The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The admissions department preempted the affirmative action decision by eliminating race-based admissions for the class of 2027. (Photo courtesy of the New York Times)

Lafayette commits to diversity despite affirmative action decision

By Emma Chen, Managing Editor September 15, 2023

Following the overturning of affirmative action by the Supreme Court in June, the ability of American colleges and universities to use race as a factor when reviewing applications has been effectively...

The incumbent mayor, Sal Panto Jr. (left), is facing a primary challenge from Peter Melan (right), a self-fashioned maverick who serves on the Easton City Council. (Photo by Brian Myszkowski for

Digital exclusive: Easton mayoral debate recap

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor May 9, 2023

The two candidates for Easton mayor sparred on the Colton Chapel stage on Monday evening. The hour-and-a-half-long debate, held just over a week before polls open on May 16, covered everything from bike...

The primary election will be held on May 16.

Easton election guide: 2023 municipal primary

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 28, 2023

Election season has arrived! Yep, the 2023 Municipal Primary is right around the corner, and while it lacks the glitz and glam of the midterms, there are plenty of important votes to be cast on May 16. First...

Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents. (Photo by Seth Wenig for the Associated Press)

Lafayette weighs in on Trump arrest

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 7, 2023

Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, was arrested on Tuesday in New York. He is the first president to lose the popular vote twice, the first federal official to be impeached twice...

Lafayettes would-be SJP chapter aimed to organize throughout the Lehigh Valley. (Graphic courtesy of Wikipedia)

College rejects formation of Students for Justice in Palestine chapter

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2023

Earlier this month, the college denied a group of students' request to form a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on campus. The Office of Student Life contends that the chapter’s events...

The Florida course ban is a part of a broader effort by Governor Ron DeSantis and others to restrict critical race theory teachings in schools. (Photo courtesy of Manhattan Institute)

Professors, students talk Florida AP course ban

By Emma Chen and Jenny Davis February 10, 2023

In early January, the Florida Department of Education informed the College Board that a new Advanced Placement (AP) pilot course on African American studies will not be offered in high schools throughout...

The past month and a half has been a busy time for politics from the local to the national level. (Photos courtesy of Lehigh Valley Ramblings, Associated Press, Getty, Consolidated News Photos and The Morning Call)

What you missed in politics over break

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 3, 2023

In the six weeks between the end of the fall semester and this week’s publication, the political world has seen some dramatic developments. Here is everything you need to know about politics, from Easton...

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...

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