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 […]

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‘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,” […]

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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 […]

Review: ‘The Wedding Singer’ is a ‘colorful’ performance filled with humor, drama and enthusiasm

After watching a special performance of “The Wedding Singer” by the Marquis Players, it is difficult for me to imagine that the group has met any challenges this semester. The performance transcended the unpredictability of both COVID-19 and the weather in a way that brings the audience joy as they sit for an outdoor, in-person […]

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Kimberly Manalang ’21 and Shirley Liu ’23 on the implementation and importance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month has been celebrated in many communities since the 1970s, but this year is the first time that it will officially be celebrated at the college. And organizers want to make sure it will leave a lasting impact beyond just the month of May. As the daughter of […]

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Student Artist Spotlight: Caroline Sabin ’21 talks about her passion for music and leaving a ‘legacy’ of accessibility in the arts

In a socially distanced year, Caroline Sabin ’21 has used music as a way to stay connected with her community. “We’re not in this alone,” she said. “We’re all together, and even though we may be recording something on our computer in 50 different states or many different countries, we are still connected as a […]

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Student Activist Spotlight: Kelsey Moum ’21 talks experience, education and everyday activism in her work

Kelsey Moum ’21 says that activism takes place in marches, protests and lobbying—but she believes change can happen in everyday settings, too. Moum said she has found that one of the best things she can do in the spaces she occupies is embody activism through individual relationships and in the groups she is part of. […]

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‘It’s a numbers game’: Counselors and recent grads offer insights on how the pandemic has affected the workplace

Securing a job after graduation is hard enough without a global pandemic—and this year, students at Lafayette are dealing with both. Luckily, the Gateway Career Center has insights on how the pandemic will affect students looking for jobs and internships. Although all her appointments are virtual now, the pandemic has not changed Alana Klass’s responsibilities […]