The International Students Association works on making ‘more of a presence’ in the college community

The International Students Association (ISA) is bringing together both international and domestic students to celebrate International Education Week (IEW). Starting next Sunday, the ISA will be hosting a series of fun and educational events throughout the week, culminating in the ISA’s first-ever dance party on Friday, Nov. 9, which will be featuring music and dances […]

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 […]

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 […]

Student Artist Spotlight: How Johnny Gossick brought music to an engineering project

When the engineering department created the senior capstone for Engineering Studies students, where they would design and build a musical playground on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Johnny Gossick ’18, a former Anthropology & Sociology and Music double major, suggested the department use chimes as fences for the playground. “What we designed was a musical fence […]

Italian Club hopes to bring awareness of Italian heritage to the college

As Italian-Americans and part of the Italian Studies program at Lafayette, Marissa Bocchiaro ’20 and Adrianna DiMarco ’20 founded the Italian club to bring the richness of Italian culture to campus. Music professor and Italian Studies program coordinator Anthony Cummings is the official faculty adviser for the club. Cummings said that there are a lot […]

Students voice concerns over expansion

College officials stood before students this week answering questions about opposition to the college’s expansion and inquiries into how the college is going about it. Some students left unsatisfied. Attendee Danya Kats ’19 asked presenters Vice President of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski and Vice President of Campus Life Annette Diorio about the lack of […]

Senior’s poster for sustainability research wins first prize at national conference

Rachel Tenney ’18 is looking to make use of seemingly unusable municipal waste water. Tenney created a poster and based her honors thesis on extracting nutrients from the waste water in order to make more environmentally-friendly fertilizers for plants. With this poster, she won first place at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Conference (AIChE). […]

Student campaign aims to provide free menstrual products on campus

Planned Parenthood Generation Action has launched one of its first campaigns, intended to make free menstrual products available in all academic buildings.  Club president Sara Hayet ‘18 said that the club’s first step “has been to garner interest through our petition campaign. We have 400 signatures from the first four days.” Hugel Science Center, Kunkel […]

Students begin initiative to create multicultural Greek organization

Efforts are underway to found a multicultural sorority at Lafayette. At least 25 students have demonstrated interest in joining should a chapter be formed at Lafayette, according to Nina Milligan ’20, a student leader of the efforts. The idea for this organization originated from the list of concerns for marginalized students last year, which eventually […]

Research sees need for change in student drinking culture, college sees decrease in high risk drinking

While nearly two dozen Good Samaritan calls have been reported already this semester, the college says that the number of students drinking five or more drinks a night has declined over the past five years. Lafayette typically sees between 20 and 30 students who are hospitalized in a year for alcohol-related issues reported by their […]