Tag: Adirondacks/Outdoor Lifestyle


A Starter on North Country Outdoor Adventures

Nestled just north of the Adirondack park is Clarkson’s Potsdam campus. Being so close to an open expanse of wilderness like the Adirondacks makes Clarkson a prime starting point for all sorts of outdoor activities. Whether it’s participating in one of the trips hosted by our very own Outing Club or striking out on your …


Mountain Biking at Clarkson, and How I Prepared for my Big Race

Hello, my name is Shawn Alexander I am currently a freshman here at Clarkson University. I am on track for a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. I am on the mountain biking and road bike club teams and have been able to meet many friends through it, this year we were not able to go …


Capturing the Starry Skies Around Clarkson

Hello, my name is Hyunjun Lim, and I am an occupational therapy student at Clarkson University. I came to the North Country from New York City and while the change of scenery is drastic, it has allowed me to become more active with one of my passions: night sky photography. Since coming to Potsdam, I …


Political Science and Psychology: Why I Love The Flexibility in My Dual Major at Clarkson

Hi! I’m Megan Flory, a senior here at Clarkson with dual majors in psychology and political science, and minors in environmental science and environmental policy. I’m from Wareham, Massachusetts, an Atlantic coastal town about seven hours away from Clarkson. My majors are part of both the Department of Psychology, as well as the Department of …


Two Things I Learned About Myself at Clarkson Biology Department

Hello! My name is Elyse Scott ‘22, and I am a junior biology major here at Clarkson. I am from a small town in New Hampshire and I originally came to Clarkson with the intention of pursuing an environmental engineering degree. However, I quickly learned a few things about myself and about my passions and …


Birding Around Clarkson University and the North Country

My name is Nick Kachala ’22, an aeronautical engineering major. I’m from south of Rochester, New York. I’ve been into birds seriously for eight years now and have considered myself an avid birder for the last seven of those. Besides birding, I’m a classical pianist and a hiking enthusiast. A birder is different from a …


Finding my Passion with the Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Hi! I’m Toby Harmon ’22, an environmental science and policy major at Clarkson and here’s the experience of my involvement with the Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE). I grew up on a farm in a small town in Central New York, where I graduated high school with a class of 24 other students. As …


5 Reasons You Should Do the Adirondack Semester

The Adirondack Semester is a wonderful opportunity for students to broaden their horizons for a multitude of reasons. Hear from Maria Pelusi ’22 on why she thinks students should experience it.


Thriving in a North Country Winter

As a Northern New York (NNY) native, I have faced firsthand the struggles of the North Country’s harsh winters. If this is the first you’re hearing of it, yes, we can get 7 feet of snow (and have! But not recently … ), and yes, the temperature can get well into the negatives. Don’t let …