Returning to our nation’s capital bring about feelings of nostalgia. People were everywhere moving to and fro. Cars were zipping throughout the city’s streets while I sit back observing D. C.’s daily activity. The charter bus continued driving forward making left and right turns when necessary until we reached our destination, 1000 Jefferson Dr., better known as the Smithsonian Institution Building (the Castel). The intimating building stood tall. It looked out of place. As if it belonged in the medieval era and not our own. Nevertheless, I exited the bus, stretched my limbs, and proceeded into the Castel awaiting to see what was inside.
The walking tour of Elizabeth City State University is a study of the university’s history from the perspective of student education landmarks, dorm landmarks, and attraction landmarks.
In the summer of 2017, I had visited Wilkes-Barre, Arcadia University, Temple University. Wilkes-Barre and Temple had the urban atmosphere that I craved for college. Living in York, where there is farm down the street from my house, I needed to experience fast pace, never sleeping aspect of the city. With this in mind, it disappointed me how much neither Temple nor Wilkes awed me. I could see myself going there, but I could also see myself not. Another impediment was that it is only one hour away from my parents.
As students promenade onto campus for the fall semester, most expect that this illustrious university will have everything under control—but it turns out the exact opposite. “New semester, same old problems,” is an opinion article written by Michael Kohut, who is a staff writer for The Statesman newspaper that has been circulating at Stony Brook University for more than fifty years. This article portrays the problems concerning printer malfunctions, the inaccessible buildings on campus due to sidewalk repairs, and the difficulty that it’s causing students. According to Kohut, there is no excuse for these problems on campus because Stony Brook is a notable university that should address issues before students arrive for the new semester.
This Summer, I had the opportunity to spend my entire break attending conferences and interning at a lab at UCSD so I thought to myself I would never have the time to visit any art museum or do my summer assignments for that matter. That was until I realized I was living at a campus who had an art piece practically on every corner of their six colleges. I then began my journey, on scooter, to discover the hidden and the not so hidden gems The Stuart Collection at UCSD had to offer. It was then that I fell in love with 2 specific art pieces throughout the campus, those being Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star, which depicts an immigrant’s transition into American culture, and Kiki Smith’s Standing, which depicts a seemingly tortured woman.
Washington Crossing State Park commemorates the crossing of General George Washington’s American Army over the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. The park houses historical sites such as the McConkey Ferry Inn, the Thompson-Neely House, and the Village of Taylorsville, as well as, of course, the site of the crossing itself. The American army crossed over an icy Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, where they gathered to make the march down to Trenton, where they would surprise, attack, and defeat the Hessian garrison stationed there. Washington had received word that the British General Howe had moved his troops into winter quarters in New York and stationed some Hessian troops in New Jersey. From this, Washington determined that
An afternoon spent meandering through the winding paths of the Annmarie Sculpture Garden provides a cultural experience through art. The memories the sculptures preserve encourage the introspection of visitors, allowing an almost tailored learning experience for those willing to learn. Ultimately, it is an epistemological experience for those who attend, as what could be a quiet afternoon turns into a unique peek into the culture of Calvert
The historical background of the place itself of the painting is that Washington Square which was known as the Potter’s Field. It used to be an execution grounds and a cemetery in the early 1800s for many slaveries including a young female slave Rose Butler who was executed in the Potter’s Field. However, the cemetery has evolved to become a parade and drill ground for the soldiers for the Seventh Regiment. Washington Square became a historical place because of the many evolutions that it had went through in the United States.
Visitors learn that the children of the governors get some kind of education some time in their life. The girls lived with their teachers, and the boys went to William and Mary. In the ballroom, people learned who played the music, and how special it was to have carpet floors back then. Also, in the dining room only a couple children were able to eat there when there were guests, because they had to sit for almost three hours while the grownups spoke to each other. Because this building connects to Williamsburg’s motto, this site is more important than others and it should earn the 2016 commemorative coin for
The University of Wisconsin-Madison struck my eye from the very first time I stepped on campus. It was a beautiful morning in November; the air was brisk, the sun was shining, and the leaves were just beginning to fall. Being from Arizona, there were only two seasonal weather patterns that existed: really hot with a nice, cool winter. I had loved every second at home, but I was ready to experience something new.
Zarir Hamza Biology - 9th Grade Dr. Michael Ricketts 4 September 2014 Nature in Washington Crossing State Work On August 28, 2014, my family and I went to Washington Crossing State Park. The park section where we stayed was 74.862940 degrees south (Longitude) and 40.313780 degrees east (Latitude). We went there at 2:20 PM and returned at 3:51 PM. The objectives of my observation was to clearly identify the energy flow in the environment while observing the flora and fauna of the area. The temperature for the past few days was around 85 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and it was mostly sunny. The temperature when I went to the park was 78 degrees Fahrenheit which was slightly cooler than usual. The heat might have caused some animals to stay in their
With the Art Institute of Chicago constantly changing, it has flourished and evolved into a reputable source of history in Chicago. With vast improvements to space and allowing for the development of new creations from the school, the Art Institute of Chicago continues to pave the way for the appreciation of art and for future
History of the Washington Monument The Washington Monument has a history that is more complex than one may think. This monument is a timeless testament that stands in no one’s shadow, much like the first president it commemorates. The Egyptian like structure is still very prevalent in today’s society with an unique history and many controversial events.
As a child raised in a foreign country, arriving to the US eight years ago, I frantically searched for something familiar. The familiarity that I looked for wasn’t what I found. It was individuals of different ethnicities, skin tones, religions, and ideologies that i found me. The trinkets they gave
I recently attended a collection preview and donor reception in honor of the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s grand opening. I was invigorated by the museum’s use of cultural objects to narrate a people’s history. Attending this event only reaffirmed my passion for using art and material culture to inform new insights. Studying the history of art is a great way to explore the intersectionalities between art, culture, and identity. At Williams College, I aim to delve further in my academic pursuits and exploration through the graduate program in Art History.