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OUT Lafayette establishes a place for LGBTQ students and allies to feel safe

Kayla Massi ‘23 and Meredith McGee ‘23, the president and vice president of OUT Lafayette respectively, believe in the importance of fostering a safe and inclusive environment where queer students and allies can come together to learn and socialize. While there are already two campus organizations that are focused on creating a space for LGBTQ […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Tyler Cook ‘21 discusses Dear Lafayette, ABC and the importance of community organizing during a tumultuous period

For Tyler Cook ’21, growing up in West Philadelphia meant constant exposure to the realities of discrimination and structural violence. “I was forced to learn at any early age the way that people like myself have to navigate through different types of oppression,” Cook explained.  These experiences meant that Cook was always learning and absorbing […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Erika Nally ‘22 discusses abstract art as a therapeutic outlet during the pandemic

Erika Nally ’22 might have entered Lafayette as an engineering student—but she quickly realized that something greater was missing from her life. That something was art. “I actually switched over completely to studio art as my major,” she said. “The space I’ve been given here is a great opportunity to continue from where I left […]

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Kimberly Manalang ’21 and Shirley Liu ’23 on the implementation and importance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month has been celebrated in many communities since the 1970s, but this year is the first time that it will officially be celebrated at the college. And organizers want to make sure it will leave a lasting impact beyond just the month of May. As the daughter of […]

Student activist spotlight: Savanna Touré ‘21 talks Dear Lafayette, mutual aid and the future for students of color on campus

Ever since she can remember, Savanna Touré ‘21 has felt closely connected to activism.   At the college, this meant diving head first into causes to benefit students of color and members of the surrounding community—and making space for herself where there was none previously. Touré first attempted to make change by joining existing organizations on […]

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Henry Hinchey ’20 and Tedi Beemer ’20 talk Fulbright program and future plans

Last year, the college was honored as a top-producing institution of Fulbright students, with six students receiving a grant and three being named as alternates. While the pandemic has changed the face of international travel, these students have not let it completely deter their plans for travel and education. The Fulbright U.S. student program offers […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Sarah Frankel ‘21 on directing plays, connecting castmates and artistic resilience in the time of COVID-19

For Sarah Frankel ’21, theater is a passion as well as a way to connect with others—even in a virtual world. As a student of the theater for over 10 years and a participant in 30 different productions, Frankel has spent much of her time at the college exploring her interests in writing and directing […]

‘An evolving situation’: Spring and the future of studying abroad

Studying abroad has long been a staple of the college experience for many students. In a normal year, Lafayette offers dozens of options to study abroad across six continents. But with international travel restrictions and program closures around the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, opportunities to study away from campus have been limited. This […]

Review: ‘Impossible not to sing along’: ‘Emma: A Pop Musical’ is captivating

Lafayette’s virtual adaptation of “Emma: A Pop Musical,” based on Jane Austen’s popular novel, “Emma,” rises above the challenges of the online forum to deliver a fun, energetic performance that leaves the audience smiling and humming its catchy tunes long after the final curtain call. The play, directed by theater professor Mary Jo Lodge, features […]

Lucy Moeller ’21 and Annie Krege ’23 explain the ins and outs of starting an Etsy shop for a cause

Juggling a full college schedule can be a difficult task, but some crafty students have taken up an entrepreneurial hobby on the side: running an Etsy shop. Lucy Moeller ’21 has been running a clothing and jewelry business called Lucy’s Trinkets and Treasures since April 2020. Like many people around the country, she was inspired […]

Williams Center’s Virtual Performance Series kicks off with an examination of artists Klimt and Schiele, through film

Many people believe that art has the ability to transcend time and space to bring people together in impactful ways. In this time of separation, the college’s virtual Performance Series is working to achieve just that, even from a virtual setting. This past Sunday, the Williams Center for the Arts kicked off this semester’s virtual […]