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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Taiba Sultana has served on Eastons city council since 2022. (Photo courtesy of LehighValleyNews)

Petition calls for city councilwoman Taiba Sultana to resign

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

An Easton resident presented a petition at last week’s city council meeting calling for Taiba Sultana to step down from her city council seat. Chris Phillips, a resident of the South Side District...

Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican former President Donald J. Trump have already vanquished their primary rivals, setting the stage for a 2020 election rematch. (Graphic by Trebor Maitin 24 for The Lafayette)

Easton election guide: 2024 primary election

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor March 22, 2024

The 2024 election is nearing. With the presidential race settled – Joe Biden and Donald Trump have already clinched their parties’ nominations – the drama is largely down ballot. If your registered...

Three months after the investigation was launched, the Department of Education has released no updates. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Department of Education investigation at Lafayette continues

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2024

The college remains under investigation by the Department of Education after a case was launched under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act on Nov. 16. The case began after an alleged incident of antisemitism...

The top presidential candidates for the 2024 race are incumbent Joe Biden, former president Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. (Photo courtesy of the Hindustan Times)

Politics update

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer February 2, 2024

While you may have been relaxing at home over break, the political world never sits still. Here are some major developments that have taken place over the past few weeks. Decision 2024 Former President...

Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.), left, has served as the top Democrat on the House Ethics Committee since last September. (Photo by Bill Clark for CQ Roll Call)

The committee that took down George Santos

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor December 8, 2023

Months before George Santos was booted from Congress last Friday, nearly 200 of his coworkers wanted him gone, but they twice failed to muster the necessary votes. That was until the House Ethics Committee...

The government and law department hopes to implement aspects of the debate into its curriculum.

Campus community prepares to host 2024 vice presidential debate

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Lafayette has begun preparing to host the 2024 vice presidential debate after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Nov. 20 that the event would be held in Kirby Sports Center next year. "There's...

The University of Utah hosted the most recent vice presidential debate in 2020. (Photo courtesy of NBC News)

Lafayette to host 2024 vice presidential debate

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 20, 2023

Lafayette College will host the vice presidential debate next year, according to an email sent to the campus community by college President Nicole Hurd. The debate, as stated in an accompanying press...

Election Day saw a decrease in turnout in Northampton County compared to last years midterm election. (Photo courtesy of The Morning Call)

Democrats wallop Republicans in off-year election

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 10, 2023

If you did not notice that there was an election this week, you are not alone – only 32 percent of eligible Northampton County voters cast ballots on Tuesday, compared to over 58 percent in last year's...

Ballots must be received at the Northampton County Courthouse, located at 669 Washington Street, by 8 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Easton election guide: 2023 general election

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 20, 2023

Election Day is nearing! This odd-year election guide will focus on the judgeships up for grabs on Nov. 7 – judges are elected in partisan elections in Pennsylvania – in addition to the quiet race...

Representative Kevin McCarthy will not seek the speakership again in the upcoming round of voting. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite for the Asociated Press)

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy voted out in historic first

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 6, 2023

The House of Representatives voted to topple now-former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday, a move unprecedented in American history. The monumental vote was precipitated by McCarthy reaching...

Members of Congress currently disagree over sending funds to Ukraine. (Photo courtesy of US National Park Services)

What happens if the government shuts down?

By Madeline Convy, Contributing Writer September 29, 2023

The federal government is on the path to a shutdown in the wake of unsuccessful budget negotiations. If Congress does not pass a funding bill by midnight on Sunday, the end of the fiscal year, all nonessential...

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...

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