Eclectic Excursions: Visit DaVinci Science Center in Allentown, with plans for expansion in Easton

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to get out into the Lehigh Valley and beyond, to experience all this region has to offer. Allentown’s DaVinci Science Center may […]

No suspects in semester’s six reported sexual assaults

This semester, there have been three rapes, three sexual assaults and one indecent assault reported to Lafayette College Public Safety. The investigations into these incidents haven’t yielded any new information since they started, leaving all of them effectively stunted, public safety officials said. There are no suspects for the any of these alleged incidents and […]

From journalism to carpentery: “Hammer Head” shows it’s never to late to make a change

Nina MacLaughlin’s engaging memoir about her decision to quit journalism and become a carpenter is honest, informative and thought provoking. “Hammer Head: The Making of Carpenter” is MacLaughlin’s account of her at first fumbling attempts to master the entirely new skill set of carpentering is interspersed with meditations on the origins of the hand tools […]

Showing off the new pool: Swimming team hosts Lehigh at newly renovated Weinstein Natatorium

In what is considered to be the unofficial start to Laf-Lehigh weekend, the swimming team hosted the Mountain Hawks on Nov. 18 and, despite losing, there were several encouraging individual victories. While the rivalry remains as old as ever, the pool was not, as the Leopards competed in the newly renovated Weinstein Natatorium for the […]

You the Real MVP: Why James Harden, not Russell Westbrook, should be NBA MVP

Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if you stopped reading as soon as saw the title of this article. Russell Westbrook, point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, is averaging a triple-double through the first quarter of the season. If he were to maintain his averages (30.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 11.3 assists) throughout the entire season, […]

‘Moana’ falls short of Disney standards: Movie misses high marks set by ‘Frozen,’ ‘Zootopia’

I guess it was just due time before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be featured in a Disney princess movie. In the new blockbuster, “Moana,” Johnson is featured as the voice of the animated co-star, Maui. “Moana” co-stars Auli’i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, the future chief of the Polynesian village Motu Nui. Against […]

Lafayette maroon gets a little greener: College welcomes new director of sustainability, campus energy manager

After years of demand from the Lafayette community, including students and faculty alike, the college has welcomed its first director of sustainability. In September, it was announced that Marie Fechik-Kirk would fill the position and begin her work in November of this school year. On Wednesday, a welcome reception was held in the Clay Ketcham […]

Local theater rings in the holiday spirit: Don’t miss State Theater’s Christmas show

With Thanksgiving leftovers long gone and holiday music frequenting radio stations, it’s not too early to get in the holiday spirit. Take a break from final projects and studying for final exams by heading to downtown Easton’s State Theater for a showing of “Broadway Christmas Wonderland.” The family friendly plot follows Santa and his helpers […]

Movement challenges home ownership: Book talk provides new perspective on squatters in New York City

The Manhattan many are familiar with today has been radically changed since the 1980s — thanks in large part to a squatting movement that was popular during that time. Co-Director of the Oral History Master of Arts program at Columbia University Amy Starecheski has first hand experience with the movement as she lived as a […]

Studio event encourages artistic expression, community engagement

As finals come near, students who are tired from hours of studying can take time to exercise their creative side at open studio figure drawing sessions. Lafayette College’s office of Community Based Teaching has hosted these studio nights since 2001 and the program owes it longevity to its own popularity within the Easton community. The free […]