As an incoming student at SNC, students must experience the dorms as an initial step in their higher education. With SNC’s largest incoming class arriving, many are questioning the residence hall policies.
“We have a total of 194 students in the dorms, one of the highest incoming classes. Last year we had around 180 which is only 10-15 more students this year,” said Lizzie Thibodeau.
While the increase of students is minimal, they have seen a large difference in the living situation among the dorms.
“What bothers me is that I requested a double (room) and they explained they were running out of space, and asked ‘do you think you could spare for a triple?’, just before school started. Therefore we involuntarily agreed and are working through the situation.” said Freshman Celine
For some students, this policy can be burdensome when trying to expand their horizons of Incline Village and Lake Tahoe area.
“The two year policy should be more of an option than a requirement. I think there should be a way you can prove that the second year is not necessary for an individual, rather than forcing it upon the students,” said Sophomore Nelly Steinhoff.
Hart Heffelfinger, a new student at SNC, has just come to Lake Tahoe from Vashon Island
Name: Hart Heffelfinger
Hometown: Vashon Island, WA
Where is Vashon Island?
Vashon is an island off of Seattle that you can only get to by ferry, and I’ve lived there my whole life. The island is a hippy retirement place. It is where K2 was started and there was big industry for that, but K2 moved off the island 10 years ago and ever since it’s been farmer’s markets and rich Microsoft people.
Congratulations to all members of the Ski and Snowboard teams for all of their accomplishments during the National Championships.Overall champions in Alpine Skiing and Men’s Snowboarding.
Sierra Nevada College is currently hosting eight exchange students from South Africa for a total of six weeks through the Young Entrepreneurs Program.
There are 20,000 applicants that apply for the program. The ones chosen take an online class from South Africa taught by Chair of the Business Department, Rick Normington. After passing the course, they come to the U.S. and are set up with internships based on their entrepreneurial field of interest.
The opportunity has always been there, but few students have heard it knocking.
For the past five years, Sierra Nevada College has had a formal Study Abroad program, although not many students seem to know about it.
Director of Academic Support Services Henry Conover has been involved with the program for four years and believes that more students should be aware of it.