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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


This Sundays PorchFest will feature Cadence, one of Lafayettes a cappella groups.

PorchFest to feature student musicians for first time

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor September 22, 2023

College Hill will be buzzing with music this Sunday at its fifth annual PorchFest, and you just might see some friendly faces perched on the porches. For the first time ever, PorchFest, an event wherein...

The group hopes to bring their swing design to other campuses across the country.

Student-led project swings to new heights

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

In spring 2022, Kristen Stuedel ‘22 and Remy Oktay ‘24 had a dream to bring tree swings to campus. Now, the student-led business Branch Out Swings plans to share this experience with other colleges. "In...

Chaplain Alex Hendricksons course focuses on celebrity impact on American culture. (Photo courtesy of William Gutierrez 27)

Taylor Swift school of spirituality

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor September 22, 2023

One of Lafayette’s newest First-Year Seminar courses is straight out of your “Wildest Dreams.” This year, the college followed in the footsteps of Stanford University and New York University by introducing...

Jacob Moldover 24 discovered a love for rowing during his junior year abroad. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Moldover 24)

Jacob Moldover ‘24 travels across the pond for enriching year at Oxford

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor September 22, 2023

Junior year for Jacob Moldover ‘24 was spent surrounded by historic buildings, one-on-one teaching experiences and a centuries-old rowing team. Moldover spent the last two semesters studying abroad...

Professor Robert Mattison wrote a book about Grace Hartigan in 1990.

A tribute to an old pal

By McKenna Graf, Staff Culture Writer September 22, 2023

One of art professor Robert Mattison's first exhibitions when he joined Lafayette in 1983 was on close friend and artist Grace Hartigan. In a full circle moment, Mattison has chosen to do his final exhibition...

The idea for Seth and Co. Coffee started as an online business.

Small Business Spotlight: Seth and Co. Coffee builds community for young adults with special needs

By Grace Hubler, Contributing Writer September 22, 2023

What started as a vision for Desiree McMullan to help her son, Seth, who has special needs, get real-world skills and work experience, has transformed into Seth and Co. Coffee, a cafe located in the Bank...

Caras Comics: Big Brother

Cara’s Comics: Big Brother

By Cara Logue, Cartoonist September 22, 2023

Vampire Weekends Modern Vampires of the City epitomizes religious existential dread. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Album Review: Berman’s Beats: ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ celebrates 10 year anniversary

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor September 22, 2023

Albums throughout the 2010s were lauded for their honesty and ability to place their finger on the cultural zeitgeist. "To Pimp a Butterfly" by Kendrick Lamar is celebrated for its commentary on the Black...

Steven Spielbergs Schindlers List (1993) is a masterclass in cinematography. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: Sam’s top 5 of all time

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist September 22, 2023

Considering that it was just Rosh Hashanah and I haven’t talked about my favorite films in a while, I thought it would be a good time to bring back my top five films of all-time countdown with number...

Image Pattersons Sankofa is named for a Ghanaian proverb. (Photo courtesy of Image Patterson ‘25)

Student Artist Spotlight: Image Patterson ‘25 highlights Black culture with art installation

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor September 15, 2023

Image Patterson ‘25 first began cultivating ideas for a multi-week art installation last semester. After a summer in West Baltimore, Maryland, Patterson discovered what would become the beating heart...

Annika Hesses work has focused on improving the campus thrift store. (Photo courtesy of University Alliance RUHR)

Sustainability fellow comes from across the globe to save it

By Clara Witmer, Contributing Writer September 15, 2023

The Office of Sustainability has been Annika Hesse’s home away from home for the last seven weeks. Today, after working as the first non-Lafayette student Sustainability Fellow through the Transatlantic...

Rohana Ana Meyerson and Cassandra Barnett are living proof that its never too late to pursue ones passions. (Photos by Trebor Maitin 24 and Elisabeth Seidel 26 for The Lafayette)

‘Lifetime learners’

By Elisabeth Seidel and Trebor Maitin September 15, 2023

Not all Lafayette students are 20-somethings trying to figure out their first steps into adulthood. For Rohana Meyerson and Cassandra Barnett, knowledge is a lifelong passion. Rohana "Ana" Meyerson Rohana...

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