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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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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Photo Gallery: Geneseo Memories
Feb22

Photo Gallery: Geneseo Memories

On the 150th anniversary of the College, walk memory lane with us, appreciating moments from student life throughout the years. 

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Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same
Oct29

Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same

  Karen Brown Bryant ’74 and Clara Worrall ’22 celebrate what makes Geneseo special in any era. By Kris Dreessen This spring, Clara Worrall ’22 will graduate with degrees in French and chemistry and a minor in anthropology. She started her four years at Geneseo navigating outdoor challenges with other first-year students in the Adirondack Mountains, and she has since studied abroad in Western Africa, completed an internship in a...

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Geneseo Traditions: Have You Experienced Them All?
Oct29

Geneseo Traditions: Have You Experienced Them All?

The College is celebrating the time-honored “Must-Dos” for the 150th — with a Few Surprises. By Kris Dreessen The Traditions Challenge: How many have you done? When Maddy Hymowitz ’24 and her friends want to see the sun set over the valley from the gazebo, they get there early. You have to, she says, to get a seat on the wall.  Watching the sky transform into sunset hues is a decades-old tradition at Geneseo. It’s pretty...

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VIDEO: Enjoy the Geneseo Alma Mater
Oct29

VIDEO: Enjoy the Geneseo Alma Mater

Listen to the carillon play the SUNY Geneseo alma mater in celebration of the college’s 150th anniversary:    

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The Music Will (Now) Always Play On
Oct29

The Music Will (Now) Always Play On

Because of Tom Matthews’ dedicated collecting, students have a permanent collection of 50 years of Geneseo’s concerts. By Robyn Rime Bonus track: YouTube can help you, too, relive Geneseo’s music history. See the MUSC 100 Playlist of Geneseo’s better-known performers.  Explore the Live on Stage at Geneseo database.   In 1972, for the now-unimaginable price of $410, Aerosmith rocked the College Union Ballroom.  In 1970...

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The Soft Faces of Stress Relief
Jul06

The Soft Faces of Stress Relief

Watch out, kids — co-eds are hunting for your Squishmallows. By Kris Dreessen From Cabbage Patch Kids in the 1980s to Beanie Babies in the ’90s and Webkinz in the 2010s, each generation has seen a craze of collectible toys. Soft, huggable plushies have been a fan favorite for years — not just with the kids they’re targeted toward, but young adults, too. Their newest obsession: Squishmallows. Squishmallows come in a variety of...

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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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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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