Darien Price in a red sweater standing in front of a cloudy sky.

After study abroad cancellations last year, seniors finally make it to destinations abroad

For some students, studying abroad is such a quintessential college experience that they won’t even let a pandemic stop them from experiencing it. “I have always been excited to study abroad, even before coming to college. I knew that studying abroad would be one of the most defining and enriching experiences in undergrad and I […]

‘We all have music in common’: MAFia is a unique community for relaxation and music appreciation

Music Appreciation Floor (is awesome), or MAFia, is more than just a living space for its residents. “I love that it really feels like a family… I love that we’re such a diverse group as far as majors and interests… but we all have music in common,” said Emma Hartman ‘23, events coordinator for MAFia. “MAFia […]

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 […]

Caroline standing in a grassy field with a jacket on.

Student Artist Spotlight: Caroline Sabin ’21 talks about her passion for music and leaving a ‘legacy’ of accessibility in the arts

In a socially distanced year, Caroline Sabin ’21 has used music as a way to stay connected with her community. “We’re not in this alone,” she said. “We’re all together, and even though we may be recording something on our computer in 50 different states or many different countries, we are still connected as a […]

Sex work decriminalization is the ‘only tangible measure’ to protect workers: Office of Intercultural Development holds conversation with women in the industry

One misconception about the sex work industry is that the work is inherently feminist and empowering, according to industry member Ariana Amour. “It is not, and that is okay,” she said. This past Monday, the Office of Intercultural Development held a virtual discussion entitled “Sex Work is Real Work: A Conversation With Sex Workers.” The […]

Environmentally-friendly fashion: Pop-up thrift shop to be held next Thursday

Next week, students can simultaneously help the Earth and their closet at the same time. The Office of Sustainability is currently collecting donations for a pop-up thrift shop to celebrate Earth Day. Until this Sunday, April 18, students can place gently used and clean clothing, dorm decorations and other items that could be re-used in […]

Going beyond awareness: PASA’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month is in full swing

Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) is currently holding events for its fourth annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). And this year, students may be more invested in their cause than ever. Libby Mayer ’22, co-president of PASA, said the group has always been important on campus, but now, in light of recent events, student involvement […]

‘Rain Dragon’ author Jon Raymond speaks on writing process and developing his craft over the years

Jon Raymond made the decision early on in his career to be a “regionalist sort of writer.” “Just the mere fact of something not being represented very often makes it interesting to me,” he said during a virtual talk this Wednesday. Raymond has written several novels including “The Half-Life” and “Rain Dragon.” He is also […]

Animated depictions of characters from "Monkey"

With virtual stunts and an important message, livestreamed performance of ‘Monkey’ opens next Thursday

Almost eleven months after it was originally scheduled to take place, the theater department’s virtual production of the show “Monkey” finally premieres next Thursday. The show, adapted from the folk novel “Journey to the West” by Irish playwright Colin Teevan, is directed by theater professor Suzanne Westfall with the help of assistant director Sarah Frankel […]

In the spirit of the Purim holiday, Hillel raises money for Third Street Alliance in Esther’s Helpers fundraiser

For Lafayette’s Hillel Society, Purim has been a holiday of giving for many years. And in a trying and turbulent year, their philanthropic efforts took on even greater importance. Hillel is currently holding its annual Esther’s Helpers fundraiser in honor of Purim, which began yesterday, Feb. 25 and ends this evening, on Feb. 26. They […]

Lafayette LEADERS is working to build inclusive and supportive community for STEM students of color

The Lafayette Leadership and Enrichment Academy for Diverse Emerging Researchers and Scientists, or LEADERS, is a growing student organization with the mission of bringing unity and support to under-represented students in the STEM field. “I want to show other people that I know what it feels like to be the only person of color in […]