Photo Essay: A Year of Creativity and Community
Jul06

Photo Essay: A Year of Creativity and Community

In March 2020, everyday life was put on hold, worldwide. Our Geneseo community, which thrives when we are together, was forced apart. In the months following, shrouded in uncertainty and without a blueprint to navigate, Geneseo leaned on the foundation of liberal arts thinking — creativity, problem-solving and innovation — to bring life back to campus in the midst of the pandemic. View our exclusive Scene photo essay (linked and...

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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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Ideas So Good They Stuck
Jul06

Ideas So Good They Stuck

Some of Geneseo’s innovative ideas came from students who saw a need and led the way. By Kris Dreessen As a first-year student, Allison Hoppe ’13 joined the Geneseo Environmental Organization. She found friends who shared an interest and then a calling: to build a community for like-minded students to learn about sustainability and adopt a more conscious lifestyle. Dreaming, planning and effort by Hoppe and others opened Eco House in...

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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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Cultures at Home: A Photo Gallery of Some of our Student Clubs and Organizations
Feb24

Cultures at Home: A Photo Gallery of Some of our Student Clubs and Organizations

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Speaking Up
Nov13

Speaking Up

Geneseo faculty, students and staff have a tradition of activism. By Kris Dreessen Kathy Trainor joined Geneseo in 1970 as director of the MacVittie College Union and student activities. Right away, she noticed that the college community had a “code.” She can’t define it, she says, but it was visible in how faculty, students and staff stand up for and treat one another — with kindness, respect, an open mind and a desire to make a...

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A Century of Do-It-Yourself News
Jul14

A Century of Do-It-Yourself News

Student staff members of The Lamron have created their own voice and a lens to the world. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer’ 20 Larry Austin ’87 spent his years at Geneseo devoted to publishing the student-run newspaper, The Lamron, every week. Starting out as a sports writer, he moved on to sports editor as a sophomore, associate editor as a junior, and finally editor-in-chief his senior year, overseeing all production and management...

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Words to a New World
Jul14

Words to a New World

Book club members find escape and community at Geneseo for more than 100 years. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer ’20 In 1940, Marie Laure and her father fled to the French countryside when the German army invaded Paris. There she encountered Werner, a German who tracked the Resistance. Their tale, told in Anthony Doerr’s book “All the Light We Cannot See,” is one of survival, and how people try to be good to each other. Doerr’s story won...

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Seeds and Harvest
Jul13

Seeds and Harvest

While Geneseo’s mission is to foster student growth, faculty and staff learn and gain inspiration from students as well. By Kris Dreessen In higher education, we most often hear about how students learn from professors and staff. But just as often, those faculty and staff members say they learn from and are inspired by students. They are mentors, but their support of students comes back to them in many, sometimes revelatory, ways....

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Stream and Chill
Mar05

Stream and Chill

Grab the slippers and junk food. TV nights are still a favorite way for students to spend time together. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer ’20 Christina Schuppert ’21 was in kindergarten in 2005 when Meredith Grey and “McDreamy” first debuted on ABC’s award-winning “Grey’s Anatomy.” Fourteen years, 16 seasons and 345 episodes of medical drama later, the show is still popular, even with a new generation of audiences. Schuppert, now 20 years...

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