Student demand for counseling on the rise

The number of students seeking assistance from school counselors has spiked this past year both at Lafayette and at colleges across the nation. In the past three months alone, nearly 50 percent more Lafayette students sought out counseling or consultation than over the same time period last year. Director of Counseling Services Dr. Karen Forbes noted that the increase […]

Campus activism surges after presidential election

Roughly 200 students walked out from their classes on Wednesday in the latest of students’ demonstrations in reaction to the presidential election last week. Last Friday, those living on Lafayette’s campus woke up to roughly 300 “Not My President” posters distributed across campus, and a silent protest took place later that day. A few Lafayette community […]

Professor under investigation for offensive comments

A professor who teaches at Lafayette College and Lehigh University has been accused of discriminatory comments at both colleges. Students have accused economics professor Daniel Bayak of making racist and misogynistic comments in class. Lehigh University has opened an investigation into his teaching practices, and President Alison Byerly has confirmed Lafayette has, as well. “It was brought to […]

Conversation on China’s human rights: Professor provides first hand account of human rights movement

In China, lawyers are often detained and tortured for standing up for human rights, professor Teng Biao told a crowd of Lafayette students on Monday. As a human rights lawyer himself, Biao was banned from teaching in China, kidnapped and held prisoner by the Chinese government, which ultimately led him to flee the country. Biao’s goal […]

Student government aims to increase presence post-election

Bilal Akbar ’18, the student government president-elect for the next calendar year, and vice president-elect Shreya Nebhwani ’19 want to give their organization more visibility on campus. “A very small proportion of the student body has an idea of what student government does,” Akbar said. Akbar plans on having monthly open meetings in which the student body can voice their […]

New Orleans, what are you doing?: The Pelicans are wasting Anthony Davis’ talent

Anthony Davis. That’s the response you would get if you asked someone to name anybody on the New Orleans Pelicans roster. I doubt they’d be able to get anyone else’s name. Possibly Jrue Holiday, because he’s a former all-star, but he’s also been sidelined with a multitude of injuries over the past couple of seasons, including […]

Opera’s sinister shows: Performances share themes of tragedy and sorrow

Loneliness, love and death dominated the performances of “The Masque of Edgar Allan Poe” at the Williams Center for the Arts last week. The opera, which was based partially on Edgar Allan Poe’s famous short story “The Masque of the Red Death,” was paired with a rather sinister interpretation of the Brother Grimm’s “The Juniper Tree.” In […]

Admissions partners with groups to increase diversity, opportunities

Vice President of Enrollment Greg MacDonald and the Lafayette Admissions team are looking to facilitate diversity at the college, be more desirable to prospective students and increase the amount of opportunities around the world. MacDonald recently announced in a campus-wide email that the college has formed partnerships with both Global Citizen Year and Sponsors for Educational […]

A sci-fi thriller out of this world: ‘Arrival’ movie review

Don’t expect “Independence Day” when you go see “Arrival.” Instead, expect an intellectual sci-fi drama that reflects what would truly happen if Earth was invaded by aliens. Arrival is helmed by veteran director Denis Villeneuve, who also put together 2013’s “Prisoners” and 2015’s “Sicario,” two incredibly thrilling and dark movies. The film stars Amy Adams […]