‘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 […]

Williams Center for the Performing Arts renovations to modernize building’s space

Since its opening in 1983, the Williams Center for the Performing Arts has hosted countless performances, installations and classes. For the first time in over 30 years, the building is getting ready to debut its recent renovations, new technology and more efficient spaces. The building has received little to no modernization until this year. Both […]

Pursuing music with a message: new concert choir director Joy Hirokawa shares vision for choir

Joy Hirokawa concluded her first semester at Lafayette College by asking her class, “What is important to you…what do you want to make a statement about?” Hirokawa joined Lafayette College’s music department this semester as director of the school’s Concert Choir, and the choir had their first concert under her leadership last weekend. With a […]

Bergh Startup Accelerator winners GoPeer and CherryTree to expand their businesses this summer

A low-cost tutoring service and a program connecting consumers with local farmers have been selected as promising student-led start-ups at Lafayette. The Dyer Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently announced the winners of its Bergh Startup Accelerator Program—named for Chip Bergh ’79, the CEO of Levi Strauss. The program aims to support Lafayette students’ business […]

Shopping for a good cause: My Sister’s Closet in Bethlehem aims for environmental, social change

While the issue of clothing waste is daunting, local business My Sister’s Closet is not afraid of the challenge. “Nothing is going into a landfill from us,” said Michelle Orr, vice president of the company. The Office of Sustainability Studies, in partnership with Gateway Career Services, invited Orr to campus on Monday to speak on […]

Preview: An ‘organic approach’ to jazz: Moutin Factory Quintet and Kavita Shah discuss their musical background

The Moutin brothers, who played their first American concert in Pittsburgh 18 years ago, will be back in Pennsylvania this weekend to play at the college. “We are really happy to come and play for people at Lafayette College,” said Francois Moutin. The Moutin Factory Quintet, led by French twins, François and Louis Moutin, and Kavita Shah […]

Jean Corrie poetry prize winner discusses love, themes for poem ‘Bruises, Tongues, and a Funeral’

Emily Lugos ’20 is a first generation Mexican-American whose first language is English. Lugos explained that in her culture, many people will start with their first language as Spanish. Not fitting in with the norm, she said, she didn’t always feel like “a part of [her] culture.” The cultural disconnect left her stranded in a middle-ground […]

‘We still bleed the same color’: March Elementary School students perform, write, direct skits in honor of civil rights movement

Lafayette celebrated its seventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon with the help of young students from March Elementary School this past Monday. The skits, which were the focal point of the event, were all written, directed and acted by the young students in order to showcase their knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement. Students […]

International students in American education system: workshop aims to educate faculty members on inclusive teaching

More international students are enrolling into American colleges than ever before, according to the Power of International Education. As Lafayette follows this trend, there is a growing push to help professors make their classrooms as inclusive as possible. The Power of International Education’s data shows that 1,094,792 international students have enrolled in American colleges in […]

The International Student Association aims to enrich younger students’ understanding of other cultures

The college’s International Student Association (ISA) will be going to March Elementary School in Easton in order to educate 20 students on international cultures through a series of curated events. The event, called “March Around the World,” is part of a broader initiative by ISA to promote the importance of cultural awareness and a globalized […]

‘Activism Without Burning Out’ focuses on importance of mental health while fighting for change

Activism is centered on bringing about change for the greater good and fighting to end some injustice in society. Lofty goals are hard to reach and the road can be long to achieving these aims. This past Monday, the QuEST Office reminded Lafayette students to take care of themselves along the way. QuEST, an organization […]