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On Tuesday I was notified by our Student Government President, Marica Bellico, that I unfortunately I did not win the election for Vice President. However, as a Freshman Senator I will fulfill my position and the duties that entails. It is a great opportunity to be a part of Student Government - knowing that the people that are part of Student Government can bring forth the concern and ideas of the student body to higher powers is a big deal. Even those who don't hold a position within our Student Government can still join our meetings and voice a concern or idea to bring about change.

This past week Herkimer College held a Transfer Fair; over 50 colleges joined us! Each college representative had a table in the upper lobby of the Robert McLaughlin College Center. It was was a huge turnout with a lot of students stopping by a few tables.  The Transfer Fair gave me a few options as to where I want to go after I graduate from Herkimer.

Living in Campus Meadows has its benefits, one of them is the amazing view. Imagine waking up, stepping outside, and seeing the sun rise over Herkimer. Thursday morning I witnessed one of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen. The sun brought shades of orange and pink to accent the silhouette of the mountains below. It was absolutely breathtaking!

If there’s one thing I can say about Herkimer during the fall is that it can get cold. You're probably asking yourself “How cold can it really be?” Well in these past few weeks we’ve hit 30 degree weather a few times. Being from downstate New York, that's relatively below average. I'm used to 40-50 degree weather during the month of October. I don't want to catch a cold either so bundling up sounds like my best option. It's finally that time to bring out the hot chocolate and tea! Maintenance has been going around campus, turning on the heat for us and I can't thank them enough. It is very much appreciated!

Check back next week as I share my first-year experiences with you!

- Christian Hurtado

Fall sunrise

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