Student Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Arrington showcased plays, shares passion for the art of theatre

Jonathan Arrington ’21 was first introduced to playwriting at an early age as a creative outlet. “I always would write plays when I was younger, but I would never take them seriously,” he said. As a first-year student at Lafayette, Arrington’s play “Casting Call” won the 10-minute play competition out of a diverse pool of […]

‘Works of art that use the form of the book’: Skillman Library Special Collections showcases three-dimensional works of art

Pamela Murray curated an exhibition in Skillman Library composed of a continuous folder sheet of paper in a zig-zag style, “similar to that of the air bellows of a concertina or accordion,” she said.  The exhibition got its name “FOLD” due to the “zig-zag” style of the exhibition, according to Murray, the Rare Books Cataloger and […]

Open-mic tonight to focus on issues of mental health, advocate and poet Sierra Demulder to visit

Tonight, LiveWell and Lafayette Activities Forum (L.A.F.) will aim to lessen the stigma around mental health, increase positivity and warm hearts with the coffeehouse open-mic night they’re hosting. Students will perform for the first hour before poet Sierra Demulder, who has been invited to speak, will close out the event with her own performance. According […]

Though an expert in engineering, David Mante indulges in fiction

Civil and environmental engineering professor David Mante remembers breaking objects and fixing them at a young age, which is where his interest in engineering sparked. In fact, among his favorite books is “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14).” However, Mante said his interests do not lie in engineering alone—he has always had an affinity […]

Combining art and science: Bio Artist Suzanne Anker speaks on importance of her field

Bio Art is an international trend that has grown increasingly popular over recent years. Since first appearing in the late 90s, it has migrated throughout countries, including Singapore, Australia, UK, the Netherlands and Canada, before finally making its way into the curriculum of art schools across America, according to Suzanne Anker. “[Bio Art] is a […]

Netflix Review: Geared toward a younger audience, “Alexa & Katie” takes on serious themes surrounding illness

“Alexa & Katie” is a brand new Netflix original sitcom. The show features the two eponymous best friends–impulsive, adventurous Alexa and her polar-opposite, the rule-abiding Katie–as they tackle the start of high school. But there’s just one catch: Alexa has cancer. The show follows Alexa’s first few weeks in high school as she deals with […]