Radio show ‘You are There! Natives Americans at the First Thanksgiving’ is a new take on the holiday’s origins

Lafayette theater students have been revolutionizing the meaning of theater all semester through a number of pre-recorded Zoom plays and even a musical. Now, they are delivering their message using only their voices through the radio show “You Are There! Native Americans at the first Thanksgiving.” The show premiered on Nov. 5 and is available […]

Being ‘obsessed in this moment’: Jenna Bond speaks on writing for television

It is easier to get into Harvard than to become an intelligent writer. At least that’s what television writer Jenna Bond told her virtual audience Tuesday night. Bond took her audience on a journey of what goes on behind the scenes of television production during the eighth event in this semester’s Closs Virtual Reading series. […]

Hear the voices behind the Queer Archives Project: Alumni share insight into project’s development

The Queer Archives Project (QAP) is a project designed to illuminate the college’s queer history by bringing to light stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ identifying alumni, faculty and staff. On Wednesday night, several people involved in the the QAP hosted a discussion over Zoom to discuss the journey behind this initiative. Panelists included Women, Gender […]

Julissa Calderon speaks on authenticity, representation in Hollywood

Actress Julissa Calderon has some advice for Lafayette students: own your identity. This past Wednesday, Calderon spoke to the college over Zoom as the keynote speaker event in this year’s Latinx Heritage Month. The talk was sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development and the Hispanic Society of Lafayette in association with the Latinx Heritage […]

Emily Raboteau discusses the role of literary writers in the fight against climate change

For author Emily Raboteau, the climate crisis is urgent—and literary writers have a place in the fight against it. This past Tuesday, Raboteau spoke to participants over Zoom and read an excerpt from her work as part of the fourth event in the Closs Virtual Reading Series. Raboteau is an author and a professor of creative […]

Irvin Weathersby discusses the power of art in a reading of his forthcoming book ‘In Open Contempt’

While many people find themselves amazed by the beauty of art and monuments, they may not take the time to truly understand the history or symbolism behind them. Author Irvin Weathersby’s forthcoming book, “In Open Contempt,” takes its readers on this journey of education and recognition. Weathersby, the Brooklyn-based author and professor, read an excerpt […]