Winner of special elections plans to ‘make connections’

The winner of the student government special election for the senior class representative was announced Tuesday. Barker Carlock ‘17 won 43 percent of the vote, while Andrew Wargofchick ‘17 and Erik Cannon ‘17 gained 27 percent and 22 percent, respectively. Carlock will hold the position for a semester. Chair of representation Bilal Akbar ’18 said the election […]

Possible new future for historic Hillel House

In addition to several new buildings and 400 more students, the college announced over the summer that the ground under the Hillel House may be transformed. Part of the plans may include tearing down the Hillel House, Portlock Black Culture Center and Newman House to build new dorm buildings and a parking lot. The Hillel House was founded […]

The sultan of swing: Egyptian percussionist legend serenades Williams Center

Hossam Ramzy performed in the Williams Center for the Arts on Tuesday night. He was accompanied by Emile Bassili, violin, Gamil Awad, keyboard and accordion, Fakhry, nay flute, and Said Fahmy, percussion. Ramzy played the Egyptian tabla. Ramzy normally perfroms internationally and has worked with many performers such as Jay Z, Shakira and Robert Plant. […]

Lehigh Runs Away with the Competition: Cross Country struggles against top rival

The Lafayette men’s and women’s cross country teams were defeated by Lehigh last weekend in their annual meet, which was held at Lafayette College. The women lost by a score of 44-18, while the men’s race finished 50-15 in favor of the Mountain Hawks. The Leopards were led by sophomore Emily Moore, who finished third overall […]

Memories Enshrined: Lafayette honors Brian Keller ’16 and Dr. Wilbur W. Oaks, Jr. ’51

In the summer of 2015, Lafayette suffered a tragic loss when rising senior Brian Keller ’16 passed away due to injuries sustained from a car accident. Keller, a tight end on the football team, was beloved by his teammates and coaches, as well as his classmates. The football team dedicated its 2015 season to Keller and […]

When sports gets political: Why the Colin Kaepernicks of the world matter

I want to talk about Colin Kaepernick, except… I don’t. I’m not adding to the war of words that is being waged regarding his choice to take a stand by not standing. What I actually want to talk about is when sports transcends the realm of athletically-gifted people competing against each other and enters the […]