This dinner is always one of the highlights - good food and a rook family reunion....
  • If you’re looking for something interesting to do, look on Facebook Marketplace. People are constantly selling strange items that can be fun to buy for yourself or as gifts for others. My sister was searching through the Marketplace and found someone selling a 8 foot tall sasquatch made of wood. After she put the info in our sisters’ chat, we all promptly agreed to pitch in and buy it to surprise our dad. I drove us a half hour to pick it up from this elderly man’s house, and we assigned our mom to distract our dad while we came home and carried the giant sasquatch to the backyard. My dad was thrilled when he saw it! He painted it and waterproofed it before positioning it against some trees in the backyard. It’s so big that neighbors walking by our house on the street can see it from certain angles.




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