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Op-Ed: Listen to the Cassandras: Prepare for the post-Roe world

In Greek tragedy, Cassandra is a Trojan princess cursed with the gift of prophecy. Before the Trojan War began, she presciently foretold the Fall of Troy yet no one believed her. Just as Cassandra predicted...

Candidates for six out of eight Student Government executive board positions ran unopposed, with the Student Organizations and Athletic Affairs committees not having candidates. Only Fatimata Cham 23 and Shreya Raizada 25 faced opposition. (Photos courtesy of the incoming Student Government Executive Board)

New members elected to Student Government executive board

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

As the 2022 spring semester comes to an end, the Lafayette College Student Government held elections for its Executive Board. The results were announced on the Student Government's Instagram on April 29. For...

Brewer retired in 2015, but returned four years later to help the Office of Student Involvement transition between directors. (Photo courtesy Lafayette College Flickr)

Pam Brewer, former associate dean behind construction of Farinon, passes away at 64

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor May 6, 2022

Pamela “Pam” Brewer, the retired Associate Dean of Students who created the Lafayette Leadership Institute and had an instrumental role in the construction of Farinon College Center, passed away on...

Matwos Tadesse 24 will serve as Student Government president for the fall semester. (Photo courtesy Matwos Tadesse 24)

Matt Tadesse ’24 to take the helm as next Student Government President

Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer April 29, 2022

Matwos "Matt" Tadesse ‘24 was elected the next Student Government president last Saturday, following a race against Olivia Lattanzi '23. Tadesse has served on Student Government's Equity and Inclusion...

Deanna Hanchuk 22 prepares a plate of pierogies to serve at her fundraiser rally to raise funds for Ukraine.

Rally for Ukraine raises two thousand dollars for refugees and soldiers

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer April 29, 2022

Last Saturday, Deanna Hanchuk '22, along with students representing the International Students Association (ISA) and Art Professor Pedro Barbeito's Beginning Printmaking class, raised over $2,000 in cash...

Ballots are due to the Northampton County Courthouse, located at 669 Washington Street, by 8 p.m. on May 7. (Photo courtesy WDIY)

Easton primary election guide

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2022

Primary season is upon us, and for those registered with either of the major parties, this is your chance to decide who is on the ballot in November. This guide will be taking a look at what is on the...

The Contingent Faculty Working Group is advocating for higher pay, lighter workloads and greater stability for non-tenured professors.

Faculty protest working conditions of non-tenured professors

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2022

Non-tenured professors, despite their contributions to the campus community, have long struggled with visibility within academia. From low pay to a lack of recognition, the burden put on contingent professors...

Eastons train station fell into disrepair after the Lehigh Valley Railroad abandoned its last passenger trains in 1961. (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)

What happened to Easton’s train station?

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

Buses and cars are generally thought to be the only forms of transportation available to Lafayette students in Easton. But for a good portion of the 20th century, another reliable manner of going to and...

John Brown was elected to the Northampton County Council last November. (Photo courtesy Northampton County)

A sit-down with John Brown, the local councilman running for lieutenant governor

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2022

The party nominees for three statewide races will be decided on May 17, and while the Democratic primaries have whittled down to a few candidates, their Republican counterparts remain free-for-alls. Although...

Cham hopes to pursue a  Master’s Degree in Global Gender Studies. (Photo courtesy of Fatimata Cham 23)

Fatimata Cham ’23 wins coveted Truman Scholarship

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

Fatimata Cham '23 has worn many hats over the course of her college career. She has participated in everything from environmental activism to poetry, gained accolades such as the Emerging Leader Award...

The Office of Intercultural Development assists international students with the visa process. (Photo courtesy Lafayette OID Facebook)

Post-graduation hurdles faced by some international students

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2022

For most of the student body, graduation signals the start of a new adventure, but for international students, the end of the collegiate road is rife with paperwork and bureaucracy. Janine Block, the...

Dancho is leaving college to become sous chef at the Easton Wine Project. (Photo by Brenna Girard 25 for The Lafayette)

Gilbert’s Sous Chef Britney Dancho leaves after a decade at the college

Brenna Girard, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

After a decade of crafting flatbreads and introducing international food to the Lafayette community, Britney Dancho left her position as the sous chef at Gilbert's Cafe this past Monday. Though Dancho...

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