The lives of ancient women come back to life through dance

World-renowned dancer and choreographer Pascal Rioult brought to Lafayette his performance of “Women on the Edge,” an act that brings to the forefront the often-forgotten voices of women. The performance is not simply an ancient narrative, but one that is common to women throughout history, according to Rioult. He tells this story through modern dance but […]

Black Panther goes beyond high expectations and does not disappoint

“Black Panther” went beyond the already immensely high expectations I had and delivers as a powerful character piece with important messages in a thrilling package. “Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa the Black Panther and King of Wakanda, as well as Michael B Jordan as Erik Killmonger, a mysterious outsider with a grudge against […]

Heartfelt remake of “Queer Eye” embraces “the politically charged moments”

The success of Netflix’s remake of “Queer Eye” has shown that their endeavor into reality TV has paid off. Netflix’s “Queer Eye” is heartfelt, genuinely funny and binge-able, which are sought-after qualities in reality TV. “Queer Eye” is a reality TV show that wants “to turn the Red States pink–one makeover at a time,” While […]

“Disgraced” highlights the complexity of Muslim identities in America

“Disgraced” is charged with the complexity of being Muslim identified in America. The play explores topics like interracial marriage, gender roles, loss of one’s own identity, racial profiling of Muslims and people of color, the appropriation of Muslim culture and art by white Americans and contains discussions of 9/11. “Disgraced” will be shown at Weiss […]

Why do we deny the humanities of others? Exhibition questions viewer’s “perceptions about history, identity and voice”

“It is a terrible, an inexorable law that one cannot deny the humanity of another without diminishing one’s own,” writer and activist James Baldwin once said. His quote inspired the Rare Books Cataloger Pam Murray and Director of Special Collections Diane Shaw to name her exhibition “The Humanity of Another,” displayed at the Lass Gallery, […]

Black history at Lafayette is rich, but goals to achieve more diversity persevere

Lafayette is not known for its diversity, but sparingly, students of color are dipped in the college’s history. This does not mean, however, that Lafayette is a model of inclusiveness and diversity, according to some students of color on campus. While Lafayette’s record may be lacking students of color, black history is complex and engrained […]

Off the hill: Belated date ideas: top restaurants and shops for a late Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Wednesday this year, many students are waiting until the weekend to go out with their friends and significant others. The Lafayette staff has picked their top ten places to eat or to buy a gift for any belated date needs. Restaurants Two Rivers Brewery: Known for its burgers and […]

Not where, but when?: Netflix’s Dark is an exciting new take on the sci-fi thriller

Following the success of Stranger Things, Netflix seems to have taken an interest in the “missing children” genre with German sci-fi thriller “Dark.” Both shows revolve around a child who has disappeared from a sleepy town and heavily feature 80s nostalgia and hysterical parents. The similarities end there. Where “Stranger Things” has elements of humor […]

Radio Free Vermont asks: would Vermont be better off independent?

Bill McKibben’s new book “Radio Free Vermont” hooked me immediately with its description of determined Vermonters ambushing a Coors Light delivery truck. Not a Coors fan by any means, I had to know why. Was someone finally taking a stand against overpriced, watery, mega-brewery beer? Yes, indeed a stand was being taken, but things got […]