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Reading the February Scope Monthly, Mike San Clemente ’90 especially enjoyed the feature about students deciding on their majors and sent along this comment: “I’d recommend at least a few business classes for everyone, regardless of major: we all need to know how to make money. If you go even further and decide to pursue a business major, ping some alums to find out what each area within business offers — salary, total number of jobs, etc. For example, marketing is the most fun, but it pays a bit less than most other business majors and generally offers less stability.” In true alumni-networking fashion, he also offered to help Skiddies of any era: “Please reach out to me on LinkedIn if you want to connect further.”

Kayla Abelove Feldman ’64 saw the announcement about Beatlemore Skidmania in the November Scope Monthly, and sent this little reminiscence:  “I find it amusing that Skidmore is having Beatlemania. Our dorm, Moore Hall, rented a TV to watch the Beatles on their first appearance in the USA on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, because there was no TV on campus except in the old rec center (where we all had
watched the JFK assassination coverage).

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For Kayla Abelove Feldman ’64, the news of Moore Hall’s demise came as a blow. She lived on Moore’s second floor for three years and says, “I loved it because I could smoke in my room (what was I thinking?) and because it was so convenient to the art studios next door. I do not recall bedspreads, green or any other color, as someone does. The really fine furniture in the big living room was classic, and I remember waiting to go in to lunch one Sunday and watching, on a rented TV, Lee Harvey Oswald being shot.”

Feldman adds, “The sixties were supposed to have been such a licentious and drug-riddled time on campuses, and yet I never saw any of that, other than a lot of drunken kids, including myself. Saratoga was a town with 1,200 college girls
and 125 bars. Never once saw any one doing drugs, or smoking pot. Once, a girl ate morning glory seeds, which were supposed to be hallucinogenic, and she tried to act stoned, but it didn’t work. We were such good girls, even when
we thought we were being bad. The only meds we were interested in was the birth-control pill, and when and where could we get it.”

Jamie Weiner ’16 (https://www.facebook.com/JamieWeinerArtist/about/), a recent grad in anthropology with minors in Asian studies and Japanese, shares these pen-and-ink works:

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Barbara Marder ’67 says, “I create wall works from glass enamel fired on copper and/or steel. I also create jewelry and watercolor paintings. Please see my website.”  Here’s one of her works, a triptych called “Flora by the Falls”:

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ashley80-driftwoodmask2ashley80-driftwoodmask1Linda “Cookie” Cooke Ashley ’80 shares some of her current work here—a driftwood mask series.  She says, “I love how organic the shapes and textures of the wood pieces are. Gathering the materials on the beach is the best part.”