Official investigation into McCrae Williams’ death closed, but college could pursue internal charges

The investigation into McCrae Williams’ death has ended as the findings of his toxicology report showed that there had been no alcohol in his system at the time of his death, which resulted from a head injury, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. This past Monday, Jan. 29, would have been Williams’ 20th birthday. […]

Sexual assaults and rape reported: total number reaches 6 for school year

Two sexual assaults and one rape were reported in the crime log last week and are currently listed as “active” investigations by Lafayette College Public Safety. Three sexual assaults were reported last semester, bringing this year’s total to 6 reported offenses. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that 23.1% of all undergraduate women and […]

Easton Mayor confirms support for expansion, next public hearing March 8

Earlier this month, Easton Mayor Sal Panto and City Council affirmed their support for the Lafayette expansion project, and Panto said he was working on writing ordinances to clarify some of the issues that the Easton Planning Commission identified with the McCartney dorm project. The college originally planned to open the new dorms for fall […]

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” makes a surprisingly good sequel

When the sequel of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was announced, I, like everyone groaned at the prospect. Well, I’m more than surprised to call “Jumanji” one of the best films of 2017. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Heart, “Jumanji” follows four problematic teens that meet in detention. They power up […]

Lecturer discusses lung cancer among African-Americans, disparities in research studies

Khadijah Mitchell began her talk at the College by dispelling the myths that African-Americans smoke more than any other demographic and that they process nicotine differently. Why, then, do they have significantly more mortalities from lung cancer than white Americans? This is what she has been trying to answer through her research.  Mitchell, who has a […]

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra combine with Tine Thing Helseth

“[Just] like any other thing in life, there are several keys [to making great music]. One is knowledge, the other one is creativity,” Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and cellist Jim Wilson said. “The other part of creativity is self-confidence. When you perform, you get to perform art, which means you’re not [only] performing […]

Triple threat: Track and field has strong showing in three meets

The men’s and women’s track team got to face “fierce competition” at the New Balance Invitational, the Bison Open and Covert Classic this past weekend and came away having held their own, sophomore Crosby Spiess said. At the New Balance Invitational, the men’s side showcased their talents with seniors Matt Weintraub, who completed the 3000m […]