Despite chills and delays due to a heavy snowstorm, the Marist Circle Newspaper’s “For the Record” exhibition proved to be a success, with a little over 420 visitors on Monday, February 13th’s opening night in the Steel Plant Art Gallery. Although the show is currently closed, the online presence is thriving. Within the first 13 days, about 18,000 unique visitors visited the website, fortherecord2017.com, according to The Circle’s database.
Here is a glimpse into some of the amazing stories covered by the Marist Circle project:
Jon Ferris is a Marist student with sophomore standing, but his college experience has been quite unconventional.
“Facing post high school emotional struggles, and very much disenchanted with school, all that he [Jon] was certain of was the fact that higher education was not yet his calling. “I hated school. And I knew I hated school,” he describes. Instead of pursuing the traditional high-school-to-college transition, Jon embarked on a more unorthodox lifestyle. For him, this lifestyle centered around City Year—an international education-based nonprofit that provides Americorps volunteers age 17-24 to low-income schools threatened by large drop-out rates.” Jon served two years in the Americorps program. “For the first time in my life, I actually saw a purpose,” Jon said. “Like me in high school, there were students who also didn’t want to be there in school, but I had to show them why they needed to be.”
While on a trip in early September 2016 to see Kanye West, sophomore Cassandra Pintro, a Freshman Florence Experience (FFE) alum, was randomly selected to model in his Yeezy Season 4 New York Fashion Week Show on Roosevelt Island.
“Cassandra was 5’3” and, as she described “not a model.” She had classes the day of and the day after the show. But on Wednesday morning on Sept. 7, she joined the 106 other models in taking the stage for Kanye and a number of other celebrities. “I always go for things,” Cassandra grins. “I can’t bring myself to say no to things, because you never know where it’s going to take you.” It is with this mentality which Cassandra conducts her life. Currently, she is working on her own clothing line, featuring high-end street-clothes, which she plans on launching with her friend from New York.”
Senior finance major John Giuffre experienced the opportunity of a lifetime when “during the fall 2016 he flew to Belfast, Northern Ireland to present a paper with his co-author Dr. Rothberg, at the 17th European Conference on Knowledge Management. The paper entitled, “The Outside Looking In: Do Activist Investor Knowledge Management Actions Pay Off?” addressed a group of academics interested in understanding how companies can better manage their internal resources.”
Marist awaits three more weeks of story releases, as every Monday new stories are published online and available for free pickup in print in the Admissions Office (Rotunda), College Activities (Murray SC), School of Communications and the Arts (LT), and School of Liberal Arts (Fontaine).
Learn all about the Marist Circle project: For The Record here!
Stay up to date with the latest full stories on fortherecord2017.com!