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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Maria Bossert 23 and Mackenzi Berner 23 will be going to Nepal and Spain, respectively, following graduation. (Photos courtesy of Maria Bossert 23 and Mackenzi Berner 23)

Lafayette’s 2023 Fulbright, international scholars

By Maddie Marriott, Culture Editor April 14, 2023

In February, Lafayette was named a top producer of Fulbright scholars for the seventh time. This year, two more students have received the award, along with one alternate recipient and another scholarship...

Laf Quill Co. creates uniquely shaped wooden pens. (Photo courtesy of Remy Oktay 24)

Student Business Spotlight: Laf Quill Co. turns campus trees into creative, sustainable pens

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor April 14, 2023

With his new organization Laf Quill Co., Remy Oktay ‘24 has turned a COVID-19 hobby into a profitable on-campus business. Oktay first fell in love with pen turning, or the process of creating a pen...

Senior interviewers meet one-on-one with prospective students during their application process. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Admissions)

Senior interviewers share positives of position

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor April 7, 2023

When prospective students arrive on College Hill for their interviews, most don’t sit down with an admissions officer. Instead, they meet with a senior interviewer — a Lafayette senior who will get...

Rods Dogs offers the cheapest option in Easton Public Market. (Photo by Lily Dineen 24 for The Lafayette)

Hot dog tour of Easton, home of the ‘everything’ hot dog

By Ben Dupont, Business Manager April 7, 2023

In Easton’s hot dog scene, “everything” means mustard, onion and a pickle spear. The inventor of the “everything” hot dog – and father of the Easton dog scene – was James “Jimmy” Makris,...

Miley Cyrus Endless Summer Vacation bends genre and stuns with an impressive vocal performance. (Photo courtesy of Pitchfork)

Best music of March

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor April 7, 2023

March was a big month for new music — it's been a while since I've had this many new releases to listen through. Here are the greatest hits from the month of March.  "Endless Summer Vacation" by...

Junior Colleen McNamara talks to student-athletes about their passions. (Photo courtesy of Colleen McNamara 24)

‘The Leopard Report’ highlights athletes’ stories

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor April 7, 2023

If you’ve ever wondered what football players think about fashion, Lafayette Athletics’ newest YouTube series “The Leopard Report” has all the answers. Hosted by junior Colleen McNamara, the...

Photo Essay: Lafayette in bloom

By Emma Sylvester, Photo Editor April 7, 2023

Write to Be opted against a typical club structure in favor of a more close-knit feel. (Graphic by Samantha Peabody 25 for Write to Be)

Write to Be connects student writers of color

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

It can be difficult to create spaces for people of color at predominately white institutions. Enter Shirley Liu '23 and the new Write to Be group for students of color. As a mentor Writing Associate,...

Beginning in the 1970s, WJRH was funded by Hugh Hefners Playboy foundation.

The 1970s transformation of WJRH

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Lafayette College's radio program first came on the scene in 1922. In the past century, it has gone through a variety of changes. Larry Fast '73 and Frank Urbaniak '75 helped usher in a new era for the...

Emil Lukas Four Modes celebrates the intersection between humans and nature.

Emil Lukas’ paintings bridge process, product

By Jacob Potter, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

What do larvae, threads and gravity have in common? If you somehow guessed the paintings of Pennsylvania native Emil Lukas, then you’d be correct. Now on display in the Grossman Gallery, Lukas’ "Four...

The speech and debate team took home eight first place trophies. (Photo courtesy of John Boyer)

Speech and debate team trounces competition at states

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor February 24, 2023

Last weekend, members of Lafayette's speech and debate team earned a plethora of first-place finishes at the Pennsylvania Forensics Association (PFA) state tournament hosted at Lafayette. This marks...

Ted Norton eventually resigned from his position at Lafayettes library after being accused of having communist ties. (Photo courtesy of the College Archives)

Communists on campus?: Letters illuminate Lafayette’s Red Scare

By Christopher Byrnes, Contributing Writer February 24, 2023

The Red Scare and McCarthyism swept the country in the 1950s, bringing with it a wave of fear toward communism. This fear did not bypass Lafayette’s campus. One man, the college librarian, challenged...

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