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 […]

Club crew gears up for Dad Vail Regatta: men’s and women’s varsity-4 boats carry win streaks into final matchup of the season

Today, the club crew team begins the race they’ve been anticipating for nine months: the Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. “In August, the team got together and [head] coach [Rick] Kelliher said, ‘We got some small goals,’” said freshman Ethan Ames. Those small goals included “the Head of the […]

Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to last week’s paper concerning the volleyball program. I have been affiliated with the program in various ways since 2002 as the faculty liaison and academic adviser and I have worked almost every home volleyball game during the past 10 years as line judge or at the scorer’s table. In […]

Women’s lacrosse coach Alison Fisher not ‘renewed’ for next season

The Lafayette athletic department announced in a press release Monday that women’s lacrosse head coach Alison Fisher ‘01 “will not be renewed for the 2020 season.” The announcement featured a quote by athletic director Sherryta Freeman thanking Fisher, in a format reminiscent of the release announcing former volleyball coach Terri Dadio Campbell’s release. The release […]

Spencer Reynolds ’19 connects independent studies through fixation with human figure

Time management has been key for Spencer Reynolds ’19, an art and mechanical engineering double major who is also on the college’s club crew team. This semester, Reynolds is doing independent studies in both the engineering and art departments. He completed his senior capstone project in art at the end of the fall semester. For his […]

Pursuing music with a message: new concert choir director Joy Hirokawa shares vision for choir

Joy Hirokawa concluded her first semester at Lafayette College by asking her class, “What is important to you…what do you want to make a statement about?” Hirokawa joined Lafayette College’s music department this semester as director of the school’s Concert Choir, and the choir had their first concert under her leadership last weekend. With a […]

Six Leopards crack Lafayette record books at Patriot League Championship; men place fifth and women finish in eighth

The Lafayette track and field team competed in the Patriot League Championship meet last weekend, with six Leopards breaking into the top-10 all-time school record books. The men earned a fifth place finish with 45 points, while the women scored 20 points to place eighth. “I was very proud of both teams and how they […]

Athletic department tight-lipped on past alleged issues with volleyball program and termination of former head coach Terri Campbell

A “change in leadership.” That’s all the Lafayette athletics department said when they announced in December that veteran head coach Terri Dadio Campbell ‘92 would no longer lead the women’s volleyball team. An investigation by The Lafayette has found, however, that Campbell—who coached several teams at colleges in Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania during a […]

Editorial: Why The Lafayette should be able to contact student-athletes directly

Athletic department officials have recently notified their student-athletes of a change in procedure: inquiries from The Lafayette are to go through the athletic communications division. While the department has not put this in writing as an official policy, and there is no penalty for violating it, it is becoming standard procedure which our reporters have […]