Opinion: Easton resident urges college to better city with expansion

As one of the Easton residents that has spoken out against Lafayette College’s proposed dormitory expansion, I’m writing to offer my perspective and invite discussion about the role of Lafayette within its host community. As reported by The Lafayette, residents are concerned that the project will have numerous negative impacts on the neighborhood. The project […]

Women’s crew rows to the top: Women’s 4+ team looks to continue its success after winning Nationals

They ended their 2016-2017 season with a national championship and won gold at all of their competitions, except one bronze at the first. Now, the Lafayette club crew women’s 4+ team returns to another season looking for the same level of success. In mid-May, the women’s 4+ team, composed Emily Smith ’18, Nicole Harry ’19, Rachel […]

Opinion: Latin American and Caribbean Studies program professors condemn rolling back of DACA

Dear Members of the Lafayette College community: We write to express our complete solidarity with those affected by President Trump’s recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA. We deplore the partisanship that has thrown so many young people and their families into a state of fear and […]

NFL: Sports writers make their sleeper, bust, and Super Bowl picks

Sports writers Hannah Greaves, Henry Schweber, and AJ Traub make their picks for which teams will surprisingly do well (sleeper), which teams will fall short of expectations (bust), and which teams they think are most likely to win the Super Bowl. Hannah Greaves: Sleeper: Philadelphia Eagles | Bust: Miami Dolphins | Super Bowl: Green Bay […]

By The Numbers

5th—rank of senior WR Matt Mrazek on Lafayette’s all-time career receptions list (149). He is also now 8th all-time for career receiving yards with 1691. 20—Shots by the field hockey team in their win over Appalachian State. 75.33—percent of the volleyball team’s assists recorded by freshman Jenna Bailey. (113/150) 634—attendance at the men’s soccer season […]

Pass the rock: Kia Damon to be the seventh coach of Lafayette Women’s Basketball

After spending the last nine years at Penn State and one year at Cincinnati, Coach Kia Damon was appointed the head coach of the women’s basketball team at Lafayette.  “I chose Lafayette because during the selection process, as I talked to President [Alison] Byerly and the selection committee, it became increasingly clear that the way […]

Letter from the editor

Dear Lafayette community, It has been a busy year. Expansion plans, political protests and a hunger strike that made national news are just a few stories that we’ve covered this academic year. At times, it is exhausting. At others, it’s frustrating. But, always, it’s rewarding. National discussions around “the media” today tend to revolve around […]