Kenzie Corbin ’18 supports homeless populations amid pandemic, gives insight into current medical field

As a first-year medical student, Kenzie Corbin ‘18 may not have the skills to save lives in a hospital setting yet, but she has still found ways to help her Michigan community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Corbin, who won the  Pepper Prize in 2018, is currently attending the University of Michigan Medical School. In her […]

Lafayette creates pass/fail option for spring semester: Students have until May 1 to decide

Today the college announced that all students will be allowed to take any course on a pass/fail grade basis for this semester only. The decision, which was distributed via a campus-wide email from President Alison Byerly and Provost John Meier, was made in response to the college’s transition to online instruction instigated by the ongoing […]

‘Rapped in Black’ library exhibition celebrates conception of minority student recruitment program, advocates discuss work to be done

“Black students at Lafayette need more Black students to fill out our community,” wrote James R. Hairston ’71, the former social chairman of the Association of Black Collegians (ABC) and one of the first black students to attend Lafayette College. “We need more Black students so that the Black experience is not lost but shared […]

Committee proposes new course schedule for 2021: Faculty clash over program schedule and equity guidelines

After months of research and deliberation starting in June 2019, the Lafayette campus-wide course scheduling committee has proposed a new schedule for the 2021 academic year. But the work may not be finished just yet. Numerous members of the faculty expressed concerns over the new proposed schedule, which was discussed at length during an open […]

Orange ribbons mean #ColtonStrong: Equestrian dedicates home show to coach’s grandson battling leukemia

The Lafayette equestrian team hosted a show last Saturday, complete with raffles, ribbons, and many tears shed. After hearing their coach Kelly Poff’s grandson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the team planned a home show Poff would never forget. “I knew our hosted show was coming up,” club assistant Justine Perrotti ‘19 said. “I […]

Letter from the Editor

Dear Lafayette Community: This week, President Byerly informed our community that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, the college will be moving to remote learning after spring break from March 23 until April 5. Additionally, from March 16 to April 5, all students must return home, and stay home, unless […]

Despite incomplete utilization of fantastical world, ‘Onward’ captivates with heartfelt characterization and ‘brilliant ending’

Much like its title, “Onward” is a film that gets better as its story progresses forward. The movie’s first 15 minutes set up its world, and the characters are rather dull and uninspired. However, once the plot essentials are set and the journey gets started, the mystery becomes captivating enough to keep the viewer in […]