‘Best Management Practices’ violations at McCartney construction site may threaten local ecosystems

After a rainstorm, the streets around the McCartney residence construction site are often streaked with brown stripes and covered in streams of muddy water. This runoff is more than a nuisance to pedestrians, however, as it can be damaging to local ecosystems if not regulated properly. Lafayette’s commitment to sustainability and environmental protection has become […]

Student government reshuffles executive ranks for second time this year

Former treasurer Ross Coleman ’22 is filling the role of vice president after Victoria Puglia ’21 stepped down at the beginning of the semester. The treasurer vacancy will be filled by chair of the budget committee and former interim treasurer Jonathan Sosa-Ponce ‘21. Puglia took over as vice president after former president Fraynette Familia stepped […]

Art with an environmental focus: ‘Badwater’ exhibition explores ecosystem issues in an emblematic fashion

While artist William Lamson’s exhibition “Badwater” catches the eye with its combination of complex geological structures, it also serves as a warning about the environmental degradation that is occurring in dry areas of the world. The exhibition, located in the Grossman Art Gallery, consists of a series of objects and materials that create an abiotic […]

Three trans men of color share their experiences: ‘Every day, I inspire myself’

The campus community gathered last Tuesday to listen to the diverse journeys of three men of color who openly identify as transgender. The discussion was facilitated with a concentration on blackness, masculinity and the trans identity. Grayce Walker, Treasurer of Queer People of Color, led the discussion. “I don’t think many people recognize that having […]

Professors Gill-Sadler and Fernandes discuss poetry and impact of Gwendolyn Brooks, Manual Cinema to perform representation of her work

Gwendolyn Brooks was a twentieth century poet who broke boundaries in many ways. Today, her poems are still being read, discussed and even performed in imaginative ways, breaking additional boundaries regarding how poems can be interpreted and shared. This past Tuesday, English professors Randi Gill-Sadler and Megan Fernandes hosted a talk during the lunch hour called […]

Study abroad program in Athens, Greece to return this fall after 16-year hiatus

For some students this fall, classes will be taught with fewer PowerPoint presentations and more Parthenon demonstrations. Beginning in the fall of 2020, the college is once again offering its study abroad program to Athens, Greece. The program, which is a partnership with the College Year in Athens (CYA) program, will be led by English […]

Netflix Review: A series that is necessary: ‘When They See Us’ provides an emotional journey

I had heard the whispers among my friends and scrolled through the internet threads about a story hitting the world in shock waves, titled “When They See Us” – a Netflix series.  “When They See Us,” created by director Ava DuVernay, depicts the story of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five. […]

Track and field team readies for conference championship meet with final regular season invitationals

The Lafayette track and field team posted seven personal bests and six top-three finishes at the Monmouth Invitational and Fast Track National Invite meets last weekend. Senior Crosby Spiess earned the top spot in the 400-meter dash at Monmouth with her time of 1:00:48, narrowly beating the second place finisher by .05 seconds for Lafayette’s […]

Salsa club celebrates Latin culture with a familial feel, experiences recent growth in popularity

How did the college’s salsa club grow from a few members to dozens of eager participants in just a few years? The answer, its members might say, is all in the rhythm.  The salsa club performs several times a year and offers three different classes for its members: Bachata, Beginner Salsa, and Intermediate Salsa. Classes […]