Grief & Self Care Practices

StandUp’s editorial board would like to express our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Joey Towers. In light of the grief that many people within our community are experiencing, we wanted to take a pause from our regular posts…

Fair & Lovely by Sonia Bhala

Fair & Lovely You’re pretty For an Indian girl With your caramel skin And big brown eyes For an Indian girl You look Egyptian, maybe a little Spanish And your big brown eyes; take a compliment! I thought you all…

Rethinking Education

Due to lack of transparency regarding the denial of tenure to Professor Rojo, it is hard to know all of the details at play but, we know that the student evaluations are being used to justify his denial. As students,…

A farewell to Dean McKnight

This coming fall, John McKnight, our Dean of Intercultural Development and deputy title IX coordinator, will be entering a new chapter of his life at Connecticut College as their new dean of institutional equity and inclusion. During his time at Lafayette,…

Academic Justice

I notice the little things. I notice them so much that sometimes they are hard to ignore. In a community that touts diversity and inclusivity, I have been noticing more complacency over the past several weeks. I have noticed a…

Because I’m Straight by Sydney Edelson

Let’s accept an undeniable truth. If you are straight, you are privileged. We are immersed in a heteronormative culture that only validates two rigid, binary versions of gender and that only condones romantic relationships between a man, and his polar…

#IStandWithPosse by Hannah Chambers

#IStandWithPosse because it’s so much more than just a scholarship… A Resident Advisor. A Recreation Services employee. A member of Kaledoscope. A Tour Guide. A Psychology Major. An Orientation Leader. What do all of these people have in common? Besides…

Wolfgang – Olivia Thomajan

On January 31, Cornell University was headline news after the president of a well-respected frat was arrested for alleged sexual assault. In the Psi Upsilon Fraternity House, the chapter president, Wolfgang Ballinger, reportedly raped and abused a woman during one…