Review: ‘Impossible not to sing along’: ‘Emma: A Pop Musical’ is captivating

Lafayette’s virtual adaptation of “Emma: A Pop Musical,” based on Jane Austen’s popular novel, “Emma,” rises above the challenges of the online forum to deliver a fun, energetic performance that leaves the audience smiling and humming its catchy tunes long after the final curtain call. The play, directed by theater professor Mary Jo Lodge, features […]

Black-led student coalition Dear Lafayette College begins working with staff and faculty after releasing demands

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd impacted every corner of the nation this past summer, and Lafayette was no exception. On June 22, the Instagram account @black.at.laf was created, sending shockwaves through the College Hill community with its revelations about the treatment of Black and Brown students and faculty.  The Dear […]

‘The conversation doesn’t stop here’: LANDIS Center hosts discussion on ICE and the treatment of immigrants

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), eugenics, the sterilization of ICE detainees, and the history behind the treatment of immigrants were all discussed last Tuesday at a virtual event hosted by Landis Center’s MOSAIC Tutoring Team.  The discussion was moderated by Jonathan Sosa-Ponce ‘21 and included Karina Fuentes, assistant director of intercultural development, Flor De Maria […]

Being ‘obsessed in this moment’: Jenna Bond speaks on writing for television

It is easier to get into Harvard than to become an intelligent writer. At least that’s what television writer Jenna Bond told her virtual audience Tuesday night. Bond took her audience on a journey of what goes on behind the scenes of television production during the eighth event in this semester’s Closs Virtual Reading series. […]

Greek life leaders silent over investigations into allegations linking unapproved social events with recent COVID outbreak

All Greek life activities at Lafayette have been canceled as of Oct. 21 amid an investigation into alleged misconduct both before and after Covid-19 cases began to emerge on campus in mid-October.  The allegations, which have come in from social media and anonymous reporting, allege that fraternities – specifically Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE), Phi Kappa […]

TV Review: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is an ode to passion, wisdom and femininity

Some say that genius and madness walk the same path. I don’t believe that. I dare to say that genius and madness are the same, just used interchangeably by some persons and not the others depending on their established norms. Many might think that swallowing a handful of tranquilizers to play chess on the ceiling, the game […]

Athlete Ally program pushes education and awareness for LGBTQ+ History Month

October is LGBTQ+ History month and the Lafayette College Athlete Ally Instagram page has been spreading awareness and showcasing famous LGBTQ+ athletes throughout history to show their allyship. Notable posts have included United States Women’s National Soccer Team all-star Megan Rapinoe, women’s tennis player Billie Jean King and others.  According to the Athlete Ally website, the […]

Amidst largest outbreak of the semester, Lafayette announces spring plans: All students will be invited back to campus

In an announcement heard around the world, President Alison Byerly told the community that all Lafayette students will be invited back to campus for the 2021 spring semester. Students have until Nov. 2 to inform the college of their spring intentions, and billing is expected to be released around Dec. 7 “in [the] most current […]

WJRH goes remote, members explain the challenges of streaming radio shows from a distance

Since 1947, WJRH has provided an outlet for Lafayette students to stream their favorite songs, hold events and run talk shows on a federally licensed FM station. While a virtual semester may not seem compatible for the station’s functioning, members have maintained their creative ideas and adapted their technology to remote services, allowing them to […]

Hear the voices behind the Queer Archives Project: Alumni share insight into project’s development

The Queer Archives Project (QAP) is a project designed to illuminate the college’s queer history by bringing to light stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ identifying alumni, faculty and staff. On Wednesday night, several people involved in the the QAP hosted a discussion over Zoom to discuss the journey behind this initiative. Panelists included Women, Gender […]