Easton

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This is part of the CAA program (like Bristol).

History

The first people came to the Easton site after the Frederick Maryland site said JHU could not come back, as they were renovating all the dorms as this was the first year males could live at the school during the year, in 2003. Many of these "Hood Rats" (the term for both students and faculty who went to Easton after they left Hood College) came to Lafeyette College in 2003. Since then the Easton site has slowly begun to establish its own traditions.

Buildings

  • Colton Chapel - Location of All-site meetings, Swashbuckler, and Talent Show.
  • Easton Hall- Older, crummier, hotter, girls' dorm.
  • Keefe Hall- Newer and nicer of the two girls' dorms (central AC).
  • Farinon College Center - Contains the cafeteria, dance/activities room, and movie theatre.
  • Marquis Hall- Temporary Dinning hall in 2008, as the Farinon dinning hall was being renovated
  • South College- Boys' dorm, site office, and health office.
  • Buildings where various classes were held:
    • Acopian Engineering Center- Usually Engineering courses, as well as math courses
    • Hugel Science Center- Usually Science Courses
    • Kirby Hall of Civil Rights- Usually Humanities courses
    • Pardee Hall- Computer Labs, as well as other random classes

Traditions

  • Easton has dress up days the last week of camp. There is Goth Monday, SuperPrep Tuesday, and Crossdress Wednesday. There was also a Twin Thursday, which was less common. The traditions began in 05.2 by students in the Psychology A course, most notably Priya Mehta, JT Shepard-Blankenheim, and Megan Dent.
  • Passionfruit, which has now become an established tradition.
  • American Pie, with chanting, circles with kicking of feet at the beginning and end. [beware; injuries have occured during this song.]
  • Weekend trips to WaWa.
  • Swashbuckler Color Wars
  • Casino Night
  • Talent Show
  • Water Carnival
  • Olympics
  • Blackouts
    • The electrical system at Lafayette College/ Easton goes out very easily, usually by the first lightning strike of a storm. The most famous blackout in CAA Easton history was in 2006, in which storms produced life- threatening hail, caused black outs and brown outs at Lafayette, and caused flooding in lower Easton.


Notable RAs

  • Matt Weber- One of the 3 creators of FLAAR and would run Star Wars Galactic Senate at least once person session (2003-2005).
  • Jeff Murphy- Another creator of FLAAR; always run odd activities (2003-2005, 2007).
  • Juliet- another RA who run great activities; in 2005 she would sing the phrase "DON'T SWING YOUR LANYARD" (2004-2005).
  • Gabe Ulman - For Robot Sock-Wars Tournaments (2006) and being the RA to organize Passionfruit 06.2.