The Lucrece effect: Scholar talks about portrayal of rape in early modern theater

In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of the most acclaimed playwright and poet the English language has ever known, Lafayette established the “Shakespeare Quadricentennial Lecture Series.” On Wednesday, Jean E. Howard, the George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, served as the inaugural speaker in this series with her presentation “Interrupting the Lucrece Effect? […]

Capping off a great career: Grewal ’16 wins PL Student-Athlete of the Year for men’s swimming

For Greg Grewal, collegiate swimming was never a guarantee. Not swimming full time until his senior year in high school left the current Lafayette senior slower than what some college programs wanted. Patriot League teams told him on more than one occasion that he just wasn’t fast enough. But it seems that Grewal has proven those coaches wrong—the […]

Byerly hosts semester’s first town hall: Concerns about college’s “new direction” raised

President Alison Byerly hosted a Town Hall meeting in Colton Chapel on Tuesday to discuss the state of the college. All faculty, staff and students were invited to attend. A primary topic of conversation was the future direction of the college—a direction of growth. Byerly began her summary by discussing the board meeting in which she and other members […]

Spree of thefts leaves students uneasy: Crime log lists seven thefts in two weeks and more go unreported

Anna Pohoryles ‘19 put her wallet down in Upper Farinon to mark her seat before getting breakfast last Saturday morning. It contained her ATM card, her license, about $50 to $60 and some gift cards. When she came back less than five minutes later, the wallet was gone. “At first I thought it was just me being […]

From Trash to treasure: Student group introduces new recycling program

By Kathryn Kelly ’19 A student run environmental club began collecting potato chip bags Wednesday as part of a new recycling initiative at Lafayette. In collaboration with New Jersey based recycling company TerraCycle, Lafayette Environmental and Awareness Protection (LEAP) has introduced “upcycling,” the process of recycling a product into an object of greater value than the original item, to […]

Tackling race and gender in athletics: Discussing the hyper-masculinity of football players

For the conclusion of Black History Month, Lafayette brought back one of its own alumni to discuss some recurring issues in athletics. Drew Brown, a 2006 Lafayette graduate and football player delivered the lecture “Outing Odell: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Athletics” to an audience of students and administrators on Monday. Through his days as a football player […]

Reflection on relatives: “Bettyville” deals with struggles of caring for an aging loved one

Hodgman’s memoir, “Bettyville,” about returning home to care for his aging mother grabbed me as soon as I saw the cover photo: an old ornately carved wooden bureau/dressing table, crammed with photos and mementos, set against old-fashioned gaudy floral wallpaper. In the mirror you can see a black lab standing on a bed, nose raised in mid-howl. This […]

For college and country: Lafayette field hockey player to compete for national team in Trinidad and Tobago

Lafayette Field Hockey star Amanda Magadan is gearing up for her next international adventure as the USA National Women’s Under-21 team gets set to head to Trinidad and Tobago for the 2016 Pan American Tournament. Magadan, currently a senior member of the squad, will look to help lead her team through the group stage of the tournament where […]

A new direction for Disney: Zootopia tackles difficult subjects with charm and grace

There has never been clearer evidence that we are living in an animated renaissance than “Zootopia.” When I saw “Wreck-It Ralph” for the first time, I lamented that there were so few animated moves that were of that level of quality in theaters. I said the same thing about “Big Hero 6” and “The Lego Movie” and “Inside […]

An artistic experiment: Artist Judy Pfaff takes unique approach to her art

After over a weeklong process to install the exhibit, Judy Pfaff’s “Somewhere After” will be displayed in the Grossman Gallery in the Williams Visual Arts Building until April 16. Pfaff has received countless awards, including a MacArthur Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center. Now, she is the Grossman Artist […]

Yet another Steph Curry article: The Warriors and their point guard continue to do the impossible

Saturday night, with 10 minutes and 44 seconds remaining in the third quarter against Oklahoma City, reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry dribbled past his defender and drove hard to the left side of the hoop. Leaping to curl around Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Curry successfully dished the ball to teammate Harrison Barnes under the basket. But as his […]