Lafayette to welcome new multicultural sorority Mu Sigma Upsilon to campus next spring

In recent months, Greek life at Lafayette was temporarily suspended, witnessed the dissolution of Tri Delta sorority, hosted virtual recruitment for the first time, and contended with a growing social media-based movement to abolish Greek life. All the while, a small group of students have sought to realize their personal vision for a Greek environment […]

Students petition for pass/fail option as semester draws to a close, no word from faculty if this is a possibility

With the end of the semester and final exams right around the corner, a petition calling on the college to implement a pass/fail option for students has garnered more than 600 signatures on change.org. During the spring 2020 semester, the college provided all students the option to take any of their courses pass/fail. However, for […]

Athletic department works around NCAA recruiting ban with virtual visits for prospective athletes

As the U.S. passes the eight month mark since the Covid-19 pandemic began, colleges and universities across the country are working on ways to recruit new athletes while following NCAA guidelines. Lafayette is no different, and athletic director Sherryta Freeman is spearheading the school’s efforts to recruit new athletes virtually.  In a recent interview with […]

New student club SHEESH aims to provide an inclusive space for all women and nonbinary people on campus

SHEESH is a new student-run club with a simple goal: to provide an accepting, inclusive and fun social space for women and nonbinary students at the college.  Lulu Kirtchuk ‘21, president of SHEESH, said she had the idea to create an organization like SHEESH the second she stepped foot on campus. Despite joining many different […]

Taylor Johnson speaks on poetic inspirations including intimacy and racial identity

Taylor Johnson sees the process of writing poetry as well as poetry itself as “a way of theorizing things.” Last Tuesday, Johnson spoke to students and professors over Zoom and read selected poems from their newly published book entitled “Inheritance” as a part of the final event in the Closs Virtual Reading Series.  This event […]

‘We want to keep the conversation going’: Second annual Native American Heritage Week aims to raise awareness for Indigenous groups

Unbeknownst to many Lafayette students, Easton and the surrounding area were once home to the Lenni Lenape people. To educate students on the city’s Indigenous background, the college is currently holding its second annual Native American Heritage Week (NAHW), held purposely in November, which is Native American Heritage Month. This year, the week’s events were […]

Temporary halt on athletics lifted after Covid-19 outbreak on campus subsides

After a significant uptick in Covid-19 cases on campus in mid-October, Lafayette put a pause on all athletic activities to help contain and control the outbreak.   The halt on athletic activities has since been lifted and student-athletes are back on the playing fields once again. “As the College returned to normal activity, athletics activity resumed […]

‘An evolving situation’: Spring and the future of studying abroad

Studying abroad has long been a staple of the college experience for many students. In a normal year, Lafayette offers dozens of options to study abroad across six continents. But with international travel restrictions and program closures around the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, opportunities to study away from campus have been limited. This […]