The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Shayne Figureoa 99 (front, center) spearheaded a change from Arts to Arts & Entertainment during her tenure. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Archives)

What’s in a name?: The evolution of arts coverage in The Lafayette

By Madeline Marriott and Trebor Maitin January 27, 2023

As Pennsylvania’s oldest college newspaper, the content and form of The Lafayette have always been in flux. From its 1870s roots as a monthly publication by the senior class to the introduction of color...

Students traveled to Senegal to partake in a class on African history and culture. (Photo courtesy of Olivia Sterantino 23)

Lafayette goes global: Winter study abroad recap

By Natalia Ferruggia, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Over 100 students participated in a wide variety of study abroad trips this winter break, from watching world-renowned plays in London to witnessing active volcanoes in New Zealand.  London and Dublin...

Maria Cangro 24, president of the new English Club, read her work at the first Poetry Slam in October.

From science to screenplays: Seven new clubs come to campus

By Kristen Vincent, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Cinephiles, bibliophiles and technophiles, rejoice! Seven new clubs have been approved by Student Involvement for the spring semester. Each club provides an opportunity for students to engage with their...

The Queer Archives Project will be on display in Skillman Library until June 4.

Queer Archives Project display serves as “celebration of courage”

By Lisa Green, Contributing Writer January 27, 2023

After years of detailed research, interviews and campus-wide collaboration, the Lafayette Queer Archives Project (QAP) is showcasing its work with a new exhibit. Mary Armstrong, director of the QAP...

The Lady Lafayette statue stands in front of the entrance to Skillman Library.

A tribute to Lafayette’s ladies: Art class designs first female statue on campus

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

In 1970, the first female students matriculated into Lafayette. Fifty-three years later, in the fall of last year, students in art professor Nestor Gil’s Materials and Methods class are ensuring their...

Holly Ojalvo 92, the current managing editor at Fortune, has worked as an English teacher and at The New York Times.  (Photo courtesy of Holly Ojalvo 92)

Alumni Spotlight: Fortune managing editor Holly Ojalvo ’92 on the world of journalism

By Paige Mathieu, Contributing Writer January 27, 2023

Holly Ojalvo '92 has defined her academic and professional career by taking risks. Ojalvo has always had a passion for journalism and uncovering the truth; during her time at Lafayette, she co-founded...

The Guncle by Stephen Rowley was my top read of the break. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Maddie’s Library: Winter break reading review

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor January 27, 2023

Ah, winter break — the season of giving, resting and getting ahead on my Goodreads challenge before classes and jobs start again.  My winter break reading list ran the gamut from books that exceeded...

Missing follows the story of a teen girl trying to track down her mother through the computer screen. (Photo courtesy of The Movie Spoiler)

Movie Review: ‘Missing’: An electrifying mystery told through iconic screenlife aesthetics

By Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist January 27, 2023

In recent years, small-budget thriller and horror films have brought considerable income for cinemas. Much like blockbuster action pictures, these movies incentivize audiences to come to the theaters for...

The concert will be modeled after NPRs Tiny Desk Concert series. (Graphic courtesy of Téo Rodriguez 24)

Student band Sold Out Six showcases talents with ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

By McKenna Graf, Contributing Writer December 9, 2022

As an established group of musicians who have each taken strides in their passions for music, the student band Sold Out Six is taking their own tiny stage tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Kirby Library to display...

Hundreds of community members gathered to see the first Lighting of the Quad.

College introduces new Quad lighting holiday tradition

By Maddie Pedone, Contributing Writer December 9, 2022

Students and Easton community members alike gathered for hot chocolate, Christmas tree cookies and a dose of holiday cheer at the first-ever Lighting of the Quad on Dec. 1. Many, including the mayor...

Art capstone projects have been displayed in the Grossman Gallery since Nov. 18.

Capstone students display ‘very vulnerable’ art

By Kristen Vincent, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

From tunnels made of clothing to oil paintings depicting Taoism and childhood memories, students in visiting assistant professor of art Sun You's capstone recently showcased their most meaningful, creative...

Engineering Science 303 students researched ways to make Metzgar Fields more sustainable. (Photo courtesy of David Brandes)

Integrative engineering students unveil Metzgar revitalization plan

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor December 9, 2022

Lafayette’s integrative engineering students are using their expertise to improve campus climate initiatives. Along with civil and environmental engineering professor David Brandes, the students of Engineering...

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