John Paul Bisciotti


February 1, 2012

A Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Externship Experience

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In this post, I will write about an externship experience that took place in Newtown, Connecticut. The journey starts in Media, Pennsylvania. I boarded the regional rail toward the city of Philadelphia, a Greyhound bus toward Easton, and then walked to campus from the station. A friend of mine was on campus training for track […]

Mike Shank will replace my strings, sound post, and bridge and make my double bass sound fantastic!

January 16, 2012

How to Survive Winter Break

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Okay, Winter Break. You win. I’m ready to go back to college. Keep in mind, five weeks ago I did not think this. After braving the abnormality known as an undergraduate’s sleep schedule during finals week, I was excited for home. I’m sure others felt the same, but personally, I was eager for my bed: […]

Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Jazz Standard

December 10, 2011

Belated Thanksgiving News, feat. NYC

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Here’s a belated post about Thanksgiving break. After acquiring a Greyhound ticket and regional rail pass, venturing on the journeys that are congruent with those respective items, and following up with a short trip by car, I settle once again into “everyone’s hometown,” Media, Pennsylvania. Having laid down my duffle bag in my room, and […]

Burmese author Khet Mar

November 23, 2011

CaPA and Khet Mar

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This week’s post will be directed to the novelists, poets, drawers, painters, sculptors, metalworkers, musicians, composers, actors, stage-savvy, magicians, and more. That is, because the next few hundred words will be written about Lafayette’s Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship. For those who are interested, any incoming freshman can apply to the CaPA Fellowship, and given […]

Turner Construction Logo

November 1, 2011

On the Way to “the Real World”

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Over the past week and a half, I’ve been doing many of same things that you would expect: going to classes, studying, Frisbee, playing music, and finding some time to relax. Basically, I don’t think it would that interesting for you, the reader, if I wrote about it. This week, though, I’ll talk about the […]

Performing at Fall Fest

October 23, 2011

Red October

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It’s been an intense week outside of the academic world. I’ll highlight the different activities by paragraph. Fall Fest: Well-stated by the College website, “Students celebrated the fall season on the Quad over the weekend by eating caramel apples, drinking cider, painting pumpkins, bobbing for apples, playing games, and listening to live music. The annual […]

Full Shot of the Cathedral

October 15, 2011

Work then Pitt

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For me, hectic is the best way to describe the last few weeks on campus. I admit: my previous post provided more introduction than action in the student-life experience. But now typing the forth installment of this series, I feel a little bit more comfortable elaborating on the chaos. I can do, largely, because I […]

Latin Music with Professor Torres

October 9, 2011

Posts, People, and Gigs

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Before coming to campus, prospective and future students tend to join the “Class of 20XX” Facebook page for Lafayette. I can assume a few motives, such that it allows students to ask questions to contemporaries, that students “meet” others with common interests ahead of time. For the students that knew Lafayette should be their home […]

Lafayette Ultimate's B Team

September 22, 2011

Ultimate N Stuff

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My two roommates and myself all fit a similar template as mechanical engineering majors who play for Lafayette’s Ultimate Frisbee team. And when the weekend of the first tournament is on the horizon and coming our way, one might expect excitement and preparation in the air. I can tell you that that’s half true. After […]

New Mechanics Perform

September 15, 2011

Back in the Swing of Things

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Here goes nothing. I consider the start of a school year to be a benchmark moment in the life of any undergraduate. Entering sophomore year, I compare my current self to the freshman who arrived in Easton one year ago. He was ready for new people and a focused course of study, ready to balance […]