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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Food waste is composted in Upper Farinon, but that is not currently common practice in Marquis. (Photo by Kathryn Kelly 19)

Dining halls measure food waste, discuss future solutions

By Julia Owens April 26, 2019

Do you ever wonder what happens to your leftovers, after you discard a dish in the dining hall? You may think what you leave on your plate is not that much, but the waste piles up. In fact, food waste...

Zadi Zokou talked about the relationship between African Americans and African immigrants to the United States at his film showing Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Fah Fair 22)

Exploring stereotypes, ancestry: Zadi Zokou discusses his documentary ‘Black N Black’

By Julia Owens April 19, 2019

As an immigrant from the Ivory Coast, filmmaker Zadi Zokou is used to misperceptions and stereotypes. “I remember when I first came [to America]… there was a kid who heard my accent," he said. "His...

Lucy Kahn 19 won the MacKnight Black Poetry Prize for her poem Red. (Photo courtesy of Lucy Kahn 19)

With passion for writing, MacKnight Black poetry competition winner shares inspiration for her work

By Julia Owens April 12, 2019

Something that Lucy Kahn ’19 said "weighs on [her] heavily at different points in [her] life]" is what "the purpose of all this" is. "[The circle of life] is something I think about a lot the same way...

Upon the showcase of his recent plays Half of Me and In September, Jonathan Arrington hopes to pursue theatre after college.
(Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Student Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Arrington showcased plays, shares passion for the art of theatre

By Julia Owens April 5, 2019

Jonathan Arrington '21 was first introduced to playwriting at an early age as a creative outlet. “I always would write plays when I was younger, but I would never take them seriously,” he said. As...

The Skillman Library exhibition FOLD showcases the works of Natalie Brand, Károly Andruoko and Claire Van Vliet. (Photo by Brandon Marin 22)

‘Works of art that use the form of the book’: Skillman Library Special Collections showcases three-dimensional works of art

By Julia Owens March 15, 2019

Pamela Murray curated an exhibition in Skillman Library composed of a continuous folder sheet of paper in a zig-zag style, "similar to that of the air bellows of a concertina or accordion," she said.  The...

Downtown restaurants, cafes and bakeries will be offering a wide range of sweets for this Valentines Day. (Photo by Mario Sanchez 21)

Downtown Easton gets into the Valentine’s Day spirit

By Julia Owens February 8, 2019

With Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, it’s time to start planning. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, a quaint breakfast spot, or somewhere to buy chocolate and flowers for a loved one,...

Ryan Mason, owner of downtown bakery Cake and Corolla, is looking to eventually host student art shows. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Mason)

Downtown bakery-café is ‘geared entirely toward the Easton community’

By Julia Owens February 1, 2019

After working in bakeries since age 16 and studying baking and pastry arts throughout high school and college, Ryan Mason has finally opened a bakery of his own in downtown Easton. Cake & Corolla,...

Moby Dick led English Professor Christopher Phillips to make important career changes in his life. (Photo courtesy of

Professor Christopher Phillips finds inspiration, depth in ‘Moby Dick’

By Julia Owens December 7, 2018

Christopher Phillips owes his current position at Lafayette to the great white whale, he said adding that “[Reading] Moby Dick...has tended to be a pretty significant part of my professional development.” “That...

Tonight, mental health advocate and poet Sierra Demulder will visit during an open-mic night. (Photo courtesy of Sierra Demulders public Facebook page)

Open-mic tonight to focus on issues of mental health, advocate and poet Sierra Demulder to visit

By Julia Owens November 30, 2018

Tonight, LiveWell and Lafayette Activities Forum (L.A.F.) will aim to lessen the stigma around mental health, increase positivity and warm hearts with the coffeehouse open-mic night they're hosting. Students...

In his youth, engineering professor David Mante deeply connected with Roald Dahls Danny, the Champion of the World.  (Photo courtesy of David Mante)

Though an expert in engineering, David Mante indulges in fiction

By Julia Owens November 16, 2018

Civil and environmental engineering professor David Mante remembers breaking objects and fixing them at a young age, which is where his interest in engineering sparked. In fact, among his favorite books...

The Henna Project event will happen today, Friday 27th, on the Quad (Photo courtesy of

Showing solidarity with those who struggle: “The Henna Project” aims to open up conversation about mental health

By Julia Owens April 27, 2018

Through the power of combining the art of henna and poetry, "The Henna Project," run by the Mental Health Coalition, hopes to use henna as a form of self-expression to create a feeling of community around...

Suzanne Anker emphasizes how the disciplines of art and science can be combined in beautiful ways. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Combining art and science: Bio Artist Suzanne Anker speaks on importance of her field

By Julia Owens April 13, 2018

Bio Art is an international trend that has grown increasingly popular over recent years. Since first appearing in the late 90s, it has migrated throughout countries, including Singapore, Australia, UK,...

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