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Letter from the editor

Michael Kowaleski May 9, 2014

A lot of student journalists talk about “Truth” like it’s a tangible object. “We have to find the Truth!” they vow, like Truth is just a set of car keys that are lost between couch cushions. Here’s...

Students attend an open forum on the IAGGL report on April 21.

The Greek Crossroads: Board of Trustees needs to pick a path

Michael Kowaleski May 2, 2014

Photo by Michael A. Kowaleski ‘14 Lafayette once again stands at the Greek crossroads. Right or wrong, the Lafayette community expected a draft of the IAGGL report to provide answers on the future...

Miked Up: The NBA hammer comes down and crab legs for dinner

Mike’d Up: The NBA hammer comes down and crab legs for dinner

Michael Kowaleski May 2, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver dropped the hammer on Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling Tuesday, banning him for life and fining him $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the league constitution. Kelley:...

Miked Up Nation Clip--Lafayette mens basketball disappointment

Mike’d Up Nation Clip–Lafayette men’s basketball disappointment

Michael Kowaleski April 28, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDZIfSCPmbo After going to the Patriot League Championship last year, the Lafayette men's basketball team went 11-20 this season. The Mike'd Up guys, in their debut video,...

MIkedUp 4/14

MIke’dUp 4/14

Michael Kowaleski April 28, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpvLXxTrmLg

Yik Yak Attack

Yik Yak Attack

Michael Kowaleski April 18, 2014

Controversial app a hotbed for bullying Illustration by Liz DiSabition ‘16 Lafayette students are now susceptible to Yak attacks. No, not the hairy Himalayan bovid. Yik Yak is a new social media app...

Miked Up: NCAA feeds their athletes and who doesn’t deserve their paycheck?

Mike’d Up: NCAA feeds their athletes and who doesn’t deserve their paycheck?

Michael Kowaleski April 17, 2014

On Tuesday, the NCAA implemented small changes that included allowing players unlimited meals from their universities. Kowaleski: This is too little, too late for the maligned NCAA. It’s been a P.R....

Lafayette’s Greek identity crisis was not resolved by the conclusion of the three-year IAGGL report, despite widespread expectations that it would provide a clear indication of the College’s future

Back to square one: IAGGL report draft provides no clear answers regarding Greek Life’s future

Michael Kowaleski April 10, 2014

Illustrated by Maria Otto ‘17 Members of the Lafayette community hoping for a definition of the future of Greek life are likely to be disappointed, as a draft of the highly anticipated IAGGL (Implementation...

Miked Up: MLB predictions, discussing DeSean, and the NCAA bball championship

Mike’d Up: MLB predictions, discussing DeSean, and the NCAA bball championship

Michael Kowaleski April 4, 2014

Opening Day was Monday and the MLB is underway. The Mike’d UP guys offer their predictions for the 2014 season. Kelley: National League: The New York Daily News recently ran this headline: “Dodgers...

Get to know Portia Simpson Miller

Michael Kowaleski March 28, 2014

Photo courtesy of | Lafayette Communications Last Monday, the principal speaker of Lafayette’s 179th Commencement was announced: Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Business Insider included...

Jamaican Prime Minister to be announced as 179th commencement speaker

Jamaican Prime Minister to be announced as 179th commencement speaker

Michael Kowaleski March 24, 2014

Portia Simpson Miller, the first female prime minister of Jamaica, will be announced later today as the principal speaker of Lafayette's 179th Commencement. Simpson Miller, who was named one of Time magazine's 100...

Conference tournament predictions and state championship ends in tie

Conference tournament predictions and state championship ends in tie

Michael Kowaleski March 14, 2014

NCAA basketball conference tournaments are wrapping up just in time for Selection Sunday. The Mike’d Up guys give their picks: Kowaleski: American—Louisville A10—VCU ACC—Virginia Big 12—Oklahoma...

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