College’s plans met with resistance from Easton commission

The Easton Planning Commission capped off a six-hour meeting with a 3-2 vote against recommending the college’s proposed zoning amendment for its expansion. The college came to the meeting with two proposals: the plans for modular housing on the March Field parking lots and the changes to the zoning amendment. The planning commission voted unanimously to […]

Theresa Grentz out: School parts ways with hall of fame coach

After spending just two years as the head coach of the women’s basketball team, Theresa Grentz has been removed from her position. The move comes after the Leopards finished their worst season since 2004, posting an abysmal 4-28 record on the year. “After a thorough review of our women’s basketball program, I determined that a leadership change was […]

College to cut 60 off-campus parking permits

Lafayette College announced at Easton’s most recent planning commission meeting that it intends to decrease off-campus parking to accommodate other changes linked to its expansion. The college intends to cut its student residential parking permits by almost a quarter, from 250 to 190. Additionally, parking at Clinton Terrace will become the city’s property and metered parking […]

Men’s rugby team suspended

Men’s rugby were forced to suspend the rest of their spring season last week after the college found them guilty of three alcohol violations. College officials confirmed that the team, a student club, held an event at which they violated rules regarding irresponsible use of alcohol, providing alcohol to minors and student organization events involving alcohol. […]

Forensics Society helps pioneer new national competition

Several Lafayette students, many first-years, earned top spots in the first annual 26-team National Speech Championship last week. The students were members of the Forensics Society, the speech and debate team at Lafayette. The students on the team compete with other colleges by giving speeches, sometimes planned, sometimes impromptu. At the competition, each participating school was only allowed to […]

Letter: Climate change is as much a cultural and political problem as it is technical

To The Lafayette, I had a different interpretation of a recent talk by author Amitav Ghosh than the one summarized in “Acclaimed author claims humanity cannot stop climate change.” My understanding of Ghosh’s point was that until we reckon with the deeper imperial and colonial underpinnings of global energy systems, we won’t truly be able to […]

An original film doesn’t live up to trailer

Daniel Espinosa’s “Life” may be original, but the trailer was better. The film, which follows six astronauts working in the International Space Station who are being threatened by a murderous hyper-intelligent alien, ultimately suffers from a similar problem to that of last year’s “Triple 9.” Both of these films managed to produce trailers that were better than the actual movie, which was disappointing. “Life” […]