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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...

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,...

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: 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,...

Editorial: Its beyond time to end racism and sexual violence at Lafayette

Editorial: It’s beyond time to end racism and sexual violence at Lafayette

September 4, 2020

If you didn’t already know that racism and sexual violence are pervasive and ingrained in the Lafayette community, you should now. The hundreds of testimonies on the Black at Lafayette and Anti-Violence...

A letter of solidarity from The Lafayette Editorial Board 

A letter of solidarity from The Lafayette Editorial Board 

June 4, 2020

The senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others, all in the past few months, sent shockwaves of unrest felt around the globe. Their deaths, all at the hands of police...

Op-ed: Let’s talk about coronavirus

February 21, 2020

Coronavirus emerged in the city of Wuhan, China in Dec. 2019. It causes symptoms similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), spreads from person to person through droplets and causes a respiratory...

Op-ed: Where does your Lafayette shirt come from? Check your tag

Op-ed: Where does your Lafayette shirt come from? Check your tag

December 6, 2019

On a foggy Tuesday morning, the students in the class “Globalization and Its Critics”, watch a video produced by NPR revealing the harsh reality of worker exploitation in “far-away” countries....

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