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The Lafayette

The Lafayette

The Lafayette

About

The Lafayette is the oldest college newspaper in Pennsylvania written and designed by undergraduate students at Lafayette College. We began publishing in September 1870 as a literary and news magazine entitled The Lafayette Monthly. In September 1875 the magazine rebranded as The Lafayette Journal and shifted focus to reporting news on students and alumni at Lafayette College. Our final and current name, The Lafayette, was adopted in October 1884.

With a brief halt in the fall of 1943 and March 1945 due to World War II, The Lafayette has published continuously for over 150 years. We have published semi-weekly, bi-weekly, weekly, and monthly. Today, we publish weekly on Friday’s during the academic year.

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