‘Fraternities are in danger’: Moments of public debate over Greek life from 1857 to today

“Currently, an ‘in’ thing for college students to do is to deprecate fraternities,” wrote a feature writer for The Lafayette. That was 50 years ago. Now, in the fall of 2020, the newest movement to abolish Greek life has begun. This time around, the @abolishgreeklifeatlaf Instagram account, which began on Sept. 8 and has amassed […]

A new way to experience Shakespeare: Student-run virtual production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ premieres this Friday

2020 has been a tough year for the theater world. For some Lafayette students, however, all the world truly is a stage—even the box of a Zoom screen. A student-produced production of “Much Ado About Nothing” opens this Friday night for its first of three live-streamed shows. Co-sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega and the Arts […]

Josie Brodfuehrer ‘20 wins Pepper Prize

From a young age, Josie Brodfuehrer ’20 has remembered the words of her great-grandmother who worked in the Simon Silk Mill before it was reconfigured: ‘Anyone who’s someone goes to Lafayette.” Today, as the Pepper Prize recipient for the class of 2020, Brodfuehrer has not only become “someone,” but has taken advantage of her last […]

Uniting remotely against Sexual Assault: PASA to hold series of virtual events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) since 2001. Despite not being on campus this year, Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) plans to recognize the importance of this month and what it represents with the entire campus community, if not a larger one, through a series of virtual, month-long events. PASA has […]

Kenzie Corbin ’18 supports homeless populations amid pandemic, gives insight into current medical field

As a first-year medical student, Kenzie Corbin ‘18 may not have the skills to save lives in a hospital setting yet, but she has still found ways to help her Michigan community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Corbin, who won the  Pepper Prize in 2018, is currently attending the University of Michigan Medical School. In her […]

Stroll into spring with style: Not Your Sisters Closet Boutique opens on Northampton Street

Students walking down Northampton Street may notice a stylish new boutique in business just a few blocks from Center Square.  Not Your Sisters Closet Boutique opened its doors to the public last Saturday, Feb. 29. The boutique sells a variety of women’s clothing including blouses, crop tops, dresses, sweaters, jeans, rompers, jumpsuits, and accessories. The […]

Working with immigration around the world: Yazmin Baptiste ’20 wins IES Abroad’s 2019 Global Citizen of the Year Award

Going abroad has changed many things in the life of Yazmin Baptiste ‘20. Not only did it solidify her career path and bring her lifelong connections – it also gained her international recognition for her work. Baptiste recently won the IES Abroad Global Citizen of the Year Award, which was announced last week. She was […]

Salsa club celebrates Latin culture with a familial feel, experiences recent growth in popularity

How did the college’s salsa club grow from a few members to dozens of eager participants in just a few years? The answer, its members might say, is all in the rhythm.  The salsa club performs several times a year and offers three different classes for its members: Bachata, Beginner Salsa, and Intermediate Salsa. Classes […]

Almost four years after opening, Easton Public Market remains focused on community values and fresh cuisine

The Easton Public Market is known as a trendy and vibrant spot to grab a bite to eat downtown, take a cooking class and buy farm-fresh produce. However, the market’s contributions to the community have extended far beyond its doors on Northampton Street.  The market opened in April 2016 as a project of the Greater […]

‘Book of Delights’ by Ross Gay ’96 inspires art exhibition exploring vulnerability and perspective

While writer Ross Gay ‘96 is accustomed to demonstrating his ideas through his writing, he and the college are taking a new approach through the visual exhibition “Passing Bittersweet” which incorporates several of the themes and lessons from Ross’s 2019 “Book of Delight”. The exhibition opened Jan. 9 and is open to visitors in the […]