Peter Berexa

June 5, 2013

Over, under, and out

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I love exploring. I explore food, books, and even academic majors (I’m secretly an engineer). I also spend a lot of time exploring the world around me. London was a great opportunity because it was miles kilometres of uncharted territory for me to explore and I truly enjoyed being immersed in the culture. Every night […]

May 30, 2013

Philosophy

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Upon reflection, one of the most enjoyable classes that I have taken at Lafayette has been “The First Philosophers” with Professor MacLeod. Upon sitting down in class as a freshman in a room full of upperclassmen with my intimidating philosophy book in tow, I waited. A few minutes later, a rugged looking man carrying a […]

May 23, 2013

Love requited

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One of the wonderful things about going to Lafayette is the love you can find. Sure, I’m in a long-term relationship as I write this post but I’m talking about something a little different. A geekier sort of love in the form of academic pursuits. Since I’ve been here I’ve had the opportunity to really […]

Black and white image of Lafayette and Lehigh football players competing

May 19, 2013

THE RIVALRY

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The Rivalry! The title of this post must be in capital letters! The Rivalry is the single most powerful uniting force on Lafayette’s campus. It still holds the title of “most played college sports rivalry,” with 148 games played and one of the most obsessively guarded and updated Wikipedia pages, which I have witnessed reflecting […]

May 2, 2013

Fan Clubs

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I’m not being made to brag about Lafayette. This isn’t marketing fluff. This is me telling you about things that make me profoundly happy. The most recent one of these events happened on the sidewalk on my way back from class. First, however, some advice: go to a school where you can form bonds. While […]

Students sled down Zete Hill.

March 8, 2013

Winter White

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Now that I’m back at Lafayette, one of the things that I am enjoying more than ever is its natural beauty. While living in Pennsylvania comes with the experience of all four seasons and all four are wonderful at Lafayette, whether they bring fiery foliage or summer cloud-watching on the quad, one of my absolute […]

November 15, 2012

English English

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“Why is it that the English are the absolute worst speakers of English?” The quote above is from a guitarist that I met in Ireland. It was met with much laughter, even from people in the audience who had identified themselves as English only moments before. English English is indeed strange from my perspective. It’s […]

The boys.

October 28, 2012

The Wonderment of West End Shows – A review of Our Boys

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Our Boys Jonathan Lewis’ Our Boys is a highly energetic and poignant play about a group of British and Irish military servicemen recovering in an army hospital following injuries in various theaters. It features Cian Berry, Jolyon Coy, Arthur Darvill, Laurence Fox, Matthew Lewis (who played Neville in Harry Potter), and Lewis Reeves under the […]

Integration?

October 14, 2012

Street Art and the Battle for the East End

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Aside from my everyday adventures in London itself, one of the most interesting and eye-opening experiences I have had abroad was my street art tour with Alternative London. Led by a man who once painted the walls of the East End himself, the tour was truly a lesson in perspective. First, a little background on […]

October 1, 2012

There are little pockets of old time in London, where things and places stay the same, like bubbles in amber,” she explained. “There’s a lot of time in London, and it has to go somewhere—it doesn’t all get used up at once.”

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And so I found myself in London, a wonderful churning, flowing mass singing a siren’s song both sweet and dark, tempting you to delve into its mysteries and its forgotten corners. There is much to be unexpected in London. Take for example the pub that exists as two half-pubs divided by an ancient street or […]