Fresh Brewing Coffee

Fresh Brewing Coffee

The smell of freshly brewed coffee wasps over to me.  I hear the calls of the barista, “One tall latte for Meghan.”  I am sitting in Starbucks with a whole list of things to do for school.

First, I need to copy down the lesson plans that I did this week.  Then I need to create some more lessons about writing next week.  I find this work fun, challenging.  It is nice to sit here, drink a pumpkin latte and catch up.

I am currently student teaching in second grade classroom at Smallwood Elementary School.  This is the same school I went to and it is strange to be back.  I see a lot of my teachers.  Even though I am twenty-eight years old, I cannot bring myself to call them by their first names.  Some of them, I don’t even know their first names.  They will forever be, Mrs. (more…)

What a day to be a Buffalonian.

What a day to be a Buffalonian.

I honestly don’t see a more fitting way to begin this blog besides, THE BILLS MAKE ME WANT TO SHOUT!  For those out there who are fans, not fans or indifferent, the Buffalo Bills beat the New England Patriots, our rivals for the first time in 2,490 days.  What a day to be a Buffalonian.

Switching gears a bit, graduate school has proved to be different from my undergraduate education greatly.  This past weekend I took an exam on-line, open notes and open book and was still challenged.  I felt accomplished after such a feat because I had been challenged mentally and took away things that I may have missed in the readings.  I thoroughly enjoy (more…)

Moment of Clarity

Moment of Clarity

Hello again!  It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve talked to you guys but we’re back with lots of good stuff.  Since last time, many different aspects of the Canisius experience have picked up steam.  Class projects and papers are starting to take form, my Sabres internship has started and I’ve just been staying busy for the most part.  I’ll get into the details as we go. (more…)

Hello!

Hello!

Hello! I would like to use this first blog post to introduce myself. My name is Cassandra Arcadipane and I am a graduate student here at Canisius. I am in the one-year MBA program, which started August 29, 2011. I am from the Western New York region, and did my undergraduate work at SUNY Fredonia. I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science in 2008 and moved to Buffalo around the same time and started working. (more…)