Juniors, sophomores welcome poet at student competition reading

Distinguished poet and professor at Northampton Community College Javier Avila selected the poem “Aylan” by Emily Lugos ’20 as the winner of the Jean E. Corrie Poetry Competition Prize. A reading on Tuesday – part of the college’s Poetry Week – honored this distinction. Since 1989, the Jean E. Corrie Poetry Prize has recognized students’ talents’ in poetic […]

Environmental film series at SteelStacks: Documentaries highlight environmental issues

With Earth Day right around the corner, SteelStacks in Bethlehem is hosting a film series to raise awareness about environmental issues including climate change, food sustainability and species extinction. The Environmental Film Series, which is set to take place throughout the month of April, consists of four environmentally themed documentaries which incorporate entertainment, education and advocacy. According to the SteelStacks […]

New steakhouse ‘Oak’ to open downtown: Restaurant will neighbor Easton Public Market

Oak Steakhouse, a new restaurant to open sometime this spring on Northampton Street next to the Easton Public Market, will bring a new dining experience to downtown Easton, according to owner Mick Gjevukaj. Opening a steakhouse has been a long-term goal of Gjevukaj’s – who also owns River Grille and Ocean 235 – but the restaurant owner was waiting […]

Focus III: Exhibit examines portraiture in terms of subject

A photography exhibit on campus is bringing the Lafayette community a brief respite from selfies and Instagrams, and a return to more traditional portraiture. “Focus III: Photographer and Subjects” will be on display at the Williams Center for the Arts Grossman Gallery from Jan. 24 – Feb. 25. The exhibit was curated by Lafayette professors […]

Theater Department Brings in the holidays with Dr. Seuss

Hear that? It’s the Whos down in Whoville preparing for Christmas this weekend at the Lafayette College theater department’s performance of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The holiday show – written by Irv Spector, Bob Ogle and Theodor Geisel (otherwise known as Dr. Suess) – is based on the children book classic. The family friendly show features a cast […]

Archives uncovered, Engineering Honors Society documents added to College Archives

The contents of a dusty old storage closet may not be as intimidating as they first seem. At least that’s what Michael Bennett ’17, president of Lafayette’s chapter of the national Engineering Honors Society, Tau Beta Pi (TBP), realized last spring when he uncovered boxes of documents including TBP archives dating back to 1921. According […]

Lafayette maroon gets a little greener: College welcomes new director of sustainability, campus energy manager

After years of demand from the Lafayette community, including students and faculty alike, the college has welcomed its first director of sustainability. In September, it was announced that Marie Fechik-Kirk would fill the position and begin her work in November of this school year. On Wednesday, a welcome reception was held in the Clay Ketcham […]

Local theater rings in the holiday spirit: Don’t miss State Theater’s Christmas show

With Thanksgiving leftovers long gone and holiday music frequenting radio stations, it’s not too early to get in the holiday spirit. Take a break from final projects and studying for final exams by heading to downtown Easton’s State Theater for a showing of “Broadway Christmas Wonderland.” The family friendly plot follows Santa and his helpers […]

Songs of the Samurai: Music group Satori brings 14th century Japan to 21st century Easton

To take something old and make it new again, while preserving centuries old traditions, is the challenge faced by the Satori ensemble in their telling of traditional Japanese tales. As part of the William’s Center for the Arts Family Series, Satori performed “Shadows of the Samurai: Supernatural Tales of Old Japan” on Saturday. Satori was formed […]