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Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast

    THE TOP 10 REASONS TO PURCHASE ALMA MATER VOL. 2: THE NORTHEAST:

1. You get to learn about 100 colleges in a fun and creative way. Including Reasons 2 and 3.

2. The Ivy Leagues

3. The Party Schools

4. It is a ride through the cities and states of the Northeast that allows the reader to explore the pulse of each. Including Reasons 5-7

5. All Things New York

6. All Things Philly

7. BAHHSTON

8. It is an avant-garde series of poetry that Kirkus Reviews and Midwest Book Reviews have each featured in their magazines.

9. You get to relive, pre-live, or take a moment to appreciate the College Life currently lived.

10. Reasons 1-9 are now available for only 99 Cents

Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast can be purchased below for only 99 cents

http://www.amazon.com/Alma-Mater-Vol-Collection-Celebrating-ebook/dp/B00TVBJL5O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432305625&sr=8-1&keywords=Clyde+Aidoo

Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest can be purchased below
http://www.amazon.com/Alma-Mater-Vol-1-Midwest-ebook/dp/B00IR6EYG0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1432305625&sr=8-2&keywords=Clyde+Aidoo

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Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast

    THE TOP 10 REASONS TO PURCHASE ALMA MATER VOL. 2: THE NORTHEAST:

1. You get to learn about 100 colleges in a fun and creative way. Including Reasons 2 and 3.

2. The Ivy Leagues

3. The Party Schools

4. It is a ride through the cities and states of the Northeast that allows the reader to explore the pulse of each. Including Reasons 5-7

5. All Things New York

6. All Things Philly

7. BAHHSTON

8. It is an avant-garde series of poetry that Kirkus Reviews and Midwest Book Reviews have each featured in their magazines.

9. You get to relive, pre-live, or take a moment to appreciate the College Life currently lived.

10. Reasons 1-9 are now available for only 99 Cents

Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast can be purchased below for only 99 cents

http://www.amazon.com/Alma-Mater-Vol-Collection-Celebrating-ebook/dp/B00TVBJL5O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432305625&sr=8-1&keywords=Clyde+Aidoo

Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest can be purchased below
http://www.amazon.com/Alma-Mater-Vol-1-Midwest-ebook/dp/B00IR6EYG0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1432305625&sr=8-2&keywords=Clyde+Aidoo

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Columbia University Poem

*Columbia University*

Our Alma Mater,
Let us address thee.
At your ivy threshold, the blue academy of
New York’s finest,
We alert the presses of your honors & fill the news of your highness.
Columbia Daily Spectator, monthly fills of Blue & White, we maintain our esteemed history with the Current, and wide releases from this literary Mecca.
This is our nation’s Mecca; and like our city, we make good hosts to today’s world leaders where free speech has a forum, and we make a home for tomorrow’s world leaders, an exemplary model of United Nations in a manifold circle ensuring the say for a global community is circa yesterday. We took the route of Columbia—
New York’s #1 Subway
of
Engineering Entrepreneurs who tally into
the Silicon Alley. The leaders that give the Big Apple its starch began at Lerner Hall with the First Year March. Freshmen march on to become the song and dance of the Varsity Show,
and light the stage like College Walk before they go.
And 40 days before goodbye,
They grab a cold 40,
40s on 40 until the night becomes early.
In the days to come we walk the steps
which we’ve become fond,
the Urban Beach of sun and fun that
froze our warm bond.
Now up the Low Steps we reach our Alma Mater,
and in her crown and grown,
She’s as divine as she ever was.

You are already adorned with laurels, and glow with knowledge and golden wisdom, but we shall continue to wrap you with the world’s most Nobel Prize winners to complement your jewels on 29 Heads of State.
Sit still as we decorate you with Academy Award winners, Supreme Court Justices, and the lasting touch:
All the blended colors of
New York City;
Our Alma Mater,
Let us dress thee.

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The College of New Jersey Poem

*The College of New Jersey*

In New Jersey,
There’s a school where
Genders come together
To make love, cupcake wars made with love,
and a habitat for all Lions in clubs like the
Alpha Zeta Gamma Chapter of
AΦΩ,
Where fellowship is found then gone to
ice-cream parlors and nights made sweeter
with Utensils for tasks
where the insiders of volunteering
get the scoop
on how to make a child smile, there goes the sweet tooth,
and Blood Drives through Ewing
to rescue our youth.
So someday—
They can share our
present stage
Of Someday—
Looking back upon
The Stage.

They say that time flies,
Lions learn that it does,
But still they look back
on
How sweet it all was.

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United States Naval Academy Poem (Congratulations, Midshipmen!)

*The United States Naval Academy*

Bear the Gold Standard, boys, power through the sea!
Wear these colors told and bold and fight with dignity!
Steer onward, Navy Men, don’t give up the ship!
Lead the way in a display of force & fellowship!

Joe Navy, enter the port, pledge Blue at the stern,
Survey the field then land ashore with stripes you’ll surely earn.
Stand by the pillars, men, as you shade the Yard,
In the hue of honor, duty, with loyal regard.

Flank forward onto the guide, execute the Field Day,
Clear out the ship in General Quarters of the Army Gray!
Navy, go hot, direct to your target, Shipmen now take hold,
Hard Dive in the red zone then, men, hoist the Blue & Gold,
BEAT ARMY!

Navy, on station, Anchors Aweigh, bid Army bon voyage,
Run up the score, away with the win & sink them by barrage!
Advance and discharge, Sailors, take wind out from Army’s sails,
Charge the depths ahead, Shipmen, confirm Navy prevails!

Anchors Aweigh, my boys…Anchors Aweigh,
Midshipmen through turbulence you exit squared away!
Farewell to Annapolis, Anchors Aweigh,
Boys, toss your covers, world, jump for cover, Shipmates on the way!

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Johns Hopkins University Poem

*Johns Hopkins University*

It was the night before Christmas,
When a dying Johns Hopkins
Bequeathed the gift of life
To our university and Johns Hopkins Hospital—
So that our residents could return this gift
To patients of America, China, Italy, and Singapore…
Ensuring hundreds of years after Johns’s last breath,
He will live on long after his death.

Who says scientists don’t believe in miracles?

Johns’s philanthropic donation transplanted hospitals
with
the heart of medical care:
The birth of cardiac surgery, the electronic defibrillator, and CPR.
Now today, like Johns, what were thought to be last breaths, have resurrected…
As Blue Jays who rise to challenges not only on the LAX field where we beat defeat
more than any program in Division I Men’s Lacrosse,
but also in medicine:

Discovering restriction enzymes leading to the spawn of genetic engineering.

Striking a bone-marrow treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia using only half-matches.

Matchmakers revamping kidney transplants through plasmapheresis, making A and B compatible.

Developing embryonic stem cells to cultivate the growth of man.

And being the first major medical school to admit—and thus celebrate
The Growth of Woman.

Through the first admission of 1893,
A mother and grandmother can hear the cry of
Their now generation announcing her admission
Into the #1 Medical School in America, with the shared dream of
Her someday working for America’s best hospital.
Where like the residents of Johns Hopkins Hospital,
She can commit to treating Alzheimer’s—
In hopes that her grandmother can remember her graduation.

Looking back at her walking the stage to join men and women who have mastered their respective
majors:
Graduates of the nation’s best nursing program, as well as one of the most esteemed schools of education.
Joining Blue Jays who sang and pranced in dance in the conservatory of the prestigious Peabody Institute,
And other Blue Jays of every color
From every major.

The Blue Jay remembers taking strolls on The Beach with friends outside Eisenhower,
And taking in Charm City’s National Aquarium
to complete the
Inner Harbor experience.

She remembers joining friends in The Nest, to watch the best Lacrosse team in the country…
And she remembers flying out of her mother’s nest,
To aid the next generation of the nation.

On this graduation day, mother and grandmother watch their Blue Jay walk
With school complete,
But she has much more work to do.
She will be a resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Where she will continue to fight for more medical achievements,
Such as the accepted treatment for Alzheimer’s.

It may be too late for her grandmother, and the victims who
Have already fallen behind,
But she can walk forward to ensure
That future generations that meet this disease
Will not succumb to the sad fallen tracks—
By continuing the pattern of Hopkins discoveries
And Progressing to
The Promise of Tomorrow.

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