The People v. Ben Haggerty: Defending Macklemore

Photos Courtesy of wikimedia.org and instagram.com Macklemore’s gone through quite the week. After reaching the now-ignominious title of “most successful rapper in the 2013 Grammys” last Sunday, the Seattle-based rapper spent the past five or so days on the receiving end of internet backlash. The source of the backlash, of course, is his perceived ill-deserved […]

Letter to the Editor (10-3-13)

To the Lafayette Campus Community:   Since the start of the school year, the Inter-fraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council couldn’t help but notice our organizations being mentioned in various campus publications. Now that other people have had their say about who we are, we wanted to set the record straight. This fall, the Greek […]

Letter to the Editor (9-20-13)

Dear Lafayette Administrators and Student Government Body,   I am severely disappointed in the lack of forum student-athletes have been shown in the decision toenact harsher misconduct sanctions. Lafayette can and should enact policies within their rights to protect student safety. However, applyingpolicy to a certain population segment based solely upon affiliation is a vast […]

Editorial (9-13-2013)

To the Lafayette community, The announcement of new drinking policies for Lafayette student-athletes was met with umbrage by many, if not most, students on campus. We at The Lafayette would like to make our position on the matter clear. Student-athletes, as Athletic Director Bruce McCutcheon has freely admitted, are being held to a different standard […]