The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16


Laura Cianciolo '16 is an international relations major and an economics and philosophy double minor. Laura is a prominent photographer around campus, capturing events both on and off campus. Laura loves cooking, reading the Foreign Affairs journal and going to the Arboretum on a foggy day (camera in tow). After college she hopes to pursue a career in foreign policy or global security analysis.


Final moments of sophomore year

May 1, 2014 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

On Monday, hundreds of sophomores attended the first ever Sophomore Pinning Ceremony. The night was filled with dessert, speeches and recognition of sophomore achievements. The ceremony opened with addresses by Class President Sal Bigay and Class Vice President Kristina Harrold. A performance by a cappella group Miss Connduct followed, which included John Legend's "If You're Out There."


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Slavery Ends Today

April 15, 2014 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

Slavery Ends Today, a student organization at Conn, is protesting to end human trafficking. The organization has partnered with the International Justice Mission for a 27-hour-long standing protest. Conn student Olivia Dufour ’16 is one of the 27 million participants.


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Beginning the Inauguration festivities

March 27, 2014 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

This morning in Cro’s Nest, the Inauguration Committee hosted a campus-wide coffee break. Students, faculty and staff all gathered together for an informal celebration of President Bergeron, who will be inaugurated on Saturday, April 5. President Bergeron said a few words to the crowd and then made her way around the room, chatting with students about the college and their experiences.


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A taste of "Taste of Harris"

March 13, 2014 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

The perfect end to midterms week came last Thursday at Taste of Harris. Independent food vendors visit campus once every Spring and serve everything from sausage ravioli to margarita pizza. At the end of the meal, students vote on their favorite items and the dining hall staff try to include the winners on the regular menu. Black bean burgers are now available in Harris after they made an appearance at last year's Taste of Harris.


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Q&A with President Bergeron

February 26, 2014 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

Last week, I attended a question and answer session in Coffee Grounds with President Katherine Bergeron. President Bergeron even turned the tables and took the time to ask students about campus life and what they hope to see at the college.


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Curriculum reVISION

February 18, 2014 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

Connecticut College is currently in the process of re-thinking the core components of a student's general curriculum. As part of Curriculum reVISION week, I went to an event at Ruane’s Den where chemistry professor Marc Zimmer and a number of students discussed their ideas for a new curriculum. The process is group-oriented and the College is working hard to engage students, faculty and staff in the process.


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Snow day!

February 6, 2014 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

The dorms are especially cozy during snowstorms. I was heading to sled in the Arbo with some friends during yesterday’s snow day but the flurries outside made Smith, my dorm, almost too cozy to leave.


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Organic!

January 23, 2014 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

Every Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fiddlehead’s, New London’s organic food co-op, sets up a booth in Cro, our student center. They sell all sorts of fresh and organic fruits, vegetables and sweets. (I’m known to buy their raspberries, apples and mangos.) Having Fiddleheads and other groups visit campus is perfect for stocking up on healthy food before finals or late-night study sessions.


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An hour of CELS

January 2, 2014 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

Just before break, I attended CELS (Career Enhancing Life Services) Workshop Four, which focused on professional communication. The CELS staff showed us techniques for writing cover letters, sending professional emails, and interviewing. Each of the seven workshops have a different goal, from completing your resume to finding your internship. If we attend all the workshops and fulfill separate requirements, we are eligible for a $3,000 stipend for an internship during the summer of our junior year.


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Snowfall during exams

December 20, 2013 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

After the three-inch snowfall, students took to the green for snowball fights and snowmen. These two students had just started to craft their snowman as the snow flurries began to die down.


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Coffee, tea and professors

November 27, 2013 | The Experience, Laura Cianciolo '16

A few days ago, professors Tristan Borer and Afshan Jafar hosted a discussion about Saudi Arabian human rights issues. Both professors are experts on the topic and, at the invitation of the Women’s Center, Think SAFE Project and Yalla Bina Arabic Club, led a conversation that was sparked by a viral video about female drivers in Saudi Arabia. I was one of 40 students who joined the chat while enjoying some free coffee and pastries from Coffee Grounds.


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