A leader in building peace: Former Liberian president, Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks at the college

Despite being exiled from her home country in 1985, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf returned to Liberia 12 years later with the mindset that her people wanted and deserved better and that she could make a difference in their fight for peace.  Sirleaf, the former president of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, spoke at Lafayette this […]

Field hockey downs American to clinch Patriot League playoffs, follows up with double-OT win

The Lafayette field hockey team is postseason bound. With the potential to clinch a spot in the Patriot League Tournament on the line, the team delivered, beating American 3-1. The Leopards then went on to overcome the pesky Cornell team in double overtime 2-1 in a non-conference matchup. The first 32 minutes of the American […]

Movie Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) captures the original spirit of the 40-year-old movie franchise

“Halloween” (2018) is the result of what happens when a good filmmaking team is infused with passion and love for a genre that is usually passed off for being a joke. I’m not just talking about the horror genre—I’m talking about slasher films. The most recent “Halloween” was partly directed, written and produced by David Gordon […]

Crew team earns return invite to Head of the Charles Regatta with 10th place finish

The Lafayette club crew team turned in a strong performance despite tough conditions at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass., as the women’s four-boat of senior women’s captain Zoe Bremier, senior Lillian Kennedy, junior Cameron Cranley, senior Rachel Marbaker, and sophomore coxswain Molly LaPoint finished in 10th place on Sunday, Oct. 21. […]

Preview: ‘The Nature of Forgetting’ explores memory loss, its impact on those who experience it

“What is left when memory is gone? What makes memory still alive even though we lost [it all]?” Those are the the questions that Guillaume Pige hopes that “The Nature of Forgetting” answers. Pige said that if there is one thing he hopes the audiences takes away from the play, it’s that “the realization that […]

Erica Edwards discusses the ‘War on Terror’s’ lasting effects on discourse, African American literature

When the “War on Terror” is discussed, conversations tend to circulate within geopolitical theory and focus on national security concerns, mass surveillance and the invasion of privacy rights, as well as democratization of the Middle East. African American literature and English professor Erica Edwards, however, looks at the War on Terror through the new lens […]

Football earns first Patriot League win on close road victory at Bucknell

Lafayette’s men’s football team defeated Bucknell 29-27 when they visited Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 20. After trailing 14-7 at halftime, the Leopards scored two touchdowns in the third quarter, and then another in the fourth. The difference in the game would be a Lafayette field goal by sophomore kicker Jeffrey Kordenbrock with seven minutes […]

‘Not your ordinary diner’: Billy’s Downtown Diner comes to Easton

Billy’s Downtown Diner opened Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Easton on South Third Street. The diner is the third Billy’s to open in the Lehigh Valley, with other locations previously existing in Bethlehem and Allentown. Although plans for Billy’s to open in Easton originated in 2015, transforming the space into a restaurant led to several overruns, […]