Textbook prices impose challenges for students: College looking for alternatives to increase affordability

Grace Wilgucki ’19, a biology major, estimates that she spends an average of $800 a semester on textbooks alone. Prices like these are not uncommon, and the college has starting looking into increasing affordability and accessibility. Dean of Libraries Anne Houston and others in the administration recently decided to take on the issue of rising textbook […]

June Schlueter and colleagues discover new sources Shakespeare “borrowed” from for plays

English professor June Schlueter recently made national and international news as a result of her research into William Shakespeare in which she and her colleagues were able to identify several new sources of inspiration for some of his plays. Initially, Schlueter and her colleagues were researching the North family—and specifically Thomas North—who published a translation […]

The lives of ancient women come back to life through dance

World-renowned dancer and choreographer Pascal Rioult brought to Lafayette his performance of “Women on the Edge,” an act that brings to the forefront the often-forgotten voices of women. The performance is not simply an ancient narrative, but one that is common to women throughout history, according to Rioult. He tells this story through modern dance but […]

Baseball concludes series at Davidson with win after two losses: Leopards bring home three runs in the ninth to seal win

Lafayette baseball began their season in Davidson, N.C., with a three-game series against team Davidson College. Davidson was a Super Regionals team last season, meaning they were in the final 16 teams in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The Leopards earned their first win of the season (6-3) in their third game against the […]

Swim closes their season at Patriot League Championship

Thirty-four Lafayette swimmers traveled to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., this past weekend for their four-day Patriot League Championship meet. The men’s team finished ninth and the women’s team finished tenth out of 10 teams, but a number of swimmers and divers had outstanding individual performances.  Freshman Matt Tascione had one of the Leopards’ […]

Black Panther goes beyond high expectations and does not disappoint

“Black Panther” went beyond the already immensely high expectations I had and delivers as a powerful character piece with important messages in a thrilling package. “Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa the Black Panther and King of Wakanda, as well as Michael B Jordan as Erik Killmonger, a mysterious outsider with a grudge against […]

Forbes 30 under 30 Entrepreneur Justin Kamine ’11 speaks on importance of communication

Just seven years after graduating from Lafayette, Justin Kamine ’11 has been recognized on Forbes 30 under 30: Food and Drink list for his success as co-founder of KDC AG, an agricultural technology company that turns leftover food waste into animal feed and fertilizer. On Wednesday night, Kamine returned to campus to share the inspiration […]

“Disgraced” highlights the complexity of Muslim identities in America

“Disgraced” is charged with the complexity of being Muslim identified in America. The play explores topics like interracial marriage, gender roles, loss of one’s own identity, racial profiling of Muslims and people of color, the appropriation of Muslim culture and art by white Americans and contains discussions of 9/11. “Disgraced” will be shown at Weiss […]