COVID-19 cases spike after alleged maskless social gathering in Phi Kappa Psi house

The week following an alleged party in the basement of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the number of positive cases skyrocketed, with Lafayette recording its highest positive test count since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 42 positive student cases were found on campus last week with the vast majority linked to specific […]

Zimmerman impeachment process begins after four months in limbo

Student Government President Mary Zimmerman ’21 had a motion of impeachment brought against her last Thursday, following initial impeachment charges made in November. In a statement posted Wednesday evening, the Student Government Association (SGA) elaborated on the details of the proceedings but declined to explain the reason for the charges. According to the statement, the […]

Jon Davis ’22 and Scott Fernandes ’22 win annual Dyer Center Real Estate Competition

Students pitched their design for a new indoor athletic facility at Metzgar Fields last week at the annual Real Estate Case competition hosted by the Dyer Center. Scott Fernandes ’22 and Jon Davis ’22 presented the best pitch and won a $3,000 prize. Yusuf Dahl, the Dyer Center marketing coordinator, helped develop programming and supported […]

Two students looking at a menu at Marquis.

How Bon Appétit has changed dining services for the pandemic, and what changes might stick

Craig Becker, the Associate Vice President of Finance & Business Services at Lafayette, keeps two priorities in mind when making decisions about campus dining services during the pandemic. “Objective one: provide good, quality service. Objective two: be safe,” he said. As simple as these objectives may sound, feeding the 2,000 or so students who are […]

Op-Ed: The Dr. Seuss debate should be about the kids, not the ‘cancel culture’

Last week, you probably heard about Dr. Seuss and cancel culture. On March 2, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced they would halt publication of six titles. Pundits immediately launched into the cultural fray, hurling accusations of silenced voices, saying the images are “debatable,” that a single problematic illustration shouldn’t provoke the disappearance of a beloved children’s […]

Women’s basketball season ends with quarterfinal loss to Boston University

The Lafayette women’s basketball team could not carry their momentum into the Patriot League quarterfinal last weekend, falling 74-68 to No. 2 seed Boston University. The team’s season comes to a close as the Leopards finish 5-8 overall and 5-7 in conference play.  “Given the outcome, it wasn’t our best performance, but we fought hard […]

Fake crowd noise and cardboard cutouts: Players reflect on a basketball season without spectators

The sporting world, like the rest of the world, underwent a complete halt this time last spring with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While athletics have since slowly returned, there have been many adjustments at both the professional and collegiate levels in order to continue competition safely. Game schedules have been amended, socially-distanced practice […]

Student Artist Spotlight: ‘Part of my identity now’: Maggie DiGrande ’21 paints scenes inspired by her hometown, college campus

After the COVID-19 pandemic cut her study of art and architecture in Italy short, Maggie DiGrande ‘21 found a way to start sharing her artwork with others. Despite still having a painting class that continued online, DiGrande realized she needed a way to spend her time at home after she was forced to leave her […]