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Archive for January, 2014

Life at the IC: Chemistry with Geneva High

Students from Geneva High came to the Intercultural Affairs Center to prepare for their chemistry midterm that was taking place on the following day. These students who came from different ways of life arrived together to the Conference Room to prepare for their exam. Questions where being asked and answered as the students fired through their study guide. Covering topics such as stoichiometry, periodization and bonding of atoms made the two hours that they spent together very resourceful. When discussing their interest for the subject, some said that they were thinking about continuing studying chemistry in college. The students were very thankful about being able to use the Conference Room and promised to return.


Service throughout the Winter Break

???????????????????????????????¬†Over the break Rashed Al Qudah ’15 and Mohammed Daajneh ’16 spent some of their days in the Geneva Community. They both volunteered at the Community Lunch Program, preparing food and serving it to community members. Joined by Sharafudin Mirzayee’15 and Shafiullah Shirzai’17 they presented on the Middle East at the Geneva Community Center. There they were able to show a slideshow presentation along with making Arabic calligraphy bookmarks for the kids.??????????????????????????????? Finally Rashed and Mohammed presented earlier this week at the Geneva Public Library on Dabke dancing in their homelands. They did an awesome job at sharing their culture with the Geneva community!Middle Eastern Workshop at Community Center Winter 2014

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More Winter Break Activities

As promised–more on Winter break activities at HWS! Students here at HWS over the break have been hard at work! Hahaha–correction–more like having fun! This past weekend, students had a game night at the IC with pizza and also went ice skating at the Geneva Recreation Center downtown followed by¬†dinner at Wing Tai. Trips such as these allow students to connect in a relaxing atmosphere while having fun.

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“This was awesome!” –Chavon Thomas ’15

“The activities were very fun and interactive.” –Sharafudin Mirzayee ’15


Winter Break Fun 2013-14!

The fun doesn’t stop when classes are over! For some students who are not able to go home, they spend time on campus partaking in winter break activities such as Wegmans shopping, trips to Rochester and dinner and movie outings. Because of the snow fall, students were able to take advantage of sledding on the Caird/DeCordova/Emerson hill and dinner at Pure Indian Grille. Keep reading this blog over the next few weeks to find out what other fun things are happening over the break!

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“The events are interactive, fun and diverse.”– Sharafudin Mirzayee ’15