Paws-itive Joy
Feb25

Paws-itive Joy

President Denise A. Battles and Michael Mills introduce us to their family member, Vejo, and the light he brings into their lives.  

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Listen: The Ultimate Reunion Playlist
Feb25

Listen: The Ultimate Reunion Playlist

  Celebrate the College’s 150th Anniversary with the best tunes of Reunions. By Kris Dreessen What songs would you add? Email scene@geneseo.edu and we will be adding to our list! If you have been to SUNY Geneseo’s Reunion block parties, Jon Yates ’91 has guided your good-time vibe. He has been the party DJ since 2001. As a student, Yates was operations manager of the College Union and also plays music for other...

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How to: Host a Movie and Food Night
Feb25

How to: Host a Movie and Food Night

Film critic and food aficionado Erich Van Dussen ’89 offers recommendations for some delicious watch parties. by Robyn Rime When it comes to food porn, “Big Night” is the gold standard. “It checks every box,” says Erich Van Dussen ’89, director of communications at Hillside, a multistate nonprofit based in Rochester, and — more to the point — longtime movie reviewer for Messenger Post and other upstate New York media outlets. “It’s a...

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It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Random Facts
Feb25

It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Random Facts

Trivia nights have invited friendly pub competition for 50 years — and there’s likely a game near you. By Erin Ball ’22 Attending a weekly trivia game was not a part of Connor Hughson’s life while she studied at Geneseo. But now, trivia at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester is a big part of her friend group’s weekly schedule.  “We go as often as we can,” says Hughson, who graduated in 2014. “They’re just so fun.”  Bars and restaurants in the...

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How to: Your Food Scraps, Renewed!
Jul06

How to: Your Food Scraps, Renewed!

Geneseo’s sustainability experts share simple steps to compost at home. By Mat Johnson “Some things just take time — like good wine and compost,” says Dan DeZarn, Geneseo’s director of sustainability. Technically, composting is “the decomposition of organic waste,” says DeZarn, himself a backyard composter. In any active compost pile, oxygen-seeking bacteria are busy breaking down organic material. The result is a soil-like material...

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How to: Steeped in Tradition
Feb24

How to: Steeped in Tradition

Tea sommelier Sara Silbiger Shacket ’98 shares the joy and how to make perfect cold brew.  By Mat Johnson “I started drinking tea really young,” says Sara Silbiger-Shacket ’98. Some of Shacket’s earliest memories are of visiting her Eastern European grandparents, drinking tea around the table as a family. Her grandmother would drink tea with a sugar cube in her cheek to sweeten it, while Shacket would steal and eat the other cubes...

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Old Songs, New Life
Feb24

Old Songs, New Life

Full Circle: Music apps and social media spur students to discover hits from decades past.  By Mary-Margaret Dwyer ’20 Last fall, Nathan Apocada’s truck broke down on his way to work. So instead, he rode his longboard down the Idaho freeway and posted a 15-second video to TikTok of himself cruising, sipping Ocean Spray cranberry juice — and listening to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”  Apocada quickly rose to fame, bringing Fleetwood Mac’s...

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No Gym? No Problem
Nov16

No Gym? No Problem

One of Geneseo’s standout swimmers shares how to get a great workout, even from your living room. By Brett Ford Noelle Staso ’21, a three-time qualifier for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships and State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) record holder in three separate events, spent most of the pandemic quarantine at home, just like the rest of us. As an elite-level college athlete, Staso has...

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Two Wheel Wonderful
Nov16

Two Wheel Wonderful

Freedom, play or a more practical commute — bicycling is experiencing a boom. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer ’20 Sometimes finding joy is as simple as riding a bike. A sense of independence can come from exploring on two wheels, or an endor-phin rush from cruising down a steep hill. That joy is exactly what Shana Lydon ’98 needs. “Being able to get out on your bike, pedal and have that sense of freedom is what I like the most,” says...

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Trending Now: It Takes One — to Keep You Going
Nov16

Trending Now: It Takes One — to Keep You Going

 Inspiring stories of athletes who surrounded themselves with passion and the will to achieve their dreams. By Brett Ford Chris Popovici ’06 has dedicated his life and livelihood to mentoring and developing young people, using track and field as a catalyst for personal growth. A middle-distance standout during his four years in the Geneseo program, Popovici won the 500 meters at the 2004 SUNYAC Indoor Track and Field Championships and...

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