Roles to protect the public

Officer Patrick Best patrolling campus with gun and public safety vehicle. Photo by Elizabeth Lucy ‘15 ____________________________ Powers of public safety officers explained Although the presence of full-fledged police officers on campus and their carrying of guns is not a new development to the nature of public safety, it was recently highlighted with tweets from […]

Adventurer announced as 180th commencement speaker

Erik Weihenmayer after one of his climbing expeditions. Photo by Micheal Brown ____________________________________ Erik Weihenmayer, mountain climber, author and humanitarian, will speak at the college on May 23 as the 180th commencement speaker for the 2015 graduating class. Since he reached the summit in 2001, Weihenmayer stands alone as the only blind person to climb Mount […]

Letter to the Editor

As newspaper advisor during the time when alleged “mismanagement” took place, I flatly deny the contention that funds were used illegitimately. It is bad enough that student government came up with this unverified charge to justify the newspaper’s request for survival funds, but now it seems the newspaper has accepted the validity of the charge. […]

Pieces of home

Michael Bennett ‘17 working hard to hold up the Roman Aqueduct in Segovia, Spain. Photo Courtesy of Michael Bennett ‘17 ______________________________ A Lafayette student details their experience abroad in Madrid, Spain By Michael Bennett ‘17 Contributing Writer  Just over a month ago, I boarded a plane bound for Madrid. I was apprehensive as I watched the […]

Speaking to victory

Sharon Chen ‘15 and Aaron Walker ‘18 pose with their 2015 State Champion trophy. Photo by Christina Shaman ‘16 ___________________________ Students win state forensics titles Sharon Chen ‘15 and Aaron Walker ‘18 brought home state championships in speech and debate for the Lafayette Forensics Society over Valentine’s Day weekend, having received first place honors in rhetorical […]

Roll with the changes

Qixin Yu, owner of Plum house, stands behind the sushi bar at his restaurant. Photos by Hana Isihara ‘17 ______________________ Local businesses compete with new Lower option The integration of Lower’s new sushi options into Lafayette dining poses a potential threat to the business of other local Japanese restaurants in Easton. Lower’s new sushi station, run […]

Decompressing and destressing the housing lottery

Students compare floor plans of South College and Watson Hall. Photo by Hana Isihara ‘17 _________________________________ The Lafayette breaks down the room selection process for Fall 2015 Many students dread the thought of sitting with their peers, anxiously awaiting their number being called during the housing lottery for their living situation next year. It may […]