A group of 8 Lafayette students hold up squash at LaFarm.

College’s first LaFarmapalooza to be held on Sunday

Students looking to get more deeply involved in the Easton community don’t need to venture too far off campus this weekend. On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Landis Center, LaFarm and the Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (SEES) are hosting the college’s first-ever LaFarmapalooza, a culmination of several volunteering initiatives. The […]

Grayce Walker ’22 looks ahead to third summer of research for the ABC Archives Project (AAP)

Deep in the archives of Skillman Library lie a multitude of documents illustrating the Black experience at Lafayette through the years. These documents are finally being utilized for the ongoing Association of Black Collegians Archives Project (AAP), led by Grayce Walker ’22. This summer, six students will join Walker on an eight-week research experience, locating […]

Marquis Players navigate COVID-related obstacles, prepare for in-person show next week

Choreographing any show is tough. Doing so through a Zoom screen is even tougher. This has been the most recent challenge for Margot Galopin ’22 as she choreographs the Marquis Players’ upcoming in-person production of “The Wedding Singer.” Galopin isn’t the only one carrying out her duties over Zoom. Almost the entire production team for […]

Interactive play ‘Black Feminist Video Game’ premieres next Thursday at the Williams Center

While the pandemic has taken away the joys of live theatre, Lafayette, like so many other institutions, has looked to supply a replacement. And at the intersection of live theatre and the digital world lies a unique and interactive viewing experience coming to students next week. From April 27 to April 30, the Williams Center […]

Grayson Thompson selfie

Grayson Thompson, intercultural development specialist, to leave at the end of the month

The Lafayette community will soon be saying goodbye to Grayson Thompson, Assistant Director of Intercultural Development and Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Programs, as he leaves the position at the end of the month. Thompson, who started working at the college in Fall 2018, has helped to foster an environment of inclusion during his time […]

Sarah Blitz smiling outside. She is wearing a lab coat and a stethoscope.

Lafayette alumni from the class of 2020 reflect on entering the medical field during a pandemic

Morena Koorie ’20 processes COVID-19 tests at the Easton Campus of St. Luke’s Hospital, where she started working in January. And although she and many of her colleagues have been vaccinated, Koorie still comes in direct contact with COVID-19 samples, which means she has to be extra careful. “You go home and everything gets bleached […]

Religion at Lafayette: How students continue to worship and celebrate amidst a pandemic

For many of the religious organizations on campus, religious practice looks different this semester than ever before. And with multiple religious holidays just around the corner, many of these organizations have been planning carefully to ensure that their practices fit within the bounds of COVID-19 guidelines set by the college while still maintaining a vital […]

Shirley Liu ’23 wins Jean Corrie Poetry Prize with poem ‘黄,’ an exploration of internalized colorism and identity

Branching off from their typical prose writing, Shirley Liu ‘23 took up poetry to explore societal issues and deconstruct personal biases in everyday life. Their poem, “黄”, translated in English as “Yellow,” was awarded the Jean Corrie Poetry Prize for its exploration of cultural identity.  Held under the auspices of the Academy of American Poets, […]

Kaitlyn Ahern '23 sitting with her hands folded on top of a desk.

Student Activist Spotlight: Kaitlyn Ahern ’23 discusses activism, from social media to senate campaigns

This past fall, Kaitlyn Ahern ’23 contributed to the Jon Ossoff for Senate campaign. But her activist work started long before then. Growing up in Scranton Pennsylvania, located a few miles from one of the largest landfills in the United States, Ahern explained that she felt confused and abandoned by the passivity of local politicians […]

‘We want to keep the conversation going’: Second annual Native American Heritage Week aims to raise awareness for Indigenous groups

Unbeknownst to many Lafayette students, Easton and the surrounding area were once home to the Lenni Lenape people. To educate students on the city’s Indigenous background, the college is currently holding its second annual Native American Heritage Week (NAHW), held purposely in November, which is Native American Heritage Month. This year, the week’s events were […]

‘A justice that challenges anthropocentrism’: Harlan Weaver speaks on antagonization of the pitbull

“In the catalogue they go for men As hounds, and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, all by the name of dogs… That writes them alike—and so of men—”  Harlan Weaver, professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies at Kansas State University, used this Shakespearean quote adapted from Edward Long to explain the antagonization of “America’s Most Wanted” […]