Administration relaxes COVID-19 measures as number of new daily cases begin to decline

After a record 156 COVID-19 active cases was reported Tuesday afternoon, the number of quarantined students as of this Wednesday has finally begun to tick downwards, as of this Wednesday. The spike began Sept. 10, with ten new cases reported. The following Monday, a single-day high of 43 people tested positive. With limited on-campus housing […]

A Presbyterian past and interfaith present: Religious life at Lafayette through the decades

Although it may go unnoticed by many students, Lafayette College’s affiliation with the Presbyterian Church has been present since 1854 and continues to the present day. While this affiliation does not play a crucial role in the atmosphere of the college today, faith remains an integral part of many students’ identities. The college’s affiliation with […]

Student organizations left waiting weeks for Student Government budget approvals

Leaders of student organizations were left scratching their heads at the beginning of the semester, wondering when they would receive confirmation of their annual budgets. While annual budgets are traditionally finalized over the summer, this year’s process dragged on into the opening weeks of this semester, placing some club sports in jeopardy of losing spots […]

After a delayed start, Student Government gears up for the academic year

With the semester four weeks underway, Lafayette Student Government and the new executive board have started meeting and planning for the upcoming academic year. Student Government has started much later than usual, noting both the need for a mental health break over the summer and the recent rise in COVID-19 as reasons for this delay. […]

A photograph of the old Observatory in present day Colton Chapel.

Lafayette used to have what?: A look into the college’s defunct amenities and traditions

Imagine a stroll across campus in 1945. There’s a military drill taking place on the quad. A room in Kirby Hall is filled with firearms. Hogg Hall has a bowling alley in its basement. By college mandate, every student is a member of ROTC. Throughout Lafayette’s long history, a slew of facilities has come and […]

Matt Pinsley, Christian Festa, Ben Putnam, Anouk Sarma and Tommy Henschen pose for a picture during rehearsal for their band.

Student Artist Spotlight: New sophomore band Pizza Delivery holds first live performance

Somewhere at the intersection of indie rock, indie pop and alternative music lies Pizza Delivery, a new student band on campus comprised of Ben Putnam ‘24 on acoustic guitar and vocals, Tommy Henschen ‘24 on electric guitar and vocals, Christian Festa ‘24 on the drums, Matt Pinsley ‘24 on bass and Anouk Sarma ‘24 on […]

Saul Flores smiling in front of a wall of flowers. He is wearing a black t-shirt and a hat. His name is written beside his head in black letters against a blue background.

Latinx Heritage Month keynote speaker Saul Flores encourages social change with his Walk of Immigrants project

Saul Flores was determined to walk not just one mile in his mother’s shoes, but 5,328. On Monday, the Office of Intercultural Development welcomed Flores, a philanthropist and photojournalist, to speak about the Walk of Immigrants and other social impact projects via Zoom as the keynote speaker for the college’s Latinx Heritage Month programming. Flores […]

Women’s soccer loses battle against Boston University

The Lafayette women’s soccer team dropped its first Patriot League game to Boston University (BU) 2-1 on Sept. 18 at Nickerson Field. “The practices leading up to [BU] were more about keeping our legs fresh, while also implementing some game-type scenarios and intensity to model the real game,” junior goalkeeper Natalie Neumann said. “Ultimately, this week […]

A poster of Candyman. The Candyman stands with his back facing the camera, hooked hand in air. The words "say it" are written on his back in yellow letters. Beside him in the same yellow color reads, "Candyman." Above "Candyman" reads, "A film by Nia DaCosta and producer Jordan Peele."

‘Candyman’ (2021) goes ‘beyond the conventions’ of horror to tackle America’s history of racial violence

From its title, its advertising, its familiar premise of a supernatural creature who preys on innocent people, “Candyman” (2021) appears to be just another generic horror film. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. While this movie does contain scary moments, unsettling ideas and graphic imagery, it uses these constructs to provide contemporary social […]