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Day in the Life

Luke Stapleton ’21


Hi! My name is Luke Stapleton and I am a writing and rhetoric major as well as an entrepreneurial studies minor here at HWS. I am also a member of the club hockey team and am a part of Greek Life, where I am the president of my fraternity. I currently live in my on-campus fraternity house.


My typical Monday (pre-coronavirus of course!) looks something like this:

6 a.m. – Wake up and head over to the Bristol Field House for a quick morning lift.

7:30 a.m. – I head over to Saga to grab breakfast, then go back to my room to shower and get ready for the day.


8:30 a.m. – My first class of the day is called “He Said She Said” and is taught by my advisor Prof. Cheryl Forbes. The class looks at the various ways speech and dialect can indicate gender and identity.


9:30 a.m. –I head over to the Office of Admissions to go to work where I answer phones and welcome prospective students.

12 p.m. – I head back to Saga for lunch. On Mondays, most of my friends’ schedules align with my own and we all eat together at a big table.

1:30 p.m. –I head over to Stern Hall to attend “Social Entrepreneurship” with Prof. Craig Talmage. I always look forward to this class because Prof. Talmage is always in such a happy-go-lucky mood. His mood often transcends over the rest of the class.

3 p.m. – After class is finished, depending on the weather, a few

friends will grab an espresso from ABP and hang out at the tables outside of the library in the sun. We take a short break before heading inside and starting on homework for the night.


6 p.m. – After getting as much work done as possible in the library, we head back to our house. On Mondays, my friends and I make it a point to go out to eat somewhere in Geneva. Our favorite spots to hit up are usually Char Burrito Bar or Vonnie’s Boathouse (a true local secret). Over dinner we recap and talk about all of the funny things that happened over the weekend.


7:15 p.m. – Some of us grab our hockey bags and head off to the Cooler for practice. We usually scrimmage or have some sort of 3-on-3 tournament. On the weekends, we play in games against neighboring schools. This

past year we played against Cornell, Oswego and Syracuse and attended a tournament in Buffalo.


9:30 p.m. – After practice, my friends and I stop at Byrne Dairy for a chocolate milk. At home, we all link up in the living room and watch whatever sporting event is on for the night. This is my favorite part of the day because I’m with 25 of my closest friends and we are all laughing and having a good time. If there isn’t any sports on, we will have a 2K or a Chel tournament, or we play ping-pong. The running ping-pong leaderboard in my house is a prized honor.

11:30 p.m. – I usually try and wrap it up and head to bed. Another busy, yet unreal day at HWS.

I’m totally happy to answer any questions you may have about my major, minor, activities I’m involved in, campus life or anything in general. You can reach out to me via email at luke.stapleton@hws.edu at any time. You can also find me on Instagram @lukestapleton.

Sincerely — Luke Stapleton ’21

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