Student Government presents Greek Life Climate Survey results to Board of Trustees, with one key question

The survey responses to the Greek Life Climate Survey completed last semester painted a clear picture of what many already thought to be true: the campus is divided on the issue of fraternities and sororities.  Director of the Greek Life Committee Lauren Ameruoso ’22 and Student Government Representative Caroline Burns ’22 presented their takeaways from […]

Track and field teams slow out of the gate to start spring season

The men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Colgate University for a tri-meet with Lehigh and Colgate last Saturday, Feb. 27. The event was Lafayette’s first meet this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Leopards struggled in both divisions, finishing third in both men’s and women’s competition. The men’s team posted […]

Take the initiative: What student organizers are asking of the next administration

Some student organizers just want to be students—and they are asking the college to help them do just that. Recently, many social justice organizations on campus have called for increased administrative support in matters of diversity, equity and inclusion to reduce the strain on students. And now, with a new presidential administration starting this summer, […]

Animated depictions of characters from "Monkey"

With virtual stunts and an important message, livestreamed performance of ‘Monkey’ opens next Thursday

Almost eleven months after it was originally scheduled to take place, the theater department’s virtual production of the show “Monkey” finally premieres next Thursday. The show, adapted from the folk novel “Journey to the West” by Irish playwright Colin Teevan, is directed by theater professor Suzanne Westfall with the help of assistant director Sarah Frankel […]

Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration.

Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem ‘raised hope’: Poetry readership on the rise

On Inauguration Day, many Americans stopped to listen to the captivating words of Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old Harvard graduate, poem and activist. Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb,” garnered praise from many publications and figures such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.  Emerita Francis A. March Professor of English Lee Upton wrote in […]

Lauren Klein holding her chin up with her hand against a gray background.

Lauren Klein explores the dynamics between data science and hierarchy in her new book, ‘Data Feminism’

As data becomes an omnipotent force to be used by governments and corporations, the question of who this data benefits has become ever more important. This interaction between data, power and intersectional feminism is the theme of Lauren Klein’s new book “Data Feminism.”  This Monday over Zoom, Klein shared thoughts and insights from “Data Feminism,” […]

Shirley Liu ’23 wins Jean Corrie Poetry Prize with poem ‘黄,’ an exploration of internalized colorism and identity

Branching off from their typical prose writing, Shirley Liu ‘23 took up poetry to explore societal issues and deconstruct personal biases in everyday life. Their poem, “黄”, translated in English as “Yellow,” was awarded the Jean Corrie Poetry Prize for its exploration of cultural identity.  Held under the auspices of the Academy of American Poets, […]