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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

A Truman Scholar, Cham will work at Bloomberg after she graduates.

Fatimata Cham ’23 wins Pepper Prize

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor May 5, 2023

As the former student body vice president, a published poet and a recently-named Truman Scholar, Fatimata Cham ‘23 likely needs no introduction. However, Cham doesn’t want to only talk about herself;...

Silent Skies was created by Serotonin Creative Consultancy. (Photo by Upendra Pandey 23)

‘Silent Skies’ tells soaring story of electric plane flyover

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor April 28, 2023

Last year’s Rivalry Game made history — not because of who won, but because it was the backdrop to the world’s first crewed electric airplane stadium flyover. “Silent Skies: The First Electric...

Op-Ed: An Open Invitation to Agitate, Name, and Dismantle

We are writing as a group of exasperated students who want to invite our peers to meet next weekend and discuss our shared grievances with regard to recent administrative decisions. The 5.5 percent increase...

Thank you rich donor!

Alum donates millions to scholarship for straight white men

By Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida March 31, 2023

Last week, Lafayette alumni John Kirby III ‘69 donated a $420 million gift to the college. Kirby, who made his fortune manufacturing shackles for child slaves, asked that the gift go toward creating...

The former Tri Delta house became Lavender Lane in 2022.

Queer people of color speak on Lavender Lane inclusivity issues

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor March 10, 2023

Lavender Lane was founded last year as special interest housing meant to provide a safe and inclusive living space for LGBTQIA+ students. Although many queer students have found refuge in the house, some...

Op-Ed: Debunking Posse myths

By Shirley Liu March 10, 2023

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending my fourth — and last — PossePlus Retreat (PPR). If you aren’t familiar, PPR is an annual, weekend-long retreat where Posse scholars, mentors and administrators,...

Desire, I Want To Turn Into You is Caroline Polacheks second album. (Photo courtesy of Spotify)

Four fantastic new albums by women

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor March 10, 2023

If your music library feels a little stale (or if, like me, you’ve been listening to SZA’s “SOS” on repeat and are looking for something new), look no further: here are four recently released albums...

Professors Annemarie Exarhos and Christopher Hawleys dog Penny is the physics departments unofficial mascot.

Seven campus dogs to brighten your ruff day

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor March 3, 2023

A stroll across the Quad reveals that Lafayette’s campus is home to many four-legged friends. These dogs, many of whom belong to faculty and staff, are as commonly spotted on a sunny day as a frisbee...

Letter to the editor: Intent versus impact

February 24, 2023

When I saw the recent letter to the editor written by Matt Murphy, I was dismayed at the choice that The Lafayette took to publish it. While I take personal issue with the words espoused by Murphy himself,...

The Black History Month Film Festival includes the screening of six movies and documentaries throughout February. (Photo courtesy of the Lafayette College Libraries)

Black History Month Film Festival celebrates Black film, facilitates discussion

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor February 10, 2023

If you missed Sundance, don’t worry — Lafayette will be hosting its own film festival throughout February in recognition of Black History Month. The Black History Month Film Festival is sponsored...

The organizers of the candlelight vigil wanted to create a space for students to grieve and learn.

Community lights candles, reads poetry, sings lullaby in vigil for Ürümqi fire victims

By Shirley Liu and Trebor Maitin December 9, 2022

This past Wednesday, members of the Lafayette community gathered to mourn, celebrate and remember the victims of China’s “zero Covid” policy. On Nov. 24, 10 people in Ürümqi, Xinjiang lost their...

Watson Hall was built using a gift from IBM head Thomas J. Watson and his wife.

Watson Hall namesake’s connection to Nazi Germany

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor December 2, 2022

At a time when monuments that honor controversial historical figures are being taken down, many of Lafayette’s landmarks have escaped criticism. However, there is one building on campus with a little-known...

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