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 […]

‘The implications that science can have’: faculty panel explores relationship between queerness and STEM

The Office of Gender & Sexuality Programs ended their celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month with a faculty panel this past Wednesday that explored the deeper relationship STEM has with identity.  “Queer Inclusion & STEM: A Faculty Panel”, organized by Grayson Thompson, Associate Director of the Office of Gender & Sexuality, was led by Women’s, Gender […]

‘I was struck by the loss’: Refugee Action uses virtual reality to present refugee stories in a ‘new light’

Virtual reality (VR) can be utilized in many creative ways, and Refugee Action was able to use this new technology this past Wednesday to share the New York Times mini-documentary “The Displaced” to foster a larger discussion about the global refugee crisis. “The Displaced” follows three children from Syria, Ukraine and South Sudan, respectively, who […]

Vampires beware, Garlic Fest is here: this weekend’s annual festival to provide food, live music

Garlic Fest, a two-day festival full of “amazing chefs,” live cooking competitions and music, is one of Easton’s most popular annual events, and the city is preparing for its downtown take-over this weekend. More than 90 food and merchandising vendors will crowd around Centre Square to showcase the pungent flavors of garlic. Local restaurants and […]

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn to perform at the college this Friday

Jazzmeia Horn, a Grammy-nominated, Texas-native New Yorker, will bring her renowned jazz vocals to campus this Friday. Compared to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter, Horn’s once-in-a-generation music will ring in the college’s annual performance series that runs throughout the year. Hollis Ashby, artistic and executive director of the performance series, was impressed […]