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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Letter to the editor

By Justin Corvino February 3, 2023

For last week's story on the percentage of Pell Grant recipients enrolled at the college, The Lafayette interviewed members of the Enrollment Division of the Administration, but no faculty member was cited...

The past month and a half has been a busy time for politics from the local to the national level. (Photos courtesy of Lehigh Valley Ramblings, Associated Press, Getty, Consolidated News Photos and The Morning Call)

What you missed in politics over break

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 3, 2023

In the six weeks between the end of the fall semester and this week’s publication, the political world has seen some dramatic developments. Here is everything you need to know about politics, from Easton...

Lafayette Activities Forum attributed much of the uproar surrounding 100 Nights to misinformation. (Graphic courtesy of @laf_activities on Instagram.)

100 Nights changes provoke student pushback

By Selma O'Malley, Staff News Writer February 3, 2023

This past week, Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF) announced the return of the annual 100 Nights event. But due to the limited space available at the event and its shift from a formal to a comparatively...

Op-Ed: Aaron O. Hoff was more than a statue

By Sarah Afromsky, Erin Diggins and Rebecca Jackson December 9, 2022

Each spring, Lafayette College recognizes students who have committed themselves to academic excellence, strong leadership and who embrace the spirit of multiculturalism. Students who are honored are given...

The Portlock Black Cultural Center was re-dedicated on Saturday in front of an audience of a a few dozen. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Portlock Black Cultural Center open after second relocation

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor November 25, 2022

After a $1 million renovation and a move down the street from its most recent location, the Portlock Black Cultural Center opened once more last Friday with an open house. The center was then rededicated...

The Easton stairs remain traversable despite having been closed off for months.

Students ignore barriers as stairs to Easton remain usable

By Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Despite barriers being put in place, students continue to use the stairs linking campus to downtown Easton. According to those who continue to use the stairs, progress on construction appears to be stagnant. “I...

Clement Swaby of Bethlehem faces nearly 300 years in prison for the rape and attempted assaults of Lafayette and Lehigh students. (Photo courtesy of The Express-Times)

Man convicted of McCartney break-ins, multiple assaults, Lehigh University rape

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 11, 2022

After just two hours of deliberation last Friday, a jury found Clement Swaby guilty of 26 charges related to last year's McCartney Street break-ins, several assaults and a 2020 rape of a Lehigh University...

The counseling center recommends using the online resource Togetherall in order to talk through anxiety.

Students reflect on college mental health struggles

By Te FIlingo, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

In September, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that doctors screen all adults under the age of 65 for anxiety. While the impact of this recommendation on Lafayette students is unclear,...

Before a non-native plant can be brought on campus, it must be approved by grounds supervisor Jeff Weed.

The more you grow: Landscaping on Lafayette’s campus

By Christopher Byrnes, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

With the changing of seasons also comes the changing of plants. Between annual flowering plants and hanging baskets, a splash of color is brought to campus in the spring, summer and fall to attract visitors...

During the Write-a-Thon, students had a chance to use typewriters and respond to creative prompts.

Saying goodbye to writer’s block: Write-a-Thon returns as space for inspiration

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 4, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Write-a-Thon has returned to the delight of essayists, poets and homework-doers alike. The event, co-hosted by the College Writing Program and the English department, is held...

Annette Diorio, a stalwart of the college administration, has cited familial commitments in her decision to leave the school. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Communications)

Annette Diorio era comes to an end: Vice president for student life to take role at Union College in January

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 4, 2022

After over two decades of leadership, Vice President for Student Life Annette Diorio will be departing Lafayette. In January, Diorio will head to Schenectady, N.Y. to become Union College's vice president...

The race between U.S. Rep. Susan Wild (D, left) and Lisa Scheller (R, right) for Pennsylvanias Seventh U.S. House District has been marked by yawning policy differences and a barrage of attack ads. (Photo by Rick Kintzel for The Morning Call)

Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, Republican challenger Lisa Scheller talk background, policy with The Lafayette

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 4, 2022

Pennsylvania’s Seventh U.S. House District race is proving to be one of the most competitive in the nation. Susan Wild, the incumbent two-term Democrat, is in a dead heat with her second-time Republican...

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