College urges vigilance after mumps outbreak at nearby Temple University

Yet another outbreak of a vaccine-preventable illness is taking place with the spreading of mumps at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, Director of Health Services on campus, sent a health alert this Tuesday to caution students. Goldstein warned that if students think they are experiencing symptoms or “have been in close contact with […]

From near medical retirement to a playoff game winner: senior guard Nia Holland’s comeback story

In the women’s basketball team’s first game of the Patriot League Tournament in early March, senior guard Nia Holland drove to the basket to net the game-winning layup with three seconds remaining, giving the Leopards a hard-fought road win. Months before, during the preseason, she was told she would need to retire from the sport […]

Op-ed: Student government funding decision lacks consideration of racial, historical context

According to Student Government’s mission statement, this acting body “allocates funds to student groups and organizations and do so in the best interest of the student body.” Their recent decision to deny the request of the Association of Black Collegians and the Hispanic Society at Lafayette to fund the purchase of kente stoles for graduating […]

Impact of Trump’s executive order on campus free speech unclear: President Byerly says college anticipates no effect

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last Thursday titled Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency and Accountability at Colleges and Universities. As of now, its implication on colleges regarding its freedom of inquiry sections is unclear. President Alison Byerly said she discussed the order “very briefly” with her cabinet, and they determined that the order doesn’t […]

Skillman computers and printers programmed to fail when students need them most

An anonymous source from inside Lafayette’s IT department revealed the college’s secret plan to punish students who procrastinate. Reportedly, the computers in Skillman have been purposefully programmed to detect how close students are to their deadlines, and when students are really pushing it, the devices shut down. The first step in this sinister plot was […]

Incoming editor-in-chief returns from study abroad to find newspaper disbanded

Incoming editor-in-chief ClaireBear ’20 returned home from South America after studying abroad to find The Lafayette newsroom completely barren of all things newspaper. Excited to be reunited with her colleagues, ClaireBear walked in to find a different student organization in the middle of a board meeting. “I’m so confused,” ClaireBear said. “This is when we […]