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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Merrill Wagner is known for painting on non-traditional materials such as slate. (Photo by Jennie Richardson 20)

Artist Merril Wagner honored at reception, artwork now on display at college permanently

By Jennifer Richardson December 6, 2019

Renowned artist Merrill Wagner has been creating art for more than fifty years. Now, a piece of her art is permanently on display in the lobby of Buck Hall. The work, a 1988 painting titled "Sand Hill...

Author Jessica Francis Kanes latest novel revolves around May, a thirty-year-old gardener, who is given the opportunity to reconnect with old friends. (Photo by Jennie Richardson 20)

Author Jessica Francis Kane explores complexities of friendship in ‘Rules for Visiting’

By Jennifer Richardson November 22, 2019

One may not instinctively think of trees when the topic of friendship comes to mind, but author Jessica Francis Kane suggests otherwise in her second novel, "Rules for Visiting." Kane's latest novel revolves...

Natasha Natty Carrizosa read personal poems including Mexiafricana and Kamikaze to the college Wednesday night. (Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

Poet Natty Carrizosa performs during international education week, discusses writing from a ‘truthful place’

By Jennifer Richardson November 15, 2019

For poet Natasha "Natty" Carrizosa, it is easy to tell when something is meant to be a poem. “It feels like a tap on my shoulder or like, a tuning fork or something; it's just this feeling that I get,...

In her talk to the college, Mira Jacob read excerpts from her graphic novel Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. (Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

Answering ‘painful’ questions about race: author and illustrator Mira Jacob discusses new graphic novel

By Jennifer Richardson November 8, 2019

For author and illustrator Mira Jacob, answering her son's questions about race led to much more than an informative family dinner — it inspired her 2019 graphic memoir "Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations."  Jacob...

While conducting research for his memoir, Mikael Awake spoke with Dapper Dan and his family and researched his hometown of Harlem. (Photo Courtesy of Jelani Day)

Mikael Awake discusses new memoir on fashion designer ‘Dapper Dan’, explains process of researching his life and career

By Jennifer Richardson November 1, 2019

Dapper Dan, renowned fashion designer and Harlem native, is now the subject of English Professor Mikael Awake's third book, "Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem." The 2019 memoir details the life and career of...

Randall Kohl s music keeps the cultural roots of Octaviano Yáñez alive. (Photo courtesy of the Williams Center)

Guitarist Randall Kohl performs music of Octaviano Yáñez, discusses its significance

By Jennifer Richardson October 25, 2019

Guitarist Randall Kohl, who has dedicated much of his music career to performing the compositions of Orizaban guitarist Octaviano Yáñez, came to the college this past Monday to play an assortment of...

Schuyler Bailar spoke on his experience as a transgender man at Harvards NCAA division I swimming team this past Tuesday. (Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

Schuyler Bailar’s journey to self-acceptance, speaks on transgender experience as Division I athlete

By Jennifer Richardson October 11, 2019

“As we go past a certain point, I think it’s about unlearning all the things [we learned] about who we’re supposed to be, to figure out who we are,” Schuyler Bailar said in his talk as Lafayette's...

The Hispanic Society at Lafayette sponsors events for National Hispanic Heritage Month. (Photo courtesy of Kut 90.5)

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, students create space for representation

By Jennifer Richardson October 4, 2019

With activities and special trips, the college's Hispanic Society of Lafayette plans to keep Hispanic culture alive for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated throughout the country from...

Alix Ohlins Dual Citizens explores the strong relationship of two sisters through their childhood and adulthood. (Photo by Jennifer Richardson 20)

Former Lafayette professor Alix Ohlin reads from novel ‘Dual Citizens,’ discusses inspiration found in ‘intense friendships’

By Jennifer Richardson September 27, 2019

Growing up in Canada with an American mother, Alix Ohlin found herself traveling to the United States and living in both countries, where she belonged in "more than one place," she said. Ohlin said that...

Dr. Robert Allan uses chambers with response keys to observe pigeon behavior.
(Photo by Caroline Mannix 20)

Birds of a feather: Dr. Robert Allan speaks on using pigeons as a way to understand behaviorism

By Jennifer Richardson September 20, 2019

Taking care of animals can be a demanding task, something Dr. Robert Allan knows far too well. Several days of the week, Allan wakes up early in the morning to drive to the college from New York City in...

Each of Tsukioka Yoshitoshis wood carvings carry their own stories based on East Asian folklore that varies from marriage to war. (Photo by Abi Olofin) 22

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi’s wood carvings inspired by Japanese folklore, exhibited at the Williams Center for the Arts

By Jennifer Richardson September 13, 2019

While considering visual art, one may first imagine a traditional drawing or a paitning. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, however, challenged that perception by making his visual art through cutting and designing...

While it lacks diversity and realistic dialogue, The Society is an intriguing and socially aware teen drama. (courtesty of IMDB)

Netflix Review: Despite exciting moments, ‘The Society’ falls short of being a great teen drama

By Jennifer Richardson September 6, 2019

“Six months ago we were children,” Becca, played by Gideon Adlon, says in episode seven of "The Society." “This is who were are now: we eat and live communally. We even sweat communally.” Season...

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