‘Harriet’ makes up for lost time, brings a personal perspective to history

While Americans anxiously wait for her to take Andrew Jackson’s place on the $20 bill, it is reassuring that director Kasi Lemmons and an incredible cast are making up for lost time by providing a solid cinematic portrayal of Harriet Tubman’s revolutionary story. “Harriet” details the heroic story of the most famous conductor of the […]

Greg Rupp announced as new fencing head coach: varsity team had been student-led since September

After a seven-week search, Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman announced on Monday afternoon that Greg Rupp will lead the Lafayette fencing program as their new head coach. Following the departure of former head coach Natalie Kolasa in mid-September, team members had to conduct their own workouts and practices as they geared up for the fall season. […]

Screenwriter Mark Poirier discusses creative process, ‘thinking about characters in an organic way’

For screenwriter and fiction writer Mark Poirier, understanding characters before developing any sort of story premise is the key to his creative writing process. This past Monday, Poirier spoke to students and faculty about his experience in the film industry. Poirier has written several original screenplays for movies including “Smart People,” starring Dennis Quaid, Ellen […]

Bringing different ‘spheres’ of Lafayette together: International Students Association to host performance by Innov Gnawa to start education week

For their international week of education, the International Students Association (ISA) has planned many events to look forward to in the upcoming week beginning with a performance by the Grammy-nominated Moroccan band, Innov Gnawa. This Sunday, Innov Gnawa will present their show “Transcendence: A Musical Self-Care Journey” in the Marlo Room in Farinon this at […]

Women’s basketball dominates Fairleigh Dickinson in season opener

The Lafayette women’s basketball team opened their season with a lopsided 61-29 home win against Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) on Tuesday. Sophomore forward Naomi Ganpo paced the Leopards’ offense, recording a career-high 12 points on 6-9 shooting from the field to go with two rebounds, a steal and a block. Junior forward and reigning Patriot […]

Associate Director at Pew Research Center analyzes political discourse on social media during Trump presidency

Adam Hughes, the associate director of Data Labs at Pew Research Center, spoke to a packed audience on the connection between politics and social media. In his talk “Politics in the Trump Era,” Hughes analyzed data collected by the center from social networking sites in an effort to explain how current politics interact in these […]

Op-ed: Home is Here

My big plans of traveling to the United States with the hope of gaining a better education began in Poland when my family got approved for their green card in 2012. Three years later, I landed at JFK airport. Only later, I realized that the journey to the US often is not as smooth and […]