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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Emma Hartman 23 blows some bubbles on the quad during Mondays festivities hosted by Lafayette Happiness Project last week. (Photo courtesy of Presley Anderson 23)

‘Little ways to put a smile on someone’s face’: Lafayette Happiness Project hosts week-long series of uplifting events

By Olivia Newman March 13, 2020

In honor of International Day of Happiness, the Lafayette Happiness Project hosted a series of events to spread joy and positivity across campus this past week.  The goal of the newly-formed Lafayette...

Panelists discussed issues like electability, campaign ads, and political division in the pre-Super Tuesday talk. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

State of the race: On the week of Super Tuesday, college experts discuss the presidential primaries

By Olivia Newman March 6, 2020

This past week saw the departures of several candidates form the Democratic president race and the emergence of candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders as solidified frontrunners for the democratic nomination....

The cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are directly influencing the citizens of Easton and Northampton County. (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

SNAP cuts in a food desert: How recent cutbacks could affect access to nutrition in the Lehigh Valley

By Olivia Newman February 28, 2020

This December, the Trump Administration announced significant cutbacks to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federal program that provides eligible households with a monthly supplement...

The mock trial team sports their fifth place and SPAMTA awards from the Yale tournament. (Photo courtesy of Carly Jones 21)

Mock trial team qualifies for championship tournament at Princeton

By Olivia Newman February 28, 2020

The Lafayette mock trial team will be advancing to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Championships after qualifying at Yale University two weeks ago. They placed fifth overall, qualifying them...

The talk on Kashmir was the first in the new student-led lecture series Xposed. (Photo by Deniz Ozbay 22)

‘Kashmir under occupation’: An ‘Xposed Series’ panel discussion on the current situation in Kashmir 

By Olivia Newman February 14, 2020

For years, the Indian government has been "suppressing the political rights of the [Kashmiri] people,” according to history professor Hafsa Kanjwal. This Tuesday, students and faculty gathered in Kirby...

Out of the 109 schools that applied for the Carnegie Foundation classification, only 44 received it. (Photo Courtesy of Lafayette Flickr)

Lafayette ‘makes good’ on promise of its founders with Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

By Olivia Newman February 7, 2020

Lafayette was recently awarded the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation, which recognizes colleges and universities across the United States for outstanding community engagement...

Tull focused on empathy and understanding during his time at Lafayette. (Photo by Olivia Newman 22)

The ‘David Bowie’ of Lafayette: Herman Tull to retire after this semester

By Olivia Newman September 20, 2019

Herman Tull, much-loved professor of Religious Studies and campus "rockstar," will be retiring after the fall semester. This year marks Professor Tull's eighth year at the college. In 2007, Tull came...

As the student population continues to grow, Dining Services has been modifying and testing new methods for feeding the students with efficiency and quality (Photo by Brandon Marin 22).

College faces new challenges in dining halls as student body grows

By Olivia Newman September 6, 2019

The class of 2023 is one of the largest incoming classes to date, with 701 students enrolled, and the class before is the largest with 733 enrolled. More students mean more mouths to feed, and with the...

Every year, a letter from LGBTQ+ students is sent to the administration voicing the concerns of LGBTQ+ students. (Photo by Mario Sanchez 21)

Fourth biannual Equality Rally held at Lafayette, coupled with letter to administration

By Olivia Newman May 10, 2019

In connection to this year's Equality Rally, activists from the LGBTQ+ community have written a letter voicing their concerns about the college to be delivered to the college's administration. "It is...

Student body president Connor Burwell said the resolution to increase minimum wage for student workers is a powerful step in the right direction. (Photo by Jess Furtado 19)

Fight to increase campus minimum wage continues with new resolution

By Olivia Newman May 3, 2019

The Student Government resolution to increase the minimum wage was passed unanimously during the Student Government general body meeting last week. Student Government plans to submit the resolution, which...

Markle Hall of Administration (Hana Isihara 17).

Middle states reaccreditation team concludes review, makes suggestions for improvement to college

By Olivia Newman April 19, 2019

For the past two years, the college has been undergoing an intensive self-study program under the watch of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Last week, the review process came to...

Student government committee pushes to set minimum wage for student workers higher than state requirement

By Olivia Newman March 8, 2019

The Equity and Inclusion committee of Student Government is undertaking a campaign to raise the minimum wage on campus. The proposal is to set the minimum wage of students employed by the college to $8...

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