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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Members of ALW march in the colleges first Take Back the Night in 1993. From L-R, Nora Isaacs 94, Eileen Kelly 94, Laine Fast 94, Jennifer Devlin Burke 94, Ellie Dunham Kelley 94, Laura Bennett Brogan 94, Katrina Zafiriadis 95 and Jennifer Edwards 94. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Devlin Burke 94)

‘If we don’t, who will?’: Fifty years of sexual assault peer education at Lafayette

By Katie Frost, Managing Editor April 29, 2022

Beginning next fall, the administration will be taking over aspects of sexual assault peer education at the college. This shift marks a change in the way peer education has been done on campus for years....

All three seniors learned of their Fulbright acceptances within the last two weeks.  (Photos courtesy Kevin Manogue 22, Celeste Fieberg 22 and Anna Zittle 22)

Seniors Kevin Manogue, Anna Zittle and Celeste Fieberg win Fulbright Scholarship

By Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

Over 2,000 students each year apply to the Fulbright Scholars Program, a renowned scholarship that awards grants for research projects or teaching in countries across the world.  After a six-month-long...

Former President Alison Byerly found after nine-month disappearance, elaborate college coverup exposed

Former President Alison Byerly found after nine-month disappearance, elaborate college coverup exposed

April 1, 2022

A couple going for a walk in the Minnesota Big Woods this week came across former President Alison Byerly on a private campground site with a fire fueled by paychecks meant for dining hall employees. When...

Katy Bednarsky, who works in the Feather House, will oversee the new peer educator program. (Photo by Elle Cox ’21)

Interpersonal Violence Peer Educator program to begin this fall

By Katie Frost, Managing Editor March 25, 2022

Beginning this fall, peer education on topics of interpersonal violence will take place under a new department and a new name. The new program will replace peer education that was previously done through...

Alex Thurtle 24 won this years Jean Corrie Poetry Contest with her poem the curse of a realist. (Photo courtesy of Alex Thurtle 22)

Alex Thurtle ‘24 wins Jean Corrie Poetry Contest

By Katie Frost, Managing Editor March 11, 2022

Before she even began writing her award-winning poem, Alex Thurtle ‘24 had a very specific image in her head: a dollar store tiara and a feather boa falling all over the floor. Thurtle won this year’s...

Students can submit any kind of writing for the ‘Global Expressions’ magazine as long as it is written in a language that is not their native language. (Photo courtesy of Tingting Kang)

New online magazine ‘Global Expressions’ to showcase writing across many languages

By Katie Frost, Managing Editor March 4, 2022

As the college works to have a more inclusive campus, Multi-Language Learner Support Specialist Tingting Kang wants to make sure that linguistic diversity does not get left behind. She believes that communicating...

Individuals and groups can request Safe Zone training, which takes place over four fifty-minute sessions. (Photo by Caroline Burns ’22 for The Lafayette)

Recently-updated Safe Zone training curriculum aims to educate on LGBTQIA+ identities, allyship

By Katie Frost, Managing Editor February 18, 2022

It is likely that most students will experience someone coming out to them at some point in their lives. Knowing what to say may seem easy, but offering the right support while avoiding microaggressions...

Some Covid-positive students are quarantining in the Weiss House, located on the corner of Cattell Street and Clinton Terrace. (Photo by Deanna Hanchuk 22 for The Lafayette)

College experiences first Covid outbreak of the semester

By Katie Frost, Managing Editor February 11, 2022

Three weeks into the semester, the college is experiencing its first major Covid outbreak of 2022, with over 120 cases reported between Monday and Wednesday. Students who test positive are required...

Lavender Lane, the college’s upcoming special interest housing, is still accepting applications. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25)

Former Tri-Delta house to be turned into gender-inclusive student housing

By Katie Frost, Managing Editor February 11, 2022

The 2 West Campus Lane residence hall, formerly the house of Tri Delta, will be getting a new name this fall: Lavender Lane. The new special interest housing space will provide a safe living space for...

Donald Nally, conductor of The Crossing, has worked with choirs around the globe and currently is the John W. Beattie Chair in Music and director of choral organizations at Northwestern University. (Photo courtesy of Jill Steinberg)

‘We are dedicated to words that matter’: Grammy-winning choir The Crossing to perform at the college tomorrow

By Katie Frost, Managing Editor February 4, 2022

For Donald Nally, conductor of the Philadelphia-based choir The Crossing, singers and conductors are similar to journalists. They ask important questions and do not profess to know any of the answers. The...

Melissa Ash worked with student leaders for in Alternative School Break, Mosaic and Pre-Orientation Service Program. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Assistant Director of Civic Leadership Melissa Ash leaves the college

By Katie Frost, Managing Editor January 28, 2022

Melissa Ash, known to those who work with her as Mash, will be leaving the college as of today. Ash came to the Landis Center for Community Engagement in fall 2019 as the advisor for Alternative School...

Lucie Lagodich asks a question to Pullitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Jeffrey Gettleman. (Photo by Craig Gibson for the New York Times)

A conversation with Editor-in-Chief Lucie Lagodich ’22 on her time at COP26 and New York Times Climate Hub

By Katie Frost and Deanna Hanchuk November 19, 2021

Last week, The Lafayette Editor-in-Chief Lucie Lagodich ‘22 was away from the newsroom and college altogether, as she attended the COP26 conference and the New York Times Climate Hub in Glasgow, Scotland...

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