Sole presidential candidate Flor Caceres ’22 pushes for minimum wage hike, common course update

This Thursday and Friday, students cast their votes for the next student government president. With only one candidate on the ballot, the choice was easy.    Flor Caceres ’22, the sole contender for the presidency, said that she would not have minded facing competition—but she is looking forward to getting started at the helm of […]

Phi Kappa Psi found not responsible for alcohol and COVID-19 violations after alleged party in February

After an alleged party was held in the Phi Kappa Psi basement in late February, the fraternity was charged with three violations: failure to comply with COVID-19 policies, serving alcohol to minors and having an unregistered event with alcohol. Phi Psi was found not guilty on all three charges after a Faculty Committee on Student […]

How Swarthmore abolished Greek life

A year of accusations, alleged missteps by the Lafayette administration, and critiques of financial interdependence between Greek life and the College has culminated in the @AbolishGreekLifeAtLaf Instagram page, a part of the larger Abolish Greek Life Movement spurred in the wake of calls for social justice during last summer’s unrest.  Although many of Lafayette Greek […]

College looks to build more community-based housing outside of Greek life

This past week, the Greek Life Committee of Student Government passed “A Resolution for the Prioritization of Campus Community Development.” In order to better promote Lafayette’s core values, the resolution calls for the creation of “a more inclusive, equitable, and vibrant community that facilitates valid social experiences for all students.”  The purpose of the resolution is to expand housing […]

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Student Activist Spotlight: Fatimata Cham ’23 speaks on activism through community, poetry and family

Fatimata Cham ’23 is an activist not just for herself, but for the people around her. “Activism, to me, means community. Always has, always will,” Cham said. “Activism to me means uplifting those around me and dismantling these systems of oppression that have continuously and historically abused people of minority groups. It means learning when […]

Men’s soccer still undefeated after win over Army: Leopards carry perfect 5-0 record into revenge match with Lehigh

The Lafayette men’s soccer team ought to play in the spring more often. For the first time since 2008, the program has recorded five straight victories, the latest being a 2-1 win over Army last weekend which improved the team’s record to a perfect 5-0. Sophomore forward Hale Lombard struck early with a second-minute goal, […]

Lafayette welcomes Lehigh to Fisher Stadium for 156th Rivalry game

After a 25-point loss at the hands of conference foe Bucknell two weeks ago, the Leopards welcome rival Lehigh to Fisher Stadium tomorrow for the 156th meeting of college football’s most-played rivalry. The highly-anticipated matchup was postponed a week due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Lafayette program. Lafayette is 1-1 during an abbreviated […]

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Grayson Thompson, intercultural development specialist, to leave at the end of the month

The Lafayette community will soon be saying goodbye to Grayson Thompson, Assistant Director of Intercultural Development and Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Programs, as he leaves the position at the end of the month. Thompson, who started working at the college in Fall 2018, has helped to foster an environment of inclusion during his time […]