Post Birthday Ball Cleanse

maxresdefault.jpgBirthday Ball has come and gone and for many so has our health. If you were not sick before this weekend’s festivities you are bound to be sometime in the near future. Our bodies had to take in a lot of excitement, a lot of unhealthy food, and for some a lot of alcohol. While these things are all common for some on Birthday Ball weekend endeavors, I’m sure some of us are not feeling completely well balanced today. We all took on a lot of fun this weekend so it is important to nurse your body back to prime health by eating healthy, exercising, and getting plenty of rest.

The first thing to do it drink plenty or water this week. Or you can even treat your body to a green tea cleanse. Green tea is great for getting rid of the bad toxins in your body and flushing everything out. It also makes you feel your best and is a sweeter alternative to water especially if you need a bit of caffeine to keep you going. Eat lots of green things especially if you indulged in the midnight breakfast after the ball or went out to eat with friends all weekend. Things like spinach and zucchini are tasty and great for your body. Get some cardio in a few times this week. Exercising may not sound like the most fun thing to do right now but it will help give you more energy. It will also help to rid your body of toxins through your sweat! Don’t forget to catch up on your sleep. You probably had a hectic and very long weekend so try to go to bed at a reasonable hour this week.

I hope everyone had a great Birthday Ball weekend, but don’t forget to take care of your body in the meantime!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

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Birthday Ball!

66897_bdayballticket.pngIt’s that magical time of the year when not only the weather begins to change but we also get to celebrate Birthday Ball! This year, despite the chance of rain, will be glamorous and fun since our theme is Old Hollywood. Embracing everything that is grace, elegant, and dazzling, girls will be attending the dance in gorgeous long gowns while the gentlemen will be looking dapper in suits. This is my first birthday ball, but from what I’ve heard it is so much fun with lots of music, dancing, and the theme is always so stunning it looks like something out of a movie. Students and faculty all come out to celebrate George Washington’s birthday every year. There’s always so much excitement surrounding the day that even before the dance beings there’s so much to do!! Men’s baseball, men’s lacrosse, and sho-troupe all have events going on and there’s a tailgate!

Birthday ball will begin at 8 pm and go on till 12 am. Alongside so much fun and dancing, there will be breakfast being served from 11:30 pm till 1:30 am completely complimentary. Students who are bringing outside guests must also present their id at the door. For those who are 21, there is a cash bar open till 11:30 pm and you must be wearing the provided wrist band. Despite the rain being called for tomorrow night, it will be such a wonderful day full of excitement that the rain won’t be a bother to all the fun surrounding campus! Have a wonderful Birthday Ball everyone!

Savannah Masterson

Staff Blogger

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Welcome Spring!

thumbnail_IMG_3627.jpgToday for the first time in a while it was warm and sunny! We’ve had a few more days here and there but nothing like today. Today’s weather had so many people outside having class, studying on the terrace at Miller Library, or even laying a blanket out on the Lawn. The weather brought out so many people out of their dorms and into the sunshine! It’s scientifically proven that warm weather can break someone out of a hard time where they are constantly feeling exhausted. Any change to warm weather helps boost your mood as well as feel more energetic. Plus, it’s such a nice change from all the cold and miserable weather we’ve been having along with the lack of snow.

The groundhog might have been a little confused thinking there were six more weeks of winter because the next few days are going to be beautiful and super warm which, I don’t know about you but it makes me super happy. Personally, I’m all about warm weather and today was just such a great taste of what spring will be bringing. Warmer weather means more sports games outside and being able to enjoy all the spring lacrosse and baseball games in the sunshine. Even going outside on the terraces of the dining hall will be such a nice change from being crammed inside for months on end. Everyone will be out walking everywhere to embrace the warmth instead of driving around to avoid all the freezing winds and chilly nights. So if you haven’t already, get out there and enjoy the warm weather!

Savannah Masterson

Staff Blogger

Photo by Savannah Masterson

Welcome to Washington College!

ef5cf9c7-b6da-427f-a58b-455b400bb048.jpgIt’s that time of year where many high school juniors and seniors come to our beloved campus and see how amazing it is! I myself have already seen so many excited young students going on tours and taking in the campus. It’s crazy to think that just a year ago I was going on one of those tours looking around at all the buildings and then just a few short months later I was moving into Queen Annes. The tours guides do such great work teaching prospective students and their families about our college and all it has to offer as well as answering numerous questions.

With that being said, every incoming student thinks about so many different things. How am I going to adjust? What does the college have to offer as far as what I want to major in? What’s there to do in Chestertown? Am I even thinking fair questions? Guess what, it’s okay to think a million questions about college and what life will be like when you get here, in fact, it’s perfectly normal. College is a whole different place and it’s one of the best moments of your life. Sure, it can be super scary but one of the things I feel in love with about Washington College is the minute you step on campus it’s like every question just disappears. Everything falls into place when you get to see how many amazing programs we have and learn about all the wonderful events Chestertown hosts. Washington College is one of the most beautiful campuses’s on the shore and the most diverse as well as welcoming.

Savannah Masterson

Staff Blogger

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Check out the Career Center Today!

Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 3.23.42 PM.pngSummer is fast approaching, which means it’s time for summer jobs and internships. Whether you are graduating or just looking for something to give you experience during summer break, it is important to start now rather than later. Even just having a proper resume can help make all the difference in finding a job or not. Luckily for us here at WAC, the Career Center is a great resource to have. They can help you with job and internship hunting, interview techniques, and even tips for your LinkedIn account.

Their next workshop is tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 22nd from 3:30 to 4:30. This event will help you learn how to visit the upcoming career fair and make it work for you.

The Career Fair will be Thursday, March 2nd from 11 am to 2 pm in the Goose Nest & Egg. Come here to meet employers and look for job opportunities.

If you need more individualized help set up an appointment with the Career Center. You can make an appointment here!

Don’t be afraid to branch out and use the resources WAC has to offer. This little bit of help could be the determining factor in your future.

For more information check out the Career Center Website

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

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How to Make the Most of this Great Weather

IMG_5886.jpgIf you have not noticed, this past weekend’s weather has been lovely. This is a little unusual in the middle of Feburary when temperatures are normally around freezing. According to The Weather Channel, this upcoming week looks pretty mild too with temperatures between the 50’s and high 60’s.  With such wonderful weather, you better make sure to make the most of it because it could all turn around before we know it. Maryland weather is notorious for being fickle, so don’t put away your winter jackets just yet. To make sure you don’t miss out on all the opportunities this weather provides here are some of my favorite things to do.

  1. Take a walk. Walk around town or over to get a smoothie at Tracy’s Smoothies. The warm weather is perfect for stretching your legs.
  2. Sit by the waterfront. Grab a coffee from Dunkin’ or Play it Again Sam’s and watch the ducks and geese swim in the Chester River.
  3. Sit outside on the Miller Library patio. There is nothing better than doing school work outside in the fresh air.
  4. Grab a blanket and lay on The Green. This is a great way to socialize and relax instead of being stuck in your dorm room all day.
  5. If you have one, sit on your porch or balcony. This may be easier for those who live off campus or at the Quad, but it never hurts to invite friends over so they all can enjoy the nice weather with you.

I hope everyone enjoys this nice weather and makes the most of it while they can!

Brooke Harig

Social Media Editor

Photo by Brooke Harig

How to Make the Most out of not Having a Voice

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This week after I caught the terrible plague of the awful cold I had, I also lost my voice. My friends loved to compare me to Weezy from “Toy Story” every time I would try and say something. Alongside not being able to talk to my friends, I also couldn’t say my lines or sing during my rehearsals for “Last September”. This made things incredibly hard because it was just a few days after my birthday and we were also learning parts for the songs in the show. So, I had to make the best of it and I tried my hardest to gain my voice back as fast as I could.

Running to Walgreens, I prepared a list to combat the horrible cold I had gotten. I went straight for the cough drops, Nyquil, tea, and ginger ale. At this point, it was strictly bed rest and minimal talking which left a lot of time for studying, reading, and catching up on Netflix. It also gave me the opportunity to slow down from all the activities I’m involved in. I realized that sometimes you need just a little time to yourself to bounce back from whacky weather patterns, stress, and sleepless nights. It’s super important to take care of ourselves before we end up getting things to go from bad to worse. Always remember to take vitamins, drink plenty of water, get lots of sleep, and if you start to get sick head over to health services!

Savannah Masterson

Staff Blogger

Photo by Savannah Masterson