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Josh Peck spoke to students about his experiences in the entertainment business, social media and finding his own happiness. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25)

‘Hug me brotha’: ‘Drake & Josh’ star Josh Peck welcomed with open arms as Senior Speaker

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2022

When asked how his visit to Lafayette had been going so far, 2022 Senior Speaker Josh Peck fit in with the Leopards immediately. "I'll probably end up at Milo's," he joked to the crowd of hundreds of students...

Mike Conover worked in Skillman Library for nine of the 10 years he worked at Lafayette College. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Baltz)

Remembering Mike Conover, beloved Lafayette custodian

Tyler Makover, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

Mike Conover, a custodian at the college known for his friendliness and constant smile, passed away on April 23. He was 63. Conover was a custodian at the college for 10 years, nine of which were spent...

PSAFE is offering nine and 12 hour courses, as well as one hour preview courses to any groups that are interested.

Public Safety sheds light on Rape Aggression Defense program

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

While Sexual Assault Awareness Month will draw to a close at the end of April, Lafayette’s Department of Public Safety is eager to direct students’ attention to a support resource offered all year-round:...

Hillel placed signs on the quad with facts about the Holocaust.

Hillel fosters education and awareness for Holocaust Remembrance Week

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2022

This past week, Lafayette Hillel Society carried out a series of events to commemorate lives lost during the Holocaust and to educate students on its history. On Monday, Hillel Vice President of Social...

A marijuana dispensary sprouted up on Phillipsburgs Main Street. (Photo courtesy Lehigh Valley Live)

The grass is greener on the other side of the river: Recreational marijuana legalized in New Jersey

Jacob Moldover, Contributing Writer April 29, 2022

On April 21, the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act went into effect in New Jersey, legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana in the state. The law was the...

The Confluence, which will include numerous amenities, is set to benefit the local economy and provide the government with real-estate and income tax revenue. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live)

Easton’s new multi-purpose building to break ground by September

Brenna Girard and Emma Chen April 22, 2022

Earlier this month, the Easton Planning Commission granted final land development for The Confluence, a large mixed-use building that will be located at 185 S. 3rd St. Work on the development is set to...

Gender neutral bathrooms have been placed in Skillman Library and also exist in a number of other buildings on campus. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25)

A look at gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

Onab Falak, Contributing Writer April 15, 2022

One diversity initiative the college has created over the last few years has been to add more gender-neutral bathrooms to the campus. Recently, Skillman Library designated some of the bathrooms as gender-neutral...

On March 23, students gathered together, learning about the memorial and future action items. (Photo courtesy of Ariel Haber-Fawcett 24)

Sullivan Removal Coalition develops goals beyond plaque removal

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

A second letter demanding the removal of the controversial Sullivan memorial along with several other objectives relating to Indigenous concerns will be sent to the Lafayette administration in May. The...

Uptons favorite memory from the college was the Write-a-thon, which was a session of intensive writing for students. (Photo courtesy of Poetry Foundation)

English Professor Lee Upton to celebrate retirement

Onab Falak, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

Professor Lee Upton retired from her position as an English professor and writer-in-residence at the college two years ago, at the height of the pandemic. She will now be celebrated by the department and...

Fraternity initiates PSAFE officer after registering party

Fraternity initiates PSAFE officer after registering party

April 1, 2022

Following the college’s announcement that students will have to start registering all parties, the fraternity Chi Omega Kappa (COK) has become the first success story of this new policy. “We decided...

The company Aunt Flow will be providing the menstrual products at a cost of $8400. (Photo courtesy

Student Government green-lights menstrual equity program

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

On March 10, The Menstrual Equity Pilot Program Resolution passed unanimously through the Student Government General Body. The program, which strives to place free menstrual products in campus bathrooms,...

Simons closed because of Covid related issues. (Photo by Kwasi Obeng-Danwa 23 for The Lafayette)

Simon’s says: We’re coming back!

Tessa Landon, Contributing Writer March 25, 2022

Simon's Cafe will return after a pandemic-driven hiatus, Christopher Brown, General Manager of Bon Appetit, announced at a recent Student Government body meeting. “[Dining Services is] considering...

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