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See you in the Fall, New London!

May 23, 2014 | The Experience, Dana Sorkin '16


During finals, it's easy to spend hours and hours in your room or the library studying, writing papers and completing final projects. May is one of the most beautiful months at Conn, and it's nice to step outside, even for a little bit, and enjoy the warm weather and beautiful trees. Matteo and I took a break from studying to drive into New London and spending some time by the Thames River, visiting our favorite spots in town before we head out for the summer.



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Behind the scenes: Napkin Notes

May 5, 2014 | The Experience, Dana Sorkin '16


Napkin Notes at Conn are a unique way for students to let know how they're feeling about the food. Almost every note gets a response from the staff. While Dining Services can't always accommodate everything, like my friend's request to have our famous chocolate chip cookies at every meal, but the staff is usually able to find a way to make sure the majority of the requests are met.



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The College Voice

April 28, 2014 | The Experience, Matteo Mobilio '16


As an arts editor for The College Voice, our campus newspaper, I work closely with both my writers and my fellow editors. The Voice is a resource for students on campus to vocalize their opinions from everything from a favorite event or concert to more serious concerns. I sat down with other staff members to see what advice they would share with incoming students.



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Rugby tackles breast cancer

April 21, 2014 | The Experience, Dana Sorkin '16


I joined the women's club rugby team my freshman year, and since then, it's been a whirlwind of practices, games and team bonding. This year, along with the men's team, we hosted two fundraising games to benefit breast cancer research. While the two games were just for fun, we hope to help raise awareness on campus and make a difference in the fight against cancer.



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Bears vs. Camels

March 11, 2014 | The Experience, Matteo Mobilio '16


Some friends and I headed down to Dayton Arena to catch the annual Club Hockey vs. Coast Guard game. It always proves to be one of the most exciting games of the year.



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Creating the Vagina Monologues

March 3, 2014 | The Experience, Dana Sorkin '16


For the first time in a very, very long time, I auditioned to be a cast member of a school production. In this case, it was Connecticut College's production of "The Vagina Monologues." The show comes together in less than a week, making the experience tiring, exciting, but most of all, incredibly rewarding. It all manages to come together in the days leading up to the show.



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ReVISION Week, a community dialogue

February 24, 2014 | The Experience, Marina Stuart '16


I sat down with Gabby Arenge '14 to discuss her involvement in Curriculum ReVision Week. With an awesome turnout, good things are certain to come of this great, weeklong community dialogue.



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What's your Green Dot?

February 16, 2014 | The Experience, Dana Sorkin '16


On February 8th, I attended the Green Dot hockey game to help raise awareness about Conn's Green Dot program. The program works to end to sexual violence, interpersonal violence and stalking. The game always draws a large crowd and is one of the only sporting events I've seen where people wear colors other than Conn's traditional blue and white - in this case, it was bright green for a great cause.



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Dance fitness in the Athletic Center

February 11, 2014 | The Experience, Matteo Mobilio '16


My friends Alysha and Alysia give me the rundown on their Dance Fitness class. It's definitely something I'll be checking out in the coming weeks. Good music, good people and one crazy workout.



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On The Can, our most unusual publication

January 10, 2014 | The Experience, Matteo Mobilio '16


On The Can, the weekly publication by the Connecticut College Student Government Association, is, without a doubt, one of the most-read publications on campus. It's a little bit quirky, and filled with upcoming event advertisements, student profiles, puzzles and trivia.



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Martial Arts: The Next Gen-Ed Requirement?

November 22, 2013 | The Experience, Kurt Reinmund '15


It's comforting to know that I can learn more than just academics here at Connecticut College. I now know a little bit of self defense, thanks to the Martial Arts Club.



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Students and sustainability

November 15, 2013 | The Experience, Matteo Mobilio '16


Sustainability at Connecticut College is much more than "going green." It's part of the academics, the student organizations and the big-picture mentality on campus and I got to talk with students who are leading the charge.



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Halloweekend 2013

November 8, 2013 | The Experience, Kurt Reinmund '15


Every student and faculty member seems to find the Halloween spirit, and this year was no exception. It's a favorite holiday for Kurt Reinmund '15, and in this video, he shares a glimpse into this year's celebrations.



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Fall Weekend 2013

November 4, 2013 | The Experience, Matteo Mobilio '16


Kurt and I are taking you behind the scenes of an annual Connecticut College tradition: Fall Weekend. It's a weekend complete with athletic matches, the annual all-group a cappella concert and HarvestFest, an open market of Connecticut College swag sold by clubs and teams.



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V-Day reflection-100 men rising: is a man’s treasure really booty?

October 25, 2013 | The Experience, CJ Robinson '16


What do vaginas mean to you? It’s a simple question at first sight, if you’re just thinking on the surface. Vaginas are so much more than the surface, especially for me. I am an only child, and my mother was a single mother. There, I said it. I hope you feel the emotion I have towards vaginas through the computer screen, and what they mean. This year, Alia Roth ’14 is producing the Vagina Monologues. It is a show that happens annually at the college during the spring semester, this year on February 20-22.

To promote the show, Alia decided upon a video. She reached out to a group of us students via email. She asked if we wanted to participate in this video. She told us she was going to ask us each a question when we arrived to do the filming, and it was going to be a surprise. I immediately accepted. Never have I been so thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this type of project.

The day of recording came, and I told the camera-no, the world-what vaginas truly mean to me. After I was done I left Alia and John, the videographer in shock. They were amazed at what I had to say. Everything I said was true. We were emailed and told to prepare ourselves for the release. I was sitting in my room watching the video alone, and there was a smile from ear to ear on my face. I was happy.

The video was posted on major media websites and YouTube the following day. It has over 100,000 views at this very moment. The world and our campus really got to see what other students and I had to say. I have always been proud of the role my mother has played in my life. For being able to deal with me and be successful, but now I am also proud of Alia. I am proud of her for showing the world that there are men who really do understand that there is more than a face value to a vaginal treasure, which the world must learn to respect.



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