Lofty goals

Attendees enjoy “Around the World” ASB Gala. Photos by Clay Wegrzynowicz ‘18 ____________________________ Alternative School Break strives to raise $1.1 million With the “Around The World” Gala as a kickoff, Alternative School Break embarked on a $1.1 million fundraising effort. The funds will help the club to expand its reach on Lafayette’s campus, according to […]

Pam Brewer retires

Pam Brewer tears up as she listens to Soulfedge perform “I Lived” by One Republic Photo Courtesy of Pam Brewer _________________________ College mentor leaves after 27 years She worked with five different Lafayette College presidents, but the first woman president in the college’s history will be her last, as Director of Student Leadership Pamela Brewer […]

From abroad: Life on the streets

Local motorists drive on the bustling streets of Vietnam near the Hanoi Medical University. Photo Courtesy of Phoebe Wilks ‘16 ____________________________ A Lafayette student details their experience abroad in Hanoi, Vietnam Dentist appointments, grocery shopping, butchering, eating at a restaurant, getting your hair cut, fighting with your family and going to the bathroom. What do […]

Extinction in the curriculum

Elizabeth Kolbert answers questions about her book “The Sixth Extinction.” Photos by by Hana Isihara 17 ________________________ College focuses on the Sixth Extinction as part of yearlong theme In an attempt to convert the first-year reading experience into a yearlong discussion, art installations, performances, brown bags and speakers were woven throughout the 2014-2015 school year […]

Depression at an all-time high

New study reports on concerning rates of mental health issues with freshmen College freshmen nationwide made national news this week due to the publication of a report titled The American Freshman: National Norms 2014 by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. The report, published annually, raised concerns about the mental health of incoming freshman, […]

Instrumental color: Story telling through sound relations

Kirk O’Riordan expands musical boundaries. Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications _____________________________________  When people hear about electronic music, they often think of artists like Skrillex, Avicii, and Bassnectar. Their music is loud, energetic and makes for a killer dance party. Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Lafayette Kirk O’Riordan created a different kind […]

Love Letters from Ana: A psychic reading

I’m no stranger to psychic readings. In fact, there’s probably a psychic on every dodgy corner in Manhattan and I’ve admittedly indulged in a few after-dinner-semi-tipsy group readings myself. So as a self-titled love anthropologist, I decided to get a psychic reading this past Thursday, Feb 10, and ask her about my love life and […]