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Democracy challenged: The state of gun control after Las Vegas

Francis Clarke October 6, 2017

"Democracy Challenged" is a political column which brings to the forefront issues in American politics and challenges conventional beliefs. Stephen Paddock is a terrorist. The 64-year-old white man from...

Paper Playlist: Songs that go through puberty

Paper Playlist: Songs that go through puberty

Emma Fortier September 15, 2017

SONGS THAT WENT THROUGH PUBERTY. This week, our playlist focuses on those songs that you listen to, and halfway through, you ask yourself if it's the same song. Most of the songs on our playlist have...

Good as Gone: A novel of suspense by Amy Gentry (Photo courtesy Amazon.com).

‘Good as Gone’ doesn’t live up to ‘Gone Girl’

C. Jayne Trent February 17, 2017

Thirteen year-old Julie was abducted from her home at knifepoint. She was never found and there were no suspects for her abductor. Police suspected that Julie knew her abductor, because there were also...

Graphic by Mari Otto 17.

Lafayette student gets the flu, amateur epidemiologist follows it

Ian Morse February 10, 2017

Early last week, a student felt like her skin was on fire. Another said she felt like she got hit by a truck. More missed classes. Public safety said they drove a few students to the hospital. Bailey Health...

Macbeth, a Six-Word Review

Benjamin Cohen January 27, 2017

The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare, 1606. It’s basically making soup, plus madness.    

That’s What She Read: The devil went down to Ohio

C. Jayne Trent October 7, 2016

“The Summer that Melted Everything” by Tiffany McDaniel is a seriously weird story. It’s 1984 in Breathed, OH. Attorney Autopsy Bliss runs an ad in the local paper inviting the devil himself to...

Bojack Horseman: Is it good? Does it do well? Lets find out!

Bojack Horseman: Is it good? Does it do well? Let’s find out!

James Bickford September 9, 2016

“Bojack Horseman” is possibly the greatest adult cartoon show ever made. Netflix’s animated comedy is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen, with a series of excellent and endlessly quotable...

Love letters from Ana: Three things to remember

Love letters from Ana: Three things to remember

Anastasia Gayol Cintron December 11, 2015

Some call it the “City of Love” and I suppose that’s fittest place for me to go. After four semesters of writing Love Letters, I’m off to Paris to study abroad, which will, of course, result in...

Love letters from Ana

Love letters from Ana

Anastasia Gayol Cintron October 30, 2015

Gender and Halloween I miss being little and celebrating Halloween. Getting in groups with friends with empty baskets or pumpkin buckets waiting for a year’s supply of candy to flood them. The parties...

Love letters from Ana

Love letters from Ana

Anastasia Gayol Cintron October 23, 2015

 The cult of thinness Feminist theorist Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, shares a theory in her book, “The Cult of Thinness,” on disordered eating among women. Most people who’ve taken a Women and Gender...

Love letters from Ana: An ode to Fall Break

Love letters from Ana: An ode to Fall Break

Anastasia Gayol Cintron October 9, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m not talking about winter break. I’m speaking of fall break. It is the most understated little break from the academic year that we get as Lafayette students,...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Anastasia Gayol Cintron October 2, 2015

Neil Sedaka sang “breaking up is hard to do” 40 years ago, and 40 years later the sentiment still stands. Whether you’re the bearer of bad news or on the receiving end of the blow, breaking up is...

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