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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Student Artist Spotlight

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...

The mural in Eco Cafe is meant to represent a landscape of the Lehigh Valley.

Student Artist Spotlight: Jolie Saint Vil ‘27 honors Lenni Lenape people with mural

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor April 26, 2024

Jolie Saint Vil ‘27 is familiar with painting on large canvases – but not as large as the walls of Rockwell Integrated Science Center, also known as RISC. The Office of Sustainability, in partnership...

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...

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...

Chris Nappo 27 first started making pottery in the ninth grade. (Photo courtesy of Chris Nappo Ceramics)

Student Artist Spotlight: Chris Nappo ’27 sells pottery from Easton to Alaska

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Chris Nappo '27 never needs to buy another bowl – he can make one himself.  After taking a ceramics class in high school, Nappo discovered a passion for making pottery. When the COVID-19 pandemic...

For Those Who Waited uses songs Téo Rodriguez 24 has written over the last three years. (Photo courtesy of Téo Rodriguez 24)

Student Artist Spotlight: Rapper Téo Rodriguez ‘24 releases debut album

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer October 20, 2023

This month, Téo Rodriguez ‘24 released his debut album, “For Those Who Waited," on all streaming platforms. Rodriguez’s album is a response to his audience’s requests for a proper album and...

Carnival Craze puts carnival fun into an interactive board game.

Matthew Moise ’24 develops new board game

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor October 6, 2023

What started as a way to pass the time during the COVID-19 pandemic has become a possible business venture for Matthew Moise '24. His new board game invention, "Carnival Craze," doesn't just satisfy the...

Elena Duffy 24 is currently working on a new EP. (Photo courtesy of Elena Duffy 24)

Student Artist Spotlight: Elena Duffy ‘24 finds her voice

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor September 29, 2023

You may have heard of Elena Duffy '24 as the girl who sang onstage with country singer Zach Bryan this past summer. Or perhaps you know her as a member of the treble voices a capella group Cadence. However,...

Image Pattersons Sankofa is named for a Ghanaian proverb. (Photo courtesy of Image Patterson ‘25)

Student Artist Spotlight: Image Patterson ‘25 highlights Black culture with art installation

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor September 15, 2023

Image Patterson ‘25 first began cultivating ideas for a multi-week art installation last semester. After a summer in West Baltimore, Maryland, Patterson discovered what would become the beating heart...

Maria Cangro 24 (front, center-right) lived at Skidmore College for two weeks while taking creative writing workshops. (Photo courtesy of Maria Cangro 24)

Student Artist Spotlight: Maria Cangro ’24 receives full scholarship to Skidmore College Poetry Seminar

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor September 1, 2023

Maria Cangro '24 grew not only as a poet, but as a person this summer while taking intermediate poetry classes at Skidmore College on a full scholarship. "I was very, very nervous ... but I made friends...

Maria Soukup 26 is trained in playing classical music on the violin. (Photo courtesy of Rae Shepard 26)

Student Artist Spotlight: Violinist Maria Soukup ’26 on her love for ‘shared language’ of playing

By Maddie Pedone, Contributing Writer April 28, 2023

Maria Soukup '26 has been playing the violin since she was seven years old. She picked out a violin in the store when she was young and never looked back. "I also just find music a very valuable thing...

Hanoi Ragmen has performed in established venues in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Shaan Shuster 23)

Student Artist Spotlight: Shaan Shuster ’23 on his award-winning band

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor April 14, 2023

It’s a Saturday night in Washington, District of Columbia's Howard Theatre, a 1,200-seat historic venue in the heart of the city. A seven-piece band takes the stage playing alternative rock ballads inspired...

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