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The ballet club is composed of dancers with varying levels of experience.

Leaping to new opportunities

By McKenna Graf and Natalia Ferruggia December 1, 2023

The ballet club turned the Williams Center for the Arts into a small town in Germany with dancing mice and toy soldiers in its first-ever showcase on Nov. 20. The club was officially recognized as a student...

The Prestigious Pardettes will be performing at basketball games this winter. (Photo courtesy of Janiya Hood 25)

Prestigious Pardettes perform at first ever fall showcase

By Grace Hubler and Selina Zhu November 17, 2023

The Prestigious Pardettes displayed their hip-hop and majorette talents on their largest stage yet at the Williams Center for the Arts last Friday. “This was our first show at Williams,” Janiya...

The show featured performances from band members, alumni and friends. (Photo courtesy of Shreya Suresh 25)

Sold Out Six sells out show

By Selina Zhu and Natalia Ferruggia November 10, 2023

A five piece horn section, three singers, a drummer, a pianist and a violinist took center stage at the Williams Center for the Arts last Friday. These are the parts that make up the whole of Sold Out...

These songs have spooky vibes in every way. (Photos courtesy of Spotify)

Dette’s spooky sounds

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor October 27, 2023

Let’s get spooky — or spooky adjacent. This is a list of songs that, on the surface, will get you in the Halloween and witchy spirit, but at their depths, will make you cry. Happy spooky season!  Halloween...

Cormac Hurley 24 (center) plays Nick Bottom in the adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Performance Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ cast shines in classic Shakespeare story

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor October 20, 2023

Lafayette’s theater department will invite audiences into Shakespeare’s magical and chaotic world this weekend with its latest production: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” With a stellar cast and...

Cabaret was chosen for both its serious themes and its dance numbers.

‘Willkomen, Bienvenue, Welcome…’ to the Marquis Players’ spring musical, ‘Cabaret’

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor October 6, 2023

This April, audiences will be transported into a sea of political commentary, eclectic songs and Bob Fosse-style dance numbers at the Marquis Players’ spring musical, “Cabaret.” The show was announced...

Kendals favorites span the genre spectrum. (Photos courtesy of Spotify)

Kendal’s autumn playlist

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

It’s finally fall, and despite it being 80 degrees out half the time, the leaves are changing color, college is in full swing and midterms are approaching. As we celebrate the beginning of October, I...

This Sundays PorchFest will feature Cadence, one of Lafayettes a cappella groups.

PorchFest to feature student musicians for first time

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor September 22, 2023

College Hill will be buzzing with music this Sunday at its fifth annual PorchFest, and you just might see some friendly faces perched on the porches. For the first time ever, PorchFest, an event wherein...

Olivia Rodrigo demonstrates her lyrical and vocal strengths on her new album “Guts.” (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Album Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Guts’ will make you want to scream

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor September 15, 2023

On “the grudge” off her new album “Guts,” Olivia Rodrigo solemnly sings, “I try to be tough/but I want to scream,” and on this album, she does scream. A lot. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter...

Students learned from professional artists in the Experimental Printmaking Institute this summer.
(Photo courtesy of Emily Mackin 24)

Summer printmaking studio encourages experimental art

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer September 1, 2023

Lafayette art students Ani Brutus ‘26, Emily Mackin ‘24 and Ethan Riddle ‘25 spent their summers collaborating with professional artists and perfecting their prints. Lafayette’s Experimental...

Ella Dalgliesh 25 created sculptures inspired by her family. (Photo courtesy of Ella Dalgliesh 25)

Sculpture class project ‘The 100’ makes artistic mark on campus

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor May 5, 2023

Residents of College Hill may have noticed the presence of various groups of duplicate sculptures scattered around campus recently. These sculptures, from hands to spoons to animals, are the work of art...

Taylor Campbell 25 was one of many students who had their art displayed.

Art, music intersect at collaborative student exhibition

By McKenna Graf, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

A semester's worth of work by music students, art students and a cappella performers culminated in a colorful exhibition last Monday. The exhibition featured work from students in art professor Sun...

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