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Stefan Cocorelis ’13 is ending his Skidmore DJ career with a bang at today’s Fun Day Festival. He’s well known around campus not only for his DJing skills, but also for his involvement in many clubs – including FIGHTClub and ISU – and for being an all-around classy guy. We can’t wait to hear what he has in store for this afternoon!
Her Campus: How long have you been DJing?
Stefan Cocorelis: Haha, tricky question. I have been playing shows for people since the fall of my sophomore year (so like, almost 2 1/2 years?) but I have been kind of a "one man show" since my freshman year and back.
HC: How did you get started?
SC: I guess the first time I really got started is when I downloaded a basic DJ program during my second semester of my freshmen year and started forcing my then-roommate to listen to me play songs. After that I found some friends [who] were also getting into it, we started developing our skill set, and I finally played my first live show in Falstaff’s in the early fall of my sophomore year.
HC: What's your favorite part of DJing?
Heeled booties are the perfect way to stay comfortable and casual while still getting some extra height, but what about when the weather turns warm and such heavy shoes are too sweaty? That’s where platform sandals come in—the perfect shoe that’s open enough to keep you cool but also stylish and funky enough to kick your look (and height) up a notch. For the perfect choices to break out this spring, check out some of our favorite platform sandals for the season.
Carly Nude Kidsuede Wedges, Jessica Simpson ($79)
These shoes have a print that’s fun enough to add some spunk, but the neutral colors make it versatile. Though the heel is high, the thick wedge and ankle strap will help support your feet. Try pairing it up with similar earthy tones, and even dress them down with cool jeans and a flowy shirt so the shoes become the focal point.
Name: Pat Stanny
Hometown: Pittsburg, PA
Relationship Status: Taken
Hobbies/Interests: Acting, Skiing, Kanye West, Kettlebells, Protein, Foreign Movies (JK, Mark Wahlberg Movies).
What’s your ultimate dream date?
A day that starts off with skiing in the French alps in the morning while her hair flows in the wind as we glide down the slopes and I squint at her because I don't wear my glasses when I ski. It continues with a gourmet lunch and schnapps where we both ravenously devour several courses without utensils, and ends with watching our favorite HBO programming and maybe crying.
If your life were a movie, what actor would play you?
I would choose Viggo Mortensen to play me in a movie. Yes, he has a beard and hair that I could never grow, but he has played some of the greatest roles of our time (even Freud, real talk). He also has a wide variety of passions like me except unlike my passions its cool when he does them (write poetry, take pictures, ride ponies). Plus, anyone who has fought two thugs while being completely naked in a bathhouse can easily play me.
What are your favorite qualities in a girl?
Happy birthday, Aries! It’s your month to celebrate, so to help you have the best time possible we’ve put together tips designed to help you take advantage of your Aries strengths while also making the most of your weaknesses. Follow these easy guidelines and you can rock your horoscope in all aspects of your life.
On a whim
Aries are known for being headstrong and ready for action, and that can be an awesome quality! You take what life gives you and live in the moment, so you don’t miss an opportunity. However, be careful that you’re not too impulsive when making decisions, especially when those choices may have a long-term impact on your life. It’s good to be daring but there’s also a time and place to be practical.
Ready to play
You love excitement, are always ready for action, and don't let anything phase you--all qualities that allow you to take life by the horns. Remember that it’s okay if life isn’t always a barrel of laughs and entertainment. Learn to live in the calm. Too much craziness can run you down, and you’ll be much more content in the long run if you can learn to live in peace too.
Don’t back down
Aries girls are brave and natural leaders. When you let your confidence show, people naturally follow you. Rock that power and strut that self-assuredness! You’ll gain even more respect, and that can open so many doors to new opportunities.
Take on anything
Have an hour to kill? Or are you looking for a break (ahem, way to procrastinate) from doing your looming term paper? Try these fun, easy websites to keep your mind occupied and entertained.
This blog has all the fashion news, style trends, and silly tidbits you need to keep you feeling up-to-date. Flipping through the lookbooks and snappy articles will keep you occupied for as long as you need.
For the girl who loves having all the pop culture stories to share at the dinner table, this website has the goods. It’s the perfect guilty pleasure.
For a website with a little more substance, try this potluck of thoughtful, interesting articles covering a range of topics relevant to current society. Covering everything from entertainment news to reflections on the complications of the modern world, there’s plenty to catch a collegiette’s eye.
Kelsey Cioffi '13, President and Women's Team Captain of the Skidmore Alpine Ski Team, has been taking the slopes by storm this year. After leading the men's and women's teams to the Regional Club Championships, marking the first time for the men's team to make it in Skidmore history, Cioffi became the first Skidmore student to ever make Nationals. After a recent successful run at this year's National Championships in Idaho, Cioffi is back and doing our campus proud. We managed to catch up with her to see what her experience has been like and what going to Nationals meant to her.
Her Campus: When did you first start skiing?
Kelsey Cioffi: I first started skiing with my family when I was two years old, and I started to race at seven for the Gore Mountain Ski Team, which I stayed with all the way up until college. This season was my 14th and final.
HC: When did you join the Skidmore ski team?
KC: I signed up for the Skidmore team at the fall club fair my freshman year and I have been a part of it ever since. I never missed a race in all four years.
HC: How has being on the Skidmore ski team impacted your time here?
KC: The ski team has not only allowed me to continue doing something that I enjoyed and had become a serious part of my life and identity, but it also gave me a close knit group of friends that I have relied on a lot in my time at Skidmore.
Every spring, a lucky senior gets to direct the Skidmore Theater Deparment's Blackbox production. This year, the honor went to Theater major Jeremy Ohringer, along with his co-director Kathryn Rickman, who selected a Sarah Ruhl adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel Orlando. A humble triple threat (director, actor and singer), Jeremy is known for directing pieces that are somewhat avant-garde, often involve movement, and are always something special. As the opening night of Orlando nears, Jeremy gives us the scoop on his work and why he's so excited about this show.
Her Campus: Tell us a bit about your experience with directing, both at Skidmore and in the past.
Jeremy Ohringer: I directed Tartuffe, Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Iphigenia 2.0, among others in high school. At Skidmore I co-directed a piece of visual story telling with Grace Troxell called Rawhead and Bloodybones during my sophomore spring semester. I have also directed a devised piece, and an environmental version of Spring Awakening in addition to assistant directing the mainstage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
HC: Ever done any acting here?
JO: I did do some when I first got here. I was fortunate enough to get cast in the black box productions my first three semesters.
HC: What got you interested in directing?
To all the Pisces out there—happy birthday! We hope you’re having a fantastic birthday month so far, and to make it even better, we have some tips for you. Based on the personality and tendencies of people with your astrological sign, here’s how you can maximize your success and happiness.
Smile Wide. People love how kind, selfless and compassionate you are, as well as how easy you are to talk to. Take advantage of this! Showing how much you care will not only benefit you socially, but also can encourage teachers to give you the benefit of the doubt and help you gain favor with job interviewers. It's a great quality to have.
Stand Strong. That being said, it's easy for Pisces to get swayed and pushed around when your huge heart makes you feel guilty and want to help everyone. Don't let that happen! Remind yourself that your needs are important and don't be swayed too easily.
When the Going Gets Tough. Sometimes, you can be too idealistic and want to escape negativity or pretend your problems don't exist. It's honorable to look on the bright side, but don't be so overly optimistic that you fear hardship. If you can keep that positive attitude even when dealing with challenges, you'll be able to get through anything.
On such a unique campus, you may have met many fellow students who have planned a self-determined major. And even if not, some current majors like International Affairs, Asian Studies and even Environmental Studies all actually originated as self-determined majors that were too popular not to establish.
The SDM program has definitely been getting more attention, but for people who are interested in studying something different but don’t know how, getting started can be intimidating and confusing. If you’re thinking about an SDM but stuck deciding, here are some pros and cons to help you figure out if the program is right for you.
1. You get to create a program that is focused specifically on your interests.
2. You get to conduct your own senior independent study as a culmination of your work.
3. You definitely get attention and some benefits from working hands-on with professors who love to hear about your project, and you get two different advisors to help you along the way.
4. You are able to study much more diverse and interdisciplinary topics than you would with most other majors.
5. Let’s be honest—it’s really marketable and looks great on your resume.
Justin Timberlake has been one of my favorite musical artists for over a decade, so after his misguided six-year hiatus to pursue acting (I blame you, Jessica Biel), I was thrilled to hear that he was planning his return. And when his spot in the Grammy's was announced, I knew that would be the determinate of whether his comeback would sink or float. So, what's the verdict?
Here's the thing: JT is by no means a one-trick pony. His bubblegum boy band days vary greatly from his techno, dynamic tracks in "Future Sex/Love Sounds." Even that album itself has a lot of variety, as listening to it in full will present you with a mix of sultry dance numbers, slowed-down preludes and R&B beats. With all that plus six years of waiting, it was pretty much impossible to predict what he would come out with next.
That said, I think most people were expecting a sound similar to the funky new-age dance songs like "SexyBack" and "Summer Love" that were so popular. So when "Suit and Tie" was released, I was a little disappointed—he had the same pizazz, but where was the exciting beat to get us dancing? Where was the hip-hop feel that Timbaland usually brings in? Honestly, the song was kind of awkward.