Saeed Malami ’20 wins national forensics championship, first Interstate Oratorical Association Championship

Saeed Malami ‘20 won the national championship in persuasive speaking at the Interstate Oratorical Association Championship (IOA) in West Chester, Pa., through the Lafayette Forensics Society. Malami also competed in the National Speech Championship from March 23 to 24 where he placed fourth in Persuasion, and at the National Forensics Association (NFA) from April 17 to […]

Spencer Reynolds ’19 connects independent studies through fixation with human figure

Time management has been key for Spencer Reynolds ’19, an art and mechanical engineering double major who is also on the college’s club crew team. This semester, Reynolds is doing independent studies in both the engineering and art departments. He completed his senior capstone project in art at the end of the fall semester. For his […]

Pursuing music with a message: new concert choir director Joy Hirokawa shares vision for choir

Joy Hirokawa concluded her first semester at Lafayette College by asking her class, “What is important to you…what do you want to make a statement about?” Hirokawa joined Lafayette College’s music department this semester as director of the school’s Concert Choir, and the choir had their first concert under her leadership last weekend. With a […]

‘Gem of the geology department’: Department secretary known as ‘Geo-mom’ pursues college degree

Rohana Meyerson is in pursuit of a geology degree at Lafayette, while also being the department’s secretary. She is in charge of budgets, preparing for brown bag seminars, making sure food is delivered and anything else that may need to be done. Meanwhile, she has taken eight classes in the geology department since 2014, and […]

Netflix Review: Uninspiring and unoriginal, ‘The Perfect Date’ rehashes Netflix’s familiar formula

Netflix sure loves soppy teen romance. “The Perfect Date,” starring Noah Centineo of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” Laura Marano of “Austin and Ally,” and Camilla Mendes of “Riverdale,” combines young Hollywood’s recognizable faces into a plain, unoriginal film about teenage drama. Playing on Hollywood classism tropes, Brooks Rattigan, Noah Centineo, is from a […]

Movie Review: With signature humor and shocking twists, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ meets high expectations

Eleven years ago, comic fans, film enthusiasts, and superhero fanatics walked out of the 2008 movie “Iron Man” with generally positive reviews. Little did they know, the B-List superhero film would become the beginning of over a decade of successful and beloved movies—leading up to 2019’s three-hour cinematic culmination “Avengers: Endgame.” At risk of giving […]

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 […]

Bergh Startup Accelerator winners GoPeer and CherryTree to expand their businesses this summer

A low-cost tutoring service and a program connecting consumers with local farmers have been selected as promising student-led start-ups at Lafayette. The Dyer Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently announced the winners of its Bergh Startup Accelerator Program—named for Chip Bergh ’79, the CEO of Levi Strauss. The program aims to support Lafayette students’ business […]

Alex Homsi ’19 and Becca Adelman ’19 win regional Startup Competition Pitch, hope to ‘keep working on’ business post-grad

From being in a marketing class together to winning a regional startup competition pitch in the Lehigh Valley, Alex Homsi ‘19 and Becca Adelman ‘19 have come a long way together. The pair won $2,000 at the Ben Franklin Institute last week, where they presented their entrepreneurial idea. They competed against students from different colleges […]