Jared Piette

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January 21, 2011

DIY: Rule the Internet

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Well, after the bevy of snowstorms bestowed upon New England these past few weeks, it’s finally safe for me to drive back to Lafayette in the morning! It’s scary to think that only three semesters remain of my college experience, but what’s even scarier was what happened to me over winter break. True Life: I […]

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September 12, 2010

The Continuing Story of Old College Hill

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School has started up once again, and let me tell you, it’s been a busy two weeks! As I sit here in the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house writing this blog entry, all of the things I should be doing instead keep running through my head: the Thermodynamics problem set that was pushed back until […]

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August 15, 2010

Growing Up

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” When you’re six years old, it’s cute to say “fireman” or “doctor” and then grin as all the adults bask in your naïveté, but when you’re a big boy in college, that doesn’t quite cut it. I’ve grown up, and the age-old question is once […]

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July 14, 2010

AE 2010: Life After Europe

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You might remember me as the crazy adventurer from a while back, braving the gorgeous cities of Europe and eating lots of delicious food along the way. Or you might recall my relaxed excursions through the Florentine streets, and all my time spent with my host family, the Dragoni’s. Of course, no matter how you […]

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May 28, 2010

Summer Update

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Since coming home I haven’t written much, but certainly my neck of the woods isn’t nearly as exciting as Europe was! I’ve started right up at my old summer job so I could begin to replenish my bank accounts and I’ve hung out with my friends who have gradually returned from college over the past […]

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May 11, 2010

Home at Last!

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After exactly four months of an awesome study abroad experience, I’ve landed back on American soil feeling both sad to have left such amazing places behind, but ecstatic to know that I’m back with my friends and family in the familiar land I call home. Campground Cabins, outside Amsterdam Though my last European city was […]

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May 5, 2010

Good Things Coming to an End

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With the end of my European adventure in sight, I’m sitting at the edge of my seat. I’m so ready to go home, but I know I’ll miss everything that I’ve done, all the places I’ve visited, and all the friends that I’ve made. I’m writing this post, regretfully the first in a while, from […]

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April 20, 2010

My Final Days in Europe: A Bittersweet Tale

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My time abroad has come to an end, and soon I’ll be back in the comfort of my own home in the United States. Of course, the definition of “soon” has changed dramatically over the past five days given the condition of the European skies after the eruption of the volcano in Iceland. Meanwhile, my […]

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April 16, 2010

Dans la Joie ou la Douleur, Douce France!

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Oh how the magnificent words of French singer Charles Trenet echo in my head: In Joy or in Pain, Sweet France! (Listen to the full song on YouTube.) We’ll start with the joy, and save the pain for last! Place Masséna, Nice Throughout the semester Gonzaga-in-Florence sponsored several trips throughout Europe. We would be alerted […]

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April 4, 2010

Buona Pasqua! Three Stories for Easter

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You might have seen the two blog posts I just published before this one and thought, “Does he do anything else but vacation?!” Now, I’m not going to deny that I like to have a good time, but I have just as much fun learning about Italian culture right here at home. Here are three […]