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2016’s next chapter: Seniors look ahead to futures beyond Lafayette

As the 2016 school year comes to a close, Lafayette’s seniors are preparing to face the world outside of college. Many students in the class of 2016 are looking forward to exciting futures, from a job designing breweries to Columbia law school to Fulbright scholarships. Kai Ottaway ‘16 will be working as an Engineering Design

Secret Service director resigns amid controversy

Amid more than a week of questioning whether the Secret Service can execute their responsibilities effectively, Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, resigned Tuesday, having lost the faith of the White House and members of Congress in her ability to run the now-plagued agency. Her resignation comes after a couple revelations about Secret

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Crew Partners David Hanke and Ryan Coulson

  Katelyn Arnold: This past weekend you won gold at crew regionals. Talk about what that was like. David Hanke: It’s difficult to gauge because there were only two other boats we were competing against in our race. Some other categories had over ten, so while we’re doing well, it’s difficult to gauge how we’ll

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Crew Partners David Hanke and Ryan Coulson

  Katelyn Arnold: This past weekend you won gold at crew regionals. Talk about what that was like. David Hanke: It’s difficult to gauge because there were only two other boats we were competing against in our race. Some other categories had over ten, so while we’re doing well, it’s difficult to gauge how we’ll

Jamie O'Hare dribbles the ball down the court in game against Bucknell.

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Early Exit: Women’s basketball loses to Colgate in first round

In a season plagued by injuries and illness, the Lafayette women’s basketball team looked to beat the odds this past Saturday in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament at Colgate. Their season was ultimately cut short when the Raiders rallied for the victory, beating the Leopards 80-68. Lafayette finished with an overall record

Arts and Culture

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Williams Center announces 2016-2017 season: Annual schedule highlights performers to appear for next academic year

On Thursday, Williams Center for the Arts announced its plans for the 2016-2017 season of performances. This information was taken from the schedule given to The Lafayette. Here’s what’s coming up in the Williams Center for the Arts’ 34 th season: Ambrose Akinmusire opens the 2016-2017 season with his jazz quartet (Sept. 16). Darbuka player Hossam Ramzy, considered the “oracle

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Love letters from Ana: Three things to remember

Some call it the “City of Love” and I suppose that’s fittest place for me to go. After four semesters of writing Love Letters, I’m off to Paris to study abroad, which will, of course, result in a lapse of my writing for a time. While I hope to come back with knowledge that only

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Eastonian eats this weekend: Events this Sunday for your hungry stomach

If you’ve recently found yourself in a bit of a lull with cafeteria options, fear not. There are two very exciting and delicious events happening in Easton this Sunday. Start pedaling at 11 a.m. to the 21st Annual Bike to Brunch & 40th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Genesis Bicycles with a four mile bicycle ride

Photo by Willem Ytsma '16. Actors performing choreographed routines in "Faith in Flux."

Spirituality on stage: Theater department digs deep for a thought-provoking play

One of the least helpful words in the English language is “interesting.” Yet no other word more perfectly described “Flux on the Fringe,” as it tears back the proverbial curtain on the process of creating the very play it is putting on. The Lafayette College Theater Department is currently putting on a duology of shows

Op-Ed

From Indiana University to Lafayette: Sexual assault and the system’s failures

In February, Jill Creighton, an administrator at New York University, went public with claims that Jason Casares, associate dean of students, director of student ethics and deputy Title IX coordinator at Indiana University Bloomington (IU) sexually assaulted her at a conference in Fort Worth, Texas. If this statement does not sound absurd, allow me to reiterate. A Title IX

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: This letter is in response to Professor of Religious Studies Youshaa Patel’s op-ed, “Christian vs. Muslim: Lecture advances bigotry, not tolerance,” published in the 4/15 issue, which was in response to Professor Habib Malik’s lecture at Lafayette. Opinions and letters appearing in The Lafayette are solely those of the authors. Letter to the editor: Professor Patel is fully

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