The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

COVID Chronicles

The Lafayette did not produce a single newspaper between March of 2020 and February of 2021.

The Lafayette prints, for first time, articles published during pandemic

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 13, 2023

The COVID-19 era is sure to be one studied by generations to come, but at least in the case of Lafayette College, there largely lacks a physical record of the early days of the pandemic. That is, until...

Cast members rehearsed and recorded ‘You are There! Native Americans at the First Thanksgiving’ over Zoom. The radio show is available for streaming now through November 25. (Photo courtesy of Lizzie Gumula 22)

Radio show ‘You are There! Natives Americans at the First Thanksgiving’ is a new take on the holiday’s origins

By Tanushree Sow Mondal November 20, 2020

Lafayette theater students have been revolutionizing the meaning of theater all semester through a number of pre-recorded Zoom plays and even a musical. Now, they are delivering their message using only...

The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house decorates in 1975. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Archives)

‘Fraternities are in danger’: Moments of public debate over Greek life from 1857 to today

By Katie Frost November 20, 2020

“Currently, an ‘in’ thing for college students to do is to deprecate fraternities,” wrote a feature writer for The Lafayette. That was 50 years ago. Now, in the fall of 2020, the newest movement...

The Greek Life Committee of Student Government presented results of the survey to the campus community on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of GL Committee PowerPoint)

Responses to Student Government’s Greek Life Survey reflect division among students

By Jack Weitzner November 20, 2020

The future of Greek life in the United States hangs in the balance as colleges across the nation struggle to address the ever-growing controversies stemming from these institutions. Universities such as...

Dear Lafayette College made five demands specific to Student Government. (Photo courtesy of Dear Lafayette College website)

Some down, more to go: Student Government works to address demands of Dear Lafayette coalition

By Nathan Kornfeind November 20, 2020

The Black-led student coalition Dear Lafayette created a 28-page document last October listing their demands for the college, ranging from a re-evaluation of the undergraduate curriculum to “no additional...

Delta Tau Delta, in a statement, wrote that they could not acknowledge the issues present in Greek Life while also participating in the proposed rush period.

All fraternities except DTD to move forward with recruitment this December

By Maya Nylund November 20, 2020

Despite recent challenges to Greek Life's existence at Lafayette and a brief suspension of even virtual Greek activities due to concerns over their alleged role in spreading of COVID-19 on campus, the...

Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman is working on racial justice initiatives both within the department and the Patriot League. (Photo courtesy of athletic communications)

Athletic department continues work on racial justice initiatives with detailed plan, participation in league-wide commission

By Craig Barbaro November 20, 2020

The Lafayette athletic department has taken two crucial steps toward fostering a more inclusive and diverse environment for its student-athletes, after calls for racial justice amplified over the late...

Jake Hoffner 20 held papermaking events while on campus and continues to provide virtual events for current students. (Photo Courtesy of Jake Hoffner 20)

Papermaking for a purpose: Jake Hoffner ’20 discusses formation of PardPaper and how it has adapted to the current virtual climate

By Shiloh Harrill November 20, 2020

For Jake Hoffner ’20, papermaking is not only a long-time hobby but also a way to stay connected to his alma mater in a unique and sustainable way. Hoffner began making paper back in high school while...

The resolution to end the sale of plastic bottles on campus will be pitched to the Lafayette administration. (Photo Courtesy of Erie Media)

After three years of work, Student Government votes to ditch plastic water bottles on campus

By Trebor Maitin November 20, 2020

Student Government passed a resolution for the Reduction of plastic waste last Thursday, effectively calling for a cessation of the sale and distribution of plastic bottles on campus. Co-written by Lucie...

Both the mens and womens team open their season against rival Lehigh on January 2. (Photo courtesy of athletic communications)

Both Lafayette basketball teams will resume play in the spring semester, but Covid-19 concerns remain

By Andrew Hollander November 20, 2020

The Lafayette women’s and men’s basketball programs will return to the court in 2021, with a shortened, league-only schedule beginning on Jan. 2. The Patriot League Council of Presidents endorsed the...

Spring break will fall on a Tuesday and Wednesday in late March to dissuade students from traveling off-campus. (Photo from The Lafayette Archives)

Spring semester start date pushed back two weeks, with reduced spring break scheduled for late March

By Ben Fuller November 18, 2020

The spring 2021 semester will be delayed by two weeks, starting on Feb. 8 rather than the original scheduled date of Jan. 25. The school had also been considering an even later start date of Feb. 15 to...

Adam DePaul is a member of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of The Temple News)

Adam DePaul, Storykeeper and Tribal Council Member of local Lenape Nation, discusses Lenape history and culture

By Onab Falak November 13, 2020

Adam DePaul grew up hearing stories of Indigenous culture from his mother. Now, he has dedicated his life to preserving the history of his ancestors. For the first event of this year's Native American...

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