Category Month: October 2016

StreetSquash Visits Skidmore, Union College, SUNY Albany and more!

This weekend Edgardo and I chaperoned the First College Prep trip of the year. We took 17 sophomores and juniors up to Albany Friday afternoon. The students really enjoyed dinner at Chili’s; Ben battled through a plate of wings that eventually bested him as Issey stepped in to handle the fiery buffalo sauce. Saturday started dark,...
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StreetSquashers Attend Women’s Sports Foundation Gala

Last night I took senior girls Nakayla, Samia, Jaylene and Cheyenne to the Women's Sports Foundations Annual Salute to women in sports. It was a wonderful event and highlighted accomplishments of teams and individuals including many 2016 Rio Olympians and squash pro Maria Toorpakai who won the Humanitarian Award. Some highlights from the evening included:
  • Walking...
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Alumni Visits, near and far!

October and November mark the start of college visits for the Alumni Support team! This means checking in with everyone, meeting with academic advisors or Career Service counselor, and having a nice (off-campus) meal on StreetSquash! So far we've visited freshman Imani and graduating senior Patricia at Dickinson, Earl at Bowie State University (HBCU), and...
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Forming Alliances at BuzzFeed

On Wednesday October 5th members of StreetSquash visited BuzzFeed in NYC to meet and connect with BuzzFeed editors, writers, photographers, etc. Students walked into BuzzFeed where they were greeted with pizza and fountain drinks from there unlimited soda machines. Students were invited to take a seat while members of BuzzFeed provided background on their lives...
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