Alexander Gordon-Sandweiss

December 5, 2014

Environmental Poster Session

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This past Thursday evening, I participated in the Multidisciplinary Environmental Poster Session in the Farinon College Center. There were a few dozen groups who all had their environmental project posters set up in Farinon. My partner and I did our poster on Bird Biodiversity Loss Due to Climate Change and Urbanization. We investigated how effects […]

November 27, 2014


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This past Saturday was the biggest game of Lafayette’s history, the 150th game of college football’s biggest rivalry. For this historic game, Lafayette rented out Yankee Stadium (casual). The game sold out quite quickly (30,000 tickets were sold in the first eight hours). I had the privilege of playing with the pep band at the […]

November 21, 2014

Kickoff Reception for Laf-Lehigh

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Yesterday, I went with a few other members of the pep band to New York City for the kickoff reception that was being held at the Marquis Marriott in Times Square. It was an all-afternoon affair that extended long into the evening. We left Lafayette at 1:00 and headed over to New York City where […]

November 13, 2014

Night of Dance

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This past Saturday, after months and months of planning, the Hillel program that I was in charge of planning, the Night of Dance, actually happened. The Hillel programming team and I worked very hard on this and overall it was a very successful event. Despite attendance being lower than expected, the people who were there […]

November 6, 2014

Politics of Water Talk

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Today, environmental studies professor Jessica Hejny gave a talk on the political and cultural issues surrounding bottled water. I am a member of Take Back the Tap, which is a student group whose goal is to reduce bottled water consumption on campus. I talked with Professor Hejny because I am in her Intro to the […]

November 1, 2014

Pep Band for Laf-Lehigh 2014

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Now that we’re getting even closer to the 150th Laf-Lehigh game, pep band has started to practice for the game more. We’re performing during halftime during the game and so we’ve been practicing a lot, trying to get our act together so that there appears to be some semblance of control during the halftime show. […]

October 26, 2014

Homecoming 2014

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This past Saturday was Homecoming here at Lafayette. Numerous alumni came back to celebrate in this rich tradition filled with various activities and sports. In the morning, I went to an Arts Society breakfast called “Tex Brex,” which is a breakfast where, in theory, alumni come back to hang out with the artsy folks (though […]

October 15, 2014

Fall Break 2014

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This Fall Break, I joined the minority of people here at Lafayette who live more than a six-hour drive away from their house for a long weekend. Despite campus seeming almost deserted, there were people here if you took the time to find them. I tried to get as much of my homework done on […]

October 11, 2014

Quadrant and the Farmer’s Market

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Now that it is finally Fall Break, I decided to take a trip down to the Center Square in Easton and get some food. My first stop was at a quaint little bookstore and cafe called Quadrant. They sell used books and have a cafe that’s popular with the brunch crowd. As usual, I got […]

October 5, 2014

Hillel and MSA Dinner

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This past Saturday night, Hillel and the Muslim Students Association came together to celebrate the two holidays of Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha. Yom Kippur is the most important holiday in the Jewish religion and is the day of atonement. Eid al-Adha honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to God. It […]