‘We are all interconnected’: Lafayette Mutual Aid aims to support BIPOC students and community members

Lafayette Mutual Aid (LMA) is a student-led movement with two aims: to provide direct assistance to Black and Indigenous students and Lehigh Valley residents, and to shift the ideology of giving toward the direct and immediate assistance of fellow community members. Established by Savanna Toure ’21 and Natalie Beckford ’24 last fall, LMA is a […]

Speech and Debate team dives into virtual season with OCHOIE tournament

The Speech and Debate team began their competition season this weekend, showing off their quick communication abilities—and their ability to do so virtually. The college’s presence in the national debate circuit has had a profound resurgence over the past four years, ushering in more resources and national recognition for the relatively small team. The team’s […]

Professor Mary Armstrong speaks on the ‘persistence of bias’ in STEM

“What would it mean to say that many aspects of science, technology, and engineering are inherently biased?” Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and English professor Mary Armstrong asked her audience over Zoom.  Armstrong addressed this open-ended question in her talk this past Tuesday, entitled, “Gendered by Design: The Secret Life of Things”. Armstrong began […]

Cosmic Cup closes its doors after 15 years on College Hill

Beloved March Street coffee shop, Cosmic Cup, is closing permanently in the wake of COVID-19 and the college’s expansion plan. According to a statement on the Monocacy Coffee Co. website, “Complications regarding COVID-19, as well as planned phase 2 expansion of Lafayette College’s campus have brought [Cosmic Cup] to an unfortunate impasse, and planned demolition […]

Jim Sanborn’s exhibition ‘Looted?’ explores authenticity and forged antiquity through Cambodian artwork

Jim Sanborn is a sculptor with a keen interest in science, art and forcing people to think. His exhibition “Looted?” is currently on display in the Williams Center for the Arts. “Looted?” is Sanborn’s study on the world of forged antiques, which have been penetrating the art market at high frequency over the past years.  […]

Integrating engineering and the arts: A look at the robots of ‘Heddatron’

“Heddatron”, the college’s current theater production, features a number of talented actors. Alongside them, audience members will find it hard not to notice five robots, built by mechanical engineering professor Jeffrey Helm. The play explores grief through the eyes of a young girl, Nugget, with the help of the robots and a performance of the […]

A new angle on love: Satbir Malhi discusses romantic advice through mathematical equations

Satbir Malhi, a visiting assistant professor at Franklin and Marshall College, gave the Lafayette community love advice this past Wednesday – through the means of differential calculus. He began his talk, titled “Romance and Chaos in Love Affairs with Differential Calculus,” by examining the story of Romeo and Juliet as the reference point for all […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Remziye Erdogan ’20 discusses integration of engineering and art

Mechanical engineering and studio art may seem like an unlikely pairing – but for Remziye Erdogan ’20, the duo is natural, and even beneficial. Erdogan, a dual art and mechanical engineering major, has spent her time on campus developing her interest in both disciplines, allowing her to further hone in on her style and expand […]

Long-standing competition and ‘absurd’ traditions: a history of Lafayette-Lehigh rivalry

“We knew so little of the game that only one man had [cleats] on his shoes and the rest of us slid over the worn grass as though we were on roller-skates,” recalled Lehigh football player Richard Harding Davis following the first ever game played between Lafayette College and Lehigh University in 1884. Lafayette won,  […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Calvin Sharp ‘21 creates new music club, aims to establish permanent space for student artists

An affinity for melody and rhythm has guided Calvin Sharp’s life since a young age, and he has spent his years at Lafayette making this love for music and performance tangible for the broader college community.  “I’ve always played music. I really liked it when I was a little kid, so I wanted to play […]

Student Artist Spotlight: From taking an art course ‘on a whim’ to majoring in it: Tori Schoen ’20 hopes to continue her work post-grad

Studying the art of printmaking has always been the fate of Tori Schoen ’20, she just didn’t know it until her first-year at Lafayette. Since discovering her love for art and printmaking, Schoen uses the art form to express her “free flowing” artistic style. Schoen, who has been interested in art since a young age, […]

Preview: Renowned ensemble, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, performs tonight at Williams Center for the Arts

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is “widely considered the most accomplished ensemble of players in the world, on any stage,” according to director of the college’s performance series, Hollis Ashby. The ensemble will be led by the prolific instrumentalist and composer Wynton Marsalis and is comprised of fifteen of the best names in modern day […]