Spring 2011

A bucket list, Binghamton-style

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Su-Ann Wong peers through the telescope at the Kopernik Observatory in Vestal.

What are some of the things every student should do before graduating? Here are 11 ideas from the Class of 2011.

1. “Go to the Troll Bridge.”
–Evan Feinberg

2. “Turn 21 and instantly be too old to be at The Rat.”
–Anthony Zampardi

3. “Hike to the top of the Nature
Preserve at midnight with friends.”
–Evan Ashton

4. “Be in Weekend Warriors in Pipe Dream.”
–Allison Rothstein

5. “Start in the Anderson Center and try to get to the Union without going outside for more than a minute.”
–Joe Monte

6. “Earn your passport from the
Ale House.”
–Gavin Boehm

7. “Go to the Cider Mill in Endicott. The doughnuts are so good.”
–Michele Aronson

8. Explore downtown Binghamton. “It’s a great area to walk around, especially on ‘Gorgeous Washington Street.’ Be sure to stop by M.Y. Boutique at 134 Washington St., a student-run business.”
–Anna Dallis

9. Go gallery hopping. “On the first Friday of every month, from 6 to 9 p.m., downtown Binghamton offers art exhibits, music, and wine, cheese and coffee tasting. It’s the most fun you will have downtown prior to the bars opening.”
–Jonathan Guerrera

10. “Go star-gazing at the Kopernik Observatory or on campus on the Dickinson co-rec field.”
–Su-Ann Wong

11. Take a river walk. “There’s this cool walkway that starts from the Court Street Bridge and runs south along the river downtown toward the Memorial Bridge on Riverside Drive. It ends up bringing you to this cool park if you want to just relax. Highly recommended.”
–Kenneth Baumann

By Matthew Coleman, Class of 2011