Performance Review: ‘Vanity Fair’ echoes modern discourse on gender politics, actors give ‘riveting’ performance

While the #MeToo movement and self-branding in the internet age may seem irrelevant to early 19th-century British society, Kate Hamill’s modern adaptation of William Thackeray’s novel “Vanity Fair” (1848) seems to draw those modern parallels. Similarly, we see those same parallels at Lafayette’s production of “Vanity Fair.” “Vanity Fair” centers around the story of two […]

Mumps confirmed at colleges in the Lehigh Valley, yet to be found at Lafayette

With the confirmation of over a hundred cases of the mumps associated with a flare-up at Philadelphia’s Temple University in February, mumps breakouts have since been confirmed on Lehigh Valley campuses. Lehigh University had a confirmed case of the mumps in late August, while Moravian College in neighboring Bethlehem confirmed on September 23rd that five […]

Field hockey nets wins against conference and ranked opponents

The Lafayette field hockey team won a pair of games last weekend, beating Colgate 4-0 in a conference matchup on Saturday before taking down 25th nationally ranked Monmouth in a 2-1 double-overtime game the following day.  The scoring started early for the Leopards against Colgate, with sophomore forward Molly McAndrew’s goal hitting the back of […]

Vampires beware, Garlic Fest is here: this weekend’s annual festival to provide food, live music

Garlic Fest, a two-day festival full of “amazing chefs,” live cooking competitions and music, is one of Easton’s most popular annual events, and the city is preparing for its downtown take-over this weekend. More than 90 food and merchandising vendors will crowd around Centre Square to showcase the pungent flavors of garlic. Local restaurants and […]

Football loses close game to Penn as late push falls short

Last Saturday, the Lafayette football team lost to the University of Pennsylvania 28-24 in the annual homecoming game at Fisher Stadium. The Leopards now hold a 0-5 record and will face Princeton next Friday in their final non-conference game of the season.  Freshman quarterback Keegan Shoemaker was frequently under pressure against the Quakers, getting sacked […]

The cultural and political powers assigned to texts: Exhibit explores banned literature in China

The banning of literature is a topic that has long been discussed by intellectuals and the general public. When books are forbidden, it begs the question: what justifies such censorship? “But who does not know of literature banned because it is interrogative; discredited because it is critical; erased because alternate?” renowned novelist Toni Morrison asked […]