Women’s soccer defeats Colgate in overtime after junior forward Krista Kissell’s golden goal

The Lafayette women’s soccer team earned a 2-1 overtime win last Saturday over conference opponent Colgate, with junior forward Krista Kissell scoring the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute. It was the second consecutive overtime game for the Leopards, who battled to a 1-1 tie last Wednesday at Navy.  With the win, the team’s overall […]

Tour guides leave program following feelings of pressure to share inauthentic experiences: The challenges facing tour guides of color

Tour guides are one of the key bridges between prospective students and the Lafayette College experience. But what if your experience isn’t relatable to the majority of prospective students? For several former tour guides who joined the program with the goal of sharing their experiences with a more diverse population of prospective students, appealing to a […]

Movie Review: A ‘bold new direction’ for comic book films: ‘The Joker’ takes risks, breaks tradition

“Joker” is DC’s most bold, fresh and original picture since 2008’s “Dark Knight.” While it will not be loved by all, it may serve as the perfect new starting point for DC’s future approach to its films. The world of comic book adaptations has predominantly centered around the works of Marvel (which owns Spiderman, X-Men […]

An ‘Americanized take on Mexican cuisine’: Mesa challenges tradition, offers a ‘satisfying experience’

If you are looking for authentic Mexican cuisine, you may not find it at Mesa. Instead, you can expect a blend of American and Mexican tastes that create a great dining experience. When waiters bring the guacamole out and mix it tableside in a fancy mortar and pestle, you might feel that you stumbled into […]

Women’s rugby beats Swarthmore, loses to Widener to open fall season

This past weekend the Lafayette women’s rugby club team defeated Swarthmore College, 37-29, to move their record to 1-1 after a loss two weekends ago to Widener University, 42-27. The Leopard got off to a quick start against Swarthmore, opening up a 25-0 lead at halftime. Senior inside center Jordyn “Sparks” Marlin, sophomore outside center […]

Looking to the past to create a ‘better future’: Queer Archives Project shares alumni stories of ‘bravery’

In 1992, the Princeton Review named Lafayette College the number one most homophobic college in America. Now, faculty and students are working hard to change that narrative by sharing stories of queer-identifying alumni from their experiences in college and afterwards. The Queer Archives Project (QAP) launched last April after years of preparation. The project is […]

‘I was struck by the loss’: Refugee Action uses virtual reality to present refugee stories in a ‘new light’

Virtual reality (VR) can be utilized in many creative ways, and Refugee Action was able to use this new technology this past Wednesday to share the New York Times mini-documentary “The Displaced” to foster a larger discussion about the global refugee crisis. “The Displaced” follows three children from Syria, Ukraine and South Sudan, respectively, who […]

Diving into uncharted waters: Lafayette’s team of varsity walk-ons

Swimmers crowd the edge of the pool at the Weinstein Natatorium at practice, with many waiting for the cannon to sound off. Across the natatorium in the diving pool are just four divers, continuously practicing as diving coach Cindy O’Donnell occasionally shouts encouragement and coaching suggestions. None of the divers had pre-collegiate experience. Seniors Isabella […]

Quidditch opens fall season with a pair of wins and losses at home tournament

The Lafayette quidditch team hosted their annual MarQUID de Lafayette tournament last Saturday and went 2-2 to earn third place out of four teams. It was the team’s opening tournament of the fall semester, with a number of new players competing in their first ever matches. “I think the entire [team] performed very well, especially for […]