Hulu Review | “The Handmaid’s Tale” second season opens with shock value: viewers confronted with depictions of violence against women

With the rise of feminist movements such as #MeToo and other sexual assault advocate groups, the language of reproductive choice and self-biopower has washed over America. There are common echoes and cries from the fear of losing one’s body to a governing system. Recently, Iowa passed the most restrictive abortion bill to date, creating shocking […]

Aaron O. Hoff Awards

1974 Award Sara Hayet ’18 World Citizen Award Austin Botelho ’18 Mattachine Award Rachel Tenney ’18 Robert I. Weiner Interfaith Award Miriam Swartz ’18 Frances Ocansey-Ahene Spirit of Multiculturalism Award Esmeralda Sotelo ’18 Program of the Year TNT Trivia Student Organization of the Year Refugee Action Commitment to Service Award Delta Gamma Service Above Self […]

Student Artist Spotlight | Political discourse through the artistic medium: Elle Cox ‘21 explores power in her works

“Student Artist Spotlight” is part of a series meant to highlight the achievements of student artists at the college.  Elle Cox ’21 was a 2017 Presidential Scholar of the Arts, a highly selective and immensely prestigious award given to only 20 students each year. It is the highest honor a high school artist can achieve. […]

Book Review | James Thurber explores timeless captivity through humor in “The Thurber Carnival”

This is the book I’d want with me if I were ever stranded on a desert island. “The Thurber Carnival” is a collection of essays, cartoons, short stories and illustrated poems and fables by the late humorist James Thurber. Written between 1931 and 1945, most of the pieces were originally published in magazines or books. […]

Movie Review | Avengers Infinity War: Marvel’s 19th film showcases complex antagonist in film full of beloved characters

“Avengers: Infinity War” successfully brings together the mightiest heroes in the universe in possibly one of the best movies of the 21st century, during the golden age of comic book movies. The new directors of the film Anthony and Joe Russo (the Russo Brothers) succeeded in putting together all the beloved characters that have appeared […]

Waka Flocka Flame and T-Pain to perform at the college: an exclusive interview with Waka Flocka

Grammy-award winning musical artists T-Pain and rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who has had multiple songs on the Hot 100 Billboard, will perform tomorrow in Kirby Sports Center at 8 p.m. T-Pain has had three songs on the Hot 100 Billboard, “Kiss Kiss,” “Buy U A Drank,” and “Low.” T-Pain’s real name is Faheem Rashad Najm, […]

Cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest” embodies their characters in outstanding ways

The cast of “The Importance of Being Earnest” managed to exceed expectations this past weekend and put on a superb show of a century-old comedy, written by Oscar Wilde. The play was first performed in 1895 and is the second-most quoted English play after Shakespeare’s Hamlet, according to the show’s program. It will be shown in Buck […]

The emotional release of poetry: competition winners discuss their writing

This year’s co-winners for the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition were Kenzie Corbin ’18 (for “Identity Crisis”) and Ashley St. John ’18 (for “First Generation”). The honorable mentions were Cameron Bartlett ’18 (for “Hide and Seek”) and Alicia Rosenbaum ’18 (for “Ode to You”). The competition is held in honor of MacKnight Black, who graduated from […]

Review: Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis present “marvelous” rendition of Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise”

Franz Schubert’s tragic “Winterreise” is possibly one of the most memorable cycles of songs composed in the history of classical music. Mark Padmore, a classical tenor, and Paul Lewis, a classical pianist, presented their rendition of “Winterreise” to the Lafayette community on April 21, at the Williams Center for the Arts on Saturday. According to […]

Using art and science together to “become more holistically connected to the world”

“I made paintings that in some way paint themselves,” art professor and acclaimed artist Ed Kerns said. He added that his works do not use perspectives of distance, saying, “they use emergent principals to produce images that paint themselves. And if you see the paintings, you’ll see that.” Kerns is a painter whose work has been […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Regan Kinney ’20 designs mural for canal trail, approved by City Council

“Student Artist Spotlight” is part of a series meant to highlight the achievements of student artists at the college.  The Easton canal trail will soon be home to a large-scale mural, currently planned to be 57 feet wide and 10-18 feet high, highlighting the rich historical impact the canal has had on the Easton community […]

Diving into the world of art: a nuanced look into paintings by Pablo Pollish ‘19

Part of being a process painter is not planning the paintings, but multilayering them to create textures, according to Pablo Pollish ’19. “I guess the plan technically would be to make texture,” he said. “Once I have texture, then I can take the next step because that’s what the process artist is all about– it’s letting the […]