Batavia, New York— A new academic year has arrived at Genesee Community College and so have two new student bloggers. With only a few short weeks into the fall semester, the student bloggers have been busy documenting current events, classes, food and roommates, to name just a few topics. This year’s student bloggers include Genevieve Scholl and Emily Patrick. Their personal college experiences are posted on GCC’s Campus Blog and can be viewed at www.GCCCampusBlog.wordpress.com
Genevieve Scholl is a self-described “crazy jumble of identities all rolled into one human being.” She’s a Criminal Justice major, a published writer, a photographer, an artist and an aspiring interior decorator. She is originally from a small town in northern New York State called Remsen, even though she comes from New York Mills, NY. She currently resides on campus in Cedar Hall in College Village. She plans to graduate in May of 2013 with the hopes of getting a career in the criminal justice system. She is interested in being a police officer, a crime scene investigator, and eventually an FBI agent in the Behavioral Analysis Unit.
She is a straight-laced, law abiding, proud to be an American New Yorker. Her dream is to live and work in Ireland and even if that day is a long time away, she will still aspire to make that dream come true. “Everyone should aspire to accomplish their dreams, even if they are as wild and crazy as they get, because dreams are the roadway to success and happiness.
“I am most excited about sharing my experiences and writing techniques with the rest of the students,” Genevieve said. “I hope students will get information, entertainment, and some sort of emotion out of my blogs.”
Emily Patrick describes herself as a “contradiction.” Born in Genesee County, she loves the things that are stereotypically Western New York: pickup trucks, country music, French fries in her Frosty and football (she’s a die-hard Bills fan). The contradictions begin when the country music turns to oldies, rap, pop, hard rock, or alternative – she loves it all. Although a fan of Western New York, she aspires one day to live in New York City.
Emily chose Genesee Community College because it fits every aspect of her at this point in her life.
“Even though I enjoy so many different kinds of activities, I can still participate in them in and around GCC. For example, I have been dancing since the age of three and am now a dance teacher. I love the kids that I teach and love that I get to help them learn to express themselves through dance.
“As I said before, one of my biggest dreams is to live in New York City, and what I would love to do there, above anything else, is dance. GCC offers me a great education at a price that allows me to save money for my dream. In addition to this, GCC has dance classes that everyone can take, whether you’ve been doing it all your life or are just beginning; one of which (thankfully) fit into my schedule last semester.”
Emily and Genevieve document an assortment of events and opportunities happening at or around the College. They also blog about current events, pop culture and controversial topics relevant to college students. The blog not only features their commentary on the event or topic, but also multimedia elements that enhance the reader’s experience. Photos, slideshows, video clips and links provide for an engaging digital conversation between the student blogger and the reader.
Visit the blog at www.GCCCampusBlog.Wordpress.com. Readers can also subscribe to the blog by submitting their email address to receive notification when a new blog is posted. For more information please contact Kevin Manne, New Media Specialist at 585-343-0055 x6481 or KJManne@genesee.edu .
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