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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Lafchella took place in the spring for three years from 2021 to 2023. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Lafchella gets a revamp

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2024

Lafayette's spring festival tradition will be getting a makeover this year: students will be treated to a last-day-of-class celebration with the newly imagined Spring Fest. Spring Fest will replace...

The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the change in May.

Mathematics department to become ‘mathematical sciences’

By Elisabeth Seidel, Design Director February 23, 2024

The math department expects to be renamed next semester from the Department of Mathematics to the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The name change was narrowly endorsed on Tuesday by the faculty...

The car accident occurred on Sunday evening. (Photo courtesy of Alex Foster 24)

Cattell Street DUI results in arrest, damage to student vehicle

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor February 23, 2024

A drunk driver hit several parked cars on Cattell Street last Sunday evening, resulting in an arrest for a DUI by the Easton Police Department.  According to Patrol Lieutenant Joseph Alonso, the driver,...

The speeches came during the Public Comments portion of the Feb. 13 meeting in Easton. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley News)

Students, faculty member lead ceasefire discussion at City Hall meeting

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

Film & Media Studies visiting professor Drew Swedberg, Ari Ismail ‘26 and Yaseen Saleh ‘25 gave a speech at the Feb. 13 Easton City Council meeting calling for a public resolution for a permanent...

Student government report: Feb. 15

Student government report: Feb. 15

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

The Student Government meeting on Feb. 15 included a presentation on an updated Mission and Values statement, election updates, approval of budgets and committee reports. College President Nicole Hurd...

Natalia Ferruggia ‘26 earned the title of Individual Sweepstakes Champion with three first place finishes. (Photo courtesy of Natalia Ferruggia 26)

Speech and debate team sweeps state championship

By Miley Hamilton, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

Lafayette’s Speech and Debate team won the Pennsylvania Forensic Association Championship this past weekend with several individual members of the team placing amongst the top performers in their respective...

The Career Fair was held on Feb. 21 and had a record turnout according to Gateway Career Center.

Humanities students feel lack of opportunity at career fair

By Kate SantaMaria, Contributing Writer February 23, 2024

For some humanities majors, the Gateway Career Center's semesterly Career Fair on Wednesday did not cater to their employment needs.  Gateway's website claims that the fair connects “employer partners...

The Green Labs Program comes months after the college received a gold level in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

Green labs program to make science more sustainable

By Emma Li, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

The Green Labs Program is the latest step forward from the Office of Sustainability as a part of the international movement to reduce waste and energy use in classroom labs. Four biology teaching labs...

In the future, Remy Oktay 24 hopes to spearhead events that bring many students onto the Quad.

Students turn Quad into snowball battleground

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2024

In 1897, Pardee Hall was under attack by a disgruntled philosophy professor, with the building turned to ashes. On Tuesday, Pardee Hall, while not destroyed, was under attack by thousands of snowballs. Approximately...

Orientation will now begin on Thursday, affecting programs such as Pre-Orientation Service Program and international student orientation.

First-year orientation program extended

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor February 16, 2024

The class of 2028 orientation will be expanded to a four-day program in order to provide more time for students to take breaks, unpack and facilitate more interactions between first-year students. “We’re...

The common lunch hour was abolished at the conclusion of the fall 2023 semester.

Campus adapts to removal of common lunch hour

By Clara Witmer, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Students and faculty are adapting to the new course schedule that features classes scheduled during the period previously known as the common lunch hour. While some students believe the new change has...

The funds given to clubs came after an activity fee increase during the fall 2023 semester.

Student Government finalizes spring club budgets

By Madeline Convy, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

The results of this semester's Student Government budget requests have faced varying reactions from club officers. Some clubs can now function at full potential with enough financial support, while other...

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