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Meredith Forman 24 hopes that the addition of pride flags on the arts houses will spur more LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

Pride flags installed at art houses as ‘visual show of allyship’

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor April 21, 2023

If you walk down Parsons Street, you'll see several pride flags billowing in the wind. This initiative is the work of Meredith Forman '24 in an attempt to create a street-wide safe space. “I was like,...

Benjamin Herman 23, Joshua Hale 23 and Shirley Liu 23 said that their trip to Tokyo was one to remember. (Photo courtesy of Shirley Liu 23)

Forensics team takes on Tokyo

By Paige Mathieu , Staff Writer March 24, 2023

For the first time in Lafayette’s history, the forensics team traveled abroad to compete in the International Forensics Association tournament. Shirley Liu '23, Joshua Hale '23 and Benjamin Herman '23...

Write to Be opted against a typical club structure in favor of a more close-knit feel. (Graphic by Samantha Peabody 25 for Write to Be)

Write to Be connects student writers of color

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

It can be difficult to create spaces for people of color at predominately white institutions. Enter Shirley Liu '23 and the new Write to Be group for students of color. As a mentor Writing Associate,...

LafKid Connect hosts students from Easton Middle School on campus every Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Camille Carthy 23)

LafKid Connect brings Easton Area Middle School students to campus

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor March 10, 2023

Although LafKid Connect is a relatively new program on campus, it has been making a major impact on Easton Area Middle School students through fun, skill-building activities with Lafayette students. The...

The Mar-Keys is one of Lafayettes all-voices a capella groups. (Photo courtesy of Alex Thurtle 24)

Starting out on the right note: Mar-Keys compete for first time

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor March 3, 2023

This past weekend, the Mar-Keys, one of Lafayette’s a cappella groups, took the stage for its first-ever competition at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs). Mar-Keys president...

Beginning in the 1970s, WJRH was funded by Hugh Hefners Playboy foundation.

The 1970s transformation of WJRH

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Lafayette College's radio program first came on the scene in 1922. In the past century, it has gone through a variety of changes. Larry Fast '73 and Frank Urbaniak '75 helped usher in a new era for the...

The Best Overall Hack Award was given to a team that made a website centered on mental health. (Photo courtesy of Anjeliqe Martinez 24)

Students take a byte out of 24-hour hackathon

By Paige Mathieu , Contributing Writer February 24, 2023

Most people would balk at the task of creating a functional piece of software or hardware in only 24 hours — but during last weekend's hackathon, six teams of students accomplished just that. The...

Love Nwantiti: Who Will Make a Match? brought Lafayette and Lehigh students together as one. 

‘Love Island’ spin-off turns rivalry into love

By Elisabeth Seidel, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

Lafayette and Lehigh were born to be rivals, but what happens if they become lovers? Last Friday, Lafayette's African and Caribbean Student Association (LACSA) and Lehigh’s African Student Association...

WJRH, the student-run radio station, allows students to have shows spanning a variety of genres. (Photo courtesy of Bernadette Russo 24)

WJRH airs several new shows

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor February 17, 2023

The beginning of the semester welcomed many new shows to Lafayette’s student-run radio station, WJRH. Each new show offers listeners student-crafted music and content on various topics, from musical...

Students got ready to dance at Ballet Club on Wednesday night.

Two new clubs have students turning and targeting

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

This semester, two new clubs are encouraging students to try out different athletic activities: ballet and archery.  Ballet Club Ballet Club, which has not yet been officially recognized by Student...

The Black History Month Film Festival includes the screening of six movies and documentaries throughout February. (Photo courtesy of the Lafayette College Libraries)

Black History Month Film Festival celebrates Black film, facilitates discussion

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor February 10, 2023

If you missed Sundance, don’t worry — Lafayette will be hosting its own film festival throughout February in recognition of Black History Month. The Black History Month Film Festival is sponsored...

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...

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