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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Pepper Prize winner announced

Pepper Prize winner announced

By Julia Ben-Asher May 9, 2014

Brad Bormann ‘14 wins Lafayette’s most prestigious award Photo by Aaron Levenson ‘15 When Brad Bormann ‘14 signed the dotted line of his contract as a high school senior, committing his next...

Senior Week now includes BYOB BBQ

By Julia Ben-Asher May 2, 2014

In an era of major changes and controversy surrounding the college’s alcohol policies, a time like Senior Week can highlight administrators’ and students’ different opinions. But when an open conversation...

Big Mountain Blue (left to right), including J. P. Bisciotti ‘14, Kevin Jackson ‘16, John Favini ‘14,  Julia Seidenstein ‘14 and Kyle Tucker ‘14, perform in a mini-concert in the newsroom last Friday.

Newsic Nights’ revival: Featuring Big Mountain Blue

By Julia Ben-Asher April 17, 2014

Photo by Nicole Maselli ’14 Newsic Nights are casual mini concerts by Lafayette musical artists or groups of any genre, hosted by The Lafayette in the newsroom. These events, lasting anywhere from fifteen...

The Lafayette softball team has taken to holding fun themed practices, complete with costumes, to shake things up.

Softball gets weird during practice

By Julia Ben-Asher March 7, 2014

Photo Courtesy of Lafayette Softball Twitter “Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else,” reads the Lafayette softball team’s Facebook cover photo....

Teach For America: #Avoid or #Apply?

By Julia Ben-Asher February 28, 2014

Last week, a new hashtag spread over Twitter like wildfire, perpetuating a years-old controversy. #ResistTFA, a campaign to build resistance to Teach For America [TFA], a national teaching organization...

Joe Reed, a custodian at Lafayette, won the lottery in Decemeber, collecting $80,000.

Karmic effect: Custodian at Lafayette wins lottery

By Julia Ben-Asher February 21, 2014

Photo by Tatiana Troxell ‘16 Meet Joe Reed: a custodian at Lafayette for the past decade, a life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley, and a strong believer in karma. Over Thanksgiving break, Reed was...

Not enough pricks: STI testing fails to meet Lafayette student needs

By Julia Ben-Asher February 14, 2014

Usually, students drag themselves to take tests--not line up for them and get turned away. Sex Week’s day of free HIV and STI testing took place in Bailey’s Health Center by outside agency Novus Adult...

Orlando Ortiz, the bouncer at Milo’s Place, is a familiar face for Lafayette students.

King Wolf: Getting to know Milo’s Orlando

By Julia Ben-Asher February 7, 2014

By Julia Ben-Asher ‘14 and Danielle Fontaine ‘14 | Collaborative Writers Photo by Willem Ytsma ‘16 If you’ve been to Milo’s Place on Cattell Street, you’ve met the friendly face at the door...

Midnight soccer

By Julia Ben-Asher February 7, 2014

Photo courtesy of Jason Goldfarb '14 At 10:30 p.m. last Saturday night, men’s club soccer captain Jason Goldfarb ‘14 sat in the driver’s seat. Eyes on the road, he held out a fresh bottle of 5-Hour...

Dean of the College to become professor

By Julia Ben-Asher January 30, 2014

Photo from The line between being a faculty member and an administrator is one that is not uncommon for university employees to cross. Hannah Stewart-Gambino, former Dean of the College...

Provost Wendy Hill to leave Lafayette

By Julia Ben-Asher December 6, 2013

Photo  courtesy of It was announced Monday that Provost Wendy Hill will be leaving Lafayette at the end of June. She will become the head of The Agnes Irwin School, a college prep school...

If it happened here: Public Safety details protocol for active shooter

By Julia Ben-Asher November 14, 2013

A Nevada middle school. LAX airport. New Jersey’s Garden State Plaza mall. A Detroit barber shop. A Houston birthday party. In the past couple of months, reports of mass shootings in public places have...

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