Former President of Mexico and UKIP Brexit architect to debate at the college: President Byerly urges community to “confront the opinions presented”

While the college keeps a list of alumni who ask questions about free speech on campus, Lafayette is aiming to achieve more viewpoint diversity in the thoughts presented on campus. Its latest effort is securing a debate between former President of Mexico Vicente Fox and former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel […]

“More accessible, more energy, more passion”: Student government president-elect Connor Burwell’s goals for his term

Connor Burwell ’19 was elected president of Lafayette College Student Government for the 2018-2019 academic year last week, winning 46 percent of the vote of 1088 votes total. Burwell will focus his presidency on implementing the new structure of student government and addressing concerns of students expressed in a recent student government survey from last […]

Dean Hunt discusses his journey through literature with “The Souls of Black Folks,” “Raisin in the Sun”

“The Souls of Black Folks”(1903), by W. E. B. Du Bois has helped Dean of Equity and Inclusion Christopher Hunt make his experience as a black man feel less isolating. Having read “The Souls of Black Folks” during his undergraduate career, Dean Hunt said that it showed him “what was potentially ahead of me.” “W. E. […]

Men’s hoops ends season “outworked” by Colgate in Patriot League Tournament

The men’s basketball team closed their 2017-2018 season in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament, where they fell to Colgate 76-54. Despite having swept Colgate in regular-season play, the Leopards could not pull together a strong offensive force. After a first round win over American (93-86) at home on Feb. 27, the seventh-seed Leopards traveled […]

“Santa Clarita Diet” explores how crisis can unite a family in unexpected ways

“Santa Clarita Diet” is a sitcom with a bite–think “Pleasantville (1998)”–about a town that appears to be a utopia, but soon turns out to be much darker. The Netflix show follows the lives of two suburban realtors, Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant) in Santa Clarita, California. Their lives change dramatically when Sheila dies […]

Women’s basketball strong in the first round, falls to league leaders in Patriot League Tournament

Women’s basketball entered the Patriot League Tournament as the #8 seed, earning a home game in the first round against #9 Boston. Sophomore guard Sarah Agnello and freshman guard Olivia Martino caught fire, dropping 41 points combined in a 66-61 win. The victory sent them to #1-seed American, a team that beat the Leopards twice this […]

Lafayette’s journey from all-male to co-ed: the first female students’ experiences

Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and protests and marches to show solidarity among women occurred around the world. At Lafayette, achieving diversity has been a struggle for women and other minorities. Breaking the barriers meant taking the heat, according to the Oral History Project (OHP) sponsored by the college. Though Lafayette has nearly the same […]

Women’s and men’s track and field compete at championships at Boston University

Lafayette women’s and men’s track and field teams competed at Boston University in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) championships, respectively. Athletes had to qualify in order to participate in the events, and the Leopards who made the trip had an impressive overall showing. The women’s […]

“Annihilation” leaves pressing questions unanswered, but remains visually stunning

Following up the success of film producer and director Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina” (2015), the novelist and screenwriter Garland makes “Annihilation” into a challenging, confusing and at times haunting sci-fi piece. “Annihilation” is visually stunning. The creative team altogether is excellent at providing striking imagery, to evoke both wonder and horror. “Annihilation” has set pieces […]

Professor Roger Ruggles announces campaign for congressional seat: “You give me a problem, and I’ll find a solution”

Roger Ruggles, civil and environmental engineering professor and current member of Easton’s City Council, is starting his campaign for the the soon-to be vacant seat in Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District, running in the primary election as a Democrat. Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as a result of a gerrymandering case, redistricted this area of the […]