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Op-Ed: Listen to the Cassandras: Prepare for the post-Roe world

In Greek tragedy, Cassandra is a Trojan princess cursed with the gift of prophecy. Before the Trojan War began, she presciently foretold the Fall of Troy yet no one believed her. Just as Cassandra predicted...

The NBA playoffs: Can the newcomers bring new energy to the party?

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor April 29, 2022

The NBA seems to be in a period of transition with stars like Lebron James and Kevin Durant making way for a new generation of stars like Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokić and Giannis Antetokounmpo. In addition,...

Op-Ed: Looking to the past, speaking on Lviv

Op-Ed: Looking to the past, speaking on Lviv

Milena Berestko March 25, 2022

On March 18, 2022, Russia dropped missiles on Lviv, Ukraine. Lviv is 70 km (43 miles) from the Polish border, 100 km from Rzeszów, my hometown. In 2013, I remember performing in a beautiful basilica with...

Op-Ed: Teaching Black literature at Lafayette: A reconsideration

Patricia Donahue and Debbie Byrd March 25, 2022

As two faculty members of long-standing association with the Lafayette College English Department (we were both hired in the 1980s), we read with interest Shirley Liu’s article on “The Past, Present,...

Sidelines: End of lockout/free agency

Madeline Marriott, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor March 25, 2022

The first pitch of 2022 MLB regular season is about to be thrown, and some big changes in the last few weeks will have rosters looking a bit different.  The lockout, which came to an end on March 10...

Generations of Ukrainian-American women protesting for Ukraine. Adriana Tymchenko (top left) and Renata Hanchuk (top right) above their respective daughters forty years later, Ksenia Tymchenko 25 (bottom left) and Deanna Hanchuk 22 (bottom right).

Ukrainians are fluent in the language of protest, but the fight belongs to all of us

Deanna Hanchuk, Managing Editor March 4, 2022

"American with borscht in my veins."  My six-word memoir, written in 10th grade, hangs on an embroidered hoop in my dorm room here on campus. My Busia taught me to sew in this traditionally Ukrainian...

Op-Ed: The fight for Roe isn’t over—It’s just getting started

Kaitlin Ahern December 10, 2021

The year is 1973, and a decision has finally been reached in Roe v. Wade. Protesters line the streets leading to the Supreme Court building. One woman holds a sign that reads, “The right to abort belongs...

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Letter from the editor

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2021

To the Lafayette Community, Greetings from Glasgow, Scotland! I am writing from the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). As a result, the editing of this week's edition is a bit unconventional,...

Op-Ed: The illusion of safety

Jacob Potter September 24, 2021

Last week I obtained documents detailing the air exchange data for 174 rooms on the college’s campus, including all classroom spaces. To put it bluntly: it ain’t pretty.  To be fair, the college...

Op-Ed: Where Do We Go from Here?

Jacob Potter September 17, 2021

I’m not an epidemiologist or a virologist. And I’m certainly not an immunologist. But I am concerned. It is challenging to look at the College’s COVID-19 Dashboard and not think that, as cases increase,...

Op-Ed: Gun violence is not just about mass shootings

Lawrence Pear April 16, 2021

Before coming to college, I knew the trauma of gun violence. The tears of moms crying as they buried their child before their eighteenth birthday were all too familiar to me. The echoes of bullets and...

Op-Ed: The Dr. Seuss debate should be about the kids, not the ‘cancel culture’

Aidan Wood March 12, 2021

Last week, you probably heard about Dr. Seuss and cancel culture. On March 2, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced they would halt publication of six titles. Pundits immediately launched into the cultural fray,...

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