Op-Ed: The Dr. Seuss debate should be about the kids, not the ‘cancel culture’

Last week, you probably heard about Dr. Seuss and cancel culture. On March 2, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced they would halt publication of six titles. Pundits immediately launched into the cultural fray, hurling accusations of silenced voices, saying the images are “debatable,” that a single problematic illustration shouldn’t provoke the disappearance of a beloved children’s […]

Editorial: It’s beyond time to end racism and sexual violence at Lafayette

If you didn’t already know that racism and sexual violence are pervasive and ingrained in the Lafayette community, you should now. The hundreds of testimonies on the Black at Lafayette and Anti-Violence Lafayette Instagram pages offer irrefutable evidence that the Lafayette experience is neither safe nor equitable for all. Don’t be fooled by the illusion of the […]

Editorial: Why The Lafayette should be able to contact student-athletes directly

Athletic department officials have recently notified their student-athletes of a change in procedure: inquiries from The Lafayette are to go through the athletic communications division. While the department has not put this in writing as an official policy, and there is no penalty for violating it, it is becoming standard procedure which our reporters have […]

From Indiana University to Lafayette: Sexual assault and the system’s failures

In February, Jill Creighton, an administrator at New York University, went public with claims that Jason Casares, associate dean of students, director of student ethics and deputy Title IX coordinator at Indiana University Bloomington (IU) sexually assaulted her at a conference in Fort Worth, Texas. If this statement does not sound absurd, allow me to reiterate. A Title IX […]

Letter to the Editor

The headline in the performance review of Friday, Nov. 13should have amused me.  “Tone Deaf Masterpiece?”  As a teacher of both Shakespeare and theater reviewing, however, I was depressed by the tone-deaf review of Lafayette College Theater’s “The Merchant of Venice.” Sadly, Jay Bickford’s misreading of the production is quite common in the world of […]

Letter to the Editor

In response to last week’s op-ed, “The need for the appearance of fairness in the event competition,”Lafayette College Student Government would like to take this opportunity to briefly address a few criticisms levied against us. To preface this, we take our roles as the stewards of student money seriously and have been more transparent than […]