Diversity committee strives for inclusivity: Measures including increasing all-gender bathrooms and use of preferred names

From the new all-gender labeling of 50 bathrooms on campus to a small change in the wording of the faculty handbook, the Diversity Faculty Committee has been at work this semester to make Lafayette more inclusive of underrepresented groups. Dean of Equity and Inclusion Chris Hunt said that the committee, which includes himself, has been […]

Waka Flocka Flame and T-Pain to perform at the college: an exclusive interview with Waka Flocka

Grammy-award winning musical artists T-Pain and rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who has had multiple songs on the Hot 100 Billboard, will perform tomorrow in Kirby Sports Center at 8 p.m. T-Pain has had three songs on the Hot 100 Billboard, “Kiss Kiss,” “Buy U A Drank,” and “Low.” T-Pain’s real name is Faheem Rashad Najm, […]

College prepares for summer projects: ISC construction, pedestrian safety projects, Hogg Courtyard renovation

Classes are ending and students are getting ready to leave for the summer, but activity on campus itself will be constant, as the college works on several projects including the renovation of the courtyard behind Hogg Hall, pedestrian safety initiatives and the continued construction of the Rockwell Integrated Science Center. Vice President of Finance and […]

Cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest” embodies their characters in outstanding ways

The cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest” managed to exceed expectations this past weekend and put on a superb show of a century-old comedy, written by Oscar Wilde. The play was first performed in 1895 and is the second-most quoted English play after Shakespeare’s Hamlet, according to the show’s program. It will be shown in Buck […]

Lehigh takes rivalry match for men’s tennis: Leopards advance to Patriot League Tournament

The men’s tennis team hosted their final match of the regular season against cross-town rival Lehigh on Saturday, finishing with a 7-0 loss. Although the men’s team lost every match last Saturday, there were some positive showings from individuals. Junior Mason Keel split the first of two sets with his opponent before losing the decisive […]

Denim Day shows support for victims of sexual violence, educates Lafayette community on sexual assault

Students, faculty and staff participated in Denim Day on Wednesday, as an effort to band campus together to spread awareness and raise support for victims of sexual violence. Denim Day is a national day organized by Peace Over Violence where individuals “wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual […]

Taking the courtroom by storm: Mock trial, originally ranked last, finishes 12th overall at nationals

Ranked last among 48 teams going into the national competition, the Lafayette Mock Trial team far surpassed expectations last weekend when they scored seventh in their division and twelfth overall. The team competed in a series of four rounds against Northwood University, Patrick Henry, Cornell and Miami University of Ohio. While the team lost against Miami […]

The emotional release of poetry: competition winners discuss their writing

This year’s co-winners for the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition were Kenzie Corbin ’18 (for “Identity Crisis”) and Ashley St. John ’18 (for “First Generation”). The honorable mentions were Cameron Bartlett ’18 (for “Hide and Seek”) and Alicia Rosenbaum ’18 (for “Ode to You”). The competition is held in honor of MacKnight Black, who graduated from […]

Review: Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis present “marvelous” rendition of Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise”

Franz Schubert’s tragic “Winterreise” is possibly one of the most memorable cycles of songs composed in the history of classical music. Mark Padmore, a classical tenor, and Paul Lewis, a classical pianist, presented their rendition of “Winterreise” to the Lafayette community on April 21, at the Williams Center for the Arts on Saturday. According to […]

McGriff breaks 42-year old record as track and field competes at Princeton and East Stroudsburg

Track and field competed at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University on Friday, March 20, and the All American Invite at East Stroudsburg University on Saturday, March 21. The team recorded several new personal records, including one by senior Dave McGriff that broke a 42-year-old school record. “Everyone competed pretty well,” head coach Michele […]