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The Lafayette


The Contemporary Music Ensemble performed a variety of modern pieces during their concert.

Contemporary Music Ensemble concert showcases student compositions

By William Gutiérrez, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

The Contemporary Music Ensemble brought to life a variety of pieces last Friday at its annual concert, including music composed by Lafayette students Owen York ‘26 and Conrad Tilroe ‘25. The two...

Liv Bamford 24 read her winning poem at a ceremony last Thursday.

Liv Bamford ’24 wins H. MacKnight Black Poetry Prize

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2024

Liv Bamford ‘24 writes about love, but not the big, sweeping gestures of romance novels. Instead, her award-winning poem “unspoken sentiment” captures the daily moments that build a steady kind of...

The mural in Eco Cafe is meant to represent a landscape of the Lehigh Valley.

Student Artist Spotlight: Jolie Saint Vil ‘27 honors Lenni Lenape people with mural

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor April 26, 2024

Jolie Saint Vil ‘27 is familiar with painting on large canvases – but not as large as the walls of Rockwell Integrated Science Center, also known as RISC. The Office of Sustainability, in partnership...

The choir has begun preparing for its summer performances in Ireland.

Choir to perform in Ireland this summer

By Max Adams, Contributing Writer April 26, 2024

Lafayette’s choral groups are taking their singing talents overseas in an immersive excursion to Ireland. The choir group will be performing in churches in three Irish cities – Dublin, Galway and...

Hannah Daskal 27, Truman Morsman 27 and Joanna Howson 26 guided the audience through several Shakespearean scenes.

‘Shakespeare on the Quad’ performance promotes accessibility, visability of arts

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor April 26, 2024

Shakespeare once wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” a sentiment proven last Friday as a student-run performance of select Shakespeare scenes came to life in front of Pardee Hall. “Communal theater...

There were two finalists and two semi-finalists representing Lafayette at the Allentown Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of Isabella Gaglione 25)

Student filmmakers recognized at Allentown Film Festival

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor April 19, 2024

Four film and media studies students saw their hours of careful filmmaking showcased on the big screen last week.  Paige Mathieu ‘24, Gigi Rauchut ‘26, McKenna Graf ‘26 and Sam Cohen ‘25 were...

Kristen Vincent 26 fell in love with art-inspired poetry while taking a creative writing class.

Kristen Vincent ‘26 wins Jean Corrie Poetry Contest

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor April 12, 2024

Kristen Vincent ‘26 stared at the explosion of colors in Barbara Bullock’s painting “Seeing is Believing” and put pen to paper. The outcome: an award-winning poem. Vincent’s art-inspired poem,...

“Cabaret” will run Friday and Saturday in the Williams Center for the Arts.

Performance Review: Marquis Players’ ‘Cabaret’ a show-stopping production

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor April 12, 2024

Prepare to be transported to 1930s Berlin through the Marquis Players’ dazzling performance of “Cabaret.” Set during the dark years leading up to World War II, “Cabaret” introduces audiences...

Jacqueline Holloways first Lafayette production was 2021s Shakespeare’s R&J. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Holloway)

Lafayette’s intimacy choreographer ensures safety in theater

By Grace Hubler, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

While a fight or kiss may only last a couple of seconds on stage, the cast and crew work dilligently to craft those scenes in a way that both looks great and is comfortable for the actors involved. On...

Students traveled to New York City to see “Wicked” and “The Outsiders” on Broadway. (Graphic by Isabella Gaglione 25 for The Lafayette)

How Lafayette makes Broadway accessible for students

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor April 5, 2024

Two trips last month to see Broadway shows old and new allowed students to immerse themselves in the New York theater world at a discount. The trips were sponsored by Lafayette Activities Forum and the...

Students and faculty performed in honor of World Piano Day. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Communications)

World Piano Day showcases student pieces

By Claire Coker, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

A World Piano Day performance was staged last Thursday, the 88th day of the year — like the number of keys on a piano — featuring student and faculty performances in celebration of the timeless instrument. Director...

The Beaver People includes two saxophonists, a guitarist and a keyboardist.

Meet The Beaver People

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor February 23, 2024

First-semester chemistry classmates Julia Sealing ‘27, Joseph Freeston ‘27, Andrew Manni ‘27 and Carson Belaire ‘27 did not expect to form a band when they got to Lafayette. “Carson, who's...

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