Make baseball fun again: America’s pastime faces pressure to make chages

“Make baseball fun again.” These words were embroidered on last year’s Major League Baseball MVP Bryce Harper’s hat after the first game of the season. By directly referencing Donald Trump’s popular political campaign, one of the league’s biggest names brought to the forefront an important issue in baseball today: Not enough is being done to evolve the game. […]

Never forget: lessons learned from the Holocaust: Hillel surveys students for Holocaust Remembrance Week

What would you do if you were suddenly torn away from your home, separated from your family and treated with unimaginable cruelty, all on account of your religious faith? This was like one of the many questions asked of respondents in an informal, non-scientific survey conducted by Lafayette Hillel Society in Farinon as part of Holocaust Remembrance Week at […]

Mind the gap: Representation and salary disparities between male and female professors

Prompted by faculty concerns of potentially unequal wages between men and women employees, Professor of Economics and chair of the Faculty Compensation Committee Chris Ruebeck put together a report for Lafayette faculty dealing with two main issues of the gender wage gap: representation and salary. According to data published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, male full professors […]

Art for the environment: Artist Brandon Ballengée responds to ecological disasters

Sometimes aspects of the environment inspire artists. Brandon Ballengée uses art to return the favor, inspiring people to partake in environmental conservation. On Tuesday, New York artist, environmental activist and marine scientist Brandon Ballengée was invited to the Williams Center Art Gallery to present his multidisciplinary investigation of the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 […]

The best of the worst: “Allegiant”- a slight improvement on a terrible franchise

“Allegiant,” the third film in the “Divergent” series of young adult film adaptations, is one of the worst films ever made by human hands, containing almost no substance, acting that varies from being unbearably bad to depressingly horrid, writing that is about as compelling as a legal brief for a parking ticket and some of the worst fight […]

Stained glass symposium: Art gallery examines and celebrates Tiffany glass

This past Wednesday was the “Tiffany at Lafayette” Symposium, dedicated to the glasswork of artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, an artist whose work is on display in Williams Center Gallery. The symposium came with two lectures given that day and after another earlier in the week. It’s part of the continuation of the “Tiffany at Lafayette” exhibit, which has been […]