Makayla Pydych ’19 on Community Service Involvement and Engagement

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes senior Makayla Pydych who is majoring in English and Education, and pursuing the Masters of Arts in Teaching, for a discussion on her work in the Geneva community throughout her four years at HWS. Join us for this chat where we learn more about Makayla’s work with Geneva 2020 – and Geneva Reads and the newly launched Geneva Writes – … Continue reading Makayla Pydych ’19 on Community Service Involvement and Engagement

Sarah Walters ’19 on Varied Interests at HWS and Beyond

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes senior Sarah Walters who is majoring in Genocide, Human Rights, and Peace Action for a discussion on taking action and how to remain committed and involved through both campus and global life. Join us for this chat where we learn more about Sarah’s work with PLEN and the Genocide and Human Rights Symposium and how they relate to the arc … Continue reading Sarah Walters ’19 on Varied Interests at HWS and Beyond

Mental Health Awareness with Dianna Paige ’19

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes senior Psychology major Dianna Paige for a discussion on mental health and how to help others both on campus and off. Join us for this chat where we learn more about the resources available on campus, the various signs of depression, how to discuss trauma, and the purpose of trigger warnings. You can also watch all of Dianna’s TED talk for … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness with Dianna Paige ’19

The Coordinate System: History & Context

By Alex Kerai ’19 Editor-in-Chief When, William Smith gave about $475,000 to the Trustees of Hobart for the founding of William Smith College for women on December 13, 1906, the college was to be coordinate with the “men’s department” and under Hobart’s Board of Trustees. The coordinate agreement is unique among American colleges; it is touted by the Colleges as being in place for exploration and … Continue reading The Coordinate System: History & Context

Coordinate System Viewpoint #1

By Noah D. R. Feeman, Class of 2016 “What does Coordinate mean to you?” How many HWS students (alums, staff, faculty, passers-by, families, friends, neighbors, invested local businessmen, the stranger on the street) come and gone, have been asked this question? How many different pieces of school promotional material have contained some version of this phrase; how many of us have had it sprung on us … Continue reading Coordinate System Viewpoint #1

Coordinate System Viewpoint #2

By Kels Veeder, Current Student Though it occurred well over a year now, my most prominent memory at HWS is still the first day of Orientation. Walking through the Hobart matriculation tent alone was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life; being ignored by the Alumni Association and having to endure questioning side glances made it immediately clear that I did not belong … Continue reading Coordinate System Viewpoint #2

Kavanaugh Walkout

By Grace Ruble ’21 News Editor On Oct. 4, the voices of HWS students chanting “Kava-what? Kava-no!” over the South Main Street overpass joined the voices of those across the country who participated in the #CancelKavenaugh Walkout Against Patriarchy. The walkout protested Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court in the wake of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations and offered support for Dr. … Continue reading Kavanaugh Walkout