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FIT to the VMA’s

Living in New York City comes with spontaneous adventures and the unexpected. This past weekend, I would have never thought I would be attending the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Coming from a small city in California, attending an event known as the epitome of pop culture and music satisfied my inner city boy mentality.

It all started when I landed the tickets at the MTV VMA pop-up shop in SoHo where a well known YouTuber posted the address and asked his fans to meet him there for a special surprise. My instincts told me they were going to be VMA tickets…. and wa-la!

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Behold the beauty of real tickets to a unreal event with a performance list like this:

Pre-show
Alessia Cara
Troye Sivan
Wild Things
Wild
Scars to Your Beautiful
Jidenna “Little Bit More”
Lukas Graham Mama Said
Main show
Rihanna
(Part 1)
Don’t Stop the Music
Only Girl (In the World)
We Found Love
Where Have You Been
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Side to Side
Future Fuck Up Some Commas
Rihanna
(Part 2)
Rude Boy
What’s My Name?
Work
Nick Jonas
Ty Dolla $ign
Bacon
(performed in Tick Tock Diner)
Beyoncé Pray You Catch Me
Hold Up
Sorry
Don’t Hurt Yourself
Formation
Britney Spears
G-Eazy
Make Me…
Me, Myself & I
Rihanna
(Part 3)
Needed Me
Pour It Up
Bitch Better Have My Money
The Chainsmokers
Halsey
Closer
Rihanna
(Part 4)
Stay
Diamonds
Love on the Brain

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Singing and dancing along with some of my favorite artists was an amazing experience to share with some close friends! Living in New York City can be intense, but it is the moments like this that make you appreciate the spontaneity of this city.

…and yes, BEYONCE WAS AMAZING!

 

Camping or Glamping?

Hey Everyone,

So as we only have a little less then two weeks left to enjoy our summer. I took one of my last trips before its time to buckle down.

Canoe

About 10 of me and my friends went camping down the Delaware water gap. If you haven’t been I highly suggest it. We took canoes about 8 miles down the water gap and found a spot to camp out for the night. The water was as clear as can be. ( For me that’s a big deal , because I will not go in water that I cant see, Haha).

Canoeing

First thing I would suggest though if you go in the summer.. wear sunscreen. I made the mistake of not doing so and I got burnt to a crisp. Second thing bring something that you can sketch with or paint with. The natural beauty on this trip was breath taking and I wanted to capture every aspect anyway I could.

Sun RiseThis was what I woke up to, I think I sat on a log just staring at this until the sun fully immersed itself into the sky. It was breath taking, you never know what you can discover in your own backyard. So before the summer ends , get out, explore!

What have you done this summer? Any Fun plans before it ends?

Xoxo

Kailee

Preparing for FIT’s Application

As a new school school year approaches, Class of 2017 is preparing to apply to colleges across the nation. If you are interested in applying to FIT, here are some helpful tips to speed up your admissions process!FIT1. CHOOSE A MAJOR! – The most important step of the process when applying to FIT, since you’ll begin studying what most interests you on day one. Find the program that best fits your talents and dreams. Remember: since FIT has a dual-degree system, you can always switch into another major for your Bachelors degree! For the list of the amazing undergraduate majors at FIT click here!

2. APPLY! – As a SUNY school, FIT requires it’s applicants to first file the SUNY application online. After you apply, you’ll receive confirmation that your application has been received. It can take 7-10 days to receive the first email from FIT after submitting the SUNY application, so don’t freak out if you don’t get it right away!

Then comes the FIT application. Submitting your supplemental admissions materials to FIT is the longest step! The Academic History and Essay form will be made available online after you have received your email from FIT. To submit these forms, you’ll need to access MyFIT using the provided FIT Username and Password. (Seems like alot but it’s a piece of cake, just be sure to not procrastinate.)

The essay is the most important asset of your application – besides letter grades on a transcript, it gives FIT a chance to get to know YOU and YOUR reason to pursue an educational career at FIT. Your essay should answer the following questions: What makes you a perfect candidate for FIT? Why are you interested in the major you are applying to?

BE CONCISE, COMPELLING AND GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT! (3 C’s will never fail you!)

3. SUBMITTING ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS! – Along with the online academic history and the essay, be prepared to have all official secondary and post-secondary transcripts sent directly from your schools to FIT. For more information on sending in transcripts click here and go to STEP TWO – School Transcripts.

4. ART MAJOR = PORTFOLIO! – Art and Design applicants must submit a portfolio. You will be invited to submit your portfolio once your SUNY application has been received and processed by FIT. Please do not submit any artwork with your application. Business and Technology applicants may not submit a portfolio and materials received for these majors will not be reviewed or considered.

5. AP/CLEP & SAT/ACT SCORES – Official AP and/or CLEP scores, if any, are required when available. Official IB (International Baccalaureate) diplomas or certificates, if any, must be provided by the IBO.

SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admissions purposes. They are, however, required for the Honors Program. They are also required for placement into your English and Math classes at FIT. Use FIT school code 2257 when sending SAT scores, and code 2744 when sending ACT scores.

Check out more information about placement tests and sending scores here.

6. ENJOY YOUR SCHOOL YEAR! – Remember, stressing over an application can take a toll on yourself whether you are coming straight from high school, or are looking to transfer to FIT. Enjoy your school year, and be ready to bare the wait until acceptances are sent out in April!

Hiking Towards a New School Year

As summer comes to an end, and my time back in California is up – I decided to really appreciate the great outdoors by taking a nice hike not far from my house in the mountains of Southern California.

Know for it’s beautiful creek and waterfall, I hiked up the North Etiwanda Preserve located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The about an hour hike brought me closer to nature and realization beginning a new school year.

Sometimes you may feel discouraged starting a new school year, but what you do for yourself today will improve all of your tomorrows. If you want something more than anything in the world, YOU CAN do it.

As I reached the top of the mountain, where the water fall rushed down I thought about letting go of all doubts. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once couldn’t.

I’m challenging YOU (and myself) to stop wishing and start doing! This school year I want to learn everyday and allow the space between where I am and where I want to go to motivate and not terrify me. Let’s climb to the top of the mountain… (well in New York) let’s run up the stairs to the rooftop of the skyscraper!

Can’t wait for this semester! If you are a new reader, my name is Mariano, feel free to read my short about me by clicking THIS link!

get ready, get set,

LET’S GO

– M

Summer Goals

Summer break is finally here!  Unfortunately, the blog will not be active until the fall semester starts back up again, so I wanted to fill you in until we return this August!  This summer I’m looking forward to working, planning for my fall internship, and trying to explore New York as much as humanly possible.  I say this every single year, but this summer, I’m actually going to follow through with it!  I’m excited to enjoy my new apartment and explore my new neighborhood and all the yummy food!  I am hoping that I’ll be able to go back and visit family before next semester as well!  This is my last summer prior to graduation so I’m looking to enjoy myself but also stay focused on my end goals post graduation.  By the end of the summer, I will be ready to conquer SENIOR YEAR!  I hope that everyone has a lovely summer and enjoys the warm weather!  See you in August!

Ashley