An underreported crime and a changing culture: survivors of sexual assault say with improved campus climate, some struggles remain

In the last two years, survivors of sexual assault and allies have made their voices heard, in society and on campus. A subject once frozen in shame is beginning to thaw. Survivors of sexual assault at Lafayette say that during this time of change, they have seen an improvement in the campus climate—people are looking […]

Transforming from governance into advocacy: Connor Burwell ’19 discusses year of his presidency

Connor Burwell ‘19, like many other students, has seen the emergence of new structures and plans during his time on campus. Unlike others, however, Burwell has played a key role as a conduit from the students to the administration as the expansion plan, or the growth and affordability initiative, progresses. Burwell served as the first […]

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee focuses charitable efforts on Boys and Girls Club of Easton, donates t-shirts

Last Friday night, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sent 13 Leopard student-athletes to the Boys & Girls Club of Easton for two hours of programs as part of the One Shirt One Body campaign. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to use the power of sport to enhance the lives of youth by connecting them […]

Justine Perrotti competes at equestrian collegiate nationals, just misses top 10

Senior Justine Perrotti competed at the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) nationals for equestrian last Thursday, earning 11th place out of 16 who qualified. In her zones show in early April, Perrotti finished first in her intermediate over fences class, qualifying her to compete nationally, along with the second-place finisher.  Perrotti traveled with her coach […]

Saeed Malami ’20 wins national forensics championship, first Interstate Oratorical Association Championship

Saeed Malami ‘20 won the national championship in persuasive speaking at the Interstate Oratorical Association Championship (IOA) in West Chester, Pa., through the Lafayette Forensics Society. Malami also competed in the National Speech Championship from March 23 to 24 where he placed fourth in Persuasion, and at the National Forensics Association (NFA) from April 17 to […]

Op-ed: A letter from sports section alumni

Dear Lafayette Community, As sports staff writer alumni of The Lafayette, we feel that it is our duty to speak out on behalf of the current newspaper staff. We commend The Lafayette for delivering hard hitting journalism— while balancing full class loads— in a tumultuous time for the media not just on College Hill, but […]