The end of an era: Athletic Director Bruce McCutcheon announces his retirement at beginning of his 17th year

Athletic Director Bruce McCutcheon has announced his departure from Lafayette after 16 years, effective once a replacement is found. McCutcheon said his work with Lafayette improved the athletics department on certain accounts, but the success rate of the teams leaves something to be desired. “I can walk away from here after 16 years and say […]

Lafayette maintains sexual assault investigation policies in face of federal policy changes

The announcement from the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to draw back policies regarding sexual assault cases on college campuses will not affect policies at Lafayette, Vice President of Campus Life Annette Diorio said. Last Friday, DeVos announced her intent to enact new rules following a public comment period that would change several Obama-era policies regarding […]

Protests and response discussion arise to counter ‘Why I Supported Trump’ talk

When YouTuber Roaming Millennial visited campus to tell students why she supported Donald Trump, many met her presence with protests and walk-outs. The turnout was so unexpectedly large a move in venue to Colton Chapel occurred to provide for more space. Five days later, those affected by her comments were given a chance to talk in small groups about […]

Hurricane Maria devastates homes of students’ families: travel, power, communication uncertain

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Emily Ramírez ’18 waited for several days before hearing from her family in Puerto Rico. “I was able to talk to [my parents] the afternoon the hurricane hit, but for the past three or four days there was no service. Silence is terrifying in this age of constant communication,” Ramírez said. Making […]

Paper Playlist: Songs that are fake

*Shelby approaches Emma, sitting peacefully in the library.* Shelby: Hey, Emma! What’re you listening to? Emma: Oh, nothing, just Same Drugs. Shelby: Awesome! I love Chance the Rapper! So hip! Emma: SHELBY YOU BUFFOON, IT’S THE COVER BY MISTERWIVES. Shelby: That’s FAKE. This week is all about raising awareness for fake songs. What’s more fake than a […]

Bailey’s partners with St. Luke’s Hospital in order to expand health center hours

In an effort to meet student demand for longer hours of operation and more availability, Bailey’s Health Center has teamed up with St. Luke’s University Health Network. This partnership will result in the extension of hours at the health center as well as providing more staff to accommodate the students. Providers from St. Luke’s will be available […]

That’s What She Read: Novel explores sexuality, gender and class

“Mrs. Fletcher” by Tom Perrotta. Poor Mrs. Fletcher. After her husband leaves her for a younger woman and her only son goes off to college, she’s feeling a bit lost and lonely. Mrs. Fletcher runs into time for reevaluating her life and ponders how she will spend her newfound free time now that she is not shuttling her son […]

New Grossman Gallery exhibit highlights importance of biodiversity

Sam van Aken’s exhibition in Grossman Gallery brings together nature and art to deliver a message about biodiversity in fruits: our society lacks it and continues to grow more homogenous. “Streuobstwiese,” German for “orchard,” contains uprooted trees and displays plant life to showcase the importance of genetic varieties in our fruit supply. Central to the exhibition is […]

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ lacks compared to predecessor

After seeing “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” one thing is certain: it does not live up to its predecessor. At the same time, the film is entertaining, action-packed and funny. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” stars Taron Edgerton (Eggsy), Mark Strong (Merlin), Colin Firth (Harry Hart), Julianne Moore (Poppy) and Pedro Pascal (Whiskey). Directed by Matthew Vaughn, this […]