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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


This is the third inspection during which dining halls have earned health code violations during the 2023-24 academic year.

Dining halls earn more health code violations

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

Upper Farinon Dining Hall, Lower Farinon, Gilbert’s Café and Marquis Dining Hall all received health code violations during the most recent inspections by the City of Easton Health Bureau. On March...

Cinco Cantina is the first of multiple pop-up restaurants planned by the colleges dining services.

Cinco Cantina opens for 3-day trial period

By Makenna McCall, Contributing Writer February 9, 2024

Cinco Cantina, a pop-up restaurant designed by Lafayette Dining, opened for lunch from Tuesday to Thursday. Students were able to use a digital pass and eat for free as part of Lafayette's plan to formally...

The issues affected numerous students weekly meal plans last week.

Meal swipes charged late after system outage

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 9, 2024

After technical difficulties downed the dining halls' meal swipe system two weeks ago, dining employees were forced to record with pen and paper the student ID numbers of those trying to get their meals...

Violations included hot water being unavailable in Farinon facilities for hand-washing.

Dining halls receive health code violations

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Upper and Lower Farinon, along with Eco Cafe, all faced health code violations, according to a late December issue of The Morning Call.  There were seven violations recorded in Farinon and two violations...

Christine Blaha served as Parkhursts resident district manager at Lafayette for one semester. (Photo courtesy of Web Archive)

Christine Blaha out as dining head

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor January 26, 2024

Christine Blaha, the head of Lafayette's dining program, is "no longer with Lafayette Dining," according to Geoff Labe, the finance administrator who oversees the program. Tony Williams, a longtime...

Pard Pantry is located in the basement of Farinon College Center and can be used by all students.

College receives grant for Pard Pantry

By Madeline Convy, Contributing Writer January 26, 2024

The college received a $7,000 grant from Swipe Out Hunger for the Pard Pantry, a free student resource that provides non-perishable food items and hygiene products for those residing on campus during school...

In the coming months, multiple pop-up restaurants will temporarily fill the space that was once Miss Jacksons Kitchen.

Pop-up restaurant to open for 3 days at former Miss Jackson’s

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor January 26, 2024

Cinco Cantina will be the first of Parkhurst Dining's pop-up meal options housed in the space that was formerly Miss Jackson's Kitchen. The restaurant, which will serve Mexican cuisine during a three-day...

Prices at Lower Farinon and Simons Market were consistently higher than off-campus vendors across categories.

How do Lower and Simon’s prices measure up?

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer December 1, 2023

Severely inflated pricing persists at Simon’s Market and Lower Farinon despite Parkhurst Dining's efforts to remedy concerns raised by students and employees after a rough transition to Lafayette at...

Miss Jacksons closure comes just three weeks after it began to accept student meal swipes.

I’m sorry, Miss Jackson’s

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 6, 2023

Miss Jackson’s Kitchen will permanently close its doors today after just over a year in operation. The restaurant, which sought to bring the flavors of the South to College Hill, struggled to attract...

According to Parkhurst management, only half a dozen students have celiac disease.

Gluten free or gluten friendly?

By Jenny Davis and Selma O'Malley October 6, 2023

With the new dining provider came new labeling for gluten allergens: “Gluten free” is now “gluten friendly,” reflecting the inability of dining halls to fully accommodate those with gluten allergies....

Approximately 50 people were in attendance for the protest, with many bystanders and parents watching.

Dining protest led by students during Family Weekend

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor September 29, 2023

An hours-long, student-led protest directed at Parkhurst Dining was held in front of Farinon College Center on Saturday through pouring rain. A flyer handed out during the protest listed its main concerns...

The Student Government president and vice president abstained from voting on the resolution.

Student Government calls for Parkhurst investigation

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer September 29, 2023

Student Government passed a resolution on Thursday calling for the investigation of concerns regarding the mistreatment of dining employees. The resolution, which passed 14-1 with two abstentions, calls...

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