Shave it off

Dan McLaughlin ‘17 has hair shaved after donating over $900 to the cause. Photos by Hana Isihara ‘17 ______________________ Members of community go bald to raise money for St. Baldrick’s cancer research For members of the Lafayette community, Wednesday’s men’s basketball match against Holy Cross, provided a different experience from a typical weekday game. Inside […]

Accounting for the past

How The Lafayette ended up at financial risk By The Lafayette Staff In 2005, The Lafayette was sitting pretty. Pennsylvania’s oldest college newspaper was adequately funded by Lafayette College Student Government, had $106,000 in a special account and enjoyed healthy advertising and subscription revenues. Flash forward a decade: The Lafayette already spent its student government […]

Marquis matchup

Some of this year’s 2018 Marquis Fellows meet with President Alison Byerly in the President’s House. Photo Courtesy of Catherine Corbin ‘18 ________________________________ Potential scholars strive for merit awards A pool of approximately 120 prospective students exhibiting exceptional academic skills, a passion for contributing to community service and a knack for leadership will be headed […]

Language study losing ground

Susanna Kim ‘15 speaking Arabic. Photo by Willem Ytsma ‘16 _______________________ Modern Language Association reports decreasing collegiate enrollments Total enrollments in foreign language courses at US colleges and universities have been declining over the last few years, according to a report published by the Modern Language Association on Feb. 11. The report, which gathered data […]

Lafayette’s IDEAL

Center for Innovation encourages experiential learning Priding itself on Innovation, Design, Education and Leadership, the IDEAL center aims to bring new facet to the Lafayette education. IDEAL focuses on matching aspiring students to faculty and external partners, such as companies, foundations or alumni in order to design a student-led project. Directed by professors Diane Ahl […]

Dear Lafayette…

Justin Simien (second from left) at the Q&A following the screening of “Dear White People.” Photo by Katie Weeks ‘16 ________________________ Justin Simien’s film fosters dialogue about race on campus Director Justin Simien came to Lafayette last Wednesday to screen his award-winning 2014 film “Dear White People” in celebration of Black Heritage Month. The film, […]

Being yourself

Natasha Sixxx, Magenta Milian, and Jared Picone discussing the art of drag. Photos by Willem Ytsma ‘16 ________________________ Drag performers encourage their audience to not care what others think As Lafayette continues on this year’s sex week, drag performers were invited to visit Lafayette College and to perform in Colton Chapel on the night of […]

Get GroupFIT

A Lafayette student does PiYo, a new class offered at the fitness center. Photo by Julia Brennan ‘17 _________________________ Classes to improve your fitness this winter With the coldest part of the winter season upon us, there is little to motivate Lafayette’s students to make the long and snowy trek down to the gym. Recreation […]