Lehigh reinstates Greek life after month-long ban: Lafayette continues search for new advisor to fraternities and sororities

Over the weekend, fraternities and sororities at Lehigh University were allowed to resume normal activity following a month-long hiatus after reports of hazing, alcohol violations, and drug abuse prompted the administration to “pause” all Greek life on campus in January. The organizations were reinstated after members of the Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Cultural Greek […]

College announces 15-year power purchase agreement that will offset 47% of campus carbon emissions

Lafayette has signed an energy purchase agreement to buy renewable energy on a 200-acre solar farm as part of their effort to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. This 15-year virtual power purchase agreement is in conjunction with Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College and Dickinson College, and is the largest solar power purchase of any group of […]

Grammy-nominated jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco to perform at the college tomorrow

Four time Grammy-nominated jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco joined Miles Davis and his band for a tour across Europe when he was just 17 years old, and he has recorded with artists including Van Morrison, Grover Washington Jr. and Ray Charles. Tomorrow, DeFrancesco, known for playing the organ, trumpet, and saxophone, will be performing with his […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Empowerment through music: Emily Emick ’20 reflects on singing, conducting experiences

For Emily Emick ’20, music is a way to express herself. And the lessons she has learned through her experiences singing and conducting at the college have not only expressed her genuine love for classical music – they have given her an opportunity to find her place as a leader. A classically trained soprano, Emick […]

Fencing team places sixth in conference championship: Four Leopards qualify for NCAA Regionals on Saturday

The Lafayette fencing team placed sixth out of 15 teams at the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (MACFA) championship on Sunday, with two men and two women qualifying for NCAA Regionals. Four members of the men’s team placed in the top-16 of their respective disciplines. “We just got unlucky sometimes but overall the mentality was strong […]

Women’s basketball splits final pair of regular season games, finishes fifth in conference

The women’s basketball team wrapped up their regular season with an overtime win over Navy last Saturday and a loss to league-leading Bucknell on Wednesday. The Leopards finish with an 11-7 record in the conference, good for fifth place in the upcoming playoffs. The 11 Patriot League wins are the most the program has had […]

Stroll into spring with style: Not Your Sisters Closet Boutique opens on Northampton Street

Students walking down Northampton Street may notice a stylish new boutique in business just a few blocks from Center Square.  Not Your Sisters Closet Boutique opened its doors to the public last Saturday, Feb. 29. The boutique sells a variety of women’s clothing including blouses, crop tops, dresses, sweaters, jeans, rompers, jumpsuits, and accessories. The […]

Women’s alpine ski team places first at regionals: Sophomore Brent Cehelsky wins men’s freestyle event

The women’s club alpine ski team is heading to nationals after a first place finish at regionals in Blue Mountain, Pa., on February 28-29. The alpine squad placed first out of 15 teams, while freshman Meghan Gillis and sophomore Brent Cehelsky won the alpine giant slalom and freestyle events, respectively. “As a team we won […]

‘Two-five out’: Baseball head coach Joe Kinney to retire at the end of the season

“He likes to be called ‘Two-five.’ Two-five is him. Two-five is an icon.” Senior student assistant coach Kenny Campbell said baseball head coach Joe Kinney is proud to wear his number, 25, along with his players, and senior pitcher Brett Kreyer said Kinney ends team meetings by saying “Two-five out.” In December of 2019, Kinney […]

Integrating engineering and the arts: A look at the robots of ‘Heddatron’

“Heddatron”, the college’s current theater production, features a number of talented actors. Alongside them, audience members will find it hard not to notice five robots, built by mechanical engineering professor Jeffrey Helm. The play explores grief through the eyes of a young girl, Nugget, with the help of the robots and a performance of the […]

Women’s lacrosse outlasts Manhattan in triple overtime thriller for fourth win of season

The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team won a pair of non-conference games last week to improve their record to 4-1, the best start for the program since the 2013 season. The Leopards beat Iona 7-5 last Saturday behind five points from sophomore attacker Olivia Cunningham, and then outlasted Manhattan 10-9 in three overtimes on Wednesday. Against […]