Sexual assaults and rape reported while administrative response to PASA demands lags behind

Two sexual assaults and one rape have been reported in the past two months, as the college grapples with the ongoing issue of sexual violence and student activists demand that the administration do more.  All three of the alleged incidents were anonymous third-party reports. The rape case was submitted through One Pard and the two […]

Communication breakdown likely contributed to lackluster voter turnout in Student Government elections

Important emails get lost in a sea of junk—it happens to everyone. Students are inundated on the daily with Moodle notifications, COVID-19 symptom check reminders, Lafayette Today newsletters and Gateway Career Center notices. Last month’s Student Government emails, which advertised the then-upcoming elections, were largely overlooked by the student body and also lacked vital information […]

Over 50 students gather in protest to shut down Berks County Immigrant Detention Center

Sporting “Black Lives Matter” masks and brandishing “Abolish ICE” signs, students gathered in protest to shut down the nearby Berks County Immigrant Detention Center last Friday. The “No More Cages Protest” was organized by the Dear Lafayette College Coalition and garnered support from other activist groups including Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA), the Refugee Action […]

Investigative Committee considers calls for impeachment of Student Government president: Impeachment ‘very unlikely’ before end of semester

Student government has formed a committee which is actively investigating the calls for the impeachment of current Student Government President Mary Zimmerman ’21. With less than a month to the end of the semester, however, an impeachment trial of the graduating senior is highly unlikely.  The formation of the investigative committee comes more than half […]

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Student Government approves four new student groups, ending the semester on a high note

With the semester coming to an end soon, students are already making plans for next year’s activities. Student Government recently approved four new student groups whose interests include mental health, sports analytics, table tennis and geology. The names of the new clubs are Active Minds, Sports Analysts of Lafayette, Lafayette College Club Table Tennis and […]

Track & field team breaks multiple school records at Patriot League Championships

Last weekend was one for the record books for the Lafayette track and field team. Ten new times were entered into the school’s All-Time Top 10 list, including two Lafayette records broken at the two-day Patriot League Championship event. Senior Ryan Branch broke one of the longest-standing Lafayette records in the 5,000-meter run, shattering the […]

Athlete Ally panelists reflect on LGBTQ+ experience as Lafayette athletes

For a long time in the realm of Lafayette athletics, it was very difficult to be “out and proud.” Gay slurs were used regularly and there was no space for queer students on campus or on sports teams. On Tuesday night, four former student-athletes reflected on their experience at Lafayette as members of the LGBTQ+ […]

Review: ‘The Wedding Singer’ is a ‘colorful’ performance filled with humor, drama and enthusiasm

After watching a special performance of “The Wedding Singer” by the Marquis Players, it is difficult for me to imagine that the group has met any challenges this semester. The performance transcended the unpredictability of both COVID-19 and the weather in a way that brings the audience joy as they sit for an outdoor, in-person […]

‘Just keep plugging away’: The future is bright for the men’s lacrosse team despite winless spring

The Lafayette men’s lacrosse team went 0-11 this spring, but you wouldn’t know it talking to head coach Pat Myers. In the highly competitive Patriot League, wins are hard to come by in the sport. Myers already knows this, as his squad hasn’t beaten a conference opponent during his three seasons on College Hill. But […]

Same family, different schools: McKoy twins compete on track and field teams for Lafayette and Lehigh

If you are a member of either community, it is likely you are familiar with the rivalry that has existed between Lafayette and Lehigh for as long as anyone can remember. Junior Portia McKoy certainly is.  McKoy and her sister, Teasha, have become quite familiar with the rivalry dynamic, with Portia playing for Lafayette and […]