Skidmore College Student Authors

Name: Caroline Wurtzel
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Major: English (Studio Art Minor)
Grad Year: 2012

What made you choose your school? When I visited Skidmore I instantly knew I was interested in applying. But when I got into schools of all different sizes, the small-size intimidated me. I decided to go with Skidmore because the students seemed to be the most like me. Ironically, one of my favorite aspects of Skidmore is its small size!

What activity makes you happy? Listening to music is one of my favorite things to do. You can listen to music and do anything! - I particularly like driving and listening to music. I also like reading fashion blogs, writing, and, as of late, I'm a new crafter. One of my goals for this year is to make some awesome crafts.

What is your biggest pet peeve? I hate when people talk on the quiet floor of the library. Nothing bothers me more than that. If you want to talk, why are you choosing to be on a quiet floor?!

What is something about you that might surprise someone? I'm incredibly not athletic (not surprising at all), however I was a cheerleader in high school and I was also on a Varsity sport for four years - The Bowling Team! (I was also the Captain of the Girls' Varsity team Senior year!)

What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? I'm a Law & Order SVU addict (the theme song is my ringtone) - I love me some Stabler & Olivia. I like a lot of different movies, but some staple favorites are Cool Runnings and The Breakfast Club. I never really have a favorite book, which is surprising as an English major, I know. Lately I've been into reading short stories.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I'd go right back to Copenhagen where I studied abroad. If I were to go somewhere new I'd go to Buenos Aires because I've never been anywhere in South America and I hear it's an awesome place.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I'd like to be able to teleport. I could go anywhere at any time! (Or, for Harry Potter fans, I'd really, really love to apparate).

If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? Aside from being a good person and donating some to health-related charities, I'd probably travel a lot.

What are your plans for after graduation? Good question. I'm toying with lots of ideas from going to Europe, to grad school for graphic design, to getting a real-person job in advertising/marketing. Who knows what will happen?!

Name: Emma Beckerle
Hometown: Stony Point
Major: Business Management

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