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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Jacqueline Holloways first Lafayette production was 2021s Shakespeare’s R&J. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Holloway)

Lafayette’s intimacy choreographer ensures safety in theater

By Grace Hubler, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

While a fight or kiss may only last a couple of seconds on stage, the cast and crew work dilligently to craft those scenes in a way that both looks great and is comfortable for the actors involved. On...

The trio of faculty and staff plays music together on Wednesdays. (Photos by Adam Atkinson for Lafayette Communications)

Scientific symphonies

By Grace Hubler, Contributing Writer March 22, 2024

David Husic, Mary Roth and Jeff Norman may teach in different departments, but they have one thing in common: their love of playing live music. The trio meets every Wednesday for an hour to play old-time...

Remy Oktay 24 and Trebor Maitin 24 accepted two Anthem Awards for their documentary. (Photo courtesy of Remy Oktay 24)

‘Silent Skies’ racks up accolades

By Ellie Walsh, Contributing Writer March 1, 2024

While planning their electric plane flyover for the 2022 fall Rivalry game, Remy Oktay ‘24, Trebor Maitin ‘24 and Zachary Fiske ‘23 did not expect the footage to be turned into an award-winning documentary. This...

Jeff Tain Watts most recent Grammy win was for the Best Opera Recording in 2024.

Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts: The Grammy winner you never knew you knew

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor March 1, 2024

Jeff “Tain” Watts has won Grammy awards such as Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Best Large Jazz Ensemble and Best Opera Recording. He has worked with numerous notable musicians throughout his career,...

The Beaver People includes two saxophonists, a guitarist and a keyboardist.

Meet The Beaver People

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor February 23, 2024

First-semester chemistry classmates Julia Sealing ‘27, Joseph Freeston ‘27, Andrew Manni ‘27 and Carson Belaire ‘27 did not expect to form a band when they got to Lafayette. “Carson, who's...

Professor Daniel Quirós has authored four books, including novels Verano Rojo and Lluvia del Norte.

Spanish professor Daniel Quirós synthesizes culture with creative writing

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor February 16, 2024

Daniel Quirós is not just a professor, but also a published fiction author of multiple books. Quirós’ books include a short story collection, a fiction novel about a Costa Rican man living in the...

The Butlers like to joke that they were matchmade by their parents.

More faculty and staff couples share their love stories

By Elisabeth Seidel and Kendal Davis February 9, 2024

Love’s not always part of the curriculum at Lafayette College, but with the season of romance now upon us, these two faculty couples offer an intriguing lesson in balancing work and love.  Mike and...

Visiting assistant professor Lisa Hiton feels drawn to teaching because of its similarities to writing.

Professor Lisa Hiton on writing workshop philosophy

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor February 2, 2024

Lisa Hiton’s obsession these days is slow discourse.  Waking up late and sipping on a hot cup of coffee in bed. Sitting in the Amtrak quiet car and gazing at the moving figures out the window with...

Carol Werkheisers many jobs have taken her all across campus. (Graphic by Emma Chen 24 and Elisabeth Seidel 26 for The Lafayette)

Jumping in with both feet

By Elisabeth Seidel, Design Director February 2, 2024

Carol Werkheiser has always been on the move. She was born in Missouri, but she grew up in an Air Force family that bounced around the country; her siblings were born in Pennsylvania and Delaware and,...

Anna Marinovich ’24 started as a government & law major before finding a love for sociology. (Photo courtesy of Anna Marinovich ‘24)

Anna Marinovich ’24 explores sociology, advocacy through published work

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Anna Marinovich '24 will leave Lafayette as a published author. In co-authorship with sociology professor David Shulman and Willa Goodman '23, Marinovich's learning resource "An Exercise to Introduce...

The alpacas on Callowhill Farm are expertly tended to by Christopher Rafferty ‘26. (Photo courtesy of Christopher Rafferty ‘26)

Christopher Rafferty ‘26, alpaca farmer

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor December 8, 2023

Christopher Rafferty ‘26 has become a fixture among the alpacas of Callowhill Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. “My main thing is I do a lot of the hands-on work with the animals in barn care,"...

Olivia Hofmann 24 and Olivia Bamford 24 both transitioned from violin to oboe before high school.

The Olivias of the oboe section

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Olivia Hofmann '24 and Olivia Bamford ‘24 knew that they would be a dynamic duo as soon as they met. Hofmann and Bamford are both oboe players in the college's concert band and due to their common...

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