Students gathered under a string of lanterns. There are red tables around them.

The Mid-Autumn Festival brings fun, cultural immersion and plenty of mooncakes to campus

Students from many cultural backgrounds gathered in front of Farinon on Tuesday to celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival. Observed on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 21 this year. It is an annual festival of harvest observed in several countries across East and Southeast […]

A group of 9 students fill out tags as a part of the Hostile Terrain 94 project.

Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition comes to Lafayette, highlighting the plight of migrants

A single tag can tell a migrant’s story. Hostile Terrain 94 is a nationwide exhibition project composed of 3,400 handwritten toe tags. Each tag includes the name (if known), sex, age, cause of death, condition of body and location of a migrant who lost their life trying to cross the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. […]

Students sitting and eating at the tables outside of Upper Farinon.

Aspects of Dining Services changed permanently in the post-pandemic world

As the college transitions to an in-person semester, dining halls return to normal capacity with a few challenges and changes along the way. Most dining locations on campus have been restored to pre-pandemic aesthetics and operations. According to Bon Appétit General Manager Christopher Brown, all venues will be open this fall with the option of […]

Actor Esther Chae speaks on Asian American representation in Hollywood

Representation is not just about bodies and faces. For actor Esther Chae, representation includes showing all the “nuanced gradations of dimensionality” of characters that are often only viewed as cultural archetypes. This past Monday, Chae, an award-winning Korean American actress, playwright, educator and speaker, shared her insights and experiences regarding representation in Hollywood with the […]

Talk on sustainability literacy underscores need for more sustainability courses at Lafayette

Alongside their many recent efforts promoting sustainability on campus, the Office of Sustainability has aimed their sights on another area of improvement: sustainability education. This past Wednesday, faculty and students joined the Office of Sustainability in a virtual event where presenters shared research on how sustainability education can be integrated into curricular and co-curricular opportunities […]

Increased demand, decreased support: A look at the Whole Life Center food pantry’s work and response to COVID-19

It has been a tough year for local businesses. But what about businesses whose sole purpose is to serve others? The nearby Whole Life Center food pantry, which is supported by many Lafayette students each semester, has been working overtime to help the Easton community through the pandemic. And they could use more help. Founded […]

Gwen Goldman standing in front of a background full of colorful lines.

Student Artist Spotlight: Artist Gwen Goldman ’21 speaks on her intersecting passions of art and science

For Gwen Goldman ’21, the personal nature and humanism of art is what makes it so beautiful and special. The art and biology double major has always been “an artsy kid,” she said. But she didn’t take her first official art class until her freshman year in college, when she took Introduction to Drawing with […]

Lauren Klein holding her chin up with her hand against a gray background.

Lauren Klein explores the dynamics between data science and hierarchy in her new book, ‘Data Feminism’

As data becomes an omnipotent force to be used by governments and corporations, the question of who this data benefits has become ever more important. This interaction between data, power and intersectional feminism is the theme of Lauren Klein’s new book “Data Feminism.”  This Monday over Zoom, Klein shared thoughts and insights from “Data Feminism,” […]

Artist Rebecca Kamen discusses awakening scientific discovery through art

To artist and professor Rebecca Kamen, artwork can be a visual representation of scientific research and an attempt to capture its inner beauty. This past Wednesday, Kamen shared her insights on how the arts and creativity in general can enhance innovation and our understanding of science. The talk was presented to a virtual audience consisting […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Jane Fergusson ’21 draws artistic influence from math and mathematical influence from art

Art may not come to mind as the most immediate form of expression for math students, but for Jane Fergusson ’21, both seamlessly blend together. Fergusson said that she developed an affinity for art at a very young age. As a preschooler, she said she remembers a day where she started drawing a black-eyed Susan […]

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. […]