Brandenburger Tor (gate) in Berlin, Germany

September 2, 2015

A Jump to Another World: Six Weeks in Germany

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By Jennifer Salvatore ’18 Coming home from freshman year of college on a Sunday in May, I was ready to see my old high school friends, ready to go to my favorite pizza shop and ready to sleep in my own bed. I was ready to relax and go back to everything I was familiar with. But just […]

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September 1, 2015

Biking Across America

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By Carolyn McDonough ’18 5:00 AM. The little movements of the group start as I pick my head up off the floor. I look down at my legs, still feeling the hills and climbs from the day before. The lights turn on: a new day starts, a new challenge awaits, the adventure begins. With the […]

A little girl vaccinated against polio showing her marked small finger

August 31, 2015

Looking Back and Going Forward: Refreshed for Senior Year!

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Looking back, I would say my fall semester junior year was my hardest semester so far. You would think it would have been my very first semester when I arrived at Lafayette, barely speaking English. My first semester was tough because I had a lot of trouble writing and speaking English. I had translated sentences […]

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August 28, 2015

Summer in the Dacks

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When Professor Cliff Reiter reached out to me about leading a summer trip to the Adirondacks, I was thrilled. I have been to his New Russia home (which he calls “camp”) once each semester since my sophomore year. This would be my fourth time in the Dacks (I missed one semester because I was studying […]

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August 26, 2015

International Law, Here and There

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In America, we take for granted that we are the “land of the free.” There are scores of people who believe that there is nothing more liberating than being an American citizen, and almost cannot fathom that there are groups of people who are marginalized and even lack basic human rights. This summer, I took […]

A woman wearing an apron that says "Starlandia" stands in front of bright paintings.

August 25, 2015

Adventures and Haiku in Savannah

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By Willem Ytsma ’16 We used a Road Food book as our map for the whole trip. Both of us being millennials, we never bought a real one. Besides, those things are huge and we had a GPS. It was good enough.  We were headed to Savannah, Georgia.   The route was long, so we […]

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August 24, 2015

Symposium on National Policy on Gender Development in Madagascar

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Who would have thought that one day I would participate in a policy making symposium on gender development in Madagascar in the summer of my junior year of college? I have always been very interested in gender empowerment since childhood because of injustices and inequalities that I saw every day between men and women in Madagascar. […]

Aerial view of London, England

August 23, 2015

An Incredible 8 Weeks Abroad

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By Samuel Komrower ’17 Ever since my older sister studied abroad during her junior year of college, I too wanted to study overseas. The only problem was that I didn’t want to a miss a full semester of fun at Lafayette. Towards the end of my freshman year I got an e-mail from the Health […]

Friends pose for a photo during sunset at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

August 21, 2015

LOSt In Utah

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For hours we had been driving through the unending flatness and emptiness along I-70W in Kansas. This was only a small portion of the immense journey to Moab, Utah, but this was the most mentally troublesome stretch for drivers and passengers. The flatness continued until we reached the glorious Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado. We […]

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August 20, 2015

A Different Kind of Work Study

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By Danielle Moore ’17 One of the big financial decisions that rests upon us as we enter into college is working: What kind of campus jobs are offered, do we have the time to work, and what will a campus job do to enhance our college experience? As someone who has two jobs on campus, […]