Radio show ‘You are There! Natives Americans at the First Thanksgiving’ is a new take on the holiday’s origins

Lafayette theater students have been revolutionizing the meaning of theater all semester through a number of pre-recorded Zoom plays and even a musical. Now, they are delivering their message using only their voices through the radio show “You Are There! Native Americans at the first Thanksgiving.” The show premiered on Nov. 5 and is available […]

‘Fraternities are in danger’: Moments of public debate over Greek life from 1857 to today

“Currently, an ‘in’ thing for college students to do is to deprecate fraternities,” wrote a feature writer for The Lafayette. That was 50 years ago. Now, in the fall of 2020, the newest movement to abolish Greek life has begun. This time around, the @abolishgreeklifeatlaf Instagram account, which began on Sept. 8 and has amassed […]

Papermaking for a purpose: Jake Hoffner ’20 discusses formation of PardPaper and how it has adapted to the current virtual climate

For Jake Hoffner ’20, papermaking is not only a long-time hobby but also a way to stay connected to his alma mater in a unique and sustainable way. Hoffner began making paper back in high school while looking for DIY science projects to do at home. When he stumbled across papermaking, he found that it […]

Adam DePaul, Storykeeper and Tribal Council Member of local Lenape Nation, discusses Lenape history and culture

Adam DePaul grew up hearing stories of Indigenous culture from his mother. Now, he has dedicated his life to preserving the history of his ancestors. For the first event of this year’s Native American Heritage Week, the college welcomed DePaul, the Storykeeper and Tribal Council Member of the local Lenape Nation on Monday. The event […]

New student club SHEESH aims to provide an inclusive space for all women and nonbinary people on campus

SHEESH is a new student-run club with a simple goal: to provide an accepting, inclusive and fun social space for women and nonbinary students at the college.  Lulu Kirtchuk ‘21, president of SHEESH, said she had the idea to create an organization like SHEESH the second she stepped foot on campus. Despite joining many different […]

Taylor Johnson speaks on poetic inspirations including intimacy and racial identity

Taylor Johnson sees the process of writing poetry as well as poetry itself as “a way of theorizing things.” Last Tuesday, Johnson spoke to students and professors over Zoom and read selected poems from their newly published book entitled “Inheritance” as a part of the final event in the Closs Virtual Reading Series.  This event […]

‘We want to keep the conversation going’: Second annual Native American Heritage Week aims to raise awareness for Indigenous groups

Unbeknownst to many Lafayette students, Easton and the surrounding area were once home to the Lenni Lenape people. To educate students on the city’s Indigenous background, the college is currently holding its second annual Native American Heritage Week (NAHW), held purposely in November, which is Native American Heritage Month. This year, the week’s events were […]

‘An evolving situation’: Spring and the future of studying abroad

Studying abroad has long been a staple of the college experience for many students. In a normal year, Lafayette offers dozens of options to study abroad across six continents. But with international travel restrictions and program closures around the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, opportunities to study away from campus have been limited. This […]

Georgetown University Professor Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò discusses masculinity and emotional availability

For philosopher Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, reexamining how individuals display emotion can help re-imagine male socialization as a resource rather than an impediment. On Thursday afternoon, over 40 students and professors gathered over Zoom to attend a lecture about emotional labor led by Táíwò, a philosophy professor at Georgetown University. Táíwò is currently writing a book called […]

‘A justice that challenges anthropocentrism’: Harlan Weaver speaks on antagonization of the pitbull

“In the catalogue they go for men As hounds, and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, all by the name of dogs… That writes them alike—and so of men—”  Harlan Weaver, professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies at Kansas State University, used this Shakespearean quote adapted from Edward Long to explain the antagonization of “America’s Most Wanted” […]

CJ Silverman wins two-hour playwriting exhibition with his play ‘The Haunting of Halloween 2020’

CJ Silverman ‘22 won the Alpha Psi Omega (APO) Theatre Honor Society’s Two-Hour Playwriting Exhibition last Thursday with his short play, “The Haunting of Halloween 2020.” “I came up with it moments before I had to introduce the play,” Silverman said of the overtly on-the-nose title, laughing. “Give me another two hours to come up […]

Review: ‘Impossible not to sing along’: ‘Emma: A Pop Musical’ is captivating

Lafayette’s virtual adaptation of “Emma: A Pop Musical,” based on Jane Austen’s popular novel, “Emma,” rises above the challenges of the online forum to deliver a fun, energetic performance that leaves the audience smiling and humming its catchy tunes long after the final curtain call. The play, directed by theater professor Mary Jo Lodge, features […]