Expanding access: Markle Hall will be renovated to meet needs of people with disabilities

Markle Hall is set to undergo renovations this summer, which will improve its accessibility for people with disabilities. The renovations will include a new wheelchair-accessible elevator, according to President Alison Byerly, along with gender-neutral bathrooms. Although there is already an elevator in Markle, she said it is not big enough for a wheelchair. Markle is the first of […]

Lafayette’s admitted class ranks highest ever in academics

The admitted cohort for the Lafayette Class of 2020 is one of the strongest academically in the history of the college. Although there are still several weeks left for students to respond to the acceptance offer, the overall pool of admitted students is particularly talented, according to Dean of Admissions Matthew Hyde. President Alison Byerly said, “Of the […]

Equal pay for equal play: US soccer deserves red card for treatment of female athletes

When I was in 9th grade I wrote a letter to my high school newspaper complaining about the general sense of disregard for the female athletes in comparison to their male peers. Well, consider this Part Two. Last week, members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team—current Olympic and World Cup champions— sued U.S. Soccer, the national […]

A colorful undertaking: Festival of Paint promises to be bigger than ever before

Lafayette is starting what could be one of its biggest new traditions, with a Festival of Paint that dwarfs all its predecessors. Today, starting at 4 p.m., the Quad will be invaded by a paint party unlike any other at Lafayette. Festival of Paint, the signature event by the Lafayette Association of Visual Artists (LAVA), has been held […]

A new order for messy people: Fay Wolf’s new book teaches the virtues of decluttering

It’s spring, and a young man and woman’s fancy turns not to love or to baseball, but to spring cleaning – tidying up, cleaning out, sorting, organizing and purging. There is no shortage of books on the topic, from newcomer Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” to the ever-popular Martha Stewart’s many volumes on home organization and […]

A year-round food experience: Public market brings new energy to downtown

If you weren’t already satisfied with the food options in Downtown Easton, just wait until The Easton Public Market opens its doors this Friday. According to a press release from Easton Market District Director Megan McBride, the Easton Public Market is bringing grocery shopping and contemporary dining options to the Easton community Wednesday through Sunday. Similar to the […]

A solid investment: College club holds its own against real-world stock indexes

On March 23, the Lafayette College Investment Club was in good company on the webpages of CNN Money, next to articles about a dip in Nike’s stock, a spike in oil prices and Starbucks’ CEO’s stances on America’s political climate. The article highlighted the longest-running investment club in America’s success over the years. The group’s advisor, professor […]

Easton resident arrested for trespassing on campus

Two weeks ago, a previous trespasser on Lafayette property returned to campus and was arrested on site, according to a citation filed by public safety. Christopher Stutzner, 23, was warned by the college’s public safety not to return to campus when officers first caught him trespassing about a year ago, Director of Lafayette College Public Safety Jeff Troxell […]