Men’s basketball extends season-best winning streak to five as playoffs near

The men’s basketball team extended their season-best winning streak to five games with wins over Loyola and American last week. The Leopards beat the Greyhounds last Sunday, 69-64, and then won again against the Clawed Eagles on Wednesday in a thriller, 70-68.  In the American game, the Leopards clawed their way back from a six […]

In celebrating black presence in Easton, community members share personal stories

Some African American women, along with a couple men, recounted their experiences growing up in Easton from the early 1940s and onward as part of a yearly program that dedicates a platform for stories surrounding the black experience in Easton.  This year’s second part of the series, “A Celebration of the Black Presence in Easton, […]

Rocky Mountain High: Colorado native senior Erin Coyne blazes trail with club ski team

“It’s exciting. It’s nerve-wracking. It’s also some of my closest friends I was competing with.” In Deer Valley, Utah, Erin Coyne placed 18th in the 2014 national championships of mogul freestyle skiing. Coyne, now a senior at Lafayette, brings a lifetime of skiing experience to the Lafayette ski club. Before joining the club at college, […]

Youtube Musical Review: ‘The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals’ is hilarious, horrifying in its underlying message

It has been about ten years since a group of college students called Team Starkid made a viral fan-parody of “Harry Potter” called “A Very Potter Musical” on YouTube. The group has since grown into a Chicago-based theatre group that writes, directs and stars in their own musicals, which they make easily accessible to their fans by […]

Houses demolished on McCartney to make room for new dorm: expansion aims for need-blind admissions

Onlookers watched from across the road as construction crews began demolishing homes on McCartney Street this week. All houses on McCartney Street between High Street and March Street came down to make way for the college’s new housing project, scheduled to open in 2020. Prior to the demolition this week, all items of value were removed […]

While college’s capital campaign exceeded total $400 million target, some categories fell short of goals

The college’s capital campaign “Live Connected, Lead Change,” the public phase of which officially launched in December 2014 and ended in December 2018, surpassed its goal of $400 million by $25 million, according to Vice President of Development and College Relations Kim Spang. According to Spang, over 27,000 donors contributed to the final $425 million. […]

Health center pushes for booster shots after case of whooping cough, aims to improve communication after norovirus

The college’s health center is trying to boost students’ immunity to whooping cough after one student came down with the vaccine-preventable illness last week. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, Director of Health Services, said that an examination of student immunization records, prompted by the whooping cough diagnosis, showed that a significant number of students are due for […]

Inspired by technology: Pedro Barbeito discusses his multidimensional exhibit

Pedro Barbeito is inspired by “just looking” at things that fascinate him. Barbeito, an art professor and the director of Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute, is currently showcasing a collection of his work in the Grossman Gallery at the Williams Visual Arts Building. The exhibit showcases works spanning an over 20-year period of Barbeito’s career. Barbeito […]