CJ Silverman wins two-hour playwriting exhibition with his play ‘The Haunting of Halloween 2020’

CJ Silverman ‘22 won the Alpha Psi Omega (APO) Theatre Honor Society’s Two-Hour Playwriting Exhibition last Thursday with his short play, “The Haunting of Halloween 2020.” “I came up with it moments before I had to introduce the play,” Silverman said of the overtly on-the-nose title, laughing. “Give me another two hours to come up […]

Brian Hutchison ’93 discusses recent movie ‘The Boys in the Band’ and life as an actor

From College Hill to Broadway to Netflix and beyond, actor Brian Hutchison ’93 has come a long way since his days in Easton. Hutchison helped the college celebrate their Homecoming Week this past Monday by chatting with the Lafayette community about his most recent project, “The Boys in the Band.” The 2020 Netflix movie is an […]

MacKnight Black Poetry Competition winner KeeShawn Murphy ’20 explains the inspiration for her poem, ‘Firefly’

KeeShawn Murphy ’20 is, in her words, “naturally attracted to spoken word and poetry.” This year, that attraction paid off as she won the college’s MacKnight Black Poetry Competition. The MacKnight Black Poetry Competition is an annual contest for college seniors. The competition’s namesake honors MacKnight Black, an American poet and 1916 graduate of Lafayette College. […]

‘The Voice’ winner Javier Colon performs virtual coffeehouse concert

In a virtual coffeehouse concert concert held over Zoom Wednesday night, students gathered remotely to listen to Javier Colon perform a number of both original and cover songs. Although it was probably quite different from any concert venue he has performed in, Colon consistently interacted with his audience by thanking individuals by name, accepting audience […]

‘Rapped in Black’ library exhibition celebrates conception of minority student recruitment program, advocates discuss work to be done

“Black students at Lafayette need more Black students to fill out our community,” wrote James R. Hairston ’71, the former social chairman of the Association of Black Collegians (ABC) and one of the first black students to attend Lafayette College. “We need more Black students so that the Black experience is not lost but shared […]

Visiting artists discuss upcoming collaborative project, plans for time at Lafayette

Artists Chloe Bass and Glenn Goldberg have differing artistic backgrounds, but they share a common desire for intimacy in artwork, a concept which they will explore in their time at the college. Bass and Goldberg are the latest to visit the college for the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI), a professional printshop that invites artists from […]

Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Violinist Vadim Gluzman to perform at college this Saturday

For Jim Wilson, cellist and artistic director of the Grammy award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, hearing an orchestra perform live is like seeing a Monet painting in person as opposed to in print. This weekend, the Lafayette and Easton communities will have the opportunity to experience Wilson’s own orchestra perform live. The distinguished chamber orchestra will […]

The cultural and political powers assigned to texts: Exhibit explores banned literature in China

The banning of literature is a topic that has long been discussed by intellectuals and the general public. When books are forbidden, it begs the question: what justifies such censorship? “But who does not know of literature banned because it is interrogative; discredited because it is critical; erased because alternate?” renowned novelist Toni Morrison asked […]

Lafayette joins the fight against invasive spotted lanternfly species

Hordes of spotted lanternflies have been swarming across the eastern half of Pennsylvania, and Lafayette’s campus lies right in their path. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper species native to China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. According to NPR, it likely made its way to Pennsylvania by hitching a trans-Pacific ride on a shipping container. The […]

‘The existence of fierce’ Amazonian women: Lisa Leet discusses female warrior motif throughout history

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Amazon?” Rainforests? Online shopping? Wonder Woman? Lise Leet, a professor of French and francophone studies at Franklin & Marshall College, would likely think of Camilla, the fierce Amazon warrior maiden described in Virgil’s “Aeneid” (19 BC). On Wednesday, Leet explained this connection in […]