Student Government embarks on first year with structural changes

This year marks the inaugural year for Lafayette Student Government’s revised structural changes that were voted on last semester, and those in charge are making efforts to increase transparency, functionality and connectivity within these changes. Spearheading this year’s student government is student-body President Connor Burwell ’19. Burwell said that he plays three chief roles within this […]

PASA unpacks ‘me too’ talk, discusses college’s mission, future programming

Creating effective change in campus culture requires active participation, founder of the ‘me too’ movement Tarana Burke told Lafayette last week. Such involvement was initiated at the PASA town hall meeting, where members from across campus both unpacked Burke’s words of advice and brainstormed ideas for addressing sexual violence at Lafayette. This Tuesday, Pards Against […]

Capital Campaign exceeds $400 million: Focus aimed at maintaining momentum

Lafayette’s Capital Campaign has surpassed it’s goal of $400 million, reaching $403,044,644 this past summer. “We actually did hit our target at the end of June and we’re anticipating that we should be about 5 percent over goal,”  Kim Spang, Vice President of Development and College Relations, said. The Campaign, “Live Connected, Lead Change” was launched in […]

Midterm elections’ importance leads to increased voting registration efforts

The implications of the 2018 elections are notably consequential. Turnover of one of the two houses could result in gridlock in Washington D.C. for the next two years. If the Republican party loses seats this fall, further investigations against the current presidential administration are likely, and if Congress changes party composition all together, this may […]

An ‘incredibly authentic viewing experience,’ the story of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ deserves to be told

Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective in the history of the Colorado Police Department. For his first assignment, he decides to infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. He accomplishes this by posing as a white man on the phone and then having a white fellow officer play him in person. It […]

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ is another flop by Netflix following ‘Insatiable’

Netflix is on a roll—a roll of creating terrible content. As “Insatiable” checked off the lists of what not to do for entertainment, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” continues the competition to annoy as many people as possible. From terrible trans-phobia to glamorizing emotional manipulation, Sierra Burgess may, in fact, be a loser, but not […]