Swim and dive team breaks five school records at conference championships

Breaking school records is almost getting old for sophomore Justin Lloyd. After breaking the 1000-yard freestyle record in November, Lloyd added two individual records and broke two more in relay events last week at the Patriot League championship meet, contributing to four of the five new Lafayette records. “It was pretty cool,” he said. “But […]

‘Lasting division and distrust’: speakers discuss Ukraine in the past and present moment

Ukraine has a long and complex history that is still relevant to understanding its political standing today. The college hosted a talk titled “Can You Find Ukraine on a Map?” this past Tuesday, which reflected upon the past, present and future of the country. The talk provided students with context for understanding Ukraine’s appearances in […]

Women’s lacrosse splits a pair of non-conference games: Attacker Meghan McLachlan earns Rookie of the Week honors

The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team beat Merrimack in the home opener last Saturday before losing to Binghamton at Fisher Stadium on Wednesday. The team now holds a 2-1 record in the early portion of the spring season, with conference play starting in two weeks. Against Merrimack, the Leopards won 11-8 after relinquishing a lead that […]

Student government to release ‘long overdue’ new guidelines for student organization budgets

The recently formed student government budget committee is taking on the task of revising the policies for budget allocation to student organizations. It has been years since the guidelines for student organization budgeting have been revised, according to vice president Ross Coleman ’22.  Up until now, the budgets for student organizations were mostly decided on […]

‘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 […]