Expansion plan setback: Lafayette’s land development plans not recommended for approval

The Easton Planning Commission voted 5 to 1 to recommend that Lafayette’s subdivision and land development plan not be approved for their new dormitories on McCartney Street. The Easton Zoning Board receives their recommendation and has final say on approval, but the college can withdraw their plans from consideration by the board. While the dorms may […]

Facing resignations, student government looks to connect with marginalized students

Five students resigned from student government before its first meeting on Wednesday. This number is more than is typical for the beginning of the year, student government president Bilal Akbar ’18 said. While student government looks to fill their positions with elections, Akbar said that it will also look to connect with students of marginalized identities over […]

International Affairs program sees a major increase in students

Seventy-one declared International Affairs majors and double majors makes the course of study the third largest Bachelor of Arts program at Lafayette, behind Economics and Government and Law. International Affairs program chair and professor Angelika Von Wahl said the number of international affairs majors per grade has almost doubled in six years. The number used to hover around […]

Opinion: Latin American and Caribbean Studies program professors condemn rolling back of DACA

Dear Members of the Lafayette College community: We write to express our complete solidarity with those affected by President Trump’s recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA. We deplore the partisanship that has thrown so many young people and their families into a state of fear and […]

Women’s crew rows to the top: Women’s 4+ team looks to continue its success after winning Nationals

They ended their 2016-2017 season with a national championship and won gold at all of their competitions, except one bronze at the first. Now, the Lafayette club crew women’s 4+ team returns to another season looking for the same level of success. In mid-May, the women’s 4+ team, composed Emily Smith ’18, Nicole Harry ’19, Rachel […]

No room to run: Leopards Football falls to Monmouth in Coach Garrett’s debut

Lafayette was defeated 31-12 in their first game of the season at Monmouth University, head coach John Garrett’s debut with the team. With the Leopards falling behind early, they had to abandon the running game, tallying -1 yards on the ground against a tough Hawks front. After back-to-back rushing touchdowns from the Hawks, the Leopards were able […]

NFL: Sports writers make their sleeper, bust, and Super Bowl picks

Sports writers Hannah Greaves, Henry Schweber, and AJ Traub make their picks for which teams will surprisingly do well (sleeper), which teams will fall short of expectations (bust), and which teams they think are most likely to win the Super Bowl. Hannah Greaves: Sleeper: Philadelphia Eagles | Bust: Miami Dolphins | Super Bowl: Green Bay […]

New head coach ready to lead Leopards softball after surprise exit

Caitlyn de la Haba has taken over as head coach of the softball team, following the summer resignation of former softball head coach Jexx Varner. Varner’s resignation to pursue other other opportunities shocked athletic director Bruce McCutcheon. “Jexx’s departure comes as surprising news to everyone, myself included,” McCutcheon said to goleopards. “We’re proud of the strides […]

By The Numbers

5th—rank of senior WR Matt Mrazek on Lafayette’s all-time career receptions list (149). He is also now 8th all-time for career receiving yards with 1691. 20—Shots by the field hockey team in their win over Appalachian State. 75.33—percent of the volleyball team’s assists recorded by freshman Jenna Bailey. (113/150) 634—attendance at the men’s soccer season […]