Valerie Melson wins Pepper Prize

Pepper Prize winner Valerie Melson ’17 arrived at Lafayette optimistic about the sense of community she saw, and she leaves after working to make that community more welcoming to students of marginalized and diverse identities. A neuroscience major and Posse Scholar, Melson found her voice as president of the Association of Black Collegiates (ABC) and a coordinator […]

All that’s fit to digitize: Times subscription to go online

Readers of the morning paper at Farinon will soon have to switch to the morning scroll. Student government unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday night to move to an online-only subscription of The New York Times for all students, abandoning print copies of the paper altogether. Receiving paper copies to Farinon costs roughly $9,000 currently, and the […]

Men’s rugby team suspended

Men’s rugby were forced to suspend the rest of their spring season last week after the college found them guilty of three alcohol violations. College officials confirmed that the team, a student club, held an event at which they violated rules regarding irresponsible use of alcohol, providing alcohol to minors and student organization events involving alcohol. […]

Forensics Society helps pioneer new national competition

Several Lafayette students, many first-years, earned top spots in the first annual 26-team National Speech Championship last week. The students were members of the Forensics Society, the speech and debate team at Lafayette. The students on the team compete with other colleges by giving speeches, sometimes planned, sometimes impromptu. At the competition, each participating school was only allowed to […]

Down to business: Students win ethics competition

When faced with a tough decision between staying ethical and making money, a group of Lafayette students found a way to do both. Lafayette’s Ethics Bowl team emerged victorious from the eight-team competition at DeSales University. Participating as a group of friends, the seniors were up against business students participating in the competition as their final exam. The competition […]

Mass immigration panel sparks wide debate

The panel discussion “Is Mass Imigration Bad for Europe?” was meant to frame questions from a conservative viewpoint about the effect of Middle East migrants into Europe. Controversy surrounding the topic brought into question not only its content but the title of the discussion itself. This was the second talk in the John Stuart Mill Series. Around 25 […]

Housing lottery goes digital

The upcoming housing lottery will not require any students to visit Hugel in person and wait for their lottery number to be called to choose a room. Lafayette College Residence Life is moving all housing lotteries and applications online starting this semester, Assistant Director of Residence Life Sarah Yencha said. The general housing lottery of […]