Savanna Toure ’21 becomes first Lafayette student to win Truman Scholarship

Savanna Toure’s goals of studying medicine and doing biomedical research after Lafayette are now even more attainable after receiving both the Goldwater Scholarship and Truman Scholarship, two notable and selective awards given out at the national level. Toure ’21 is the first student at Lafayette to receive the Truman Scholarship. Toure admitted she was not […]

Uniting remotely against Sexual Assault: PASA to hold series of virtual events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) since 2001. Despite not being on campus this year, Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) plans to recognize the importance of this month and what it represents with the entire campus community, if not a larger one, through a series of virtual, month-long events. PASA has […]

Kenzie Corbin ’18 supports homeless populations amid pandemic, gives insight into current medical field

As a first-year medical student, Kenzie Corbin ‘18 may not have the skills to save lives in a hospital setting yet, but she has still found ways to help her Michigan community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Corbin, who won the  Pepper Prize in 2018, is currently attending the University of Michigan Medical School. In her […]

Despite incomplete utilization of fantastical world, ‘Onward’ captivates with heartfelt characterization and ‘brilliant ending’

Much like its title, “Onward” is a film that gets better as its story progresses forward. The movie’s first 15 minutes set up its world, and the characters are rather dull and uninspired. However, once the plot essentials are set and the journey gets started, the mystery becomes captivating enough to keep the viewer in […]

Newman Association hosts performance of ‘Godspell’ to celebrate Lenten season

While Lent began on February 26, students at the college were able to celebrate this past Tuesday with the viewing of the theological musical “Godspell.” This past Tuesday, the Newman Association welcomed the Lehigh Valley-based theater troupe Sing for America to perform this musical production. The show was purposely timed with the beginning of the […]

Jim Sanborn’s exhibition ‘Looted?’ explores authenticity and forged antiquity through Cambodian artwork

Jim Sanborn is a sculptor with a keen interest in science, art and forcing people to think. His exhibition “Looted?” is currently on display in the Williams Center for the Arts. “Looted?” is Sanborn’s study on the world of forged antiques, which have been penetrating the art market at high frequency over the past years.  […]

‘Little ways to put a smile on someone’s face’: Lafayette Happiness Project hosts week-long series of uplifting events

In honor of International Day of Happiness, the Lafayette Happiness Project hosted a series of events to spread joy and positivity across campus this past week.  The goal of the newly-formed Lafayette Happiness Project, according to president of the club Taylor Stone ‘22, is to “[spread] random acts of kindness, [get] students to come together, […]

Grammy-nominated jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco to perform at the college tomorrow

Four time Grammy-nominated jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco joined Miles Davis and his band for a tour across Europe when he was just 17 years old, and he has recorded with artists including Van Morrison, Grover Washington Jr. and Ray Charles. Tomorrow, DeFrancesco, known for playing the organ, trumpet, and saxophone, will be performing with his […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Empowerment through music: Emily Emick ’20 reflects on singing, conducting experiences

For Emily Emick ’20, music is a way to express herself. And the lessons she has learned through her experiences singing and conducting at the college have not only expressed her genuine love for classical music – they have given her an opportunity to find her place as a leader. A classically trained soprano, Emick […]