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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Graphic by Elizabeth DiSabatino ‘16

In hot water

By Nirupa Basnet November 6, 2015

After two months, 512 March fixes water issues By Nirupa Basnet ‘17 and Hannah Doherty ‘19 Collaborative Writers 512 March St. is one of Lafayette’s most coveted apartment complexes for senior...

Giving the Gift of Life

By Nirupa Basnet October 23, 2015

New campus organization works to provide bone marrow matches Michael Barton was diagnosed with Leukemia as a child but lived five years longer than projected because of transplants matched through the...

The nose knows Garlic Fest: Easton celebrates smelly October tradition this weekend

By Nirupa Basnet October 2, 2015

Get ready to “Eat, Drink & Stink!” this weekend at the annual Easton Garlic festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Lehigh Valley’s stinkiest culinary event includes a variety...

Kimberlé Crenshaw delivers lecture on current social justice issues. [Photo courtesy of Chuck Zovko, Lafayette Communications ]

Speaking about the silenced

By Nirupa Basnet September 25, 2015

Leader in the field connects gender and race Tanisha Anderson, Miriam Cusseaux, Rekia Boyd, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Miriam Carey, Tarika Wilson, Kathryn Johnston, Alberta Sprulli: these are just a few among...

Turtle shaped recycling bin located in the Williams Visual Arts Building [Photo by Willem Ytsma ‘16]

Recycling made easy

By Nirupa Basnet September 11, 2015

Initiative moves from classroom to campus Students are seeing their work on environmental issues inside the classroom translate to outside the classroom. With inspiration from a college course, Lafayette...

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis discusses faith and Ferguson. [Photo by Julia Brennan ‘17]

Faith in Facing Ferguson

By Nirupa Basnet September 11, 2015

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis addresses role of faith protest movements A civil rights activist gave a talk on Wednesday night about the power of religion in the current movement against racial injustice across...

Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Reverend Father Hakob Gevorgyan, and members of the choir of Holy Trinity Armenian Church participate in a Armenian liturgy to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
[Photo by Julia Brennan ‘17]

Armenian genocide remembered

By Nirupa Basnet April 10, 2015

Armenian church service held to commemorate 100th anniversary One hundred years ago 1,500,000 Armenians were killed in Ottoman Turkey. Despite consistent denial by the Turkish government about the reality...

Attendees participate in the discussion facilitated by 4 members of Kaleidoscope and President
of the National Panhellenic Conference, Amanda Schwartz ‘16. [Photo by Willem Ytsma ‘16]

Divine discussion

By Nirupa Basnet March 13, 2015

Students consider introducing historically black sorority to campus Members of the Lafayette community convened Tuesday night to consider the possible addition of a Divine Nine sorority. Kaleidoscope,...

Through the eyes of a hijabi

By Nirupa Basnet February 20, 2015

Students wear hijabs to step into other’s shoes Several Lafayette students donned Hijabs, headscarfs worn by some Muslim women, last week to experience the life of a Hijabi women for a day. Inspired...

Extinction in the curriculum

Extinction in the curriculum

By Nirupa Basnet February 13, 2015

Elizabeth Kolbert answers questions about her book “The Sixth Extinction.” Photos by by Hana Isihara 17 ________________________ College focuses on the Sixth Extinction as part of yearlong theme In...

College introduces Lafayette ConnectEd

By Nirupa Basnet January 30, 2015

Over interim Lafayette launched Lafayette ConnectED, a set of three, week-long, free online classes for alumni. Faculty members President Alison Byerly, Professor Chip Nataro and Professor Tim Laquintano...

Economics Professor researches how obesity affects wages and employment

Economics Professor researches how obesity affects wages and employment

By Nirupa Basnet November 7, 2014

Professor Susan Averett focuses her research on the economic effect of obesity on men and women Photo by Sarah Fryfield ‘16 Obesity is not only a global health concern, but also a cause of adverse...

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