Friends pose for a photo during sunset at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

August 21, 2015

LOSt In Utah

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For hours we had been driving through the unending flatness and emptiness along I-70W in Kansas. This was only a small portion of the immense journey to Moab, Utah, but this was the most mentally troublesome stretch for drivers and passengers. The flatness continued until we reached the glorious Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado. We […]

August 20, 2015

A Different Kind of Work Study

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By Danielle Moore ’17 One of the big financial decisions that rests upon us as we enter into college is working: What kind of campus jobs are offered, do we have the time to work, and what will a campus job do to enhance our college experience? As someone who has two jobs on campus, […]

August 19, 2015

Exploring Madagascar

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Hello everyone, I would like to share with you about my summer, which by the way is already ending since I am now back on campus. Right after my semester abroad in Dakar, Senegal, I went back home, to Madagascar, to intern at UNICEF Madagascar but also to spend time with my family. I had two weeks of […]

August 18, 2015

A Summer in Londontown

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By Sally Trout ’16 Unlike many of my classmates, I had been looking forward to spending a summer in the UK for years, not months. I discovered the comparative healthcare course and internship program as a high school student visiting Lafayette, and hearing about the students’ experiences abroad in this particular program definitely played a […]

August 17, 2015

Summer Internship at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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By Jacob Strock ’17 When my career counselor Erin Evans introduced me to alumnus Dr. Richard Brill, I knew his type of research was exactly what I wanted to be doing, or at least try out. Since earlier than memory, I had an interest in fish. Dr. Brill, being both a NOAA employee and professor […]

Brandon Strickland rides MoMath's tricycle with square wheels.

August 16, 2015

Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects

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By Jason Saied ’16 This summer, I was fortunate enough to attend the Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects (MOVES) conference in Manhattan, a biennial conference focused around the mathematical study of puzzles and games. The conference, which was organized by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), was held in honor of Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John […]

A black and white photo of the Quadrant Book Mart Coffeehouse store front, with a reflection of buildings across the road

August 15, 2015

Black & White Photography

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By Christine Pigott ’16 In Art 196: Black and White Photography this summer, I learned the history of photography and how the subject matter and development of film have changed over time. I learned how to operate a 35mm camera with manual controls, how to process film, and how to print my own photos. As […]

The author and friend Paige Macrae smile for a photo on the London Eye, a giant ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.

August 13, 2015

Fantastic, Wonderful, Unbelievable

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By Abbey Stefanides ’16 When asked to blog about my experience with the UK healthcare class, I find it extremely difficult to reflect on everything that happened in those 8 weeks, the 56 days, 1,344 hours, 80,640 minutes, 4,838,400 seconds that all went by way too fast. People at home ask me how my trip […]

August 12, 2015

“Room-posal”

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By Rachel Tenney ’18 She is a messy person. It’s not that she’s a slob, it’s just that her lifestyle is “organized chaos.” This was the first thing I noticed. I walked in, and there were piles of schoolbooks and papers on the rug, a jumble of shoes next to the mini-fridge, and dirty dishes on the […]

A student rock band performs on a stage

August 11, 2015

Encouraging the ‘Shuffle’ Attitude

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Let me introduce myself: My name is Johnny Gossick and I am about to begin my second year at Lafayette College as a Creative and Performing Arts Fellow.  My major is currently undecided, but one of my main passions is music.  Over this past summer I began to take the first steps of my long-term […]