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2013-2014 Wrap Up!

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Now that finals are over and the campus is going into summer mode, the Simmons Life Blog will be taking a short break! Thank you so much for reading and following this year's amazing journey! NEVER FEAR! The Simmons Life Blog will be back in September as we gear up for the amazing 2014-2015 year! It's gonna be BIG!

The Magic of First

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Mary is here to take you around the Fenway Area that surrounds the Simmons College campus. Her adventures in the city of Boston show that as a Simmons Student, greatness is your backyard!

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There's something magical about the first time you do something.

The first time you taste a new food. The first time you visit a different state, see a new landscape or travel to a foreign country. Your first kiss. Your first friend.

Your first year of college.

More Love Letters Campaign @ Simmons College

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Contributed by: Matoaka Kipp

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Have you ever written a love letter to a complete stranger?

This past month of April, Simmons students gathered together to do just this. Inspired by The More Love Letters Campaign, started by Hannah Brencher back in the early 2000's. The More Love Letters Campaign's mission embodies ideas of self worth, pride in ourselves and each other, as well as the joy of recognizing our humanity. From what started out as a few love letters left around the city of New York, turned into a nationwide movement dedicated to spreading love and affirmations through letter writing.

Tying the Present and the Past

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Contributed By: Maria Cervantes Gonzalez

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If you were to time travel back to May 1st sometime in the 1950s, the Simmons campus would look entirely different. There would be women dressed in full medieval costumes and long tables on the quad, covered with strawberries, would be laid across the lawn.

It is hard to believe, but this is what May Day looked like over 50 years ago. Now, there are no costumes and the tables are now kept indoors. However, May Day has been kept alive at Simmons since 1912, making it the longest running tradition in the college's history.

In the past 102 years, May Day was originally held on May 1st, but is now celebrated at Simmons on the last Sunday of April. The Simmons sophomore class traditionally puts on May Day every year.