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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

LaFarms greenhouse officially opened in January and has enabled cooperation with researchers. (Photo courtesy of @lafayettecollegefarm on Instagram)

LaFarm greenhouse spawns spotted lanternfly mitigation research

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor March 24, 2023

Spotted lanternflies have plagued Lafayette's campus and the Lehigh Valley as an invasive species since September 2014, wreaking havoc on the biodiversity of the area. However, a study of spotted lanternflies...

LafKid Connect hosts students from Easton Middle School on campus every Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Camille Carthy 23)

LafKid Connect brings Easton Area Middle School students to campus

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor March 10, 2023

Although LafKid Connect is a relatively new program on campus, it has been making a major impact on Easton Area Middle School students through fun, skill-building activities with Lafayette students. The...

The Mar-Keys is one of Lafayettes all-voices a capella groups. (Photo courtesy of Alex Thurtle 24)

Starting out on the right note: Mar-Keys compete for first time

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor March 3, 2023

This past weekend, the Mar-Keys, one of Lafayette’s a cappella groups, took the stage for its first-ever competition at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs). Mar-Keys president...

Zach Freiheiter 23 has been composing his own music since his first year at Lafayette. (Photo courtesy of Zach Freiheiter 23)

Student Artist Spotlight: Zach Freiheiter ’23 on his composing journey

By McKenna Graf, Contributing Writer March 3, 2023

Zach Freiheiter '23 has been playing the trumpet since he still had baby teeth. “So I started playing it at six [years old] for like a year, and then I stopped for a couple ... because I lost my teeth,...

As a director, Kate Bettez 23 is tasked with blocking scenes, coordinating with the music team and giving notes to actors. (Photo courtesy of @marquisplayers on Instagram)

Student Artist Spotlight: Kate Bettez ’23, Lily Groff ’25 lift curtain on student productions

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor February 24, 2023

When Kate Bettez ‘23 first joined the Marquis Players, she was a first-year student looking for opportunities on campus. Now, in her senior year, she is directing the Players’ spring production of...

WJRH, the student-run radio station, allows students to have shows spanning a variety of genres. (Photo courtesy of Bernadette Russo 24)

WJRH airs several new shows

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor February 17, 2023

The beginning of the semester welcomed many new shows to Lafayette’s student-run radio station, WJRH. Each new show offers listeners student-crafted music and content on various topics, from musical...

Applications to be a peer-educator for the 2023-2024 school year are now open until Feb. 25. (Photo courtesy of @lafayette_pave on Instagram)

Peer Anti-Violence Educators lead workshops across campus

By Jacob Potter, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

The Peer Anti-Violence Educators (PAVE) program is paving the road to a safer campus community. Since last fall, PAVE has been educating the campus community “on the severity and widespread impact...

Vicky Galanos of Mojo 516 Cafe shared some of her favorite drinks to order.

What to get at Mojo while reading The Lafayette

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor February 10, 2023

Mojo 516 Cafe, a well-known business on the Hill, quenches the thirsts and appetites of students across campus. It is also a place to sit back, relax and catch up on campus news. But what Mojo order pairs...

Evan Peters recently won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Jeffrey Dahmer. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

True crime media: Professors comment on popularity of genre

By Kristen Vincent, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

What is the allure of true crime media? Is it curiosity, boredom or an internal desire to play detective? According to Lafayette professors, there may be more than one answer. English professor Kathleen...

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