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In addition to Campus Pizza and Mojo 516 Cafe, Lambros Galanos is currently working on opening a new Greek restaurant on College Hill.
(Photo by Mario Sanchez 21)

The new Greek restaurant in town: Lambros Galanos to expand business on College Hill

By Mario Sanchez Castillo December 6, 2019

One of students' favorite College Hill families, the Galanos, are expanding the business from Campus Pizza and Mojo 516 Cafe to a new Greek restaurant on Cattell Street, expected to open in Spring 2020. Lambros...

Lafayette students welcomed Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin on The Office, with anticipation and excitement this past Wednesday. (Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

‘Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick’: Brian Baumgartner shares insight on ‘The Office’

By Mario Sanchez Castillo November 22, 2019

Lucky for us, today is Friday. Which makes it Kevin’s favorite day because: “at least once a year, I like to bring in some of my Kevin’s Famous Chili...It’s the thing I do best.” This is one...

After graduating from Lafayette, KeeShawn Murphy plans on pursuing an MFA in creative writing and later on a PhD. (Photo courtesy of KeeShawn Murphy 20)

KeeShawn Murphy ’20 explores ‘claustrophobic’ relationship between mother and daughter in winning story, ‘A Mother’s Suicide Note’

By Mario Sanchez Castillo November 15, 2019

KeeShawn Murphy '20 was this year's Flash Fiction Contest winner for her story "A Mother's Suicide," which is a series of instructions left to girl by their mother. Below is the award-winning story:  Sit...

Frankie (left) and Woodford (right) will learn to open doors, drawers and turn on lights in the later stage of their training. (Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

Wag hello to the new dogs, Frankie and Woodford join the Lafayette community

By Mario Sanchez Castillo November 8, 2019

With Woodford's "chill" vibes and Frankie's "very high energy," the Dog House is about to embark on a fun and interesting journey for the rest of this academic year. Although their personalities may differ,...

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is hosting Bayadir Mohamed-Osman to give spoken word performance tomorrow in the Marlo Room from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, following a Q&A section and open mic. (Photo courtesy of Bayadir Mohamed-Osman)

Activist, poet Bayadir Mohamed-Osman reclaims narrative through spoken word, aims to educate through performance tomorrow

By Mario Sanchez Castillo November 1, 2019

“The reality is, I’m not allowed to feel fear on a plane. I am what will cause the fear. I don’t have the privilege to have anxiety,” Bayadir Mohamed-Osman said in her spoken word poem. “The...

Ross Gay discovered his love for writing during his sophomore year at the college while taking an English course. (Photo courtesy of Natasha Komoda)

Ross Gay ’96 explores fundamental curiosities of joy in ‘The Book of Delights’

By Mario Sanchez Castillo October 25, 2019

Ross Gay’s '96 “The Book of Delights” does not only point out the small, delightful moments he experienced in life for a year, it also serves as a record of his thoughts on race, gender and class...

Alex Goler 21 and Julia Lieto 21 host their show sadgirlzicecreamclub every Wednesday night from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Photo by Mario Sanchez 21)

WJRH radio station serves as ‘creative outlet,’ students speak on their experiences

By Mario Sanchez Castillo September 20, 2019

For 73 years, the college’s student run radio station, WJRH, has been streaming live on the 104.9 FM radio station and as of 2011, on their website. Although students and Lehigh Valley residents are...

The RolleyPulley is a tug of war style game that consists of two ParaRollers and an eight foot pole. (Photo courtesy of

Jeff Acopian ’75 creates the RolleyPulley, a new ‘3-dimensional’ game

By Mario Sanchez Castillo September 13, 2019

While Jeff Acopian '75 has focused on technology in the decades following his graduation from Lafayette, his newest invention takes a slightly different direction, in the form of an interactive game called...

The Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies program hopes to expand their curriculum to focus more on sexual studies. (courtesy of Alison Williams)

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program changes name, provides more inclusive curriculum

By Mario Sanchez Castillo September 13, 2019

The Women’s and Gender Studies program has changed its name to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). The change, while seemingly small, is “really a question of representation," program chair...

Joe Swarctz said The Misadventures of Echo City Capers series has been in the works for 20 to 30 years with different incarnations. (Photo by Mario Sanchez 21)

Lafayette’s long-time custodian Joe Swarctz self-publishes children’s comic book series

By Mario Sanchez Castillo September 6, 2019

What happens when three friendly, clumsy and lovable monsters just want to go out trick-or-treating and enjoy Halloween night as much as humans do? That is the question that Joe Swarctz and Ralph Greco...

Here are some things you should keep in mind while being a first-year student at Lafayette. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Freshman guide to navigating Lafayette, answers on roommates, studying, gym time, safety

By Mario Sanchez Castillo August 30, 2019

Moving from home to a college campus can be the most exciting part of one’s life. It can also be challenging and frightening. The unpredictability of student life tends to create uncertainty and numerous...

Lehigh professor Nitzan Lebovic discussed how the culture of remembering the Holocaust has shifted as part of the Holocaust Remembrance Week. 
(Photo by Jess Furtado 19)

Professor and historian Dr. Nitzan Lebovic discusses ways in which the Holocaust is remembered

By Mario Sanchez Castillo May 3, 2019

"The Holocaust was not only about erasing the physical bodies of Jewish people, but erasing the memories and complete existence of Jewish people and culture," said Lehigh University history Professor and...

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