Background piano music, place cards and everyone is wearing their nicest clothes – our departure meal with the president of W&J, John C. Knapp, was truly impressive. After everyone finished ironing their shirts, putting on make-up and taking some pictures for the photo album, we all went to the ballroom of W&J together. There we… Read More FORMAL DEPARTURE MEAL WITH THE PRESIDENT.
The last two days of class we worked on two projects in our sustainability class. The first one was to create a campaign to promote the city of Pittsburgh and to attract young adults from 19-32 years by using at least two different media channels. We should be as creative as possible. The second project… Read More FINAL PROJECTS.
87 billion barrels of oil equivalent – this is the amount of natural gas the Marcellus shale contains. Since W&J College is located in Pennsylvania, a state with this large shale gas deposit, Fracking is a contemporary issue around here. Therefore, the topic was part of our sustainability course with Corey Young. After learning about… Read More FRACKING IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Even though the weather could have been better that day, some of us decided to visit a wave pool. We drove approximately 30 minutes to its location in Bethel Park, PA. It was almost empty which was great due to the fact that the majority of us used this day to re-charge batteries and slept… Read More WAVEPOOL.
After having our box lunches on a lawn in front of the Phipps Conservatory we headed to the Andy Warhol Museum. The life of this brilliant artist is displayed on 7 floors, starting on the top floor and his early days. As we worked our way down we could see his life and his art… Read More THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM.
Approximately half of our group decided to attend a baseball game between the local Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Diego Padres this day. We kicked off by going to an adjacent pub of the stadium and had some drinks and food. Once we entered the stadium we received free t-shirts as well as sunglasses and… Read More LET’S GO BUCS!
Today we were at Ohiopyle, a state park in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Tourists regularly visit it on the weekend who mainly come for the outdoor recreation opportunities. After an hour drive, we arrived at our first stop, the Cucumber falls. We enjoyed walking through the beautiful nature and watched some white water rafters. Unfortunately, we did not have the… Read More OHIOPYLE.