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January 8, 2011

Home sweet home

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I’m about halfway through winter break and it’s that awkward point where you’re still enjoying being at home and doing pretty much nothing, but you can just about see the beginning of school right on the edge of the horizon. For me, I’m still having a good time eating lots of great Indian food, meeting […]

December 31, 2010

It’s that time of year

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Namely, the end of one year and the beginning of another. For me 2010 has been a year of learning. I learned a lot about myself, what I like and how I work. I learned that I really did want to go to graduate school for a few years, taking some time to learn some […]

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December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful time at home (or somewhere nice and warm) with family and friends. Personally I’m heading home, a week late, but making progress. Sitting at an airport with a good 24+ hours of traveling ahead probably isn’t anyone’s idea of the best Christmas ever, but for […]

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December 21, 2010

This too shall pass

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Today is supposed to be the last day students can stay on campus. I was supposed to have gone home three days ago. But it seems that nature had other ideas. My flight to India via London has been cancelled, twice, and of this moment I have no idea when I’ll be getting home. I […]

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December 1, 2010

Crunch time!

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1 thesis. 2 senior projects. 4 presentations. 4 final exams. 11 graduate school applications. All between now and December 17. Welcome to my life. It’s that time of the year when it seems like everything is going to hit you all at the same time and you have no idea how you’ll make it all […]

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November 22, 2010

Brown hawk down

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Yesterday was the famous Lafayette vs Lehigh football game — the most played college football rivalry in the US. Being a Lafayette student, I can honestly say I have never seen so many people on the campus at the same time, not even during Homecoming. We didn’t win the game, but at the end of […]

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November 17, 2010

Fall on the hill

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When I first came to Lafayette, I didn’t have a chance to visit the campus beforehand, or take a tour, or talk to the professors or do any of the normal prospective student things. The first time I saw Lafayette College was two days before international orientation started. But when I did finally get to […]

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November 8, 2010

Know Thyself

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Tomorrow is senior registration, which means it will be the last time I’m choosing classes at Lafayette. I’m taking two engineering courses — Embedded Systems and Computer Networks — and continuing my thesis. But I’m also taking Screenwriting and I’m in the process of planning an independent study in studio art. Last year I was […]

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November 1, 2010

They never told us it couldn’t be done

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Sometimes the amount of things we do at Lafayette really just amazes me. It’s senior year and for engineers that means senior design project and maybe thesis. For me, it’s both. For ECE senior design this year we’re building a distributed wireless network, essentially a scaled down version of Wifi. When we’re done at the […]

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October 18, 2010

Coming home

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Last weekend was homecoming weekend. Even though homecoming is a fun time every year this time was a bit different because I realized that for the first time, I probably know as many alumni as I do current students. It’s always somewhat bittersweet to see people you haven’t seen in a long while, the time […]