The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The proposed dates for the vice presidential debate are currently July 23 and Aug. 13. (Photo courtesy of The New York Times)

Lafayette’s future as vice presidential debate host uncertain

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor May 15, 2024

Following an announcement from President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he would not participate in debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates this fall, it was confirmed on Thursday that...

Prospective clubs are also vetted by the Office of Student Involvement.

Six clubs approved for next year

By Kate SantaMaria, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

Six of the 11 prospective clubs that presented to Student Government in the last two weeks were approved and will be official organizations next academic year. The approved clubs include Bridge H2OPE,...

Sebree Solar II will begin operations in the early stages of 2025. (Photo courtesy of NextEra Energy Resources)

Lafayette announces solar energy partnership

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor April 26, 2024

Lafayette College, with a group of nine colleges and universities across the country, announced on Monday that it will work with a large-scale solar facility in western Kentucky to offset 100 percent of...

The Office of Student Life is located in Feather House, one block away from campus.

Vacancies in Student Life continue to impact students

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

Student advocacy groups are still feeling the effects of the months-long vacancies left by the departures of Tommy Lee, the former assistant director of intercultural development for gender and sexuality...

About 200 students attended Tuesdays event on the Quad.

Water balloon fight soaks Quad

By Andreas Pelekis, Selma O'Malley and Trebor Maitin April 19, 2024

Just two months after the snowball skirmish of the century, the Quad was again turned into a battleground — this time with reusable water balloons. “Everyone was having a fantastic time," Dexter...

The Aaron O. Hoff Awards were established in 1991. (Graphic by Elisabeth Seidel 26 for The Lafayette)

Hoff Awards changes reversed after faculty condemnation

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor April 12, 2024

Changes made to the annual Aaron O. Hoff Awards by the Division of Student Life prompted faculty backlash last week, resulting in a pledge to reverse the edits.  “I think there’s a general danger...

The applications reported for the class of 2028 mark a slight increase from last years class.

Lafayette College receives second-highest number of applicants ever

By Kate SantaMaria, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

The college received 10,191 applications for the class of 2028, second only to the number of applications for the class of 2026. The admissions team expects 700 students to enroll for the class of...

The Lehigh Valley Railroad currently sits abandoned on the Delaware River, located half a mile away from Downtown Easton.

Lehigh Valley explores possible passenger rail routes

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

A long-awaited study was presented by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission on March 27 which discussed the possibilities of a passenger rail system connecting the Lehigh Valley to nearby cities. There...

The controversial stair project was completed in September.

Environmentalists continue to raise concerns about deforestation by Lafayette

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

The Easton Environmental Advisory Council believes that Lafayette College is responsible for erosion across the hillside adjacent to College Avenue. This, the council says, is because the college deforested...

Gyro Concept offers a plethora of classic Greek dishes on its menu.

Restaurant Review: Gyro Concept brings authentic Greek fare to College Hill

By Natalia Ferruggia and Andreas Pelekis April 5, 2024

Opa! A new Greek restaurant, Gyro Concept, has hit College Hill. As the byline features both a stereotypical Greek last name and someone who loves to try out new restaurants, it was an absolute must for...

Chip Bergh 79 and Ilan Peleg have been friends for decades. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Ilan Peleg Award established, awarded to 2 professors

By Alexa McCarus, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

The inaugural Ilan Peleg Award, endowed by Chip Bergh ‘79, was awarded to two professors on March 28 in honor of Ilan Peleg, a professor of government and law. It was awarded to chemistry professor Chip...

Coca-Cola Park is about a 25 minute drive from campus. (Photo courtesy of

IronPigs: A guide to your local minor league baseball team

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2024

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, a minor league baseball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies located in Allentown, began their season on March 29. With 150 total games scheduled for 2024, and about half...

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