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Emily Asch '15



Meet this week's Campus Celebrity, junior Emily Asch! Emily started the business Saint Mike's Nails this year, showing off her talent in painting and designing nails, and using her business expertise!


1. Why did you start Saint Mike's Nails?

I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from friends and family about nails that I have done for myself and others. I’ve been really persuaded by them to share this talent. I figure, and what college student doesn’t want cool nails for a fraction of the price you’d get at the nail salon?


2. When did you start painting your nails?

I only really got into it last year. When I was younger I didn’t care about my nails at all and rarely painted them. A few years back I started occasionally going to the nail salon and getting manicures. It became really expensive so I started doing my own. I think that I browsed Instagram a lot and became inspired by a lot of manicures I saw and tried to replicate them. I finally realized that I can do a perfect French manicure, so why pay $20? Now I just do whatever inspires me.


3. What’s your major at Saint Mike’s?

I’m a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. I also recently picked up an Accounting minor.


4. Do you have any idea what you’d like to do after graduation?

I plan on going to grad school and hopefully doing more in accounting. But at this point, that is literally all I know. I have no concrete plans.


5. Fun fact?

One of my favorite activities is Scuba Diving, and I’ve been certified since I was 14.

Her Campus Back to School Survival Kits


Hey collegiettes! Hope everyone is having a great start to the semester!

Since transitoning into a new semester can be a little difficult, Her Campus is helping out! They sent our Her Campus SMCVT branch a “Back to School Survival Kit” filled with goodies to help us study!


We got so many delicious treats, as well as some helpful study stuff from Poppin and Her Campus. Poppin sent us some adorable (and colorful!) mini notebooks and pink gel pens! They’re perfect for note taking in class or to fill with thoughts and to-do lists. Her Campus also sent us some study materials, including Her Campus sticky notes and a “Procrastinating Aubrey” sticker, a classic Her Campus item. They also sent us a cool Her Campus bumper sticker and an awesome “Stay Young Have Fun” gym bag.

We got lots of yummy things too! Chipotle included a card to “Buy One, Get One” for the Campus Coordinators to share! Neuro sent us so many Neuro Sonic energy drinks to help us focus on studying. They’re fizzy and delicious! We also got some energy shots from SK Energy. And, of course, we got some mini Luna bars in white chocolate macadamia nut. So good!

End of the Year Remarks


As co-founders of Her Campus SMCVT, we wanted to say our individual remarks about how amazing this year has been.

Lauren Mazzoleni:

It’s been a year filled with both hard work and great times. It was a process to start up a Her Campus chapter from scratch since we had to recruit our staff and start brainstorming story ideas as soon as we were informed about being a new chapter. It was great to see how quickly it all soon came together and how people started to read our content more and more each week.

I’m so happy that Alex and I decided to go through the application process and start a Her Campus chapter for SMCVT. It’s been a pleasure to work with her and the rest of our staff. I’m excited for another great year of Her Campus next Fall! Thank you all for reading and staying up to date with our content!

Hope everyone has a great summer :)


Alex Brenock:

I have had an amazing time starting the Saint Michael’s College branch of Her Campus!

From working on the application with Lauren during Spring semester, to learning that we got the branch during the summer, to launching in September, and to earning the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award  this Spring – every bit of it has been a blast!

It was difficult to start our HC SMCVT branch and to grow our staff from scratch. Plus, producing such great articles took a lot time, planning, and editing by both us and our staff. However, it was so fun to chat and work together during meetings! It was rewarding to see our staff get excited about new articles, to see our viewers increase throughout the year, and to hear compliments from students around campus!

Overall, I couldn’t be happier to have started HC SMCVT! I wish everyone an awesome summer – we’ll see you in the Fall!

HC Love!

Ben & Jerry's Annual Free Cone Day



On Tuesday, April 9th, Ben & Jerry’s held their annual Free Cone Day. This is a day where all Ben & Jerry’s stores give out free ice cream to thank their customers. The Her Campus SMCVT staff couldn’t wait to get go, and we have pictures to prove it!


When we arrived there was a huge line all the way to Rite Aid!


The line moved quickly and Alex & Lauren won bracelets in a trivia game.


Some other Her Campus staffers went with friends to celebrate the completion of a Global Comm project!


Success! Finally we got ice cream!



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P-Day Shirts


Making shirts is a part of the tradition for P-Day. Check out how some of our staff has designed their shirts in the past!

Alexandra Brenock: Emma, Vick, Cait, Merrill, and I had a Hunger Games theme for our shirts last year. They were intended to be camoflauge, but instead they turned out tye dyed. Either way, it worked out just fine!

Lauren Mazzoleni: "Brianna, Emily, me, and Sophie ironed letters onto ours shirts to spell out P-Day. We each customized the back of our shirts with a common phrase we say and the number 12, which stood for 2012."


Gabbi: "This photo is of my friend Kerri and I on P-Day of last year. About 10 of us wore white tanks which we had spray painted with green and blue. They said "Third Times a Charm" and then we all signed each other's shirts on the back. It was a cute and easy way to make shirts at the last minute."

Finals Fashion


As the end of the semester draws near, infamous finals week creeps closer. Despite the stress of writing papers, finishing projects, and studying for finals, your fashion doesn’t need to suffer! Check out our tips to look & feel your best during the last week of the Fall semester! Good luck!

Unjunked, UNREAL™ Candy comes to SMCVT!

  You scream, I scream, we all scream…for candy? Thanks to UNREAL™ Candy, SMCVT collegiettes™ got a taste of delicious, all natural candy for Halloween! UNREAL™ Candy is replacing candy bars that contain synthetic colors, unhealthy oils and sugars (like hydrogenated oils & corn syrup), and artificial flavors with 100% all natural ingredients. Plus UNREAL™ Candy has 30% less sugar, 60% more fiber, and 250% more protein than name brand candy. The best part, UNREAL™ Candy is absolutely delicious!   Thanks to UNREAL™ Candy, SMCVT collegiettes™ got some Halloween goodies!    

Winter Fashion: Never Out of Season


Do you wish you could wear your favorite summer outfit year-round? Just a few simple additions to any sundress can turn your warmer weather clothes into an appropriate choice for colder days. Sophomore Lauren Kopchik pairs her favorite floral frock with a big, cozy sweater, tights and a sturdy boot (hers are vintage!) in order to downplay the not-so-seasonal pattern. Top it off with a knit hat to keep your ears from freezing! Need more warmth? "Switch out the lightweight tights for heavier, wool ones or leggings," says Lauren, "and wear a peacoat over your dress when you're outside!"

Alex Byrne '14


This week’s Campus Celebrity is one of our HC members. Nominated for her incredibly positive attitude and beautiful smile, Alex Byrne is one of the friendliest faces on campus!

What year are you at Saint Mike’s?

“I am a Junior at SMC.”

What’s your major?

“My major is Psychology with a minor in history.”

What do you want to do after you graduate?

“Growing up, when people asked me what I wanted to be, I always replied, "I want to do something that helps people and makes them smile!" Hopefully once I graduate SMC, I'll go on to grad school and become a Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist in order to fulfill my childhood dreams. Fingers crossed!”

What are you involved in at Saint Mike’s?

“I'm involved in many weekly activities with MOVE, a tour guide and blogger for the Founder's Society, VITA Team Leader, Eucharistic Minister and lector at the 7pm student mass, Student Spirit Committee for the SMC Research Symposium, and Her Campus Vice President of the Editorial Team.”

What’s your favorite quote?

“It would of course be, ‘Woof!’ (Alex’s word for any cute guy she sees!). Just kidding! In all seriousness though, Ralph Waldo Emerson has always been the person I turn to for my favorite quotes. ‘Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful… Welcome beauty in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing’ and ‘To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to leave the world a better place, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.’”

How do you stay so happy?

Eric Jaukkuri


Meet our newest Campus Celebrity! Eric Jaukkuri is well-known on campus and not only is he one of the most involved students at Saint Mike’s; he’s also one of the friendliest! With his outgoing personality and love of all things Disney (his favorite movies are The Lion King, Toy Story 3, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, and Finding Nemo) what’s not to love about this outgoing SMC senior?

What activities are you involved in on campus?
I am Co-Secretary of Programming for the Student Association, Founders Society Academic Day and Phone-A-Thon Coordinator, tour guide, LEAP Team Leader and Secretariat, on the Extended Service Committee, and involved in Campus Ministry.

What is your major?
I’m an English major with a so far unofficial Gender Studies minor.

What do you want to do after graduation?
Ideally, I’d love to have Marilyn Cormier’s job. I’m interested in human rights and equality issues and the human rights campaign would be the ideal place to work.

Who are you most influenced by?
Hands down my parents, my Mom and Dad; they’ve inspired me in more ways than one. I’m also influenced by Neil Patrick Harris and Ellen Degeneres.

What do you want your legacy at SMC to be?
I just want to be remembered for trying to make a difference and for being a nice person. We all make legacies and I’ve been helped by so many people.

What are three words to describe you?
Outgoing, passionate, and funny.

What is something that no one knows about you?
When I’m really down, I’ll pop in a Disney movie!