PASA’s third annual Take Back The Night keynote event draws smaller crowd: Group aims to extend conversations past TBTN

The lights were dimmed in Colton Chapel as three audio recordings detailing the stories of sexual violence survivors were played for the crowd. You could hear a pin drop. Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) then displayed a ribbon with words that come to mind when one hears the phrase “victim blaming.” The ribbon consisted of […]

KeeShawn Murphy ’20 explores ‘claustrophobic’ relationship between mother and daughter in winning story, ‘A Mother’s Suicide Note’

KeeShawn Murphy ’20 was this year’s Flash Fiction Contest winner for her story “A Mother’s Suicide,” which is a series of instructions left to girl by their mother. Below is the award-winning story:  Sit like a lady. Say your prayers. Always make the right decision. Never change the calendar before the new year starts. Use […]

Field hockey loses conference final, captain van der Geest and head coach Stone awarded for standout seasons

Field hockey’s playoff run was halted at the championship game against top-seeded American University where they lost 3-2. The Leopards didn’t go unnoticed in the conference, however, as head coach Jennifer Stone ‘04 won Patriot League Coach of the Year, and senior captain and defender Lisa van der Geest won Patriot League Defensive Player of […]

Supreme Court hearings on DACA begin, threatening the protection of undocumented immigrants on campus

The Supreme Court began to hear arguments this past Tuesday to decide on the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and the Court’s “conservative majority appeared ready on Tuesday to side with the Trump administration” in its efforts to end the DACA program according to the New York Times. While the court’s liberal […]

RefAct helps resettle second refugee family this year, looks to future of organization

Refugee Action will be helping settle another refugee family in the Lehigh Valley, marking the second resettlement they are involved with this year. The family arrived in Pennsylvania this week, but preparations have been going on since long before the family’s arrival. Since it’s creation in 2017, RefAct has helped settle three families, including one that […]

The Invisible Tour podcast will narrate stories of mental health struggles and successes shared by campus community

Students, faculty, and staff can now join the discussion of mental health on campus by anonymously submitting their stories for the new Mental Health Invisible Tour. These tours are aimed to provide a more holistic insight on the experiences of students, faculty and staff, and their experiences with mental health at Lafayette. The tours are […]