Freshman Peter Lehman named Patriot League Rookie of the Year; Men’s lacrosse standout led the team in scoring this spring

Freshman attacker Peter Lehman was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year last week, marking the seventh major award for the Maroon and White in the Patriot League era. He is the second Rookie of the Year in program history for Lafayette, following Tom Perini in 2008.  Lehman, per usual, deflected all praise. “It’s kind […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Erika Nally ‘22 discusses abstract art as a therapeutic outlet during the pandemic

Erika Nally ’22 might have entered Lafayette as an engineering student—but she quickly realized that something greater was missing from her life. That something was art. “I actually switched over completely to studio art as my major,” she said. “The space I’ve been given here is a great opportunity to continue from where I left […]

Baseball earns third seed in Patriot League playoffs; Leopards will face second-seeded Army in a series this weekend

The baseball team concluded their regular season this past weekend with a three-game series against Bucknell, winning two of three games in Lewisburg, Pa. With the victories, the Leopards clinched the three seed and will head into the Patriot League tournament this weekend with some momentum. Lafayette went 13-15 in a pandemic-shortened spring season, including […]

Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman reflects on an unorthodox spring season

The spring 2021 semester was a season that student-athletes will not soon forget. The condensed calendar, limited travel, and fluctuating schedule for practices and games were issues that all athletes had to deal with. Most were happy to take on the extra burden in order to play their sports, regardless of the circumstances. Athletic Director […]

‘This is not something that ends here’: College hosts screening of mental health documentary ‘Lift the Mask’

Zach Whitney ’21 is both a neuroscience major at the college and a junior board member of the Quell Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting people living with mental illnesses and erasing stigma around mental health. On Wednesday, his worlds collided when he brought the Quell Foundation’s recent documentary “Lift the Mask” to campus in […]

Activist Helen Zia discusses discrimination and justice during Asian American Pacific Islander Awareness Month

For author and activist Helen Zia, education is the most important tool to heal a divided American society. This past Monday, Zia spoke at the college as part of a set of events as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Awareness Month. The event, entitled “A Racialized Pandemic,” was moderated by AAPI Awareness Month board members […]

Setting records and winning scholarships; Junior Tara Leininger excels in the pool and in the classroom

There may not be a ton of similarities between researching high-energy particle physics and swimming a 200-yard individual medley, but for Tara Leininger ’22 – one seems to feed the other. That might be because she’s good at both. A physics and math major, Leininger earned the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship in April, an award […]

The album cover of the PASA podcast.

‘THE PASA PODCAST’ explores Greek life, institutional betrayal and next steps for sexual assault on campus

When Greta Kullby ’21 was a first-year student, Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) had only just been formed. Now, Kullby is one of the two peer educators responsible for “THE PASA PODCAST,” a three episode podcast inaugurated in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). “I feel like PASA’s just come such a long way,” […]

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 […]