A couple bad apples: campus dining locations marked for ‘critical’ violations in inspections

Gilbert’s Café and Farinon College Center recently received violations in a Feb. 26 food safety inspection that are classified as “foodborne illness risk factors.” Marquis Dining Hall received “good retail practices” violations, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) food safety inspection database. The violations at Gilbert’s and Farinon amounted to a few “soiled” […]

Album Review: Solange Knowles makes ode to hometown, shows pride in southern black roots in ‘When I Get Home’

Three years after releasing her album “A Seat at the Table” (2016), Solange Knowles is back with a fourth studio album, titled “When I Get Home.” Solange journeys through time to tell a soothing story about her past, present and future in her hometown of Houston, Texas. “When I Get Home” has 19 songs, and […]

While women’s basketball ends season with loss, Natalie Kucowski makes history as Defensive Player of the Year

Sophomore forward Natalie Kucowski made waves in the Patriot League and in Lafayette history this season during her second year with the women’s basketball program. She has been named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, making her the first player in Lafayette basketball history to achieve the honor. Kucowski also made All-Patriot League Second […]

Major makeovers on campus: Kunkel Hall, South College basement to be renovated, repurposed

In response to student feedback, the college is planning to renovate several locations across campus to increase student access to community spaces. The renovation will include turning the basement of South College into a multi-use common area with pool tables, televisions and study areas, and an overhaul of Kunkel Hall. Once the campus bookstore is moved out of […]

Student and professor bring Italian Honor Society chapter to Lafayette

Efforts to bring the National Italian Honor Society to campus began with an email to the organization over winter break, and now, it has come to fruition. Marissa Bocchiaro ‘20 and professor Anthony Cummings were able to start a chapter of Gamma Kappa Alpha on campus. Bocchiaro and Anna Levy ’19 are set to become the chapter’s […]

Cece Lesnick earns Patriot League Women’s Tennis Player of the Week during win over Delaware State

The Lafayette women’s tennis team defeated Delaware State University 6-1 last Sunday behind a strong performance from sophomore Cece Lesnick, who was named the Patriot League Female Tennis Player of the Week. Lesnick is the first women’s tennis player to receive the accolade since the Patriot League began awarding weekly honors in 2015, and the […]

Fencing season ends at regionals: 11 compete, but fail to advance to nationals

The Lafayette fencing team qualified five men and a women’s program-record six athletes for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals Championship, which was hosted on their home turf in Kirby Sports Center last Saturday. Lafayette was one of 14 schools competing at the meet. The event comes after the Leopards finished in eighth place in the Mid-Atlantic […]

With new Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid, Lafayette looks to broaden socioeconomic diversity

Money in college admissions is a hot topic at the moment — with the indictment of wealthy parents for bribing and cheating their children’s way into elite schools, some have pointed out the contrast between such crimes and the all-time high of student loan debt in the country. In this societal context, Lafayette is working […]

Women’s lacrosse rebounds with comeback win after close loss: goalie Quinn Lacy ’21 shines with career-high 17 saves

The women’s lacrosse team came up short against St. Joseph’s University’s this past Saturday in a 16-12 loss, flipping the script for a dramatic 13-12 win at Binghamton on Wednesday. The victory moves their record to 4-2 for the season, with Patriot League play beginning Saturday. In the St. Joseph’s game, the defense was anchored […]

What’s happening over on McCartney Street: an overview of the next 4+ years of construction on the edge of campus

The empty lot on McCartney Street across from Gates Hall is just the first stage of what’s to come on the campus’ border with College Hill. Three phases, planned over the course of the next four years and more, encompass the transformation of McCartney Street into a central hub of campus, with a new wellness […]

Kodo fuses modern and traditional taiko styles in third campus performance

The reverberating booms of a one-ton traditional taiko drum filled the Williams Center last Wednesday night. Kodo, a world-renowned taiko drum group, awed students the audience with a performance worthy of their distinction. The group consists of 16 members and is led by newly appointed artistic director Tamasaburo Bando. Their lineup for the performance consisted […]