Phi Kappa Psi found not responsible for alcohol and COVID-19 violations after alleged party in February

After an alleged party was held in the Phi Kappa Psi basement in late February, the fraternity was charged with three violations: failure to comply with COVID-19 policies, serving alcohol to minors and having an unregistered event with alcohol. Phi Psi was found not guilty on all three charges after a Faculty Committee on Student […]

Public Safety officers reminded to wear masks, but questions remain

A week after students sounded the alarm over maskless Public Safety officers roaming the Lafayette campus, a clear disconnect remains between the expectations for officers and for the rest of the community. Director of Public Safety Jeff Troxell said he spoke with Chief of Police Jim Meyer about the issue of maskless officers and they […]

Jon Davis ’22 and Scott Fernandes ’22 win annual Dyer Center Real Estate Competition

Students pitched their design for a new indoor athletic facility at Metzgar Fields last week at the annual Real Estate Case competition hosted by the Dyer Center. Scott Fernandes ’22 and Jon Davis ’22 presented the best pitch and won a $3,000 prize. Yusuf Dahl, the Dyer Center marketing coordinator, helped develop programming and supported […]

Virus cases linked to Greek life houses as chapter presidents stay mum

After rising COVID-19 cases kept the college at operational level two last week, a handful of positive tests were linked to the Phi Psi house and one positive test was linked to the Zeta Psi house, according to several sources inside each fraternity. Two cases have also been linked to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, […]

PASA leaders meet with President Byerly to discuss next steps after open letter

Since their inception in 2017, the student-run Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) group has done the vast majority of prevention and education efforts on campus. But with a surge of stories of sexual violence shared on social media over the past nine months, PASA is imploring the administration to do more. On the heels of […]

KeeShawn Murphy ’20 explores ‘claustrophobic’ relationship between mother and daughter in winning story, ‘A Mother’s Suicide Note’

KeeShawn Murphy ’20 was this year’s Flash Fiction Contest winner for her story “A Mother’s Suicide,” which is a series of instructions left to girl by their mother. Below is the award-winning story:  Sit like a lady. Say your prayers. Always make the right decision. Never change the calendar before the new year starts. Use […]

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, students create space for representation

With activities and special trips, the college’s Hispanic Society of Lafayette plans to keep Hispanic culture alive for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated throughout the country from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. The student organization already hosted a day trip to Fiesta DC on Sept. 22, where students could spend the day enjoying […]