The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Op-Ed: We need to do better

By Jenny Davis March 10, 2023

Did you know what ‘Posse scholar’ meant before seeing the term slandered on Yik Yak? Probably not.  Lafayette is a primarily white institution (PWI). When it was founded in 1826, the college only...

The new training table will feature more vegetables and protein options for football players.

‘I needed more meals’: Athletes on campus dining struggles

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

While Lafayette plans to work out new dining options on campus over the next few years, many student-athletes have become frustrated that they don't have enough food throughout their days of intense...

There were 60 plus applications to become Student Government members this semester.

Student Government sworn in

By The Lafayette Editorial Board March 3, 2023

The Student Government swore in 26 Representatives on Tuesday – seven members of the classes of 2025 and 2026, six members of the class of 2024 and six elected Executive Officers. A vacancy in the...

Easton will likely not be directly impacted by the East Palestine train derailments harmful environmental impacts. (Photo courtesy of CNN)

Professor Woo on impacts of Ohio train derailment

By Jeremy Adler, Contributing Writer March 3, 2023

Concerns are rising in multiple states about the implications of the Ohio trail derailment.   At the beginning of February, 38 cars from a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in East Palestine,...

Former admissions representative passes away

Former admissions representative passes away

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2023

Patricia McMahon McCutcheon, a former admissions representative, passed away on Feb. 22, 2023, aged 68.  Originally from Ohio, McCutcheon lived throughout the East Coast with her husband before landing...

Some students have expressed frustrations that Miss Jacksons does not accept meal swipes.

One semester in: Challenges, opportunities for Miss Jackson’s Kitchen

By Dylan Gooding, Contributing Writer February 24, 2023

Since setting up shop last September, Miss Jackson’s Kitchen has had to be flexible to serve both campus and the College Hill community. While there has been a positive response from students about...

President Nicole Hurd said the college hopes to improve financial aid to offset the tuition increase.

Tuition hiked 5.5 percent for 2023-24 academic year

By Jenny Davis and Emma Chen February 17, 2023

This week, the college approved a 5.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2023-24 academic year, bringing the total cost of attendance to $80,114. Inflation was cited among the reasons for the increase. “While...

A record number of freshmen applied to Student Government.

Student Government sees drastic increase in application numbers

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Student Government recently faced criticism for members' lack of engagement and was accused of stagnation by a soon-to-be former member, but this election season participation in Student Government has...

Kaitlin Ahern 23 was featured on President Joe Bidens Instagram account. (Photo courtesy of @joebiden on Instagram)

Kaitlin Ahern ’23 on her path to meeting President Biden

By Lauren Peterson, Contributing Writer February 17, 2023

Last week, Kaitlin Ahern '23 was introduced to President Joe Biden — and the proof is on his Instagram page. Through an invitation via Pennsylvania College Democrats, Ahern got the opportunity to travel...

Trebor Maitin 24 and Emma Chen 24 hope that their resolution will increase engagement within Student Government.

Student Government introduces hours system to foster accountability

By Selma O'Malley, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Last week, Student Government passed a resolution calling for the enactment of an hours system in which General Body members would be required to complete five hours of work towards Student Government...

Turkish students at Lafayette united in response to the disaster. (Photo courtesy of Foreign Policy)

‘We just can’t do nothing’: Lafayette’s Turkish community holds fundraiser for earthquake victims

By Dylan Gooding, Contributing Writer February 17, 2023

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, Baris Yazici ’25 and seven other Turkish students are mobilizing the Lafayette community to provide relief for the victims. According...

Student Government and L-RAJE worked with the college to reintroduce STI testing.

Bailey Health Center now offering free STI testing

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor February 17, 2023

Bailey Health Center will now offer free STI testing every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment. Testing is offered for chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV, services that have not been covered by the...

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