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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Four students on a Zoom call

Student Government approves four new student groups, ending the semester on a high note

By Danielle Kraidin May 7, 2021

With the semester coming to an end soon, students are already making plans for next year's activities. Student Government recently approved four new student groups whose interests include mental health,...

Panelists featured for this discussion are also involved in the colleges Queer Archives Project. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Alumnae and professor emerita discuss campus climate past and present for LGBTQ+ women

By Danielle Kraidin March 26, 2021

In one of the last events of the college's celebration of 50 years of coeducation, panelists turned a focus on female students whose experience may have consisted of a "place without a space." This past...

Public safety is investigating these incidents as a violation of Lafayette College policy and community standards. (Photo courtesy of Diana de la Torre 20)

College responds to signs posted that intimidate marginalized groups on campus

By Danielle Kraidin October 11, 2019

Over the weekend a “Cop Lives Matter” sticker was put on top of a “Black Lives Matter” sticker and a “Deport Illegals” sticker placed over one of a “Love is Love” sticker. This was reported...

Students have been enjoying the vegetarian options at the new cafe, but the supply of vegetarian food frequently runs out. (Photo by Abi Olofin 22)

Students point to areas for improvement in new ECO cafe

By Danielle Kraidin October 4, 2019

The ECO Cafe in the new Rockwell center has been touted for its commitment to sustainability and locally sourced options. Despite the push for more eco-friendly options, however, some students still feel...

The number of reports of sexual misconduct have increased significantly since 2014, which may be due to increased means of reporting. (Graphic Courtesy of the Office of Educational Equity)

SMART team opens new avenue for reporting sexual misconduct on campus

By Danielle Kraidin September 6, 2019

The college has implemented the Sexual Misconduct and Resources Training Team (SMART) this year to more effectively handle reporting of incidents involving sexual assault and sexual harassment. This program...

The new engineering degree being offered this year will allow students to focus on interdisciplinary studies within engineering. (Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

New Bachelor of Science degree offers interdisciplinary twist on engineering

By Danielle Kraidin August 30, 2019

This year, the college unveiled a brand new major within the engineering department, available to all underclassmen. The bachelor of science in engineering (BSE) will allow students to take traditional...

Saeed Malami gave a 10-minute persuasive speech on child slavery in the chocolate industry in West Africa. (Photo courtesy of Saeed Malami 20)

Saeed Malami ’20 wins national forensics championship, first Interstate Oratorical Association Championship

By Danielle Kraidin May 10, 2019

Saeed Malami ‘20 won the national championship in persuasive speaking at the Interstate Oratorical Association Championship (IOA) in West Chester, Pa., through the Lafayette Forensics Society. Malami...

In 2016, the policy studies program held an election-night broadcast on PBS39. (Photo courtesy of Clay Wegrzynowicz)

Policy studies senior seminar project to air on PBS39

By Danielle Kraidin April 26, 2019

The spring 2019 senior policy studies seminar's semester project will be featured on local television channel PBS39. The class, taught by professor and policy studies chair Mark Crain, will show a broadcast...

Student Governments Equity and Inclusion Committee under newly elected Eduardo Rodriguez-Gomez ‘22 will be leading the effort to increase the campus minimum wage. (Photo by Lauren Fox)

College discusses raising minimum wage, says that it is possible to adjust budget for it

By Danielle Kraidin April 19, 2019

Student government president-elect Fraynette Familia ‘20 is pushing to bring minimum wage for students to $8, an effort that has been ongoing since last November. Student government's Equity and Inclusion...

Over 86 cases of mumps were reported on the Temple campus. (Photo Courtesy of Mountain Home)

College urges vigilance after mumps outbreak at nearby Temple University

By Danielle Kraidin March 29, 2019

Yet another outbreak of a vaccine-preventable illness is taking place with the spreading of mumps at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, Director of Health Services on campus, sent...

Gwilym Simcock said his parents influenced and nurtured his passion for music. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Lifelong musician Gwilym Simcock celebrates jazz ‘heroes’ in solo piano performance

By Danielle Kraidin March 8, 2019

Originally a classical pianist, Gwilym Simcock said he has developed his skills and explored other music genres such as jazz and composition. Many of the tunes in his new album "Near and Now," are dedicated...

(Photo by Kathryn Kelly 19)

Easton, the new windy city: campus loses power temporarily after 30 mph wind gusts

By Danielle Kraidin March 1, 2019

Strong gusts of wind roared through the Lehigh Valley on Monday, reaching speeds up to 30 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The wind blasts blew the college's power out on Monday...

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