Contributors

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September 4, 2015

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

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By Matt Ackerman ’18 Writer. Editor. Videographer. Advertiser. Marketing specialist. Researcher. Movie producer. I never would have thought that a summer internship in the Conference and Events Department at NJ’s International Sculpture Center would give me so many titles to have tasted. And the icing on the cake – I knew not a thing about […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

August 18, 2015

A Summer in Londontown

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By Sally Trout ’16 Unlike many of my classmates, I had been looking forward to spending a summer in the UK for years, not months. I discovered the comparative healthcare course and internship program as a high school student visiting Lafayette, and hearing about the students’ experiences abroad in this particular program definitely played a […]

August 17, 2015

Summer Internship at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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By Jacob Strock ’17 When my career counselor Erin Evans introduced me to alumnus Dr. Richard Brill, I knew his type of research was exactly what I wanted to be doing, or at least try out. Since earlier than memory, I had an interest in fish. Dr. Brill, being both a NOAA employee and professor […]

Brandon Strickland rides MoMath's tricycle with square wheels.

August 16, 2015

Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects

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By Jason Saied ’16 This summer, I was fortunate enough to attend the Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects (MOVES) conference in Manhattan, a biennial conference focused around the mathematical study of puzzles and games. The conference, which was organized by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), was held in honor of Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John […]

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August 15, 2015

Black & White Photography

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By Christine Pigott ’16 In Art 196: Black and White Photography this summer, I learned the history of photography and how the subject matter and development of film have changed over time. I learned how to operate a 35mm camera with manual controls, how to process film, and how to print my own photos. As […]

The author and friend Paige Macrae smile for a photo on the London Eye, a giant ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.

August 13, 2015

Fantastic, Wonderful, Unbelievable

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By Abbey Stefanides ’16 When asked to blog about my experience with the UK healthcare class, I find it extremely difficult to reflect on everything that happened in those 8 weeks, the 56 days, 1,344 hours, 80,640 minutes, 4,838,400 seconds that all went by way too fast. People at home ask me how my trip […]