Sickness through the centuries: How Lafayette handled outbreaks from the Spanish flu to the swine flu

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from the first outbreak that Lafayette has faced throughout its history. How the College and the Lehigh Valley handled this pandemic and all pandemics past has been recorded and archived by both the College Archivist, Elaine Stomber, and the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, headquartered on Northampton Street. From […]

Grayce Walker ’22 looks ahead to third summer of research for the ABC Archives Project (AAP)

Deep in the archives of Skillman Library lie a multitude of documents illustrating the Black experience at Lafayette through the years. These documents are finally being utilized for the ongoing Association of Black Collegians Archives Project (AAP), led by Grayce Walker ’22. This summer, six students will join Walker on an eight-week research experience, locating […]

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 […]

New interfaith podcast ‘Colton Corner’ connects faith and academia

Talking about religion at college can feel taboo—but Morgan Limmer ’21 and Lisa Green ’24 want to change that. Limmer and Green, the college’s current and incoming interfaith fellows respectively, started their new podcast, “Colton Corner,” last month. In this podcast, which can be accessed on Spotify, they interview individual students and faculty members about […]

Henry Hipp smiling in front of buildings on a sunny day.

Henry Hipp ’22 and Kara-Lyn Moran ’22 share their experiences studying abroad in Copenhagen during the pandemic

Few Americans get to see Copenhagen, Denmark when it is free of tourists. Henry Hipp ’22 and Kara-Lyn Moran ’22 have found this to be an unexpected perk of studying abroad during the pandemic. “[Denmark] just opened the borders up to Americans and I, with my other classmates, we are the only Americans in Denmark, […]

‘We all have music in common’: MAFia is a unique community for relaxation and music appreciation

Music Appreciation Floor (is awesome), or MAFia, is more than just a living space for its residents. “I love that it really feels like a family… I love that we’re such a diverse group as far as majors and interests… but we all have music in common,” said Emma Hartman ‘23, events coordinator for MAFia. “MAFia […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Tyler Cook ‘21 discusses Dear Lafayette, ABC and the importance of community organizing during a tumultuous period

For Tyler Cook ’21, growing up in West Philadelphia meant constant exposure to the realities of discrimination and structural violence. “I was forced to learn at any early age the way that people like myself have to navigate through different types of oppression,” Cook explained.  These experiences meant that Cook was always learning and absorbing […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Erika Nally ‘22 discusses abstract art as a therapeutic outlet during the pandemic

Erika Nally ’22 might have entered Lafayette as an engineering student—but she quickly realized that something greater was missing from her life. That something was art. “I actually switched over completely to studio art as my major,” she said. “The space I’ve been given here is a great opportunity to continue from where I left […]

‘This is not something that ends here’: College hosts screening of mental health documentary ‘Lift the Mask’

Zach Whitney ’21 is both a neuroscience major at the college and a junior board member of the Quell Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting people living with mental illnesses and erasing stigma around mental health. On Wednesday, his worlds collided when he brought the Quell Foundation’s recent documentary “Lift the Mask” to campus in […]

Activist Helen Zia discusses discrimination and justice during Asian American Pacific Islander Awareness Month

For author and activist Helen Zia, education is the most important tool to heal a divided American society. This past Monday, Zia spoke at the college as part of a set of events as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Awareness Month. The event, entitled “A Racialized Pandemic,” was moderated by AAPI Awareness Month board members […]

The album cover of the PASA podcast.

‘THE PASA PODCAST’ explores Greek life, institutional betrayal and next steps for sexual assault on campus

When Greta Kullby ’21 was a first-year student, Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) had only just been formed. Now, Kullby is one of the two peer educators responsible for “THE PASA PODCAST,” a three episode podcast inaugurated in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). “I feel like PASA’s just come such a long way,” […]

Four students on a Zoom call

Student Government approves four new student groups, ending the semester on a high note

With the semester coming to an end soon, students are already making plans for next year’s activities. Student Government recently approved four new student groups whose interests include mental health, sports analytics, table tennis and geology. The names of the new clubs are Active Minds, Sports Analysts of Lafayette, Lafayette College Club Table Tennis and […]