Top Five Things To Do on a Friday or Saturday Night at College of Staten Island

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Okay, so Staten Island isn’t exactly known for its nightlife. Sure, it’s easy to hop on the ferry and make your way to the bars of downtown Manhattan. But why not explore something closer to home? Being so near the heart of the city is definitely a plus for prospective College of Staten Island students and believe me, it is pretty great but we Islanders have our own low key activities that don’t require a boat ride. 1.) Everything Goes Book Café There’s a growing hippie scene in Staten Island, and Everything Goes is at its center. Owned by members of the borough’s only commune, The Ganas Community, it holds poetry readings, open mics, art...

Five Things Every Student Must Do at the College of Staten Island

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In any college or university setting, students should abide by certain “rules to live by” while completing specific requirements for graduation. By following the advice below, you can minimize the stress of being a newly independent freshman on campus. Here are the five things every student must do at the College of Staten Island: 1.) Complete the CLUE (College Life Unit Experience) Program Don’t skip freshman orientation it is there you’ll learn about the CLUE Program. This program offers cultural and social activities on campus that are split into two categories, personal growth (PG) and co-curricular (CC). In order to sign up for your second...

Five Things to Avoid at College of Staten Island

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Everyone looks forward to the best parts of college, but what about the parts that aren’t so great? Attending the College of Staten Island is an overall pleasant experience that is not without its disadvantages. Here are some tips on what to avoid or try to avoid during your years on campus: 1.) Parking Tickets Take it from me; you can’t trick your way into a free spot on campus. A parking decal costs about $109/year, and that’s a steal compared to the amount of debt you’ll wrack up from tickets. According to the campus faculty, visitors to the college who do not go to the school can park safely in the lot next to the gym. Naturally, students try to...

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Attending College of Staten Island

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1.) Make friends with the students who run the college radio station. Like all college stations, WSIA (88.9fm) is hit or miss: sometimes the tunes are exactly what you want to hear, and sometimes it’s one bad metal song from the early 2000’s after the next. But here’s what you can count on: WSIA won’t be playing what’s on the corporate stations, and they always give out free tickets to see awesome bands perform live at famous Manhattan and Brooklyn venues. If you’re friendly with the radio hosts, chances are they’ll let you know when tickets are being given out. Since the College of Staten Island is a commuter school, most students don’t get...