The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14


Miguel Salcedo ‘14 is an art major and psychology minor from Los Angeles, California. Miguel is a photo editor for The College Voice, a photographer and photo editor for The Look Magazine and a team leader in an after-school classroom at Jennings Elementary School in New London. Miguel has volunteered with the Office of Volunteers for Community Service since his first year at Connecticut College and has continued to do so, developing a strong connection to the New London community.


Art majors at work

April 24, 2014 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

With the year coming to an end, the studio art majors, like myself, must prepare for the Senior Thesis Exhibition on May 2, 2014. When art majors reach senior year, we spend the year producing a cohesive body of work that explores a central theme. Seniors work on their collections at all hours of the day and night and, as such, we are provided with access to a private senior studio where we can work and store pieces throughout the year.

As the Senior Thesis Exhibition nears, here are some scenes from our recent days in the studio:‌

 

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Spring is here!

April 22, 2014 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

It has been a long winter, but Spring has finally arrived and students are ecstatic. On days like these, you will find Tempel Green filled with students relaxing under the sun, hanging out with friends, listening to music, playing sports, eating, doing homework and so much more.


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Time for Reflexion

April 10, 2014 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

Pictured here is a performance by Reflexion, the spoken word group on campus. Apart from putting on shows every semester, Reflexion runs writing workshops on weekends. It's a great opportunity for students who are interested in poetry and spoken word to get their creative juices flowing and work with a great group of writers, mentors and peers.


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Free cupcake and a survey

March 6, 2014 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

One afternoon a few days ago, the Peer Educators Empowering Positive Self ("PEeps") were handing out free cupcakes in Cro in exchange for a quick survey. PEeeps are students on campus that are committed to promoting healthy choices and creating innovative educational programs that meet the needs of their peers based on issues faced by Connecticut College students. Topics include stress reduction, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco, sexual health, nutrition, fitness and sports performance.


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On The Town takes the stage

February 28, 2014 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

It was a big week for the arts at Conn! The winter musical, "On The Town," was performed in Palmer Auditorium with a full orchestra.


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@ConnCollArts

February 21, 2014 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

Pictured is Katherine Bouzianis '14 carrying boxes with letters on every face to different locations on campus. She started this as an interactive project for a class that was aimed at getting more of the campus community involved in the arts. The boxes were placed in various locations around campus like Shain Library, Cummings Art Center, and the atrium above Harris Refractory. Students then could come and switch the boxes around and put together words or phrases, take a picture of what they had done and upload it to any social media site.


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#OneBillionRising, the Vagina Monologues flashmob

February 17, 2014 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

The cast of the Vagina Monologues recently initiated a flashmob as part of the global One Billion Rising Campaign. The flashmob was one of thousands taking place on around the world on February 14th to end violence against women. In fact, one billion people (both men and women) from 207 different countries rose to dance on this day. Events like these are constantly happening on campus by various clubs and organizations, and some are even collaborations between organizations. Not only are these kinds of events fun to participate in and watch, but are also for a good cause.


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Sitting in OVCS

February 13, 2014 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

Pictured is my friend Gaby, a senior, working as a community service assistant in the Office of Volunteers for Community Service (OVCS.) OVCS is a great way for students to go into the New London community and volunteer at sites including day cares, soup kitchens, and senior centers. Apart from connecting students to the community and providing transportation to these sites, OVCS offers work study jobs to students in the form of community service assistants and community site drivers. The office is a professional yet relaxed setting. We are able to sit in the office and work on homework, read, or talk and joke amongst ourselves while we wait for our next ride.


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Long meals in Harris

February 10, 2014 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

Harris Refectory is a place where students go not only to eat, but also to sit down and socialize, as well. We jokingly call Harris a "social trap," because most students, at some point, find themselves spending an average of one to two hours, sometimes more sitting and socializing, well after having finished their meal.


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Alex Rubio: "this is not my project..."

December 3, 2013 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

A few weeks ago, visiting artist Alex Rubio worked with my class of painting and drawing students on a collaborative three-panel mural project, being painted on site. The art department has been able to host Rubio through the support of the Dayton Artist-in-Residence Program, which allows students to interact and learn from artists who are not typically accessible in an academic setting. Rubio worked with us non-stop all weekend, teaching his technique, mentoring, and simply getting to know us. He says that to him, the most important part of the whole project is the process and getting the students to feel a great sense of ownership over the work. He told us from day one, “This is not my project, it is ours and all of your names will go on it.”


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What do you love about education?

November 29, 2013 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

Artful Resistance was an event hosted by the education department in the Harris Atrium in response to contemporary issues in education. Students stopped by to make art and express their creativity. In their art, they asked questions including, “what do you love about education, and what have you lost?” and “What does your dream school look like?” Some of the works produced at the event will be displayed at a gallery in downtown New London.


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Dance club's Fall show

November 18, 2013 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

Last weekend, the Dance Club premiered their Fall show. Each night, there was a packed house.


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Kristallnacht

November 10, 2013 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

Spencer Francus '14 handing out pamphlets at the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht event in Evans Hall. Kristallnacht literally means "night of broken glass." It comes from the shards of broken glass from Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues following attacks throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria in 1938. Spencer, like many other students on campus, is an active member of Hillel, the Jewish community here at Connecticut College.


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Fall Weekend

October 25, 2013 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

This year we had one of the biggest Fall Weekends that Connecticut College has ever seen, as we celebrated the completion of our $211 million Campaign for Connecticut College that President Higdon started publicly in October of 2008. The weekend started off with the bright blue illumination of the tent, complete with the College’s tree logo projected on it. The first event of the weekend was ONE.EPIC.NIGHT, which was a night filled with exciting performances by the a cappella groups, dancers, two very funny MC’s, a speed painter and Fighting Gravity. This was followed by food trucks of all sorts and a dance. Day two started with Harvestfest and brunch under the tent where clubs and organizations on campus got to sell all sorts of great stuff including t-shirts, posters, coffee mugs, phone cases, raffle tickets and baked goods for the clubs to raise money. This was followed by an exciting soccer game against Bowdoin College on Harkness Green. The night culminated with a green-screen photo booth, performance by Bear Mountain and a dance under the tent.


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Late nights in Cummings Arts Center

October 29, 2013 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

Pictured is Wai Ying Zhao, a senior art major here at Connecticut College working late night on an installation piece for our construction and installation class. You can find students just like Wai Ying in Cummings Arts Center working on projects at all hours of the day. We make jokes about “living” in Cummings and having a bed installed somewhere for each of us because we actually spend more time in Cummings than we do in our own rooms... it’s like our second home. The great thing about Cummings is that the building is accessible to art students 24/7, meaning we can work as late as we’d like.


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Rugby

October 14, 2013 | The Experience, Miguel Salcedo '14

This is a Rugby game that I attended during fall break. Rugby is a club sport on campus, but the team practices and treats the sport as a varsity team. Similarly, rugby is the only club sport that stays on campus during Fall Break along with the rest of the varsity sports teams. About 95% of the team had never touched a rugby ball before playing for Conn College. With great coaching and mentoring from experienced players, the rookies catch on pretty quickly to a sport that was foreign to them months before.


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