Posts tagged michaela

While I was visiting Bennington, I found some plants in the sink of one of the Swan house bathrooms. No one around at the time knew why they were there, has anyone since learned? — Asked by Anonymous

If they were little pots of grass, they belonged to Michaela and she was letting the water drain out of the bottom. If not, then I’m glad your tour raised some questions.

-Alan ‘15 

 

Spring is here and for all us seniors graduating in June that means ADVANCED WORK. For me as a music student I am putting on concert in a few weeks called “Psyconaut”. I am horrifyingly nervous and really excited. These are some pictures of our rehearsals.

Here is what other seniors on shift are doing:

Eric: “Examining the relationship between resource inequality and opportunity inequality through political economy and philosophy”.

David: “I’m studying crowds and why people have an urge to be a part of something larger than themselves, and how they achieve that feeling of ecstatic “oneness” with each other through religious rituals. I study social psychology, evolutionary biology and philosophy with a smattering of dance.”

Kevin: “I’m working on a paper comparing the elections of 1912 and 2012, particularly in terms of wealth inequality. I study broadly in the liberal arts with a focus in American politics.”

Michaela: “I’m playing a part in the Senior Visual Art Show and I’m writing a paper in art history on Mark Rothko, specifically his trial in the ’70s.I study sculpture, painting and art history. And a little bit of social psychology.”

Wish us luck.

-Riley ‘13

Greetings! would it be too much to ask for a elaborate description of all the houses "personalities", preferably including comparisons with Hogwarts houses and a cat gif or two? Thanks! — Asked by Anonymous

kind of! every house will change with who lives in it and those that reside there know it best. i can’t begin to compare personalities between houses because as you can imagine i haven’t lived in all of them! I would just focus on the type of community YOU want and if you happen to be one of those students that will be filling out a Bennington housing form soon do your best to describe the type of house personality that you need! 

;) Michaela

Just a little selection of the seemingly endless events happening this week at Bennington. When I’ve receive Facebook invites to over 30 events all happening on campus in the next three weeks, I know that it is officially the beginning of the end of term. Click on the squares above to learn more. I’ll update with new events next week.

LateLateForAllTheseDates,

Jessieh 

A picture of our dinning hall’s FUN FOOD night on Halloween! From a fog machine to cobwebs to caution tap near our compost, our dinning hall was decked out for the occasion and topped of with screenings of movies such as Carie. The food and treats consist of hand-spun cotton candy, donuts, fried dough, and of course candy! Check out Michaela’s post about more events of Halloween at Bennington.-Alana ‘15 

A picture of our dinning hall’s FUN FOOD night on Halloween! From a fog machine to cobwebs to caution tap near our compost, our dinning hall was decked out for the occasion and topped of with screenings of movies such as Carie. The food and treats consist of hand-spun cotton candy, donuts, fried dough, and of course candy! Check out Michaela’s post about more events of Halloween at Bennington.
-Alana ‘15 

What is it like to be a History student at Bennington? Would I have a required Math class? — Asked by Anonymous

With Bennington’s Plan Process you won’t have any college required courses. Along with your Plan committee you’ll decide what classes you believe you should take as a history focus. I guarantee you that you will step out of the box a bit and take some classes in unexpected disciplines but it will be YOUR decision. 

-Michaela

is there a tanning salon in bennington? — Asked by Anonymous

When the strong sun of a Vermont summer begins to soften and the cold winter air turns sun kissed faces to ice the services at Tropical Rayz will paint your winter hue back into the shades of summer. 

Tropical Rayz found at 418 Main Street Bennigton, VT. They’re open 7 days a week. 

xoxo Michaela

Tell me everything about Bingham there is to know. — Asked by Anonymous

Well like Leigh, Bingham is a colonial on second street right near the end of the world. Bingham is a courtesy house with set quiet hours. Every term the whole house will come together and decide when those will be. Overall, it’s a pretty beautiful house because it has a big porch in the back. 

But….. I wouldn’t recommend it considering Evan is the house chair.

-Michaela

p.s. most of the colonials including Bingham don’t have overhead lighting. So if you are placed in Bingham or another colonial I would suggest purchasing a lamp or two.  

r there any kick boxing classes or anything of that nature available to students on campus??!!???? — Asked by Anonymous

No  unfortunately we do not! But we DO have yoga, Pilates, and zumba classes that cost 3 bucks a class. We do have two heavy bags among other equipment that you could use for kickboxing on your own time. But if you are dead set on some sort of class I would encourage you to ask around campus and see if anyone else is interested. You could find a student to teach it and run it as a club and get funding to get other equipment! Just an idea…and I would definitely join so now all we need to do is find a teacher! 

-Michaela

In more relevant news……. Bennington alum, Justin Theroux, is making headlines by marrying one of my favs Jennifer Aniston. She finally found love and what are the chances that she ended up with a Bennington boy! For all you ladies out there this should say something about the quality of our young gentlemen. So the question remains: if we convince Justin Theroux to speak at graduation this coming year, will Jen come????? 
-Michaela

In more relevant news……. Bennington alum, Justin Theroux, is making headlines by marrying one of my favs Jennifer Aniston. She finally found love and what are the chances that she ended up with a Bennington boy! For all you ladies out there this should say something about the quality of our young gentlemen. So the question remains: if we convince Justin Theroux to speak at graduation this coming year, will Jen come????? 

-Michaela

I know that with FWT students miss the majority of the winter weather but are there ever any snow days? — Asked by Anonymous

No!! We’ve never had an official snow day. Vermont winters are notorious so the whole town of Bennington tends to be well prepared for any type of snow situation. On the OTHER hand when I got back from FWT my sophomore year the snow was so heavy that some of my professors couldn’t make it to campus for class. But at the same time Jess still had class because her professor lived on campus…. So I’d keep an eye on the weather report but chances are Bennington professors will make it to class come hail or high water. 

-Michaela

How much do classes at the Rec Barn cost? — Asked by Anonymous

THREE DOLLARS!

xoxoxo Michaela

How's T-Mobile in Bennington? — Asked by Anonymous

Amira says, ” It’s actually very nice”. I have trouble getting in contact with her but that’s for other reasons… 

-Michaela

So Amira and Michaela have decided they want to get fit…

And they need your advice on how to do it.

The best part about this is that whatever routine gets the most votes, we’ll make a video of their first workout and share it with you!

Vote here.

Liam

Would a surge protector be a necessary item in one's dorm room? — Asked by Anonymous

If you’re planning on bringing a bunch of electronics I would say…. yes. 

-Michaela ‘13