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 […]

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 […]

‘Just keep plugging away’: The future is bright for the men’s lacrosse team despite winless spring

The Lafayette men’s lacrosse team went 0-11 this spring, but you wouldn’t know it talking to head coach Pat Myers. In the highly competitive Patriot League, wins are hard to come by in the sport. Myers already knows this, as his squad hasn’t beaten a conference opponent during his three seasons on College Hill. But […]

‘Unfinished business’: Lafayette athletes take advantage of extra year of NCAA eligibility

The pandemic has brought some unique silver linings to student-athletes at Lafayette and around the country. In a rare move, the NCAA expanded eligibility to all fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 season. This follows a similar decision by the organization in March of last year as COVID-19 took hold. Student-athletes have traditionally been […]

Men’s soccer loses Patriot League championship game after controversial red card

Another year, another heartbreaking finish for the Lafayette men’s soccer team. An undefeated spring season came to a crashing halt in Saturday’s Patriot League championship game, as the Leopards lost their second consecutive title match after dropping a 1-0 result to Lehigh in fall 2019. This time, Lafayette fought to double-overtime before an opportunistic American […]

Phi Kappa Psi found not responsible for alcohol and COVID-19 violations after alleged party in February

After an alleged party was held in the Phi Kappa Psi basement in late February, the fraternity was charged with three violations: failure to comply with COVID-19 policies, serving alcohol to minors and having an unregistered event with alcohol. Phi Psi was found not guilty on all three charges after a Faculty Committee on Student […]

Men’s soccer still undefeated after win over Army: Leopards carry perfect 5-0 record into revenge match with Lehigh

The Lafayette men’s soccer team ought to play in the spring more often. For the first time since 2008, the program has recorded five straight victories, the latest being a 2-1 win over Army last weekend which improved the team’s record to a perfect 5-0. Sophomore forward Hale Lombard struck early with a second-minute goal, […]

Public Safety officers reminded to wear masks, but questions remain

A week after students sounded the alarm over maskless Public Safety officers roaming the Lafayette campus, a clear disconnect remains between the expectations for officers and for the rest of the community. Director of Public Safety Jeff Troxell said he spoke with Chief of Police Jim Meyer about the issue of maskless officers and they […]

COVID-19 cases spike after alleged maskless social gathering in Phi Kappa Psi house

The week following an alleged party in the basement of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the number of positive cases skyrocketed, with Lafayette recording its highest positive test count since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 42 positive student cases were found on campus last week with the vast majority linked to specific […]