Madeline Gambino

Sorting grain with one of my host moms in Morocco

August 15, 2013

Through Four Summers, Lessons Learned

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In two days, I will move into my senior year housing, a house with two of my best friends. Senior year. It’s a little alarming that it’s snuck up so fast—and I know this one last week when I can still feel comfortable calling myself a “rising senior” (not quite there yet…) will be gone […]

Morocco

August 5, 2013

Coming home

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In the past three years, I’ve left the Lehigh Valley for study abroad trips to Germany, Madagascar, Morocco, and Kenya. Hands down, study abroad was one of my top priorities in college, and one reason why I chose Lafayette–I knew I was going to have the opportunities to travel. And I have traveled, and grown […]

Lafayette Admissions

July 6, 2013

Summer Creativity

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We’re about halfway through summer, and I’m a month into my job as a Senior Interviewer for Lafayette’s Office of Admissions. Every morning I meet with high school students about to start their senior year and discuss their activities, classes, and interests in high school, as well as their questions regarding Lafayette. These students are […]

Chefchaouen

June 11, 2013

Finding Cameras, Memories

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When I moved out of my residence hall at the end of this semester, I found two undeveloped disposable cameras in the drawer of my desk. Thinking they were both leftovers from before I had replaced my broken (ancient) camera with a new one in Morocco, it took me a while to get them developed […]

Aaron O. Hoff

http://ce.lafayette.edu/2011/06/20/aaron-o-hoff-award/

May 7, 2013

Warm Weather Events to Warm the Heart

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As this semester barrels towards an end with a series of papers and finals, we have had a couple of events that have really epitomized a few important aspects of my college life. The first was the Equality Rally last Wednesday. QuEST and a series of co-sponsors sold 1000 shirts of different colors to students, […]

College Writing Program Drop-In http://cwp.lafayette.edu/

April 20, 2013

Lafayette Jobs

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So last time I wrote a little bit about creative writing at Lafayette. I’d like to add that this Monday, the 22nd, the Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship will hold its first annual CaPA showcase, with performances by its Fellows and an exhibition of work. Unfortunately, I will be in class and won’t be able […]

The Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship. For more information, check out this article: http://news.lafayette.edu/2011/10/14/students-stretch-artistic-limits-through-creative-and-performing-arts-fellowship-program/

March 28, 2013

Creative Writing at Lafayette

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This past weekend, I attended the Write Stuff Conference, run by the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group. Professor Lee Upton, one of our wonderfully talented creative writing professors, had told me about the conference two years ago when I was a freshman–but for two years the deadline always snuck up on me too quickly at […]

Najla Said, author and actress of PALESTINE (photo taken from the Communications post here: http://communications.lafayette.edu/2013/03/08/najla-saids-palestine-comes-to-lafayette/)

March 19, 2013

Hands-On Classes

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Last night, I attended a performance of “PALESTINE,” a one-woman play written and performed by Najla Said. Despite coming down with a stomach bug yesterday, I was excited to see the show as part of one of my History classes, “Middle East in the Mind of America, America in the Mind of the Middle East” […]

Getting ready to leave Laf

March 4, 2013

Posse Plus Retreat 2013

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So, turns out that readjusting to campus life is much more difficult than I expected. I have a general sense of sluggishness that continually surprises me. I am happy to be back at Lafayette. I am happy to take rigorous courses in my majors again, and I am happy to see my friends and have […]

Maasailand

February 19, 2013

Notes from Kenya

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I’m back on campus. The semester has started with a whirlwind of the severest jet lag I have ever experienced, an intense week of Writing Associate conferences as I met with about 20 students to discuss their papers, moving in and out of one residence hall and into another, and, of course, new classes and […]