The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The Forensics team was assisted by alumni when preparing for this years national competition. (Photo courtesy of Natalia Ferruggia 26)

Speech and debate ties record at nationals

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

The Lafayette Forensics team tied their record for most breaks out of preliminary rounds in a single year at the 2024 national tournament in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Throughout their week at nationals,...

The Contemporary Music Ensemble performed a variety of modern pieces during their concert.

Contemporary Music Ensemble concert showcases student compositions

By William Gutiérrez, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

The Contemporary Music Ensemble brought to life a variety of pieces last Friday at its annual concert, including music composed by Lafayette students Owen York ‘26 and Conrad Tilroe ‘25. The two...

Pedro dos Santos 26 participates in four music ensembles with his trombone.

Student Artist Spotlight: Trombonist Pedro dos Santos ‘26 tunes up music department spirits

By Claire Coker, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

Pedro dos Santos ‘26 has a love for playing music that has transformed him into a talented trombonist and leader in Lafayette’s music community. Santos' musical passion began when he was in sixth...

Matthew Moise ‘24 (center) is passionate about showing his peers that networking can be more than a handshake.

Networking scavenger hunt creates new connections

By Elisabeth Seidel, Design Director May 3, 2024

Matthew Moise ‘24 wants you to know that networking is easy, and it can be fun, too. Last week, 21 students spent five days participating in Moise’s networking scavenger hunt, scouring Lafayette’s...

Though Dorian cant fly very far, hes a strong climber and has a well-established knack for dancing.

The 2 birds of ThreeBirds

By Elisabeth Seidel, Design Director May 3, 2024

Despite what its name and iconography may suggest, ThreeBirds Coffee House is home to just two birds.  The birds of the nearly eponymous coffee house are Dorian, a 28-year-old African grey parrot,...

The faculty play was a time-honored tradition at the college for nearly 40 years. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Archives)

What happened to faculty plays?

By William Gutiérrez, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

While Lafayette has several vibrant opportunities for students to involve themselves in theater, the Lafayette faculty used to performed their own play, too — one entirely written and designed by them.  The...

The Lafayette Editorial Board celebrates another year of the oldest college newspaper in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Donovan Hickey 27 for The Lafayette)

Editors on their favorite articles of 2023-2024

By The Lafayette Editorial Board May 3, 2024

Madeline Marriott '24, Editor-in-Chief We visited every Easton in America by Trebor Maitin '24 and Elisabeth Seidel '26 This article, which took Trebor and Lis across the country, is the perfect...

Giacomos, located on College Hill, features a delicious Italian market and deli.

Places to visit in Easton before you graduate

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor May 3, 2024

With graduation on the horizon, the senior class will say goodbye to not only Lafayette but to the Easton community. Before you bid farewell, here are some of my favorite spots in Easton that deserve a...

Return to the Great Gatsby for Fitzgeralds dreamy prose. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Maddie’s Library: Books you should read in college

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2024

I know you're busy and I know that using your limited free time to turn off your brain and doom-scroll TikTok is enticing. I also know that there are things about my life that I didn't understand until...

Heads or tails: Advice for lifes coin flips

Heads or tails: Advice for life’s coin flips

By Heads and Tails May 3, 2024

Does Madeline Marriott hold too much power?  Heads: If anything, she doesn't have enough power! The world would be a much better place if Madeline Marriott had control over things like the flow of...

Challengers follows the relationship between three tennis players over the course of their careers. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Challengers’ takes a swing at love, rivalry

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist May 3, 2024

This past weekend, I saw Luca Guadagnino’s new film “Challengers” (2024), starring Zendaya, Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor. The film follows Zendaya’s Tashi, a tennis prodigy, and the various ups...

Rian Johnsons The Last Jedi challenged viewers perceptions of beloved hero Luke Skywalker. (Photo Courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘The Last Jedi’ remains masterpiece years after release

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist May 3, 2024

I recall walking out of the movie theater with my dad after seeing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017) on opening night and saying to him, “This is my favorite Star Wars movie besides ‘The Empire...

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