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Maria Bossert holding up a sign that reads I farm to... honor the Earth and help provide access to fresh, healthy food for all!

Rain or shine, Lafayette Food and Farm Cooperative blossoms

Shiloh Harrill September 3, 2021

The Lafayette Food and Farm Cooperative (LaFFCo) works year-round to help students develop ecological citizenship with direct action involving food and agriculture. “In basic terms, LaFFCo is the student...

The Wedding Singer tells the story of wedding singer Robbie, his failed relationship with his former fiancée Linda and his budding romance with the newly engaged Julia. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Burns 22)

Review: ‘The Wedding Singer’ is a ‘colorful’ performance filled with humor, drama and enthusiasm

Shiloh Harrill May 7, 2021

After watching a special performance of "The Wedding Singer" by the Marquis Players, it is difficult for me to imagine that the group has met any challenges this semester. The performance transcended...

Mario Sanchez 21, who also won the Jean Corrie Poetry Prize his freshman year, has won the 2021 H. MacKnight Black Poetry contest for his fourth wall-breaking poem The River (Body) Speaks. (Photo courtesy of Mario Sanchez 21)

H. MacKnight Black Poetry contest winner Mario Sanchez ’21 reflects on water, the soul, and his inspirations

Shiloh Harrill April 23, 2021

Mario Sanchez ’21, winner of the 2021 H. MacKnight Black Poetry contest, wrote his winning poem about the symbolism of water and the transcendent nature of the human soul.  “The River (Body) Speaks”...

Students gathered downtown in support of DACA in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Milena Berestko 22)

Student Activist Spotlight: Milena Berestko ’22 reflects on international approach to social justice

Shiloh Harrill March 19, 2021

Ever since she moved to the United States from Poland at the age of 15, Milena Berestko '22 has made an effort to educate herself on topics of social justice issues like racism, homophobia and xenophobia....

Katie Rice portrait

Student Artist Spotlight: Katie Rice ’21 discusses music involvement and conducting experience at the college

Shiloh Harrill March 5, 2021

When it comes to the arts at Lafayette, Katie Rice '21 has nearly done it all. In the moments when she is not conducting or playing the saxophone in the pep and concert bands, singing in the concert...

Hollis Ashby posing with jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant.

Williams Center artistic and executive director Hollis Ashby wins 2020 Presenter of the Year award

Shiloh Harrill February 26, 2021

After organizing dozens of headline-grabbing performances throughout her lifetime, Hollis Ashby is now being recognized for achievements of her own. Ashby, the Artistic and Executive Director for the...

The McKelvy Scholars Program hosts a weekly discussion each Sunday, open to the public. (Photo Courtesy of the McKelvy Scholars Program website)

Curious scholars and diverse discussions: A peek into the McKelvy House

Shiloh Harrill February 19, 2021

The McKelvy House means different things for different people here at Lafayette–for some, it is just an obscure, stone mansion off campus, and for others, it's something they’ve never heard of. But...

Jake Hoffner 20 held papermaking events while on campus and continues to provide virtual events for current students. (Photo Courtesy of Jake Hoffner 20)

Papermaking for a purpose: Jake Hoffner ’20 discusses formation of PardPaper and how it has adapted to the current virtual climate

Shiloh Harrill November 20, 2020

For Jake Hoffner ’20, papermaking is not only a long-time hobby but also a way to stay connected to his alma mater in a unique and sustainable way. Hoffner began making paper back in high school while...

Hafizah Geters poems on race focus on what it means to identify with two different countries and cultures. (Photo Courtesy of Hafizah Geters website)

Hafizah Geter challenges typical perceptions of the literary canon through her poetry

Shiloh Harrill October 16, 2020

Hafizah Geter believes the literary canon is "illegitimate." “The canon of American literature allows marginalized voices to exist in opposition to it, never beside it…Blackness in opposition to and...

Maya Nylund ‘23 wrote her award-winning poem as a meditation on legacy. (Photo courtesy of Maya Nylund 23)

Jean Corrie Poetry Prize winner reflects on meaninglessness and sacred human connection in poem ‘Psalm for Claire Fisher’

Shiloh Harrill September 25, 2020

For Jean Corrie Poetry Prize winner Maya Nylund ’23, poetry hasn’t always been her preferred medium. Yet she finds that when compulsive feelings arise, she cannot ignore the organic words that simmer...

Some student-run groups, such as Lafayette Sunrise, started meetings in the early spring and were formally recognized by the college this fall. (Photo Courtesy of Ben Falk 23)

Five new student groups bring opportunities for virtual semester and beyond

Shiloh Harrill September 11, 2020

Being hundreds of miles apart has not stopped Lafayette students from coming together. Five new student-led organizations that debuted last spring just prior to the coronavirus shutdown or over the summer...

Emily Emick 20 will perform her senior recital and capstone tomorrow, incorporating pieces from different musical eras. (Photo Courtesy of Emily Emick 20)

Student Artist Spotlight: Empowerment through music: Emily Emick ’20 reflects on singing, conducting experiences

Shiloh Harrill March 6, 2020

For Emily Emick '20, music is a way to express herself. And the lessons she has learned through her experiences singing and conducting at the college have not only expressed her genuine love for classical...

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