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The food studies exhibit shows off culinary ephemera, or materials related to food and cooking that would not normally have a long shelf life. (Photo courtesy of Emma Sylvester 25)

You are what you(‘re told to) eat: Stefano Mancini ’22 curates food studies exhibit in Skillman

Shirley Liu, Arts & Culture Editor May 6, 2022

Stefano Mancini ‘22 has always been a fierce lover of food. He grew up attending Sunday dinners at his grandma’s house, where she served homemade pasta, sauce and meatballs. Now, in addition to enjoying...

Professor Melissa Gordons research focuses on smart polymers that respond to their environments. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Chemical engineering professors Melissa Gordon ’11 and Joe Woo win a combined $800,000 in grants

Shirley Liu, Arts & Culture Editor April 29, 2022

Arriving at Lafayette in 2016, Chemical Engineering Professors Melissa Gordon ‘11 and Joe Woo have been teaching at the college for a combined 12 years. Now, they also boast a combined $800,000 in...

Cartoon: My final festival with friends

Cartoon: My final festival with friends

Jack Hatzimemos, Staff Cartoonist April 29, 2022

Students viewing the AIDS Memorial Quilt at Kirby Field House when it first came to Lafayette in 1992. (Photo courtesy of the Queer Archives Project)

National AIDS Memorial Quilt to be displayed next week, honoring lives lost to AIDS

Olivia Puzio, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

Thirty years after its first visit to Lafayette, an important historical monument will be returning to campus. Thanks to efforts by OUT Lafayette, visitors will be able to view the National AIDS Memorial...

Broths for a Better World provides refugee education with a tasty twist

Shirley Liu, Arts & Culture Editor April 15, 2022

For members of Refugee Action (RefAct), a bowl of soup is more than just delicious comfort food. It also represents an opportunity to educate oneself about refugee crises around the world. Last...

Vanessa Ungvarsky, owner of Taylor Made Polish, creates nail polishes that are not only stylish but also environmentally conscious. (Photo by Alexandra Whitney Daisy Willis For Lehigh Valley Style)

Small Business Spotlight: Taylor Made Polish fuses well-being and self-expression with customizable nail products

Olivia Puzio, Contributing Writer April 15, 2022

When Vanessa Ungvarsky, founder of Taylor Made Polish, made the choice to adopt a cleaner and healthier lifestyle, she began by switching out many common household products that included toxic ingredients....

Sonic the Hedgehog 2, a sequel to the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog movie, brings the speedy video game protagonist to the silver screen once more. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Despite enjoyable moments, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ ultimately disappoints

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist April 15, 2022

It’s very rare that films based on video games are well-constructed, which is a real shame because there is so much potential for crossover between the video game and film industries. Unfortunately,...

Destiny Ortiz Fernandez 22 runs Des Naild It, an affordable alternative for students looking to get their nails done on campus. (Photo courtesy of LinkedIn)

Student Business Spotlight: Destiny Ortiz Fernandez ’22 brings clients’ visions to life with Des Naild It

Shirley Liu, Arts & Culture Editor April 8, 2022

Destiny Ortiz Fernandez ‘22 is used to strangers complimenting her nails—and she’s happy to help them achieve the nails of their dreams too. Ortiz Fernandez runs Des Naild It, which provides...

Moon Knight premiered on March 30, and a new episode will be released every week. (Photo courtesy of

TV Review: ‘Moon Knight’ premiere offers intriguing ideas but lacks direction

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist April 8, 2022

The success of a TV show premiere is typically based upon how well it garners the audience’s interest while also providing narrative foundations of the story it will progressively unfold. The opening...

The military camp remained on Lafayette’s campus through the 1960s, leading the development of the ROTC program. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

How Lafayette became a military training camp during WWI

Yumna Hussain, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

In April of 1917, the United States declared war on Germany, bringing the country into World War I.  During this tumultuous time for the nation, Lafayette College was converted into a military training...

Events for Disabilities Awareness Week at the college will begin on March 28. (Photo by Alexis Ruiz 22 for The Lafayette)

Second annual Disabilities Awareness Week to open conversation on accessibility

Bia Brait Amorosino, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Listening to the experiences of those with disabilities is key to making campus a more accessible and inclusive place. Starting next week, members of the Lafayette community will have the opportunity to...

Yellow Balloon Consignment, located right on the bottom of the hill, is the perfect place for affordable everyday pieces. (Photo by Shirley Liu 23 for The Lafayette)

Thriftin’ ain’t easy: How to get the most bang for your buck in Easton

Shirley Liu, Arts & Culture Editor March 25, 2022

Do you have Gucci aspirations but a Gap budget? Want your outfit to break onlookers' necks without breaking the bank? You’re in luck, because Easton has a surprising number of hidden gems when it...

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