Mike’d UP: The use of racial slurs in professional sports and Kevin Durant verus LeBron James

The NFL is discussing penalizing players for the use of the racial slurs during games. Kelley: It is the thought that counts and I support it, but the actual implementation of this proposal is near impossible. There are too many issues for this rule to be effective in the National Football League. Many players this […]

Changing the menu: New meal plans, dining hall renovations announced

Photos by Tatianna Troxell ’16 Proposed changes to Lafayette’s meal plans and dining locations were announced Monday, with the school saying that they were implementing these changes to further the “expansions and improvements [being made] to the Dining Program.” Under the proposed plans, which will begin the fall semester of 2014, the class of 2017 […]

Goodbye #rollpards

Student Government is initiating a program to find a replacement for “#rollpards”, Lafayette Athletics’ social media slogan, to a slogan which reflects a more unique identity for the school. The #rollpards slogan is a variation of “Roll Tide,” the University of Alabama football team’s slogan. Many members of the Student Government believe this makes Lafayette […]

The Mitterhoff Address: A disappointing coming year for the 113th Congress

Two weeks ago, I made the argument that Congress’s passage of a bill that would raise the debt ceiling set “a precedent for future prospects of brinkmanship” among Republicans and Democrats. According to reports about a meeting between Speaker John Boehner and President Obama held Tuesday, it seems that the likelihood of agreement and productivity […]

What to watch for: Patriot League Swimming & Diving Championships

The Lafayette swimming and diving teams are currently competing in the Patriot League Championships at the Naval Academy. The event, which started on Wednesday, is a four-day marathon with an array of races each day, concluding with an award ceremony and senior celebration tomorrow evening. For the ten members of the senior class, this will […]

Past problems present themselves in season opener

Photo courtesy of Austin Drucker ‘17 The Lafayette men’s lacrosse team’s season opener against Stony Brook did not flip last season’s disappointing script; rather, it resembled past struggles. The Leopards (0-1) were defeated convincingly 18-10 and were outscored 10-2 in the middle two quarters. Long runs by Stony Brook forced Lafayette into out-of-sync play. Head […]