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Yarn Club meets every Friday in Keefe Commons. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Lindsley 25)

Yarn Club: Not just for grannies

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer March 22, 2024

Scarves, blankets, granny squares and more — the sky is the limit at Lafayette’s yarn club. Venture into the Keefe Hall Commons on a Friday afternoon and you will find students working on new projects...

Cheese Club features a Cheese of the Day on its Instagram account every Monday and Wednesday. (Graphic by Elisabeth Seidel 26 for The Lafayette)

Cheese club? You better brie-lieve it!

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor March 22, 2024

A muenster of a new club just dropped: the Cheese Club.  Although the club has yet to be officially recognized, its board is already making efforts to get members of the community involved with the...

The Prestigious Pardettes will be performing at basketball games this winter. (Photo courtesy of Janiya Hood 25)

Prestigious Pardettes perform at first ever fall showcase

By Grace Hubler and Selina Zhu November 17, 2023

The Prestigious Pardettes displayed their hip-hop and majorette talents on their largest stage yet at the Williams Center for the Arts last Friday. “This was our first show at Williams,” Janiya...

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a celebration of unity and love. (Photo courtesy of Susanna Hontz 24)

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates Chinese cultural traditions

By Selina Zhu, Contributing Writer September 29, 2023

The Asian Cultural Association will host its annual Mid-Autumn festival tonight, an event that brings students from all backgrounds to explore the richness of Asian cultures. Celebrating the Mid-Autumn...

Ari Ismail ‘26 and Ariel Haber-Fawcett ‘25 created the Middle Eastern Studies Association to raise awareness of issues in the region.

From the court to the stage

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer September 8, 2023

On campus, there is a club for everyone. As six new clubs have been introduced to campus this semester, so have the possibilities for students to join organizations based on specialized interests, whether...

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...

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