Thousands at risk of deportation if DACA ends: Students and administration fight back

Next week, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments to decide if the upwards of 700,000 undocumented immigrants covered under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will lose the protections they gained under the Obama administration. For DACA recipients on campus, this could potentially spell the end of their college careers in the United States […]

Course scheduling committee proposes 15-minute passing times, earlier start to academic day: current schedule deemed untenable

The course scheduling committee held their second set of open community meetings this past week to present potential solutions to a range of issues that have rendered the current course schedule unsustainable. The committee has met weekly since June, and conducted a campus-wide survey in early September. Common issues highlighted in the survey were overcrowded […]

Wag hello to the new dogs, Frankie and Woodford join the Lafayette community

With Woodford’s “chill” vibes and Frankie’s “very high energy,” the Dog House is about to embark on a fun and interesting journey for the rest of this academic year. Although their personalities may differ, this does not stop the pups from getting along and being friends, according to Dog House residents Erica Luing ‘20, Quinn […]

City to close negotiations on Easton Iron & Metal Co. site in December to begin Karl Stirner Arts Trail expansion

The Karl Stirner Arts Trail (KSAT) provides a community space for expression, exercise and nature that connects downtown Easton to the Bushkill Creek and the newly renovated Silk Mill at 13th Street. However, Dave Hopkins, Director of Public Works for the City of Easton, said that this experience has been mostly “linear,” and that the […]

Women’s soccer earns spot in conference tournament, makes quick exit with quarterfinals loss

The Lafayette women’s soccer team earned a spot in the Patriot League Tournament with a win over Boston University (BU) last Saturday, but their bid was short-lived as they lost in the first round to Loyola Maryland on Tuesday.  The team completed a late comeback when sophomore midfielder Riley Dowd and junior midfielder Sophie Saldivar […]

Cross country goes to conference championships, improves on last season’s finishes

The Lafayette men’s cross country team finished sixth in the Patriot League Championship meet last weekend while the women placed seventh. Ten schools competed in the meet, and both the men’s and women’s teams improved on their placement from the previous season, when both squads finished eighth. On the men’s side, freshman Robert Oehrlein finished […]

Student Artist Spotlight: From taking an art course ‘on a whim’ to majoring in it: Tori Schoen ’20 hopes to continue her work post-grad

Studying the art of printmaking has always been the fate of Tori Schoen ’20, she just didn’t know it until her first-year at Lafayette. Since discovering her love for art and printmaking, Schoen uses the art form to express her “free flowing” artistic style. Schoen, who has been interested in art since a young age, […]

‘A superficial gloss on the problem’: Many question Twitter’s decision to disallow political ads

In light of the upcoming 2020 election, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced earlier this month that his social media platform will stop all political advertising. Dorsey defended his company’s plan to ban both candidate and issue ads, tweeting “internet political ads present entirely new challenges to civic discourse…all at increasing velocity, sophistication, and overwhelming scale,” […]

Answering ‘painful’ questions about race: author and illustrator Mira Jacob discusses new graphic novel

For author and illustrator Mira Jacob, answering her son’s questions about race led to much more than an informative family dinner — it inspired her 2019 graphic memoir “Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations.”  Jacob spoke to the college about this memoir on Monday afternoon. She explained that as a woman of color with a […]

Men’s basketball wins season opener after Myles Cherry’s late putback

The Lafayette men’s basketball team opened their season with a close home win over Columbia University, 65-63, on Tuesday night. Senior forwards Myles Cherry and Lukas Jarrett were the only Leopards to score in double figures, recording 14 and 10 points respectively. Cherry grabbed 11 rebounds to notch his third career double-double for Lafayette, and […]