The Posse question: Students air concerns in three hour forum

By Christina Shaman ’16 and William Gordon ’17 Roughly 100 students, faculty and staff attended what turned into a 3-hour long open forum Wednesday full of high emotions, pointed questions and frustration. The forum, which was hosted by two faculty committees, was on the recommendation to reallocate funds from Posse D.C. to need-based financial aid. Students […]

Lessons from Plutopia: Acclaimed historian discusses her most famous book

Acclaimed historian Kate Brown came to Lafayette on Wednesday to discuss her award-winning book “Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters,” about the nuclear disasters at the American town of Richland and Ozersk. The Lafayette had the opportunity to speak to Brown and ask her about it. What exactly […]

Death of democracy: Creeping authoritarianism in Africa’s great lakes region

  This past Saturday, the results of the Ugandan presidential election were released. The incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni, won just over 60 percent of the vote, beating opposition leader Kizza Besigye by 25 points. Unfortunately, this election was anything but free and fair, as Besigye and his supporters claimed that the election was rigged. The […]

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 […]