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The Lafayette

The Marquis, a 40,000 square foot mixed-use complex and one of four large development projects in Easton, would replace the Pine Street Parking Garage. (Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania News Today)

New development projects in Easton set to bring new apartments and people

By Maya Nylund October 8, 2021

With four development projects currently underway in Easton, the city is likely to have the capacity to provide new homes for up to 1,000 people soon. A site alongside the Delaware River on Northampton...

Students from Kaleidoscope and Dear Lafayette support a community service requirement, which they say would allow students to learn while giving back to the Lehigh Valley. (Photo courtesy of Kaleidoscopes Facebook)

Students spearhead effort to add community service requirement to Common Course of Study

By Maya Nylund September 17, 2021

Lafayette students are universally familiar with the demands of the Common Course of Study (CCS), like the writing requirement and the quantitative reasoning requirement. In the near future, however, students...

The four founding members of the 65th Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon sorority. (Photo courtesy of Emily Morocho Chauca 22)

‘A very genuine sisterhood’: Lafayette’s first-ever multicultural sorority builds their presence on campus

By Maya Nylund April 30, 2021

Lafayette's first multicultural sorority Mu Sigma Upsilon has welcomed its first class of founding sisters after years of planning and buildup.  This step has been long-anticipated on campus, particularly...

The newly built diner, The Trolley Stop, will not be offering takeout for the time being. (Photo by Pierson White 24).

The newest eatery on College Hill, The Trolley Stop, set to open on April 26

By Maya Nylund April 16, 2021

Lafayette's one-stop shop for pancakes, hamburgers and other classic diner food, The Trolley Stop, has had its opening postponed yet again. Originally set to open next Monday, the diner, located on the...

Scott Kamen 21 (right) has over seven years of experience in forensics. (Photo courtesy of Scott Kamen 21)

Scott Kamen receives Lafayette’s second All-American forensics award in two years

By Maya Nylund April 9, 2021

Last Friday, Lafayette’s own Scott Kamen '21 was awarded a place on the American Forensic Association’s All-American Team, one of the most prestigious awards offered in college forensics. Kamen is...

Lafayette to abolish the tiered housing system and switch to ‘blended housing’ in the upcoming years

By Maya Nylund March 19, 2021

The college is planning to phase out the 5-tiered housing system currently in place and replace it with a "blended" housing model with just two rates, though the timeline for this change is currently unclear....

Each graduating senior will be allowed two guests at commencement in May. (Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

Student ‘campus monitors’ to be hired by Lafayette to remind peers of COVID-19 guidelines

By Maya Nylund February 26, 2021

In order to ensure that students are following the mask and social distance guidelines on campus amid the pandemic, the college plans to hire a number of "campus monitors" who will enforce regulations...

The Lafayette Mutual Aid is a BIPOC-centered coalition was created by the Dear Lafayette College Coalition in October 2020. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Mutual Aid)

Dear Lafayette College Coalition narrows their goals and introduces Lafayette Mutual Aid, a BIPOC-student led initiative

By Maya Nylund February 19, 2021

“Transforming Lafayette and the community through political education, people power, coalition building and direct action.” This is the bold mission of the recently formed Dear Lafayette College Coalition,...

Delta Tau Delta, in a statement, wrote that they could not acknowledge the issues present in Greek Life while also participating in the proposed rush period.

All fraternities except DTD to move forward with recruitment this December

By Maya Nylund November 20, 2020

Despite recent challenges to Greek Life's existence at Lafayette and a brief suspension of even virtual Greek activities due to concerns over their alleged role in spreading of COVID-19 on campus, the...

The process of bringing MSU to campus started three years ago. (Photo Courtesy of MSU Sorority, Inc.)

Lafayette to welcome new multicultural sorority Mu Sigma Upsilon to campus next spring

By Maya Nylund November 13, 2020

In recent months, Greek life at Lafayette was temporarily suspended, witnessed the dissolution of Tri Delta sorority, hosted virtual recruitment for the first time, and contended with a growing social...

Absorbing the COVID impact: How enrollment and financial aid are changing under the pandemic

By Maya Nylund October 16, 2020

Members of the Class of 2024 had to decide whether or not to buy into a very different Lafayette than the one they applied. Between online midterms, keeping track of assignments on Moodle, and being introduced...

The Summoning of Everyman was adapted and directed by Sarah Frankel 21. (Photo courtesy of the Lafayette College Theater Department)

Performance Review: ‘A call to action and a shout into the void’: ‘The Summoning of Everyman’ is a self-aware commentary on modern life

By Maya Nylund October 3, 2020

Lafayette’s first-ever virtual production is tailored to our time and our community. Directed and adapted by Sarah Frankel ’21, the Lafayette production of "The Summoning of Everyman" takes a 15th-century...

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