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 second fire to engulf Pardee Hall occurred in 1897. (Photo courtesy of College Archives)

The professor who set fire to Pardee: Your burning questions answered

By Elisabeth Seidel, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

Because of its towering stature, role as a home for a variety of educational departments and location in the center of campus, Pardee Hall serves as a symbol of Lafayette. But the history of Pardee Hall...

Ivan Provorov of the Philadelphia Flyers sparked controversy when he did not participate in the teams Pride Night. (Photo courtesy of NBC News)

Sidelines: Ivan Provorov and inclusivity in sports

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor February 3, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Philadelphia Flyers celebrated Pride Night. Well, all except one of them did.  Ivan Provorov, a defenseman for the Flyers since 2016, declined to participate in the team’s...

Students have been paid to promote the app, but some question the source of the funding.

Fizz floods campus, defying regulations

By Trebor Maitin, Madeline Marriott and Emma Chen January 27, 2023

Representatives for an anonymous messaging app marketed as “just for Lafayette students” carried out an advertising blitz on campus this week despite rebukes from college administrators. The app, Fizz,...

Shayne Figureoa 99 (front, center) spearheaded a change from Arts to Arts & Entertainment during her tenure. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Archives)

What’s in a name?: The evolution of arts coverage in The Lafayette

By Madeline Marriott and Trebor Maitin January 27, 2023

As Pennsylvania’s oldest college newspaper, the content and form of The Lafayette have always been in flux. From its 1870s roots as a monthly publication by the senior class to the introduction of color...

Letter from the editors: Welcome to Culture

Letter from the editors: Welcome to Culture

By Madeline Marriott and Bernadette Russo January 27, 2023

Welcome to the new Culture section.  Today, the Arts & Culture section is being renamed to Culture, a change meant to reflect the broad focus of our section’s content.  We are making this...

Maria Cangro 24, president of the new English Club, read her work at the first Poetry Slam in October.

From science to screenplays: Seven new clubs come to campus

By Kristen Vincent, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Cinephiles, bibliophiles and technophiles, rejoice! Seven new clubs have been approved by Student Involvement for the spring semester. Each club provides an opportunity for students to engage with their...

The Lady Lafayette statue stands in front of the entrance to Skillman Library.

A tribute to Lafayette’s ladies: Art class designs first female statue on campus

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

In 1970, the first female students matriculated into Lafayette. Fifty-three years later, in the fall of last year, students in art professor Nestor Gil’s Materials and Methods class are ensuring their...

Holly Ojalvo 92, the current managing editor at Fortune, has worked as an English teacher and at The New York Times.  (Photo courtesy of Holly Ojalvo 92)

Alumni Spotlight: Fortune managing editor Holly Ojalvo ’92 on the world of journalism

By Paige Mathieu, Contributing Writer January 27, 2023

Holly Ojalvo '92 has defined her academic and professional career by taking risks. Ojalvo has always had a passion for journalism and uncovering the truth; during her time at Lafayette, she co-founded...

The Guncle by Stephen Rowley was my top read of the break. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Maddie’s Library: Winter break reading review

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor January 27, 2023

Ah, winter break — the season of giving, resting and getting ahead on my Goodreads challenge before classes and jobs start again.  My winter break reading list ran the gamut from books that exceeded...

Missing follows the story of a teen girl trying to track down her mother through the computer screen. (Photo courtesy of The Movie Spoiler)

Movie Review: ‘Missing’: An electrifying mystery told through iconic screenlife aesthetics

By Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist January 27, 2023

In recent years, small-budget thriller and horror films have brought considerable income for cinemas. Much like blockbuster action pictures, these movies incentivize audiences to come to the theaters for...

Two of Frederik Backmans books made the list for best of the year. (Photo courtesy of AliExpress)

Maddie’s Library: 2022 in Review

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor December 9, 2022

2022 was a great year for books — and for Maddie’s Library. I’ve read 30 books (so far) this year. Here are my favorites, in no particular order: “True Biz” by Sara Nović The story of...

Eighteen of 19 teams achieved a perfect mark in the NCAAs latest national ranking of graduation success rate. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Lafayette among top colleges for student-athlete Graduation Success Rate

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor December 2, 2022

Lafayette’s student-athletes face the challenge of balancing their coursework with the demanding schedule of their sports. This year, Lafayette athletics achieved a 98 percent Graduation Success Rate...

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