Category Archives: About our Bloggers

view of Salamanca from high within cathedral

Travel-ception (Travel Within Travel)

First off, I want to apologize for the cheesy title of this blog post that bears reference to the 2010 thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception. With that out of the…

Taylor Kickbush posing next to tree 1 week before freshman year

Blooming, Blossoming, and Becoming Social

I used to be scared of people. I wasn’t just afraid to talk to people; I was one of those girls who sat by herself in the library, avoided eye…

Sopa de cocido, Spanish soup meal

Caution: Reading This May Cause Mouth to Water

Food. Where can I even begin? I love food; I am legitimately passionate about food. Eating is one of life’s greatest joys. I know that for a fact. Therefore, one…

students dressed up as pirates

“What are you doing here?”

Everyone I have met in Spain, as well as everyone back at home, has asked me similar questions: “What are you doing here?” or “Why are you going to Spain?”…

The three RDs for the Hillside Suites

365 Days in the Hillside Suites

The halls are honestly too quiet now. This was my first year as a residence director at Jamestown Community College. Obviously, that meant that this year was crazy busy. I…

Elle Woods' chihuahua from the musical Legally Blonde

A Little Bit About Me, JCC, and What I Do Here

My name is Jennie Cross and I just finished my first year at Jamestown Community College.  I graduated from Jamestown High School in 2012 and I am a recipient of…

Ni Hao, Chengdu!

Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa Brown and I’ve recently completed my first week here in Chengdu, China. I’m studying the history of China before and after 1911, while also…

The Road to China

  First off, my name is Barbara Simon and I attend the Cattaraugus County campus. I graduated from Olean High in 2011 and JCC seemed like a good fit for…

Panoramic view of Annecy, France - Myrabell

Bonjour, le monde beau!

Hi everybody, my name’s Victoria Carvelli and I’m here in Annecy, France studying…French. I really like irony. I am originally from Jamestown, NY, and this is my first excursion out…

Dana in Spain

Introducing: Dana Filsinger

Hello everyone! My name is Dana Filsinger and I am from Jamestown. I currently have an Individual Studies Major, since I am not completely sure of my future career plans….