Posts tagged College advice

In what ways did Bennington surprise you? — Asked by Anonymous

LET’S DO THIS, HUMANS OF NEW YORK STYLE YET AGAIN:

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"Every morning I wake up and it’s still here!"
~Parke ‘15

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"This one time Randy (the electronic music faculty) sent me an email telling me that I should allow myself to be a musician, even though my instinct told me to act like an architecture student. To have a lauded electronic musician try to make me feel better during a rough week, creatively speaking, was the best kind of Bennington surprise I could’ve asked for."
~Carlos ‘14

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"I never thought I would re-imagine my education as much as I have."
~Genelle ‘15

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"Bennington surprises me with how serious student’s work, at all levels, is taken. Don’t take a photo of me please."
~Emily ‘16

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"The ability to exchange Youtube videos with faculty as intellectual fodder. Or breaking down why Comic Sans affects a reader in the way that it does."
~Ben ‘14

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"UHMM. I don’t think I would’ve bought this shirt if I went to a different school. Bennington allowed me to embrace my 70s Fashion Aesthetic."
~Alan ‘15

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"I feel like this is common for other people too, but I’m surprised that I’ve been able to live in rural Vermont for almost two years now (including one summer!)."
~Doug ‘16

~Tuesday Afternoon Crew + Parke ‘15

"If you could give one winter advice to a large group of people what would it be?"

// Friday morning shift gives advice in the style of Humans of New York //

"Ice melts. Everything melts! At some point…" 
-Kagan ‘16

"Bring lots of socks!!!11"
-Anushka ‘14

"watch out for black ice kiddos"
-Batman ‘16

"Tights tights tights. Underneath everything. Two pairs if you can manage."
-Sarah ‘14

"FLEECE-LINED LEGGINGS"
-Carlos ‘14
                                               ”It’s New England. Deal with it.”
                                               -Evan ‘13

If you could give your freshman self one piece of advice, what would it be? (Thanks and see you guys soon AHHH!!) — Asked by Anonymous

That’s a really good question! I asked around the office and this is what we had to say:

**Play this for an added feel of nostalgia, of days gone (good)bye**


Doug ‘16: “Don’t stress out about meeting everyone, or finding your people immediately. Best friends aren’t made in a week.”

Tommy ‘16: “First term is not the best term to heap on the academically challenging courses.” 

Rachel ‘14:  ”Don’t take grades! Take pass/fail. It’s a stressful thing that you can avoid.”

Liam ‘14: “Make sure you really explore your first year; there’s plenty of time to take the classes you know you want to take.”

Carlos ‘14: “Go to as many senior shows as you can. It’s a fellow student’s cumulative, final showing of what keeps them up at night. SEE. THEM. ALL.”

Evan ‘13: “Meet people for who they are. Don’t drink the Facebook Kool-Aid.”