Erika Hernandez

January 27, 2015

1,500 miles away…

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The fall semester of my freshman year, when I came to the Northeast I realized that there were some things that were going to have to change. When looking at colleges in high school I looked at schools with certain criteria. I looked at small liberal arts institutions. When I came across Lafayette, I absolutely […]

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January 25, 2015

The Natural Sciences and more!

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The great thing about attending a liberal arts institution is that we are able to explore different academic fields. The second semester of sophomore year is when you officially declare your major, so for a year and a half there is little to no pressure about having a set idea of what to major in. […]

January 19, 2015

Day 3: El Salvador Service Trip

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Through Alternative School Break a group of students was able to participate in a service trip. Today is our third day in El Salvador and it has been a complete blessing. I have already learned so much more than what I have ever wanted to know. Reflecting from the home visits we had yesterday I was […]

November 3, 2014

Our Beloved Community

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This year I am super excited to work as an intern for the admissions office. One of the projects we work on is Our Beloved Community (OBC), an annual event where prospective students come to campus and discuss issues of diversity and inclusion. This year Our Beloved Community will be happening on Saturday, November 15th. […]

November 3, 2014

Registration and Course Planning

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As the fall semester comes to an end, it is time to start preparing and registering for next semester’s courses. Given that Lafayette is a liberal arts college, students are free to take classes in all departments. In my opinion, this makes us well rounded scholars. The majority of students here are double majoring and […]

October 31, 2014

Exams, Exams, and more Exams

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Wow, we’re almost in the month of November! One month and a half left until the end of my first semester as a sophomore! Time flies. As I began to plan the rest of this semester I realized that I have an exam every week until the final exam period. At first I was a […]

October 15, 2014

Bioinformatics: A New Science

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Lafayette promotes a distinct type of education. Several classes offered at Lafayette can be considered interdisciplinary courses. This semester one of the courses I am taking is called Bioinformatics. The main emphasis of this class is to take large sets of biotic information and using that information to solve biological problems. This semester is Dr. […]

October 15, 2014

Fall at Laf

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Fall is fast approaching and campus is more beautiful than ever. With classes picking up and students stressing out, it is good to have a colorful campus for students to enjoy. This is my second year at Lafayette and seeing the different seasons is very exciting. Fall brings such relaxing weather and a peaceful environment […]

September 24, 2014

Service at Lafayette!

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There are many ways to be involved with service at Lafayette. Being involved with the Landis office is so easy and full of rewards. During the year, I tutor the local high school in Easton. There are several projects to be a part of. This year I hope to be more involved with service not […]

September 14, 2014

Back to it

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Hey y’all! My name is Érika Hernández, and I am a sophomore here at Lafayette College. Just to give you all a little more information about myself, I come from a big family–I have eight cousins (whom I consider my brothers and sisters) and two younger siblings. We grew up under the same roof so going […]