De-stressers for exam week

Hey, hey, hey, guess who’s back? …Unless you’re a freshman and have never seen this column before…in which case: Hi, I’m Melissa. Finals week is fast approaching. It’s a bummer, and it’s stressful. For that reason, the kind folks of The Lafayette have asked me to come up with a list of the ten most […]

Sustainability initiatives stall

Students look to create environmental council By Melissa Last ‘17 and Ryan Powers ‘19 Collaborative Writers As a new sustainability coalition between student groups forms on campus this week, some students still lament that little progress has been made, especially regarding efforts to hire a sustainability coordinator. That’s a trend with the Sustainability Committee, a […]

Syncing up

App aims to better organize student clubs and activities Beginning this semester, student organizations and campus offices can begin using LafSync, a new tool for facilitating student involvement. The tool allows for student organizations to manage operations online and easily connect with each other. Accessible at, it provides a space for all active student […]

Black out sheds light on racial issues

Students make statement against police brutality with campus campaign Students woke up on Monday to pathways covered with chalk outlines of bodies and sayings like “Black lives matter.” Statues were shrouded and black flags were placed around campus. The mute display was explained in an email sent to the entire student body and signed by […]

Steps to a smaller carbon footprint

Community addresses shortcomings and goals for campus sustainability In 2008, Lafayette College signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment , pledging to cut its carbon footprint and mold environmentally conscious graduates. It is a promise that, to date, the college has not yet achieved, according to faculty and students working in the field of […]

Shave it off

Dan McLaughlin ‘17 has hair shaved after donating over $900 to the cause. Photos by Hana Isihara ‘17 ______________________ Members of community go bald to raise money for St. Baldrick’s cancer research For members of the Lafayette community, Wednesday’s men’s basketball match against Holy Cross, provided a different experience from a typical weekday game. Inside […]

Pam Brewer retires

Pam Brewer tears up as she listens to Soulfedge perform “I Lived” by One Republic Photo Courtesy of Pam Brewer _________________________ College mentor leaves after 27 years She worked with five different Lafayette College presidents, but the first woman president in the college’s history will be her last, as Director of Student Leadership Pamela Brewer […]