Student Artist Spotlight: A melody and a message: a look at new band ‘Womansplainers’

One of the college’s newest bands, the Womansplainers, possesses a wide range of musical talent – and a desire to fight for feminism through music. The band is a part of the Lafayette Interdisciplinary Musical Society (LIMS) which promotes independent music groups on campus. Band members include vocalist Katie Rice ’21, guitarist Sasha Neefe ’21, […]

Working with immigration around the world: Yazmin Baptiste ’20 wins IES Abroad’s 2019 Global Citizen of the Year Award

Going abroad has changed many things in the life of Yazmin Baptiste ‘20. Not only did it solidify her career path and bring her lifelong connections – it also gained her international recognition for her work. Baptiste recently won the IES Abroad Global Citizen of the Year Award, which was announced last week. She was […]

A tool for prevention and rehabilitation: Panelists discuss role of education in criminal justice reform

In an effort to address the role of education in reforming the criminal justice system, Gerard Robinson, Dr. Allison Badgett, and Yusuf Dahl, Director of the Dyer Center, provided insights from their personal and professional experiences with the criminal justice system. The event drew a large crowd, filling the Dyer Center with Lafayette students and […]

With a technical vision and dedicated performances, ‘Heddatron’ is a thought-provoking triumph

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s canonical work “Hedda Gabler,” a 19th century play about a pregnant woman bored to the point of recklessness by the trappings of society and her marriage, may or may not be a “well-made play”  – that is, at least, according to Heddatron’s 10-year old narrator Nugget. This 2008 reimagining of the […]

Women’s basketball wins two more games, stays in fourth place in the Patriot League

The Lafayette women’s basketball team defeated Loyola (Maryland), 76-65 and American, 55-48 last week, earning their ninth and 10th conference wins, the most since the ’92-’93 season. With the victory, the Leopards sweep the season series from the Greyhounds and the Eagles, and improve their Patriot League record to 10-6, good for fourth place in […]

Ethnic food in Easton: a global culinary tour of downtown

Daddy’s Place-Lebanese, Mediterranean This Lebanese restaurant has become a staple of the Easton restaurant scene since it opened its doors in 2014.  It is a family-owned establishment that serves up delicious classics such as lamb shawarma, kababs, and falafel. Don’t forget to start with some excellent hummus or grape leaves.  Whether you are a fan […]

Students urge college to join Worker Rights Consortium to enforce ethical labor practices

“Someone is getting the short end of the stick and it is not us,” Lulu Kirtchuk ’21, said. Last December, Kirtchuk and 29 other students in professor Angelika von Wahl’s “Globalization and Its Critics” class wrote a letter addressed to President Alison Byerly after learning about the poor working conditions in the T-shirt production industry, […]

SNAP cuts in a food desert: How recent cutbacks could affect access to nutrition in the Lehigh Valley

This December, the Trump Administration announced significant cutbacks to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federal program that provides eligible households with a monthly supplement for purchasing nutritious food. These cutbacks will not only affect SNAP recipients across the United States, but will also have significant impacts in the Lehigh Valley, and Easton in […]

A new angle on love: Satbir Malhi discusses romantic advice through mathematical equations

Satbir Malhi, a visiting assistant professor at Franklin and Marshall College, gave the Lafayette community love advice this past Wednesday – through the means of differential calculus. He began his talk, titled “Romance and Chaos in Love Affairs with Differential Calculus,” by examining the story of Romeo and Juliet as the reference point for all […]

Men’s lacrosse still searching for first win after dropping triple overtime thriller to Binghamton

The game was tied four times, four Leopards had multi-goal games, and it took three overtimes, but men’s lacrosse came up short against Binghamton, losing 11-10. The loss came after dropping three games to some of the nation’s top teams, but the Leopards fought back from a 4-0 Bearcats lead to force a close finish. […]