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Mara Flanagan

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HC Back-to-School Survival Kits: Delivering Must-Haves for a Fabulous Fall


Thank you so much to Her Campus for sending us an amazing Back-to-School Survival Kit! 

Ready to see what's inside the magical box? Read on:

Chipotle has a huge fanbase at Chatham. Our Blog Section Editor, Catherine Giles, just professed her love for their delicious dishes (and spectacular sustainable practices) in an article last week. We're looking forward to indulging in a post-midterm feast with these BOGO burrito coupons. Thanks, Chipotle!

It's the season for Sister Class Sundays! Whether you're going horseback riding or playing badminton, you'll want to give your skin a bit of pampering afterwards. Garnier's Blackhead Eliminating Scrub gently cleanses, while the Nourishing Cleansing Oil moisturizes and powers through makeup residue. Thanks, Garnier!

Halloween is fast approaching: swap out sugary sweets for LUNA Minis. Packed with nutritious ingredients, LUNA bars energize without sacrificing flavor (try Chocolate Peppermint Stick and you'll see what we mean!). Thanks, LUNA!

Folklore & Storytelling Night on the Labyrinth


Settle in for a story at the labyrinth: a fantastical way to prep for Halloween!

Sunset Over the Sukkah


The sun set over the sukkah on the quad after Party in the Hut!, Chabad at Chatham's Sukkot celebration.

Future Cougars: 7 Reasons to Attend a Class During Your Campus Visit


Planning a trip to campus? You won't want to miss the opportunity to sit in on a college class. Here are 7 reasons why:

1. Avoid basing college course decisions on high school classes.

If your high school physics class consists of worksheets packed with equations, you might not expect college physics to include firing off a potato cannon. College courses may be more challenging than high school classes, but they also tend to be more fun.

2. Meet your future professors.

You can connect with the students and take a thousand snapshots of the campus, but you won’t really know where you want to go to college until you’ve met the professors. At a small liberal arts college, you’ll likely take multiple courses with each professor in your department; it’s critical that you like their teaching style.

3. Scope out a potential mentor.

At Chatham, many teaching faculty members also serve as academic advisors and tutorial advisors. Meeting professors early helps you to identify potential mentors and determine who shares your research interests.

4. Figure out how to prepare for college-level coursework.

Sitting in on a college class gives you a good sense of your strengths and weaknesses. Does the bio lesson seem way over your head? Pay extra attention during Bio II in high school. Calculus making you sweat? Sign up for a tutor to strengthen your skills over the summer. It’s far better to discover areas for improvement during your senior year of high school than halfway through your freshman year.

5. Get a feel for the classroom vibe.

10 Facts You May Not Know About Cougars


We're the Chatham Cougars, but how much do we actually know about our mascot? 

1. Cougars can’t roar.

Despite the much-loved Chatham chant, cougars aren't able to roar. Instead…

2. Cougars purr.

Which means that…

3. A cougar is basically a bigger version of your pet cat.

It’s a drastic simplification, but it’s nearly true: not only do they purr, but cougars and housecats have similar ear, head and body shapes.

4. Cougars can climb.

Don’t invite them to an arboretum.

5. Cougars can make 20-foot leaps.

Excellent news for the Track & Field team.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation


Get a haircut for a good cause: Pantene Beautiful Lengths will transform hair that is at least 8 inches long into a wig for a cancer patient. Visit myChatham for more information on requirements for participation.

Chatham Marketing Association Art Fair


The Chatham Marketing Association hosted a "Young Art" Art Fair in the Mellon Board Room. Students sold handmade creations and homemade baked goods; a portion of the proceeds will go to the Children's Hospital Free Care Fund. Here, CMA Executive Vice President Taylor Leigh Gombar writes a message for the kids at Children's Hospital to add to the Wish Tree.

HC Chatham Business Team Members


Publicity, event planning, social media: the women on the HC Chatham Business Team are communications mavens! Pictured here (left to right): Alice Shy, Boram Min and Social Media Director Amy Chau.

An Evening with Poe


The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart will give you a pre-Halloween spook in this performance by In Between Theatre. Admission for students is free: register on myChatham. All others may buy tickets for $10 through Chatham's website.

Chatham Drama Club Presents Rocky Horror Picture Show!


When the revived Chatham Drama Club staged their first production of Rocky Horror Picture Show two years ago, they played to a packed Eddy Theatre. Now, the show is back and sure to be a wildly fun kickoff to your Halloween season. Admission is free; find more information on the Facebook event page.