The past year has been difficult for everyone, but especially for creatives. With few outlets to express themselves and an even smaller amount of places to look to for inspiration, many students found themselves in a bind. But a handful of the College’s most artistic students were able to push through by turning to their lifelong hobbies, the music they listened to and even their classes for inspiration.
Dr. Annmarie Nicolosi has been teaching at the College for over 20 years. She has seen women’s, gender, and sexuality studies (WGSS) grow into a department that teaches history, celebrates women and encourages change — everything that Women’s History Month (WHM) represents.
From some of her happiest moments as a swimming coach to a writer for Health.com, Colleen Murphy has made her mark on the world. Upon graduating from the College in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and two minors in women’s and gender Studies and communications, Murphy obtained her “first ‘big girl’ job” in October 2016 as an assistant editor at PET AGE, where she would write articles about the latest pet products and trends.
Sigrid Stevenson played piano with a fiery passion. After attending a play entitled “J.B.,” she stayed behind in the College’s Kendall Hall, hoping to get in some hours of practice four days before the semester officially started.
When Covid-19 struck and quarantine was at its peak this summer, sophomore marketing major Adam Yu and hometown friend Robert Schweitzer took to TikTok to pass the time. Today, over 1.4 million followers and 62.1 million likes later, the pair have managed to mold their account @CS99TV into a hub for viral sports-related content.
Steve Chu, the chef and owner of the asian fusion restaurant, Ekiben, received an email on March 11 from a man named Brandon Jones — a customer requesting the recipe to a broccoli tempura dish that his mother-in-law adored. The Vermont native stated that she suffers from terminal cancer, and would love to have the recipe so that she could enjoy it at home.
The College’s campus is normally bustling with activity — as students hurry to class, meet with friends for a meal or find a quiet spot to study. A vibrant atmosphere has always permeated the campus, and that is part of what made college enjoyable for many students.