If Your Life Was an Episode of ‘Friends’: Utica College Edition

Hey! I’m Angela from Westchester, New York. I am a senior here at Utica College studying business management. I also concentrate in human resource management and minor in psychology. As far as my involvement on campus, I love to get my hands in a bunch if different projects. I am the President of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and I am a resident assistant in the First Year Village. Along with being a student blogger, I also work in the Utica College mailroom.

My two favorite things are pop-culture and good eats. I am excited to relate pop-culture and Buzzfeed inspired posts to everyday life here on the Utica College campus. What’s better than trending topics and great food? I hope my readers will enjoy reading about awesome eats in the surrounding Utica area and campus food. So if you’re interested in finding the best grub in Utica and reading up on some of the latest campus hacks, I’m your girl!

If Your Life Was an Episode of ‘Friends’: Utica College Edition


The gang enjoying a beautiful fall day on campus

Everyone knows Friends’ famous six-character dynamic of chaos and great laughs set in New York City. But what if they were to hang out on our campus for a day? Central Perk? How about freshly served Starbucks at Le Bistro in Gordon Science Center. In between classes you would probably find the gang hanging out in one of the many lounges on campus.


Rachel working at Le Bistro in Gordon Science Center

Rachel working at Le Bistro in Gordon Science Center

Speaking of Le Bistro, Rachel channels her inner barista skills as she has taken up a work study job making lattes. In her free time, Rachel recently got four other friends together and created her own club on campus called “Green’s Garbs Fashion Club.” Her club designs Utica College apparel and has held workshops on what not to wear.



Phoebe jamming out at Open Mic Night

Phoebe’s debut of her hit single “Smelly Cat” at Open Mic Night in the Pioneer Pub has become a fan favorite. She struck stardom after becoming a YouTube sensation and is often featured on UC’s webpage. After a day’s work filled with studying, Phoebe could be found tabling outside of the dining commons selling her home made sock bunnies to raise money for stray cats and other charitable organizations.



Ross taking a break outside WPNR

Ross has his own talk show segment on the school’s radio station, WPNR. His show features his weekly “Ross’ Rants” on evolution and the latest discoveries in dinosaur bones. You may often find Ross visiting Alex in the counseling and wellness center every Wednesday at 1:00 to talk about his inner conflicts and why he can’t keep a serious relationship. There Ross also seeks clarification of what a “break” actually is. After earning an A in Anthropology, Ross became a Teacher’s Assistant and realized his life calling of being a professor. Of course, as they did in the show, Ross and Chandler are college roommates. Ross’ side of the room looks as if the Museum of Natural History was having a “store closing sale”. On Chandler’s half of the room, there is a “joke of the day” calendar on his desk and of course, a Baywatch poster hanging on the wall.



Monica stressing out in the UC library

Involved in five clubs and organizations on campus, Monica still finds time to kick back with the rest of the group. Often times you will find Monica buried in the library because she will not accept anything less than an A in all of her classes. Although she is busy, Monica’s competitive instincts can not be put to rest. She is the ranking champion and president of the table tennis club here on campus.



Chandler enjoying a copy of The Tangerine

Chandler follows Phoebe’s act on Open Mic Night were he showcases his talents in stand up comedy. After hearing some laughter in the crowd, he has signed up to have his own column in the school’s newspaper, The Tangerine. Every week the gang sips their coffee as they read “Chandler’s Chuckles”. While he prides himself on being witty, Chandler puts his game face on when he meets with the Investment Club – could investing BE anymore exciting!?



Joey grabbing something to eat at the Pioneer Café

Last but not least, Joey. Spending most of his time catching all the sporting events on campus, Joey sure does work up an appetite. It is not a rare occasion that Joey is the last one there when they close down Pioneer Café every night around midnight. Joey’s passion for acting is not lost at Utica College. He is often the lead in each play the Theater department puts on.


Joey and Chandler playing some foosball in the South Hall Lounge

Where do you find yourself most on campus? Maybe you live in the library like Monica or have a reserved seat in the stadium like Joey. Either way, there’s plenty of ways to find out at UC.

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