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Montana Crossman

My name is Montana Crossman and I was born and raised in central Maine. I graduated from high school in 2014 where I was a part of the Latin Club, Math Team, National Honors Society and Student Council. After an unexpected flyer from Lycoming, I decided to go to school 616.8(!) miles away from my hometown. I am now a Junior at Lycoming, double majoring in Archaeology and English Literature with a minor in Classical Studies. I am a student worker (Barista, Tutor, Writer, take your pick!) and I am currently a member of the Scholars Program, the Lycoming Odyssey, Circle K and I was a DJ for WRLC Radio here at Lycoming. On a more personal note, I am an avid reader, writer and artist (though I often get frustrated with the last two). I like to knit, sew costumes together and take naps. I am also super obsessed with cats and love to watch cute kitten videos to brighten my day. Follow me on social media! Instagram: ; Pinterest: ; Tumblr:
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Honors Societies at Lycoming College

Posted by Montana Crossman on May 30, 2017 11:08:40 AM

             You may remember an honor society from your high school, either local or national, or you may have even been in the honor society. Here at Lycoming, and at most colleges across the nation as well, there is not one singular honors society, but around twenty-two different societies, usually based on discipline. These honor societies are usually chapters (local divisions) of the larger honors society. So, for example, the Lycoming College chapter of the national Religious and Theology Studies Honors Society (Theta Alpha Kappa) is named Alpha Theta Gamma.

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Topics: Liberal Arts Education, Academics, Career Advice

A Change of the Guard: New Meal Plans at Lyco?

Posted by Montana Crossman on May 9, 2017 11:05:07 AM

For the first three years of my college experience, we have had the same meal plan options. The old meal plans were each worth $2,797. The first of the previous two options gave students unlimited access to the cafeteria (meaning you could swipe into the cafeteria multiple times during the day) with around $100 of flex money, which could be used at either Jack’s Corner (the late-night fast-food place on campus) or Café 1812 (the coffee and sandwich place on campus). The second previous meal plan option gave you 14 meal slots a week (to be used at the cafeteria or the Café) and $150 in flex. Because of meal equivalency, there were times when you could get food at the Café instead of going to the cafeteria.

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Topics: Student Life, Residential Life, Campus Dining

Murder Mystery at Lycoming College?

Posted by Montana Crossman on Apr 10, 2017 4:22:05 PM
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Topics: Student Life, Campus Activities

The WISE Internship Application

Posted by Montana Crossman on Mar 31, 2017 5:30:00 PM
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Topics: Summer Experience, Career Advice

The Political Binary

Posted by Montana Crossman on Feb 17, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Our world is filled with binaries. Some we barely notice, taking them as they are presented to us. But others are overwhelmingly apparent, such as the current great division between Democrats and Republicans in America. However, despite the pressure Americans feel to choose between these two, republicans and democrats do not represent all of America.

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Topics: Liberal Arts Education, Current Events

Home for the Holidays

Posted by Montana Crossman on Jan 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

One of the hardest parts of the school year is ending the fall semester and going home for winter break. By the time finals week comes around, you are thoroughly exhausted from a very busy semester full of exams, presentations, readings, and possibly even working. But by that point, you have also started getting into the rhythm of the school week. The days seem to blur and a pattern of class, dinner, and homework makes itself apparent. And then, before you know it, finals are over and you’re home.

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Topics: Student Life

Major Changes: Choosing What's Right

Posted by Montana Crossman on Dec 15, 2016 1:33:43 PM

Some people seem to have everything all laid out. From the moment they accept their diploma in high school, they know what they want to do with their lives and who they want to be. Originally, I thought I was grouped in with these highly efficient people, but now, in my junior year of college, I find myself questioning things more often than not.

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Topics: Liberal Arts Education, Academics

Career Services: The Real Life-Savers

Posted by Montana Crossman on Dec 13, 2016 2:20:44 PM

One of my greatest regrets about my college career is waiting so long to take advantage of Lycoming College's career advisors. As a freshman, I thought that I had plenty of time before I had to start thinking about my career after college. Just recently as a junior, I started to have a mental breakdown. Questions were flying through my mind at the speed of light, and I had no answers.

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Topics: Career Advice

The Balancing Act: Studying

Posted by Montana Crossman on Dec 9, 2016 4:32:00 PM

It’s the age-old struggle: balancing homework and studying with your happiness. Maybe you’re one of those students who finds happiness in doing your schoolwork. If that’s the case, then I applaud you. You must be a very happy person.

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Topics: Academics

Lycoming's Trip to Hershey Park

Posted by Montana Crossman on Dec 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

My freshman year at Lycoming College, my friends and I attended the fall trip to Hershey Park. We all had a great time, and I couldn’t wait to go again. My sophomore year, we did not attend the trip, but this year my friend Abbie and I went with the Campus Activities Board (CAB).

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Topics: Student Life, Campus Activities

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