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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Politics

Only Lafayette Votes! had authorization to register students to vote on campus. (Photo courtesy of Dylan Gooding 23)

Dozens of students unable to vote after registration confusion

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2022

On Election Day last Tuesday, several Lafayette students were unable to vote at the polling location in Kirby Sports Center because of issues with their voter registration. The vast majority of those who...

Students living on campus were directed to cast their votes at Kirby Sports Center this past Tuesday.

Democrats largely stave off Republicans in Pennsylvania: Students, faculty weigh in

By Onab Falak, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

With midterm election voting now concluded, it has become obvious to many that the Republican Party did not get the “red wave” that it hoped for.  In Pennsylvania, Democrats flipped a U.S. Senate...

The race between U.S. Rep. Susan Wild (D, left) and Lisa Scheller (R, right) for Pennsylvanias Seventh U.S. House District has been marked by yawning policy differences and a barrage of attack ads. (Photo by Rick Kintzel for The Morning Call)

Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, Republican challenger Lisa Scheller talk background, policy with The Lafayette

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 4, 2022

Pennsylvania’s Seventh U.S. House District race is proving to be one of the most competitive in the nation. Susan Wild, the incumbent two-term Democrat, is in a dead heat with her second-time Republican...

Calvin Cochran 24 (left) and Magdalen Larsen 23 (right) cohosted one of the 30-minute episodes. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Ye)

Policy studies students partner with PBS39 to create election programming

By Emma Chen, News Editor November 4, 2022

Lafayette’s policy studies program partnered with PBS39 once again for their annual Lafayette Lens broadcast, which is aired to a local audience and consists of four half-hour episodes that students...

Terry Madonna discussed the upcoming elections, with a particular focus on the races in Pennsylvania.

Meyner Center hosts local expert to explain upcoming midterm

By Andrew LaGreca, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

On Nov. 8, the country will vote for the next Congress and numerous local and state officials in the 2022 midterms. Senior Fellow in Residence for Political Affairs at Millersville University Terry Madonna...

Republican John Merhottein (bottom) is mounting a challenge to six-term incumbent, Democrat Lisa Boscola (top) during a tough year for Democrats. (Photos courtesy of Lisa Boscola and John Merhottein)

Q&A with state senate candidates Lisa Boscola, John Merhottein

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 28, 2022

Pennsylvania’s 18th state senatorial district has not been competitive for a long time; Lisa Boscola, a Democrat from Bethlehem, is running for her seventh term, and she has gone unchallenged for several...

Students from across the political spectrum came together to watch the debate.

Lafayette Votes!, political organizations host U.S. Senate debate watch party

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

Lafayette students gathered in Fairnon atrium on Tuesday for a U.S. Senate debate viewing party hosted by Lafayette Votes!, the Kirby Government and Law Society and the college’s political clubs. Republican...

Emily Cain, the executive director of the pro-choice EMILYs List PAC, campaigned in Bethlehem with U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-7) on Sunday. (Photo by Olivia Taylor-Puckett for Susan Wild for Congress)

Abortion issue energizes Lehigh Valley voters

By Jenny Davis, Staff News Writer October 21, 2022

The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade this past June, has inspired Lehigh Valley voters to head to the polls in November.  “The issue of abortion...

There are four races being fought in Easton this year, each considered a bellwether. (Photos courtesy of The Post-Gazette, Doug Mastriano,  John Fetterman, MedPage Today, Susan Wild, Lisa Scheller, Lisa Boscola and John Merhottein)

Easton election guide: 2022 midterms

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 7, 2022

Pennsylvania, and Northampton County in particular, will be at the center of the action this Nov. 8 election. From the races for Pennsylvania General Assembly to the U.S. Senate and everything in between,...

The College Republicans and College Democrats came together in a bipartisan effort to remember 9/11.

College Democrats, Republicans coordinate 9/11 discussion

By Alexander Portner, Contributing Writer September 16, 2022

To honor and remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the College Republicans and College Democrats hosted a discussion and documentary screening for students in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights....

Biden announced the student loan forgiveness program with the backdrop of broader economic concerns (Photo courtesy of Associated Press)

College students’ salvation?: Mixed reactions to President Biden’s plan to forgive student debt

By Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer September 2, 2022

On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden announced his plan to reduce debt for countless current and former college students who utilized federal loans. The new program has been met with mixed reactions from...

Protests have erupted across the country to oppose the draft ruling. (Photo courtesy of Associated Press)

Campus reacts to leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade

By Jacob Moldover, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

On Monday night, a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade if officially released was leaked. The opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito as a draft of the majority decision in...

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