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 […]

Malik Hamm earns All-America honors despite canceled season

Junior defensive lineman Malik Hamm continues to rack up All-America accolades even with the Lafayette football team off the field. Hamm, coming off a breakout sophomore season, was the only Patriot League player named to the FCS Preseason All-America First Team by Stats Perform. Hamm was also nominated to Athlon Sports’ and Phil Steele’s All-America […]

Court-packing, gender and hypocrisy: Students activists and faculty discuss Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

With just over two weeks to the general election, the nation’s attention has been focused almost exclusively on the presidency. But the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court has forced many student activists and professors to divert their attention. Hearings for Barrett’s appointment began […]

‘We must be active protectors of democracy’: Attorneys and professors discuss voting rights in the upcoming election

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the talk, “Voting Rights, Race and COVID: A View from the Front Lines” sought to shed light on the shortcomings of American democracy.  Sponsored by Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, attorneys Sonia Gill and Bobby Hoffman of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) discussed voting and […]

Lucy Moeller ’21 and Annie Krege ’23 explain the ins and outs of starting an Etsy shop for a cause

Juggling a full college schedule can be a difficult task, but some crafty students have taken up an entrepreneurial hobby on the side: running an Etsy shop. Lucy Moeller ’21 has been running a clothing and jewelry business called Lucy’s Trinkets and Treasures since April 2020. Like many people around the country, she was inspired […]

Hafizah Geter challenges typical perceptions of the literary canon through her poetry

Hafizah Geter believes the literary canon is “illegitimate.” “The canon of American literature allows marginalized voices to exist in opposition to it, never beside it…Blackness in opposition to and after whiteness, femininity in opposition to and after masculinity,” Geter explains in her essay, “On Boundary Constructs & Invisibility.” This past Tuesday, as part of the […]

‘How do you tell a man’s story who can’t really tell it for himself?’: James L. Freedman speaks on his biographical film ‘Carl Laemmle’

Director James L. Freedman’s 2019 film “Carl Laemmle” tells the story of “a real American hero,” for immigrants and filmmakers alike. This past Monday, Freedman answered questions from students and professors following a screening of the film in an event held over Zoom. The film delves into the life of Carl Laemmle, a German-Jewish immigrant, […]

Brian Hutchison ’93 discusses recent movie ‘The Boys in the Band’ and life as an actor

From College Hill to Broadway to Netflix and beyond, actor Brian Hutchison ’93 has come a long way since his days in Easton. Hutchison helped the college celebrate their Homecoming Week this past Monday by chatting with the Lafayette community about his most recent project, “The Boys in the Band.” The 2020 Netflix movie is an […]