Things to do Tonight!

Hello everyone! Now that this busy week is over, are you looking for something to do tonight? We have three big events happening at G.C.C.
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Tonight at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM in the Stuart Steiner Theatre, the Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet will be performing! Jazz band members include Bill Chattin on drums, Don Messina on bass, Charley Krachy as vocalist, and Kazzrie Jaxen playing piano!
Tickets are just $3 for G.C.C. students! If you’re a G.C.C. Alumni, then you get a $2 discount off of the prices below
$8 for Adult
$5 for staff/seniors/any student over 16
Seniors (55+), Students (16+), & GCC Faculty/Staff $5,
GCC Alum with ID $2 Discount

IMG_18851C.S.U. Club’s – First Friday Nights Event!
Every first Friday the Christian Students United club host a social night in the Student Union at 7p.m. It’s open to anyone, but it’s geared toward G.C.C. students. Students play games, eat pizza, and listen to guest speakers and live musicians. Tonight Alex Crossett will be on acoustics and Jason McGuire will be speaking.
  • 7 to 7:30 – Coffee and Music
  • 7:30 to 8 – A Guest Speaker
  • 8 to 10 – Pizza and Games

I will be there enjoying the fireplace and music with friends before heading down to College Village to prepare for the next event of the night, Late Night Breakfast!

Late Night Breakfast @ College Village

Tonight at College, we R.A.s, will be “whippin’ up” some pancakes, eggs, and sausage for our residents! The food will be served at 10 P.M., if you’re a resident, come to the Village Hall Basement with room in your tummy!


GCC in NYC is only a week away!


I cannot believe that in just a few short days, the GCC fashion students will embark on our annual NYC trip! I have been counting down the days for months!  Our fabulous instructors have secured some truly amazing educational field trips for us, but don’t worry, there’s also plenty of time built in for shopping and taking in the sights.Let me just give you a quick rundown of the wonderful opportunities that we are fortunate enough to have been provided access to:

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Tommy Hilfiger: I’m sure that everyone has heard of Tommy Hilfiger, but just in case, let me jot down a few words. This immensely popular designer does Preppy with an attitude! His looks have been swept up since the early 1990’s, and he’s a personal favorite of my mom.

MihalySeprenyBuffalo Jeans: First launched in Canada in 1985 as a womenswear and menswear label and now sells to prestigious stores such as Macy’s, and Bloomingdales, and has been worn by A–list celebs like Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry, and Brad Pitt just to name a few. This technological marvel provides information on current trends, fashion editorials, features guest bloggers, and even snapshots of what national fashion students are wearing. It’s incredible, and I highly recommend checking them out!

lim-college-1LIM: Located in midtown Manhattan, the fashion capital of the world, LIM College prepares students for exciting careers in every aspect of the business of fashion.Whichever program you choose, you’ll be immersed in the real-world business of fashion starting on day one. Internships, guest speakers and field trips in the heart of Manhattan are all integral parts of your LIM College education. In the process, you’ll make industry connections that lay the groundwork for a successful career.

BrandLink_400x400BradLink Communications: BrandLink Communications is a full-service media relations, marketing and special events agency that focuses on the luxury, consumer goods, fashion, beauty, hospitality, and entertainment industries.

350px-National-arts-clubNational Arts Club: The mission of The National Arts Club is to stimulate, foster and promote public interest in the arts and educate the American people in the fine arts.We will be attending a Fashion Speak Friday event on the topic of Steampunk fashion!! Now, as someone who has been absolutely obsessed with Steampunk since I was eleven years old, I am beyond thrilled!falling_for_steampunk

I can’t wait to keep you updated on all the fun and excitement!! Be checking your social media for our hashtag: #GCCINNYC

Well Kids…It’s about that Time: First Exams


At G.C.C., this is about the time when teachers start evaluating how well students understand the material by giving them their first exam. I took my math exam last week, and I’ve got biology, and history exams this week. (Psst…I think they’re watching us…and talking to each other.)

What does it feel like? Well, my math exam went excellent and I think my history exam will go the same. As far as biology is concerned, I know I need to devote a lot of study time to that subject in order to feel confident and ready for the exam. That’s often how it goes for me with BIO, and we’re all different. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. You may achieve an A on one exam with 1-2 hours’ worth of studying, and get the same grade on a different subject’s exam with 5-7 hours of review. It’s crazy! Why do our brains work that way? It can feel downright unfair to get a grade lower that what was striven for when a lot of effort is put into studying. But on the other hand, remembering answers easily simply because you sat in lecture feels amazing. It’s different for each subject, and for each of us. What information you retain may not be the same type I do. That’s what makes studying with other people so beneficial and us, as a student body, so beautiful.


Lately I’ve been feeling like the old myth is really true. It’s impossible to study well, sleep well, and keep a healthy social life. Sacrifices do need to be made. tumblr_lu1il9mAxH1qa0uujo1_1280Since I’ve come to G.C.C., I’ve always been the type of person to give my studies the first priority, then sleep, then socializing. But this semester I’ve noticed that I’ve throw sleep on the chopping block more times than social activities. It’s happens because I put a social activity above homework, and then stay up all night trying to finish the assignment. I end up being social, academically successful, but sleepy and drained.ca8c9b157265c634a389c352f0912d49

This isn’t good for me because I feel more optimistic and alert when I’ve had 7-8 hours of sleep. But there is hope and it’s good to notice bad habits early in the semester.  If I adjust now, the rest of the semester should go much smoother. I know I talked a lot about myself in this blog, but I hope that I talked about you as well. We are all college students and sometimes we go through similar things. Its first exams time but don’t fret, study well, study according to your needs, study with friends, and don’t forget to sleep. Catch you guys next time and I hope you all enjoyed the homecoming weekend!

Alpha Epsilon Gamma!


Guess what everybody, I am so pleased and excited to announce that I am now a proud member of GCC’s Alpha Epsilon Gamma!! What’s extra awesome, is that my sister got in too! Now we’re double sisters! It was a crazy couple of weeks of attending potential new member meetings, and I’m sure the six week orientation will be crazier still, but I am thoroughly loving every second of it! All of the girls seem so sweet and supportive, and I’m really looking forward to lots of laughs and love. Check out some pictures from the Induction night!

We all had to wear white, so my sister and I took a special (last minute) trip to the Galleria mall. Aren’t these shoes I found gorgeous??

imageMy sister, me, and our new sister, Fuka! We’ve known her for a while, and are so glad she’s in the sorority too!imageAfter Induction pic to remember the moment!imageAnd a giant selfie with the Dean! :)


The induction ceremony itself was so sweet, but I can’t go into details. I can say that we were given Alpha Epsilon Gamma T-shirts (long sleeve, which will be SO nice in the coming months) and GCC Think Purple shirts to bring awareness to domestic violence. We were also given these cute AEG bracelets to wear during the orientation period.

imageAdorable, right?imageI can’t wait to see what’s in store with my new AEG sisters, and to blog all about it!! We will be participating in lots of upcoming events, as well as doing volunteer work, I’ll let you know how orientation goes! ;)

G.C.C. 2015 Homecoming: Just 2 Days Away!


G.C.C’s Fall Fest Homecoming is this weekend! Friday, Saturday and Sunday are filled with fun activities for college students, and alumni. The first Homecoming event is the Cougar Crawl, which is happening this Friday at 5:00 p.m.cougar crawl

The Cougar Crawl is a tour of eight of the shops on Main St. It begins 5 p.m. at City Slickers, where shop owners will be serving food and giving away free t-shirts. Cougar Crawlers will continue down Main St. to Yngodess, Sweat Peas, Valle Jewlers, Burbon and Burger, Mane Attraction, Blue Pearl Yoga, and finally arrive at T.F. Browns for a party, where there will be food, a DJ and prizes. Tickets for the Cougar Crawl are just $5, and they can be purchased the Alumni Office, which is on the first floor of the technology building.

IMG_18481All day Saturday there will be a huge Volleyball Tournament in the gym. Students from Erie, Jamestown, Monroe, Niagara, Fingerlakes and GCC will be participating. Come and watch! There will be an Arts and Crafts Vendor Fair in the Forum from from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and our campus bookstore will selling Alumni Mugs 20% off !

If you live at College Village you will probably hear the “Rods and Rock” Car and Bike cruise happening in the G.C.C. parking lot. It begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. There will be
donuts and coffee and the first 100 cars & bikes will receive a gift bag. Come by even if you don’t have a car because at 11 a.m. the 2nd Annual Baseball Game will begin! Later on in the
afternoon GCC’s and ECC’s Men and Woman’s Soccer teams will be competing. Go Cougars!

DSC_0002 copySunday at 4 p.m. the Genesee Symphony Orchestra will be performing in the Steiner Theatre to close out our Homecoming! There is plenty to do this weekend, and I hope to see you at the festivities!

The Mid-Autumn Festival from China


Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the Chinese traditional festivals, which is also popular among the countries influenced by Sinosphere. The festival is every August 15th in the Chinese Traditional Calendar, which is September 27th this year.

  • Origins and Development

According to historians, the Chinese have celebrated the Mid-Autumn since Chun & Qiu Period (770 B.C. – 476 B.C.). It was for emperors to offer sacrifices to gods and ancestors. People celebrated this because of their happiness from bumper harvest. Since Northern Song of The Song Dynasty (960 -1127), Mid-Autumn has been a festival for every family to celebrate. From The Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), Mid-Autumn became the second most important festival after the Chinese New Year. Since 2008, Mid-Autumn has been an official holiday for everyone not to go to study and work.

  • Customs and Celebrations


In ancient China, people prayed to the moon with their families and sacrificed their mooncakes, watermelons, apples and some other fruits. They also guessed the riddles written on lanterns, ate different mooncakes, watched Sweet Olive flowers, and drank cassia wine. Nowadays, people get a break from their studies and work, and go home to meet their families. Every family buys mooncakes and cooks a lot of food for the dinner. People like to gather together because Mid-Autumn is a symbol of both love and family.

  • Myths and Legends


There were a lot of myths and legends about gods in ancient China. They were either the imaginations for science from the people in ancient times, or stories to encourage people to be a better person and work harder. About Mid-Autumn, there was a famous myth or story about Yi and his beautiful wife Chang’e. Yi is a strong hero who saved the world; Chang’e is a beautiful and kind woman. It was a myth to encourage people in Eastern Han of The Han Dynasty (25 – 220) to be nice and work hard, and also praise true love.

Until next time!


GCC Film Club!


So just last Thursday I joined the film club! There’s only been one meeting thus far, but I can already tell you that I am very excited to make some movie magic with such a diverse group of students. Everybody seems so friendly and eager to create, and I just can’t wait to see what we all come up with together! Since we’re on the subject, I might as well take this time to share my “top films”/ films I am most influenced by. This list is by no means definitive, and I’ll probably remember about twenty more after I publish it, but here’s my best shot for early in the morning!

**Oh, and I am NOT numbering these, because they are in no particular order.**

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Leon the Professional MV5BMTgzMzg4MDkwNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODAwNDg3OA@@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_AL_

Kamikaze GirlsMV5BMjM0NDczNDIyOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODkxODEzMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR12,0,214,317_AL_


Lolita (1962 Kubrick)lolitaposter

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Labyrinth MV5BMTczNTkyOTIzN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjY3MjQxMDE@._V1_SX640_SY720_

The Warriors256px-Thewarriorscover

Interview With the VampireMV5BMTIzMTIxOTg1NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTM0OTcxMQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_

Repo! The Genetic OperaMV5BMTc5NjA0MjM3Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTIwOTkwNQ@@._V1_SY317_CR5,0,214,317_AL_

Alright, that’s about all I can think of at the moment. I am immensely influenced by the aesthetics of these films in all I do creatively. I’m sure that they will work there way very heavily into my fashion design. If you haven’t seen any of these films, I cannot recommend them enough! And hey, invite me and we’ll have a movie night! :)