A refreshing blast of crude air: The latest superhero movie defies tropes and decency

In Deadpool’s first cinematic outing, the “Merc with a Mouth” has proved himself the hero that the fans deserve and the one the studios need. The most tired genre in modern Hollywood has finally gotten some fresh energy injected into it with “Deadpool,” Marvel’s latest superhero offering. The titular character, played by Ryan Reynolds, is […]

Lectures for equality: Black History Month lecture series emphasizes social justice

From lectures by civil rights leader Diane Nash and Lafayette professors to film screenings of “Selma” and “3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets,” the college organized has a series of events for Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Resistance: Black Activism Through the Ages.” Several events for Black History Month, or Black Heritage Month, revolve […]

Sustainability conference brings ideas outside the classroom: Lafayette and surrounding schools participate

This Saturday marks Lafayette’s next local, public forum for environmental sustainability. Every two years, the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC), a consortium of all of the colleges in the Lehigh Valley, hosts a sustainability conference, according to Professor of Engineering Studies Ben Cohen. This year, Lafayette will be giving five presentations at the conference. According to Cohen, […]

A collection worth collecting: “A Manual for Cleaning Women” is a heartfelt, rewarding book of short stories

Laundromats in desolate southwestern towns. A dentist who pulls all of his own teeth. Alcoholics, philanderers, depressives struggling to get by. These are some of the scenes and characters who make up the many unforgettable short stories in the new collection by Lucia Berlin entitled, “A Manual for Cleaning Women.” Berlin’s stories are indeed short, and her writing is […]

A new jazz experience: Artist-in-residence to play at Williams Art Center

A jazz veteran will bring a new musical experience to Williams this weekend. Bill Goodwin began his career at age 17. Ever since then, he has been taking gigs and playing with jazz greats. He’s now the artist-in-residence at Lafayette College and this Saturday at 8 p.m., the Grammy award-winning drummer will be performing at the Williams Center […]

Cold snap: Spring sports teams contend with winter weather

You can’t hit the ball out of the park every week—especially if it’s cold. Blizzards, fluctuating temperatures and rain have taken a toll for Lafayette’s spring sports teams ever since players returned to campus from interim. The lacrosse, baseball and softball programs have all needed to adjust as Easton’s fluctuating weather forecast, beginning with Winter […]

Securing Private Ryan: Public safety officers experience Tom Hank’s visit

This Monday, students, faculty, administrators and alumni fixed their gaze on Tom Hanks as he gave an informal talk with President Alison Byerly and professor Donald Miller of the history department. But police officer Joe Duffy, of Lafayette College Public Safety, was watching something else—the audience. As security for Hanks, Duffy scanned the crowd for signs of […]