Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance in extraordinary circumstances

Whether its an illness, an emergency plane ticket home or the death of an immediate family member, The Student Emergency Fund Program is in place to assist students experiencing hardship due to catastrophic events or other extenuating circumstances.  The program, which was established about a year and a half ago according to President Alison Byerly, […]

Women’s soccer evens record with pair of shutouts, loss to nationally ranked team

In the past week, women’s soccer played three away games, winning a pair and losing one, to bring their season record to 3-3-1. Their two wins were shutouts, as they defeated Delaware State University 3-0 last Friday and blew out St. Peter’s University 6-0 on Wednesday. Their only loss was against 15th nationally ranked Georgetown […]

Jeff Acopian ’75 creates the RolleyPulley, a new ‘3-dimensional’ game

While Jeff Acopian ’75 has focused on technology in the decades following his graduation from Lafayette, his newest invention takes a slightly different direction, in the form of an interactive game called the RolleyPulley. Being physically active has been an important part of Acopian’s life, especially during his time living in Japan where he practiced […]

Men’s soccer ties best start since 2010, remains undefeated through four games

The Lafayette men’s soccer team improved to 3-0-1 with a home win over Monmouth on Tuesday, after they tied St. Francis Brooklyn this past Saturday. The Leopards defense began the season with three straight shutouts led by sophomore goalie Alex Sutton, including the tie against St. Francis. The win against Monmouth ties their record to […]

Two Leopards win flight titles at Siena Invitational to kick off fall tennis season

The Lafayette men’s and women’s tennis teams opened their fall schedule last weekend with a trip to the Siena Invitational in Schenectady, N.Y.. Sophomores Maureen McCormack and Will Barry both captured flight titles, going a combined 6-0 on the weekend. The Leopards faced several Patriot League and non-conference opponents, including Colgate University, College of the […]

Movie Review: IT’s back for vengeance: ‘IT Chapter Two’ explores characters’ past, overcoming childhood trauma

The cinematic conclusion to Stephen King’s best-selling novel is finally here. “IT Chapter Two” takes viewers back to Derry, Maine, where Pennywise the Dancing Clown (IT) has returned after his loss to the Losers’ Club twenty-seven years after “IT” took place. Mike Hanlon, the only Loser who remained in Derry, contacts his old friends to […]

‘From strength to strength’: new Jewish chaplain looks to build on an already strong campus community

Lafayette welcomed a new Jewish Chaplain and Interim Associate Director of Religious and Spiritual Life to campus this year. Rabbi Rebecca Schorr will be the advisor to Hillel, and will “act as a Jewish voice” in the administration, according to Schorr. Schorr will be replacing the much beloved Bob Weiner, who retired at the end […]

Field hockey’s Felicitas Hannes sparks Leopards’ offense in collegiate debut

In her first week of collegiate field hockey, freshman forward Felicitas Hannes earned the Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors. The award comes after a two-point performance in the season opener against Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), including an assist and the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory.  “I was overwhelmed,” Hannes said. “It couldn’t […]

New club aims to spread positivity and relieve stress on campus

While walking through the activity fair last week, students may have noticed a new club being promoted by four friendly, smiling students. The Lafayette Happiness Project is committed to lowering stress and increasing happiness among students. By organizing various events such as bringing therapy dogs to campus over midterms and finals week, the executive board […]