Chelsea Cuttino '15

May 21, 2015

Why Not?

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By Chelsea Cutino ’15 Here at Lafayette we have a saying roughly equivalent to the popular phrase “YOLO” (You only live once). It’s called “cur non” and translates to “why not?” All joking aside, though, cur non conveys the adventurous, ambitious spirit of the school’s founder, the Marquis de Lafayette, and it is this sort […]

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May 20, 2015

¡Hasta Luego España!

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My last final was on Wednesday, the 13th.  I remember feeling relieved when I turned it in as I normally do at the end of final exams – it’s a good feeling to have zero academic responsibilities after the stress of studying for finals.  However, as soon as I walked out the classroom door, it […]

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May 17, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: The German Welfare State Pt. 2

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Opinion In America, every now and again you still come across a far right conservative who advocates for a laissez faire economy and the end to government welfare programs. However, most people have come to realize the importance of providing some amount of welfare; unless you are talking to Ron Swanson, that is. (By the […]

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May 17, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: The German Welfare State Pt. 1

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Welfare is one the great debates of modern American politics. Those who lean toward the left tend to advocate for more expansive and encompassing government welfare systems which the poverty-stricken masses can live off of. More conservative folks would argue for fewer government handouts and would more than likely make a reference to Social Darwinism. […]

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May 11, 2015

Finals Week in Madrid

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I can’t believe that the semester is almost over! Finals end on the 13th, my grandparents’ plane arrives on the 14th, we’re leaving Spain on the 17th, and I’m flying home to Baltimore on the 29th. Before this semester, 18 days would have seemed like a pretty long European trip since my two previous trips […]

Douglas E. Morel '79

May 7, 2015

Eliminating the Word “I”

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By Zach Zweizig ’15 I had never taken a policy studies class in my time at Lafayette College, but Industry, Strategy, & Policy is easily one of the most influential classes I’ve had. Learning goes well beyond a textbook; Professor Crain brings in guest speakers to lead discussions about real-world problems and about life in […]

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May 1, 2015

So you think you can dance?

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This last week has been filled with lots of dancing.  I never really considered myself much of a dancer before coming here.  The only real dancing that I’d ever done was in the various theatrical productions I’ve been in over the years. As most of you probably know, this semester I took Latin Rhythms and […]

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April 27, 2015

Invaluable Career & Life Lessons

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By Ross Scheuerman ’15 Over the course of four, short years here at Lafayette, I have been able to take a variety of different classes to obtain the full effect of a liberal arts education. Being an Econ major, this is the topic where a majority of my classes have been. In my final semester […]

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April 26, 2015

Overseas, Underfunded: Manners

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Prior to leaving for this semester abroad, I was granted innumerable departing well-wishes and reminders. “Have a beer for me!” “Don’t bother coming back!” “Stay safe!” “Make good decisions!” “Remember, God is watching!” You can imagine who said those last few. However, by far the most common send-off was, “Have fun, it will go by […]

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April 25, 2015

The Hills are Alive! – Salzburg, Austria

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Early last week, I made a last minute decision to visit Salzburg Austria over the weekend.  Most people don’t get nearly as excited by the Sound of Music as I do, so I traveled there alone.  I was introduced to the most successful musical film of all time at an early age.  I’m pretty sure […]