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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Jack Halberstam is the author of seven books. His latest is titled Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire.

Queer theorist Jack Halberstam criticizes community, narratives of history

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor November 18, 2022

Last Friday, members of the Lafayette community gathered in Kirby 104 to hear Jack Halberstam argue against an unlikely target: community. In this talk, Halberstam criticized false narratives of community...

The plot of Head Over Heels is set in motion when the oracle Pythio (pictured) gives the royal family of Arcadia a prophecy that will determine the fate of their Beat.

Performance Review: ‘Head Over Heels’: A warm, welcome flame of queer joy in this miserable world

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor November 11, 2022

Fans of '80s pop-rock, rejoice! As a part of their 2022-23 production season “Walking in Time,” the Lafayette theater department is showing its rendition of “Head Over Heels,” a jukebox musical...

Last week, students in theater professor Michael ONeills first-year seminar walked around Farinon dressed as and acting like robots.

First-year seminar students swarm Farinon as robots

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor October 28, 2022

If you visited Farinon last Thursday during the lunch break to find people greeting you with metal faces and mechanical movements: no, robots haven’t invaded College Hill yet. Those were just students...

On the Spot: How do you destress during midterm season?

By Shirley Liu and Madeline Marriott October 21, 2022

Winter is coming ... and so is midterm season. Lafayette students everywhere are grieving the loss of once healthy sleep schedules and nursing caffeine addictions. What's your go-to self-care activity...

Tinabeth Piña 93 (left) and Gina Arias 93 (right) spoke about their time at Lafayette during a Latinx Heritage Month event this past Tuesday. (Photo by Rob Young)

Latinx Heritage Month keynote event spotlights accomplished Latina alumnae

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor October 7, 2022

When Gina Arias '93 and Tinabeth Piña '93 were students at Lafayette, Latinx Heritage Month wasn't even celebrated on campus. Thirty years later, they returned to campus as keynote speakers for the month. This...

Septimus Hodge and Thomasina Coverly are played by Peter Canevari 23 and Ani Brutus ‘26, respectively.

Performance Review: ‘Arcadia’ overflows with wit, energy and spectacle

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor September 30, 2022

Do you ever wish "Bridgerton" included more discussions of chaos theory and Romantic poetry? If you're intrigued, then be sure to snag a ticket to “Arcadia,” a Lafayette College production that premiered...

Project Paw is more than just a cat cafe; its also a consignment shop and community outreach center.

A cat cafe consignment shop? You’ve got to be kitten me!

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor September 30, 2022

Students who aren’t allowed to keep pets in their dorms can get their fix of fluffy friends at Project Paw instead. For just $10, patrons can cuddle with cats, enjoy snacks and — best of all — know...

New owner Martin Ramirez with employee Brian Cortes. Ramirez took over as Tierra De Fuegos owner just last week. (Photo courtesy of Brian Cortes)

Small Business Spotlight: Tierra De Fuego brings modern, traditional Colombian cuisine to Easton

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor September 23, 2022

Easton is better known for its crayons than its Colombian cuisine, but that won’t stop Tierra De Fuego from cooking up fresh Colombian flavors every day. Located on 612 Northampton St., Tierra De...

Student group budget requests totaled over $750,000 this semester. (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24 for Lafayette College Student Government)

New budget request process leaves clubs feeling underfunded

By Nathan Kornfeind and Shirley Liu September 16, 2022

After adopting a new budget request process, Student Government funded approximately half of all student organizations’ budget requests this semester, sparking frustration and confusion among some student...

Members of The Lafayette met with the Budget Committee to discuss concerns about the papers budget allocation this past Wednesday.

Unclear future for The Lafayette after Student Government budget cut

By Nathan Kornfeind and Shirley Liu September 16, 2022

As of Thursday morning, Student Government cut The Lafayette’s budget in half for the fall semester. If left unaddressed, Pennsylvania’s oldest college newspaper would be forced to cease print publication...

Alice Wongs memoir Year of the Tiger: An Activists Life is made up of past essays, interview and podcast transcripts, mantras and more. (Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House)

Book Review: Activist Alice Wong releases fierce, biting and hilarious memoir with ‘Year of the Tiger’

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor September 16, 2022

Under the Chinese zodiac, those born in the Year of the Tiger are said to be confident, passionate and ambitious. It seems fitting then that “Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life,” a memoir by Alice...

The International Friendship Program provides a support system for international students adjusting to a new country.

‘Every college needs programs like this’: International Friendship Program creates support system, promotes cultural exchange

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor September 9, 2022

The transition from high school to college is a difficult adjustment for everyone. However, 16% of Lafayette students need to become accustomed to not just a new campus, but a new country too. The International...

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