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January 4, 2013

Lost in Haiti… my first day in the city of Port-Au-Prince

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I woke up at 4:00 AM, nervous and scared. I was scheduled to fly at 7:00 AM to Newark, and from there to Port-au-Prince, but apparently United Airlines was still on break, so the airplane for my trip to Newark never came. The United representatives rescheduled everyone to different airlines, and for some, different airports. […]

December 3, 2012

The Writing Associate and I: A short story about writing, papers, and flaws

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Admit it, we all have our weaknesses. Some of us are just better at some things and bad at others. At least for me, I am terrible at writing. In my sister’s words, “Your writing skills SUCK.” I guess I never really looked that much into it. I have always expected my writing to get […]

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November 13, 2012

Preparation for job interviews – a year-long process with Gateway

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“Describe myself? umm…I really like volleyball… um … I … I … I enjoy … solving problems (?)… um … oh … and I am also an civil engineering major.” I remember stuttering over the easiest question with great difficulty; spewing random, useless facts that weren’t even related to the position. WHAT WAS I THINKING? […]

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October 16, 2012

A senior’s advice

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Hello Class of 2016, First, I want to say welcome to college. Here at Lafayette, you can experience one of the most exciting times of your life. It can also be one of the worst. I know that this might sound cliché, but your college experience is what you make of it. If you decided […]

The Black Lighting sculpture at the Williams Center for the Arts

September 26, 2012

Williams’ new sculpture, and its significance to Lafayette College

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Have you seen the new sculpture next to the Williams Center for the Arts? This piece of art is called “Black Lightning” and it was created in 1984 by Ronald Bladen, a famous New York artist, and a pioneer of minimalism. The sculpture’s purpose is to complement the adjacent building, Williams Center for the Arts, with […]

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September 14, 2012

Haiti’s recovery two years after the earthquake: What changed? What didn’t?

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Haiti is in the process of recovering for the past 2 years, and while some of the emergency relief groups have already left, some humanitarian aid agencies are still around, such as Habitat for Humanity and American Red Cross. But what are Haitians doing now? What about work? What about the buildings? And how has […]