The man behind the Barge Problem: Professor Jonathon Bloom contributes to long history of providing math challenges

For math professor Jonathon Bloom, Sunday mornings sometimes look a little out of the ordinary. He wakes up early, gets a cup of coffee in downtown Easton, and writes a creative story… centered around a math problem. Bloom, who has written the college’s historic Barge Problem since 2017, is the most recent professor to lead […]

Movie Review: A ‘powerful reminder’ of authenticity: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ captivates with nostalgic gestures and flawless performances

Many would say that Mr. Rogers and his neighborhood were a singularity whose essence may never be reproduced. However, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” demonstrates that this notion could not be further from the truth. The film is captivating for people who grew up with the show and for those just getting to know […]

With a sense of simplicity and creativity, Bolete is a ‘memorable culinary experience’

Because Lafayette is a little over an hour from New York and Philadelphia, it is hard to find a fine dining restaurant that can compete with those set in large foodie capitals. However, Bolete, just twenty minutes from campus, attracts foodies from all over the region to eat at the 200-year-old stone farmhouse.  Bolete is […]

‘Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick’: Brian Baumgartner shares insight on ‘The Office’

Lucky for us, today is Friday. Which makes it Kevin’s favorite day because: “at least once a year, I like to bring in some of my Kevin’s Famous Chili…It’s the thing I do best.” This is one of Kevin’s most famous quotes, which was aired in the fifth season of “The Office,” on the “Casual […]

Author Jessica Francis Kane explores complexities of friendship in ‘Rules for Visiting’

One may not instinctively think of trees when the topic of friendship comes to mind, but author Jessica Francis Kane suggests otherwise in her second novel, “Rules for Visiting.” Kane’s latest novel revolves around May, a thirty-year-old gardener. When a poet writes about one of May’s English Yew trees and wins a $50,000 prize in […]

Movie Review: ‘Doctor Sleep’ achieves ‘dreamlike aesthetic,’ actors’ performance shines through

“Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “The Shining,” is here at last, taking place nearly 40 years after the original film. Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) encounters young Abra Stone (Kyliegh Curran), who shares his psychic “shining” abilities. She comes to him after encountering a cult of vampiric psychics called […]

Math professor Trent Gaugler discusses work with supersonic planes, increasing importance of statistics

The famous supersonic commercial airliner Concorde made its final descent on October 24, 2003, ending a glorious age of supersonic flight. However, according to mathematics professor  Trent Gaugler, supersonic planes may rise again thanks in part to his ongoing research with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Penn State’s Applied Research, which is sponsored […]

Long-standing competition and ‘absurd’ traditions: a history of Lafayette-Lehigh rivalry

“We knew so little of the game that only one man had [cleats] on his shoes and the rest of us slid over the worn grass as though we were on roller-skates,” recalled Lehigh football player Richard Harding Davis following the first ever game played between Lafayette College and Lehigh University in 1884. Lafayette won,  […]