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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The Beaver People includes two saxophonists, a guitarist and a keyboardist.

Meet The Beaver People

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor February 23, 2024

First-semester chemistry classmates Julia Sealing ‘27, Joseph Freeston ‘27, Andrew Manni ‘27 and Carson Belaire ‘27 did not expect to form a band when they got to Lafayette. “Carson, who's...

The Village on College Hill gathers for movie screenings, Tai Chi, drum circles and more. (Photo courtesy of Mary Liz Colley)

Residents of College Hill lean on each other

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor February 23, 2024

The Village on College Hill, a grassroots community of seniors that support one another, aims to never leave you without a ride to the doctor.  “What we do is try and help people stay in their homes...

Gateway Peer Advisors help their fellow students with resumes, cover letters and forming their LinkedIn profiles. (Photos courtesy of the Gateway Career Center)

Gateway Peer Advisors expand paths to success for students

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

While the prospect of life beyond college may be daunting, the new Gateway Peer Advisors are tackling it head-on and helping others do the same. Located on the second floor of Hogg Hall, the group...

Chemisty professor Chip Nataro is currently working on a sequel to his 2020 book.

Chemistry professor turns love of Sharksploitation films into books

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

Every week is Shark Week for chemistry professor Chip Nataro. Nataro watches and writes about shark films outside his teaching and research in inorganic chemistry. He is now more than halfway through...

Soulfege rehearsed twice a week in preparation for the ICCAs. (Photo courtesy of Meredith Forman 24)

Soulfege, Chorduroys take on ICCAs

By Christina Kingan, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

Two campus a capella groups took their shot at an international a capella championship title this weekend at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella – also known as the ICCAs. Soulfege,...

The Association of Black Collegians has provided spaces for Black students for decades. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Archives)

All about the Association of Black Collegians

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

In January 1969, Lafayette College approved the first constitution for the Association of Black Collegians – also known as ABC – brought forward by a new group of about 40 Black students, including...

Madeline Squarcia 22 works to make farm to table a reality. (Photo courtesy of Madeline Squarcia 22)

Alum Spotlight: Madeline Squarcia ’22 connects consumers to growers

By Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor February 23, 2024

Madeline Squarcia ‘22 wants you to care about buying from local farms. She just didn’t expect her career to revolve around food systems. Squarcia is the project lead for Buy Fresh Buy Local Greater...

Heads or tails: Advice for lifes coin flips

Heads or tails: Advice for life’s coin flips

By Heads and Tails February 23, 2024

How do I get over an ex? Heads: I am a big proponent of no contact for at least a month. You need time for yourself to reestablish your persona and routine outside of the relationship. When you reach...

Bob Marley: One Love centers around the reggae musicians career. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ just another biopic

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist February 23, 2024

It seems like every year we get a new biopic about a famous musician, and the year 2024 is no different with Reinaldo Marcus Green’s biopic “Bob Marley: One Love” (2024) hitting the silver screen....

The Marquis Presents: The Cultivation of Class

The Marquis Presents: ‘The Cultivation of Class’

By Ani Brutus February 23, 2024

Dimensions: 24 in x 18 in Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Artist Statement: This piece centers around: The significance of foldable metal carts, within urban communities. Redlining. Repurposing of everyday...

Professor Daniel Quirós has authored four books, including novels Verano Rojo and Lluvia del Norte.

Spanish professor Daniel Quirós synthesizes culture with creative writing

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor February 16, 2024

Daniel Quirós is not just a professor, but also a published fiction author of multiple books. Quirós’ books include a short story collection, a fiction novel about a Costa Rican man living in the...

Leo Ontiveros 26 (center) is learning to do vocal trumpeting and saxophone. (Photo courtesy of Leo Ontiveros 26)

Leo Ontiveros ’26 keeps Soulfege in rhythm

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2024

Leo Ontiveros '26 uncovered his beatboxing skills by accident. To entertain themselves in high school, Ontiveros and his friends would sing their favorite songs together. One of those was Michael Jackson's...

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