Letter from the Editor: On the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election

Earlier this week, the United States took an enormous step backward. At press time, 29 states voted for a man who bragged about sexually assaulting women, voiced support for committing war crimes, referred to Mexicans as rapists, dismissed climate change as a hoax and supports tightening libel laws to make it harder for newspapers to publish […]

Unable to Overcome Injuries: Men’s Rugby delivered final blow in first round of playoffs

Despite suffering a number of season-ending injuries to key players, the men’s rugby team finished their fall 15’s season with a winning record of 5-3 and a playoff birth. However, their season ended this weekend with a 41-20 loss to Albright College in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. The regular season saw five victories that […]

By the Numbers

108 – Years without a World Series for the Cubs before Lafayette grad Joe Maddon ’76 broke the curse as the team’s manager. 9 – Points for freshman Evan Vare in his first season with the men’s soccer team. 7 – Shutouts combined for junior Kelly O’Brien and senior Danielle Sedillo this season for the women’s […]

The pain of purity: Social Justice Keynote focuses on the damaging influence of Christian “purity culture”

The Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan has thought a lot about sex and religion. “For a long time, I have wanted to reflect on how the complicating factors of sexual identity, sexual practice, drug or alcohol abuse, body image, all these things that sort of play out in our lives, how this interacted with what we were hearing […]

Class polls Lafayette for election: 72 percent for Clinton in voluntary survey

While nationwide polls reached out to thousands of people to predict the outcome of this presidential election, a first year seminar was polling the 2,500-student-strong Lafayette College. Math professor Gary Gordon’s Polling and Politics class found that 72 percent of the students who responded to a voluntary poll would have voted for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary […]