‘Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick’: Brian Baumgartner shares insight on ‘The Office’

Lucky for us, today is Friday. Which makes it Kevin’s favorite day because: “at least once a year, I like to bring in some of my Kevin’s Famous Chili…It’s the thing I do best.” This is one of Kevin’s most famous quotes, which was aired in the fifth season of “The Office,” on the “Casual […]

KeeShawn Murphy ’20 explores ‘claustrophobic’ relationship between mother and daughter in winning story, ‘A Mother’s Suicide Note’

KeeShawn Murphy ’20 was this year’s Flash Fiction Contest winner for her story “A Mother’s Suicide,” which is a series of instructions left to girl by their mother. Below is the award-winning story:  Sit like a lady. Say your prayers. Always make the right decision. Never change the calendar before the new year starts. Use […]

Wag hello to the new dogs, Frankie and Woodford join the Lafayette community

With Woodford’s “chill” vibes and Frankie’s “very high energy,” the Dog House is about to embark on a fun and interesting journey for the rest of this academic year. Although their personalities may differ, this does not stop the pups from getting along and being friends, according to Dog House residents Erica Luing ‘20, Quinn […]

Activist, poet Bayadir Mohamed-Osman reclaims narrative through spoken word, aims to educate through performance tomorrow

“The reality is, I’m not allowed to feel fear on a plane. I am what will cause the fear. I don’t have the privilege to have anxiety,” Bayadir Mohamed-Osman said in her spoken word poem. “The privilege that I get is everyone on the plane will know I am on the plane.”  Mohamed-Osman’s spoken word […]

Tour guides leave program following feelings of pressure to share inauthentic experiences: The challenges facing tour guides of color

Tour guides are one of the key bridges between prospective students and the Lafayette College experience. But what if your experience isn’t relatable to the majority of prospective students? For several former tour guides who joined the program with the goal of sharing their experiences with a more diverse population of prospective students, appealing to a […]

Jeff Acopian ’75 creates the RolleyPulley, a new ‘3-dimensional’ game

While Jeff Acopian ’75 has focused on technology in the decades following his graduation from Lafayette, his newest invention takes a slightly different direction, in the form of an interactive game called the RolleyPulley. Being physically active has been an important part of Acopian’s life, especially during his time living in Japan where he practiced […]

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program changes name, provides more inclusive curriculum

The Women’s and Gender Studies program has changed its name to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). The change, while seemingly small, is “really a question of representation,” program chair Mary Armstrong said.  “Sexuality in its broadest sense [has] always been part of women’s studies,” she said, adding that issues of gender and sexuality are […]

Lafayette’s long-time custodian Joe Swarctz self-publishes children’s comic book series

What happens when three friendly, clumsy and lovable monsters just want to go out trick-or-treating and enjoy Halloween night as much as humans do? That is the question that Joe Swarctz and Ralph Greco Jr. post on the third issue of their children’s book series “The Misadventures of Echo City Capers.”  The main characters in […]

Professor and historian Dr. Nitzan Lebovic discusses ways in which the Holocaust is remembered

“The Holocaust was not only about erasing the physical bodies of Jewish people, but erasing the memories and complete existence of Jewish people and culture,” said Lehigh University history Professor and historian Dr. Nitzan Lebovic. He explained during his talk entitled “Why does the Holocaust matter now?” that this is an important distinction that needs […]

The Marquis Players’ fundraising total reaches $6,636: proceeds to be donated

The Marquis Players have raised $6,636 for charity this year, which is the most they have in a decade, according to the student-led theatre organization’s leadership. This fundraising total was made possible through fundraising events and ticket sales to the group’s recent performances of “Heathers: the Musical,” according to Vice President Anna Levy ’19. The group’s fundraising […]