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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Lafayette students march against compulsory ROTC participation in the early 1960s. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Lannon)

What was Lafayette like in the 1960s?

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino October 8, 2021

Much like the contemporary political climate, the 1960s were a tumultuous time for activism, social justice and cultural change across the United States. And like the student protests we see today, Lafayette's...

Emilio Rojass piece Heridas Abiertas depicts the US-Mexican border tattooed on his back. (Photo courtesy of the Lafayette College Art Galleries Facebook page)

‘Tracing a wound through my body’ exhibition encourages students to think critically about the US-Mexico border

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino October 1, 2021

Some say the best art has an effect on the body. In his exhibition currently being shown at Lafayette, artist Emilio Rojas takes this to the next level, showcasing the tattooed art on his own body. Rojas...

Darien Price in a red sweater standing in front of a cloudy sky.

After study abroad cancellations last year, seniors finally make it to destinations abroad

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino September 17, 2021

For some students, studying abroad is such a quintessential college experience that they won't even let a pandemic stop them from experiencing it. "I have always been excited to study abroad, even before...

Every week, MAFia chooses an album of the week for members to listen to. Photo taken pre-COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of MAFia website)

‘We all have music in common’: MAFia is a unique community for relaxation and music appreciation

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino May 21, 2021

Music Appreciation Floor (is awesome), or MAFia, is more than just a living space for its residents. "I love that it really feels like a family... I love that we're such a diverse group as far as majors...

Helen Zia is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who speaks on womens rights, human rights, and anti-Asian American discrimination. (Photo courtesy of Helen Zias website)

Activist Helen Zia discusses discrimination and justice during Asian American Pacific Islander Awareness Month

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino May 14, 2021

For author and activist Helen Zia, education is the most important tool to heal a divided American society. This past Monday, Zia spoke at the college as part of a set of events as Asian American Pacific...

Caroline standing in a grassy field with a jacket on.

Student Artist Spotlight: Caroline Sabin ’21 talks about her passion for music and leaving a ‘legacy’ of accessibility in the arts

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino May 7, 2021

In a socially distanced year, Caroline Sabin '21 has used music as a way to stay connected with her community. "We're not in this alone," she said. "We're all together, and even though we may be recording...

The Easton Farmers Market will look similar to how it did in 2020, with a new location in Scott Park and social distancing requirements in place. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Giannakis)

Easton Farmers’ Market opens tomorrow for the 2021 season

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino April 30, 2021

The wait is almost over for students and community members who have been eagerly anticipating the 2021 opening of the Easton Farmers' Market. The market officially opens tomorrow, May 1 at 9:30 a.m.,...

Sex work decriminalization is the ‘only tangible measure’ to protect workers: Office of Intercultural Development holds conversation with women in the industry

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino April 23, 2021

One misconception about the sex work industry is that the work is inherently feminist and empowering, according to industry member Ariana Amour. "It is not, and that is okay," she said. This past Monday,...

Donations for the pop-up thrift store can be found in the Farinon atrium, the lobby of Marquis Hall and near the entrance of Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22)

Environmentally-friendly fashion: Pop-up thrift shop to be held next Thursday

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino April 16, 2021

Next week, students can simultaneously help the Earth and their closet at the same time. The Office of Sustainability is currently collecting donations for a pop-up thrift shop to celebrate Earth Day....

Sexual Assault Awareness Month has been observed nationally since 2001, and events were first organized on campus by PASA in 2017. (Photo Courtesy of Ella Goodwin 21)

Going beyond awareness: PASA’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month is in full swing

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino April 9, 2021

Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) is currently holding events for its fourth annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). And this year, students may be more invested in their cause than ever. Libby...

Jon Raymond was nominated for an Emmy Award for his writing on the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

‘Rain Dragon’ author Jon Raymond speaks on writing process and developing his craft over the years

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino March 12, 2021

Jon Raymond made the decision early on in his career to be a "regionalist sort of writer." "Just the mere fact of something not being represented very often makes it interesting to me," he said during...

Animated depictions of characters from Monkey

With virtual stunts and an important message, livestreamed performance of ‘Monkey’ opens next Thursday

By Beatriz Brait Amorosino March 5, 2021

Almost eleven months after it was originally scheduled to take place, the theater department's virtual production of the show "Monkey" finally premieres next Thursday. The show, adapted from the folk...

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