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 […]

Georgetown University Professor Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò discusses masculinity and emotional availability

For philosopher Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, reexamining how individuals display emotion can help re-imagine male socialization as a resource rather than an impediment. On Thursday afternoon, over 40 students and professors gathered over Zoom to attend a lecture about emotional labor led by Táíwò, a philosophy professor at Georgetown University. Táíwò is currently writing a book called […]

‘A justice that challenges anthropocentrism’: Harlan Weaver speaks on antagonization of the pitbull

“In the catalogue they go for men As hounds, and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, all by the name of dogs… That writes them alike—and so of men—”  Harlan Weaver, professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies at Kansas State University, used this Shakespearean quote adapted from Edward Long to explain the antagonization of “America’s Most Wanted” […]

How will the future of global politics be shaped by the next president?: Panel of experts discuss impact of US elections

American politics are “critical” on the world stage, according to Professor Angelika von Wahl, chairwoman of the International Affairs Program and moderator of last week’s panel entitled “The Impact of US Elections on Global Politics.” The panel was composed of professors Ilan Peleg, Seo-Hyun Park, Christopher Lee, Hannah Stewart-Gambino and Mathieu Perrot, each of whom […]

‘We are moving in the right direction’: Student Government and PASA launch the Consent Campaign

Sexual violence is pervasive across college campuses in the United States, and Lafayette College is no exception. Among undergraduate students, it is estimated that 26 percent of females and seven percent of males experience rape or other forms of sexual assault, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. To address this, Student Government […]

CJ Silverman wins two-hour playwriting exhibition with his play ‘The Haunting of Halloween 2020’

CJ Silverman ‘22 won the Alpha Psi Omega (APO) Theatre Honor Society’s Two-Hour Playwriting Exhibition last Thursday with his short play, “The Haunting of Halloween 2020.” “I came up with it moments before I had to introduce the play,” Silverman said of the overtly on-the-nose title, laughing. “Give me another two hours to come up […]