After 50 consecutive Laf-Lehigh football rivalry matchups, professor Peter Newman ’73 reflects on how the game has changed

Peter Newman ‘73 was not driven to enroll as a student at Lafayette College for the thrilling rivalry between the Leopards and Lehigh University. Now as a part-time American Studies and first-year seminar (FYS) professor, he just attended his 50th consecutive Laf-Lehigh game. Newman, who went to the game with his former Lafayette roommate, has […]

Men’s basketball drops OT contest to Cornell, wins close game over FDU after second half surge

Lafayette men’s basketball team managed to force OT but ultimately fell to Cornell, 63-58 this past Wednesday. The Sunday before, the team staged a second-half comeback to narrowly beat Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) by a score of 80-76. In the FDU game, the Leopards were led by the inside-out combination of sophomore guard Alex Petrie, who […]

Easton High School wins fourth consecutive ‘state-line’ rivalry game, staving off a late comeback attempt by Phillipsburg

Fisher Stadium has seen a lot of history in just one week. Five days after hosting the 154th annual Laf-Lehigh game, the venue welcomed the Easton Area and Phillipsburg teams for the 112th Thanksgiving Day meeting of the storied high school football rivalry on Thursday, Nov. 22. The stadium was filled with a mix of […]

Construction to begin this spring on McCartney Street residence hall for fall 2020 opening, college announces

McCartney Street will be the site of construction next semester, as Lafayette will start building its new mixed-use residence hall. It is planned to be four stories tall with 165 beds. The building should be open for use starting fall 2020, with upper-class student housing, a diner, the college bookstore and a patio. A hearing […]

Leopards’ errors prove costly in 154th Laf-Lehigh football rivalry; team loses for fourth straight year

The Leopards lost the 154th meeting of The Rivalry on Saturday, Nov. 17, as Lehigh capitalized on Lafayette mistakes en route to a 34-3 win. The first three touchdowns for the Mountain Hawks were the result of errors from the Leopards on offense and special teams. The defense held Lehigh to 10 points all game […]

Campus climate final report: fewer than half of faculty report sense of community

While most employees and students find their experience at Lafayette satisfactory, almost half of the whole faculty reported in the campus climate survey conducted last spring that they have considered leaving due to factors such as the campus climate. President Byerly said that was an “important finding of the survey,” and she hopes to learn […]

With residents and the college making claims about student parking, students respond

When the college’s preliminary plans for the expansion project were approved by the Easton Planning Commission last Wednesday, much of the discussion surrounded concerns from residents and commissioners about whether students would comply with the new parking regulations. However, there was no actual student voice present to offer insight on the issue. In accordance with […]

Men’s basketball wins thriller over La Salle behind Petrie’s clutch play: team then loses game to Penn

The Lafayette men’s basketball team defeated Atlantic-10 foe La Salle University 77-76 last Saturday with a late push to take the lead. Following the victory, the Leopards traveled to the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Nov. 13, only to get routed by the Quakers 91-61. Lafayette’s record moves to 1-2  after the first week of the season. The victory […]

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week focuses on issues pervading Easton area

This year’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week fell a week before Thanksgiving and focused heavily on shedding light on the issues of hunger, specifically in the Easton community. “For this year’s week, our team came up with a specific mission statement,” Julia O’Malley ‘19, one of the student organizers of the event, wrote in an email. […]