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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Forensics team was assisted by alumni when preparing for this years national competition. (Photo courtesy of Natalia Ferruggia 26)

Speech and debate ties record at nationals

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

The Lafayette Forensics team tied their record for most breaks out of preliminary rounds in a single year at the 2024 national tournament in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Throughout their week at nationals,...

Students gathered on the Quad to watch the historic eclipse.

Campus ‘over the moon’ for solar eclipse

By William Gutiérrez, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

Hundreds of Lafayette students descended onto the Quad on Monday as a rare occurrence was on the horizon, quite literally — a near-total solar eclipse.  During a solar eclipse, the moon passes directly...

The visit to the conference comes after Sigma Tau Delta was established on campus in October. (Photo courtesy of Maria Cangro 24)

English students present work at national conference

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor April 12, 2024

Three members of the college's new Sigma Tau Delta English honors society chapter attended the national society's Centennial Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, last week, marking the first time that Lafayette...

Mark Reid aims to increase outreach initiatives in Easton’s community gardens. (Photo courtesy of @seedfarm on Instagram)

Meet Mark Reid, the community gardener

By William Gutiérrez, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

Mark Reid does not just work at one garden – he works at them all. When the position to lead Easton’s community gardens opened up, Reid saw an opportunity to use his gardening experience to serve...

Thats not a hickey on your professors neck. She has rabies and will be dead by dawn.

Pardee Bat speaks out, exhausted by discrimination

By GABAGOOL, The Godfather March 29, 2024

This week, The Scoffayette had the rare opportunity to speak to the one and only Pardee Bat — the infamous winged figure who has taken up residence in the alien world that is the Pardee Hall attic.  The...

Each of the students appreciated the easy access to exciting destinations. (Photos courtesy of Pacey Ely ‘26, Sophia Harrill 26 and Harvest Gil ‘25)

Checking in on Lafayette’s globetrotters

By William Gutiérrez, Staff Writer March 22, 2024

Traveling around the world is simply a dream for many, but Lafayette students can make those dreams a reality through study abroad programs. The Lafayette checked in on several of those students to see...

Cheese Club features a Cheese of the Day on its Instagram account every Monday and Wednesday. (Graphic by Elisabeth Seidel 26 for The Lafayette)

Cheese club? You better brie-lieve it!

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor March 22, 2024

A muenster of a new club just dropped: the Cheese Club.  Although the club has yet to be officially recognized, its board is already making efforts to get members of the community involved with the...

Carly Johnson 24 is hoping to put the experiences of Lafayettes first women into a broader political context. (Photo courtesy of Carly Johnson 24)

Carly Johnson ’24 highlights first co-ed class with thesis project

By William Gutiérrez, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

When Lafayette’s first female class of students was admitted in 1970, their voices were often silenced. Carly Johnson ‘24 is seeking to undo that through her thesis centered around Lafayette’s transition...

The podcast studio is located in the basement of Skillman Library. (Photo courtesy of Brent Schnell)

Library podcast studio updated with AI, video capability

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor March 8, 2024

A revamped audio-visual podcasting studio will officially open in Skillman Library on March 18 for both student and faculty use. The studio, located in Skillman Library Room 007, is one of two preexisting...

Damaris Gomez 24 hopes to analyze decolonization with the class she is planning.

Damaris Gomez ’24 maps course on decolonizing literature

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer March 1, 2024

Professors often develop new ideas for classes, yet such an opportunity is rarely offered to students. English major Damaris Gomez ‘24 can count herself among the few. Gomez is helping to design...

Gateway Peer Advisors help their fellow students with resumes, cover letters and forming their LinkedIn profiles. (Photos courtesy of the Gateway Career Center)

Gateway Peer Advisors expand paths to success for students

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

While the prospect of life beyond college may be daunting, the new Gateway Peer Advisors are tackling it head-on and helping others do the same. Located on the second floor of Hogg Hall, the group...

Professor Daniel Quirós has authored four books, including novels Verano Rojo and Lluvia del Norte.

Spanish professor Daniel Quirós synthesizes culture with creative writing

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor February 16, 2024

Daniel Quirós is not just a professor, but also a published fiction author of multiple books. Quirós’ books include a short story collection, a fiction novel about a Costa Rican man living in the...

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