Podcast Review: With ‘distinct brand of humor,’ ‘Chapo Trap House’ hilariously delves into politics with irony

Among leftist podcasts, “Chapo Trap House” reigns king of irony, king of revenue and king of the Bernie-bros. Chapo is a New York-based political comedy podcast, turning a Marxist eye to both foreign and domestic current events.  The show has a distinct brand of humor. From the name alone, the podcast’s obsession with irony is […]

‘I don’t think you’re really doing anything unless someone’s pissed’: Amirah Sackett talks Muslim culture, hip-hop dancing

Through the art of hip-hop, Amirah Sackett challenges heavy stereotypes commonly associated with American Muslims. With Sackett’s dance group, “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic” (WMDP), she has translated her talent as a dancer into a socially conscious message about identity, particularly her own identity as a Muslim woman. Despite originally being trained in ballet, Sackett’s love of […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Allan Dalapicola ’19 expresses freedom through organic composition of music

As eclectic as it is bold, Tim and Rosa’s new album ‘Welcome Time’ is an “ode to music itself,” a sweeping celebration of syncretism and the universal language of musical expression. Allan Dalapicola ’19, a civil engineer at Lafayette, has been speaking this language for his whole life. Dalapicola works with a company of other […]

Critically acclaimed pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii to perform on campus with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Returning again after its Lafayette debut two years ago, world-class Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will feature award-winning pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii at the Williams Center for the Arts tonight at 8 p.m. The orchestra will be opening this year’s concert series at the Williams Center with a blend of music from both romantic and contemporary composers. Attendees will […]

Experiencing culture shock at Lafayette: three students share their stories

Transitioning to college life is an exciting and daunting experience for everyone, but for many Lafayette students, this transition includes the added burden of adjusting to American life and life outside of the city. These students experienced culture shock, which happens when someone goes through a sense of bewilderment and shock when arriving into a […]

Student Artist Spotlight | Political discourse through the artistic medium: Elle Cox ‘21 explores power in her works

“Student Artist Spotlight” is part of a series meant to highlight the achievements of student artists at the college.  Elle Cox ’21 was a 2017 Presidential Scholar of the Arts, a highly selective and immensely prestigious award given to only 20 students each year. It is the highest honor a high school artist can achieve. […]

The emotional release of poetry: competition winners discuss their writing

This year’s co-winners for the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition were Kenzie Corbin ’18 (for “Identity Crisis”) and Ashley St. John ’18 (for “First Generation”). The honorable mentions were Cameron Bartlett ’18 (for “Hide and Seek”) and Alicia Rosenbaum ’18 (for “Ode to You”). The competition is held in honor of MacKnight Black, who graduated from […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Regan Kinney ’20 designs mural for canal trail, approved by City Council

“Student Artist Spotlight” is part of a series meant to highlight the achievements of student artists at the college.  The Easton canal trail will soon be home to a large-scale mural, currently planned to be 57 feet wide and 10-18 feet high, highlighting the rich historical impact the canal has had on the Easton community […]

Christo Javacheff speaks on his artistic process: “Each moment we see once in a lifetime, and it cannot be repeated”

World-renowned environmental artist Christon Javacheff, known professionally as simply Christo, renounced his Bulgarian citizenship and became “stateless” for seventeen years in the United States. Much of Javacheff’s work hovers on the fringe of illegality and he has spent much of his time bartering with local governments to allow him to proceed with his work.  His resistance […]

The Exhibit on Lafayette’s movement towards equality and diversity on campus

From Lafayette’s first black graduate, David K. McDonogh, to coeducation in the 70s, to the more recent battle LGBTQ+ inclusion on campus, the exhibition at Skillman Library highlights many of the key struggles and successes that Lafayette students have experienced. Lafayette’s Director of Special Collections and College Archivist Diane Shaw and Associate College Archivist Elaine […]

Criminal Justice Reform Week showcases “The If project”

As a part of the Criminal Justice Reform Week (CJRW), students from MOSAIC hosted a screening of the award-winning documentary “The If Project” this past Tuesday night. The documentary follows the stories of several women incarcerated at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. “The If Project,” revolves around one central question: “If there was something […]

The lives of ancient women come back to life through dance

World-renowned dancer and choreographer Pascal Rioult brought to Lafayette his performance of “Women on the Edge,” an act that brings to the forefront the often-forgotten voices of women. The performance is not simply an ancient narrative, but one that is common to women throughout history, according to Rioult. He tells this story through modern dance but […]