About Me

I am a freshman Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience major. I want to work with stem cells and repair spinal cords. I am a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, a women fraternity. I have a twin sister. I love Syracuse University.  I want to travel the world when I get out of school. I want to see of the sites.


My advice

Incoming freshman,

                Study hard. When you have some free time by yourself do your homework. I know you rather watch a tv show or take a nap but getting your homework done early lets you do things later. You are going to have to miss out on things with your friends later because of an assignment you put off. Grades are important. You need to study. You should just say I will do great on the next one because it is probably going to be a hard test then the first one. But it is also important to have fun. Go out to dinner with your friends, watch a movie or a tv series that you all like. Join a club or two. Don’t spend all your time studying. If you study all the time you will burn out. You must find a balance.

                Your friend group will change. People you are friends with the first few days, weeks, or even months many change. That is ok. It is ok to realize that you are not meant to be friend. You will learn who is there for you when you need them and who is not. Make friends with many people and different groups of people. You will find your place and make some of the best friends of your life. Pursue any interest that you have. You will find people who share it with you. Be the person that you were too afraid to be in high school, or the person you were afraid to show because you were scared that you would be made fun of. At Syracuse you will find that people are accepting of who you are and want to get to know the real you.

                College is going to be a big change. I was very nervous coming to school and wondered what it was going to be like. There are going to be days that you just want to go home and cry in your bed. I know I have felt that way many times. But, as you will learn it becomes your home. You create a family away from home. Leaving today was just as hard as leaving my home when I went to school. There will be ups and downs.

                Lastly, just because you are roommates doesn’t mean that you have to be best friends. If you become too close to your roommate and you never get away from each other you will end up hating them. Be respectful of each other and you will never have a problem. That is the only thing that me and my roommate need and we had a great year together.        

Haley Cooke                                                                                                   


Mayfest. Students on campus love it, other college students envy it, public its questionable. Everyone knows Syracuse University is a party school. But many people question whether a school event that basically promotes a day of drinking and fun activities is a good idea. The school only allows students who are 21 and over go into the drinking section. This day does promote drinking at off campus houses, fraternities and castle. If the chancellor stops giving out the free food on walnut, I believe that the day would be so much worse for the university and its students. Many students wouldn’t eat leading to drinking on an empty stomach. Overall the day of mayfest is an opportunity for students to celebrate the hard work that they have done throughout both semesters and enjoy the beautiful weather.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

A world view from a small campus

A world view from a small campus

For my project I wanted to capture the globally community that Syracuse has. People can come from all over and representing many different nationalities. I come from a place that is not very diverse and it is amazing to meet people from such different cultures. It is one of the reasons I came to Syracuse. I wanted to experience different things. I want to travel the world one day and I can’t wait to experience the different cultures but coming here is a good start. Syracuse University prides itself on the different cultures and places around the world. I remember coming here that them saying that all states but Alaska were represented at this school along with several other countries. This took me by suppose and made me realize what a great place it must be if so many people come from other countries to go to school here. This is a wishful thinking idea though. I know that many groups of people stick to themselves and the campus is not as united as I would like it to be. Many of the international students from Asian countries stick together along with other groups of people. I have spoken to some of my black friends that they feel that some whites judged their culture. I have also spoken to white people and they feel that some blacks judge them people they are white. This is obviously not all people on campus but some. I wanted to represent the global feel that Syracuse

Project ??

              For my topic I am thinking about doing a timeline with all of the important dates and facts about women in politics. This might be the best way to show the changed in women in politics and the differences in voting. With the increasing participation in the way that women have voted and the increasing number of women candidates I think that a timeline would best how the voting has changed. The program is fairly easy to use. You can use the program JR timeline. It is a website that you can use to create the timeline on line. I am also debating if it would be better if visual project would be a better. I was thinking that I was going to find a way visually represent the names of the women that currently hold office and show the change in the number. This might be more of a high impact and easier to look at. I think that the timeline or the visual representation could be placed in a public library or where people go and vote. I want people to be able to see the number and instantly understand what I am trying to say. I want the message to come off strong without really looking at it and then the details to inform the reader.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Narrowing down the ideas

I want to argue that women effect the outcome of political elections. I want to discuss the roles that women play in politics, especially in the recent years. The number of women in office is increasing. Do people vote for a particular candidate because she is female? Only two of my sources pertain to women in politics, therefore I need to find new sources that speak about women. My other three sources speak of race and politics. This is a very big topic and I don’t think that I will be able to focus race and gender in one article. The two source that I have discuss what is referred to as the gender gap. The gender gap is the ratio of men to women that vote. Women vote typically in lower numbers than men. The article discuss why this might be. Also I want to discuss is education of the women affects her likeness to vote. If the socio-economic status of the family effects if the women votes or not. Many factors many effect if a women is able to vote. I need to do more research about the topic in order to gain a better understanding of it and to develop my argument further. 

My Reseach Essay

My project deals with race and gender and how they relate to politics. Many different factors affect politics but I feel with the fairly recent election of Barack Obama and the running of Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin, race and gender are being talked about a lot. I wanted something that I have always been interest in but never really had the time to look into. I think that a better research essay would be a PowerPoint enhanced essay. There would be an audio file of me reading the essay with timed PowerPoint slides. This way there can be pictures and different things that can enhance what I am trying to say. I can illustrate my point through pictures and not have to take up space trying to explain it. I think my intended audience would be people who are interested in elections and of the younger generation. I want to speak of more recent elections in which might be more interesting to a younger generation. Race and gender in politics has not really been an issue in past election. Older people have something to base their opinion off of while younger people don’t. Race and gender have only really been a topic of the past two elections. Also if you don’t have an interest in politics then you are most likely going to hate reading about it. I write research essays in a very logical way. I am a person who is very logical and things need to make sense, at least to me, for me to enjoy them. I want to write about different aspects of politics and how race and gender effects each aspects according to the research that I did.