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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Documentarian and journalist Sean Ryon ‘12 studied English and film and media studies at Lafayette. (Photo courtesy of Sean Ryon 12)

Alum Spotlight: ‘Dateline’ field producer Sean Ryon ’12 on documentary production

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor December 9, 2022

If Sean Ryon ‘12 were to come face to face with himself from 10 years ago, his younger self would probably be extremely confused. “I think they would look at the overall career path and be like, ‘Oh,...

Author Ross Gay 96 was inspired to become a writer by professors at Lafayette. (Photo courtesy of SF Station)

Best-selling author Ross Gay ’96 redefines joy in new collection of essays

By Kristen Vincent, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

In his new book “Inciting Joy,” author Ross Gay '96 wanted to correct what he felt to be an immature understanding of happiness. “I wanted to offer a definition of joy which did not imagine [joy]...

Director of Intercultural Development Robert Young 14 was a Posse scholar, an orientation leader and a manager for the men’s basketball team during his time on College Hill. (Photo courtesy of Robert Young 14)

‘This is my home’: Alumni turned faculty, staff share their Lafayette journeys

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor November 4, 2022

While many students have called Lafayette their home, some alumni decided to put down roots by becoming members of the college’s faculty or staff. Professor of civil and environmental engineering...

The $5,000 reward for information leading to the location of Joseph Crater would be nearly $90,000 in todays money. (Photo courtesy of The New York Daily News).

The Lafayette alum who became the ‘missingest man in America’

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor October 28, 2022

Corruption, political intrigue, showgirls, mobsters and New York City brothels were just a few puzzle pieces of the perplexing 1930 disappearance of Judge Joseph Crater, New York State Supreme Court Justice...

Tinabeth Piña 93 (left) and Gina Arias 93 (right) spoke about their time at Lafayette during a Latinx Heritage Month event this past Tuesday. (Photo by Rob Young)

Latinx Heritage Month keynote event spotlights accomplished Latina alumnae

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor October 7, 2022

When Gina Arias '93 and Tinabeth Piña '93 were students at Lafayette, Latinx Heritage Month wasn't even celebrated on campus. Thirty years later, they returned to campus as keynote speakers for the month. This...

Music professor Skip Wilkins recently premiered the music of Vanessa Haraya Dela Paz Maca 22 at jazz clubs in Berlin and Prague. (Photo  by Johnathan Brody)

Jazzing it up: Music professor Skip Wilkins premieres alumna’s piece overseas

By Kristen Vincent, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

In her senior year at Lafayette, Vanessa Haraya Dela Paz Maca ’22 began taking composition lessons with associate professor of music Skip Wilkins. Less than two years later, her music is being played...

Panelists featured for this discussion are also involved in the colleges Queer Archives Project. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Alumnae and professor emerita discuss campus climate past and present for LGBTQ+ women

By Danielle Kraidin March 26, 2021

In one of the last events of the college's celebration of 50 years of coeducation, panelists turned a focus on female students whose experience may have consisted of a "place without a space." This past...

Sarah Blitz smiling outside. She is wearing a lab coat and a stethoscope.

Lafayette alumni from the class of 2020 reflect on entering the medical field during a pandemic

By Bernadette Russo March 26, 2021

Morena Koorie '20 processes COVID-19 tests at the Easton Campus of St. Luke’s Hospital, where she started working in January. And although she and many of her colleagues have been vaccinated, Koorie...

The Queer Archives Project is an oral history project that features stories from LGBTQ+ identifying alumni about their time at the college. (Photo Courtesy of the Queer Archive Project Digital Humanities Research Site)

Hear the voices behind the Queer Archives Project: Alumni share insight into project’s development

By Tanushree Sow Mondal October 23, 2020

The Queer Archives Project (QAP) is a project designed to illuminate the college's queer history by bringing to light stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ identifying alumni, faculty and staff. On Wednesday...

Food blog founders Gillian Presto 18 (@new_fork_city, left) and Cameron Rogers 13 (@freckledfoodie, right) share how they found success doing what they love. (Photos courtesy of Gillian Presto 18 and Cameron Rogers 13)

Lafayette alumnae take passions for food to Instagram

By Mario Sanchez Castillo February 1, 2019

Two Lafayette alumna have established careers in the delicious world of food blogging. Gillian Presto ’18 and Cameron Rogers ’13 have successfully established themselves as foodies on their Instagram...

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