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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Lafayette Mock Trial team is one of the top 45 teams in the country. (Photo courtesy of @lafmocktrial on Instagram)

Mock Trial team successful at Temple University tournament

By Kristen Vincent, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

The Lafayette Mock Trial team came back to College Hill triumphant after their first post-pandemic, in-person competition at Temple University's Hooter Invitational Tournament. The team ranked second overall...

LeAndra LeSeur is a visual and performance artist from the Bronx, N.Y. (Photo courtesy of Pedro Barbeito)

Artist Le’Andra LeSeur visits Lafayette, brings creativity

By Natalia Ferruggia, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

For artist Le'Andra LeSeur, her body is her canvas. From Nov. 14 to today, LeSeur has shared insight about her experience in the visual and performance arts, and how she uses her body to create meaningful...

The Dance Marathon brought together students in Greek Life and music organizations. (Photo by Phoebe Goltra 24)

Pi Beta Phi’s Dance Marathon brings together Greek Life for good cause

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor November 18, 2022

On Saturday, members of Lafayette’s Greek Life organizations dusted off their cowboy hats and polished their dancing shoes for Pi Beta Phi’s annual Dance Marathon to raise money and awareness for childhood...

Author Ross Gay 96 was inspired to become a writer by professors at Lafayette. (Photo courtesy of SF Station)

Best-selling author Ross Gay ’96 redefines joy in new collection of essays

By Kristen Vincent, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

In his new book “Inciting Joy,” author Ross Gay '96 wanted to correct what he felt to be an immature understanding of happiness. “I wanted to offer a definition of joy which did not imagine [joy]...

MAFia welcomed all students to perform in its lip-sync battle. (Photo courtesy of Sebastiano Riverso 24)

The Hill is alive with the sound of music!: Evening of A Cappella, MAFia lip-sync competition dazzle Lafayette

By Natalia Ferruggia, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

Lafayette’s performing arts organizations channeled their inner "Pitch Perfect" this past weekend with two annual music-filled events: MAFia's lip-sync competition and Evening of A Cappella. Last...

Director of Intercultural Development Robert Young 14 was a Posse scholar, an orientation leader and a manager for the men’s basketball team during his time on College Hill. (Photo courtesy of Robert Young 14)

‘This is my home’: Alumni turned faculty, staff share their Lafayette journeys

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor November 4, 2022

While many students have called Lafayette their home, some alumni decided to put down roots by becoming members of the college’s faculty or staff. Professor of civil and environmental engineering...

Dina Azar 25 charges $35 for a manicure and $40 for a Gel-X set with nail extensions. (Photo courtesy of Dina Azar 25)

Student Artist Spotlight: Dina Azar ’25 delivers manicures centered around self-care

By Kristen Vincent, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

When Dina Azar ‘25 was younger, her mother wouldn’t allow her to get her nails done at a salon. Now, she has her own business doing nails for students at Lafayette. “[My mom] thought it wasn't...

Visiting professor Sun You drew inspiration from domestic labor for the process of creating her polymer clay sculptures. (Photo courtesy of Sun You)

Visiting professor Sun You receives prestigious contemporary visual art award

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor October 28, 2022

When people think of art, the box that it is shipped in doesn't usually come to mind. Visiting professor of art Sun You is changing that with her award-winning pieces that center on the idea of caretaking...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ is the singer-songwriter’s  first completely original album since 2020. (Photo courtesy of Pitchfork)

Album Review: ‘Midnights’ turns insomnia into hits

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor October 28, 2022

On Oct. 21, Taylor Swift asked us to meet her at midnight – a record-breaking number of people did. In its first weekend, Swift’s highly anticipated 10th studio album “Midnights” became the top-selling...

Psychology professor Susan Wenze is one of 21 to receive the Fulbright Portugal Scholar Award. (Photo courtesy of Susan Wenze)

Psychology professor Susan Wenze receives Fulbright grant to research postpartum mental health in Portugal

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor October 21, 2022

Associate professor of psychology Susan Wenze’s worldview changed after she took an introductory psychology course during her undergraduate years. Now, as a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award,...

The Boys in the Band won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Actor Brian Hutchison ‘93 talks show business, queer representation during residency

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor October 21, 2022

Brian Hutchison ‘93, the stage and screen actor in the 2020 film "The Boys in the Band," found a community of artists and a source of creative fulfillment during his time at Lafayette. Now, he's back...

Students gathered in Kirby 104 to hear from author Torrey Peters.

‘Detransition, Baby’ author Torrey Peters gives students sneak peek of upcoming novella

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor October 7, 2022

When Closs Writer-in-Residence Torrey Peters wrote her debut novel "Detransition, Baby," she had no idea that it would be published, let alone earn her a Women’s Prize for Fiction nomination and a television...

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