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Politics

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

College Democrats, Republicans coordinate 9/11 discussion

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

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

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...

Ballots are due to the Northampton County Courthouse, located at 669 Washington Street, by 8 p.m. on May 7. (Photo courtesy WDIY)

Easton primary election guide

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2022

Primary season is upon us, and for those registered with either of the major parties, this is your chance to decide who is on the ballot in November. This guide will be taking a look at what is on the...

John Brown was elected to the Northampton County Council last November. (Photo courtesy Northampton County)

A sit-down with John Brown, the local councilman running for lieutenant governor

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2022

The party nominees for three statewide races will be decided on May 17, and while the Democratic primaries have whittled down to a few candidates, their Republican counterparts remain free-for-alls. Although...

History Professor Jeremy Zallen noted that many legislatures throughout the country are debating whether to ban critical race theory. (Photo by Trebor Maitin 24 for The Lafayette)

Professors comment on critical race theory and its many misconceptions

Onab Falak, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

Critical race theory (CRT) has emerged as a wedge issue in recent months with activists on either side of the political spectrum pushing or disparaging its teachings. The theory is a cross-disciplinary...

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was nominated to the D.C. Circuit Appeals Court by President Joe Biden last year. (Photo courtesy Associated Press)

Ketanji Brown Jackson nominated for Supreme Court, students voice support

Onab Falak, Contributing Writer March 4, 2022

Last week, President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a highly experienced federal appeals court judge, to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Jackson would make history by becoming the first...

The new congressional map for Pennsylvania will now include conservative Carbon county into the Lehigh Valleys seventh Congressional District.(Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

Redistricting at the state and federal level set to transform Pennsylvania’ political landscape

Jacob Moldover, Contributing Writer February 25, 2022

Pennsylvania is currently undergoing both Congressional redistricting and redistricting of the state legislative map. These processes will determine the federal and statewide political landscapes for the...

David McCormick (left) and Mehmet Oz (right) are two Senate candidates for Pennsylvania who have not resided in the state for a number of years. (Photo courtesy of Mehmet Oz and Getty Images)

Out-of-state candidates clamor for Pennsylvania senate seat

Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer February 18, 2022

On May 17, eligible voters will cast their ballots for the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate primary elections, narrowing down the slew of Democratic and Republican candidates to two contenders. Celebrities and...

Breyer has spent 28 years as a justice for the nations highest court. (Photo courtesy the United States Supreme Court website)

Government & Law professors discuss the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer February 4, 2022

On Jan. 26, news broke that Stephen Breyer, the senior-most liberal Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was retiring from the nation's highest bench, causing a nationwide stir. Notably,...

The Wolf Administration hopes to appeal the lower courts decision on Act 77 to the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. (Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of State Website)

‘A little inconvenient for college students’: Pennsylvania law allowing universal mail-in-voting overturned

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor February 4, 2022

One year after receiving objections in the halls of Congress, a controversial Pennsylvania election reform law has been overturned by the Republican-controlled Commonwealth Court. The bipartisan law, known...

The renovation of the Rinek Rope factory, pictured above, may be postponed because of supply chain issues, according to VP of Finance and Administration Roger Demareski. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Economics professor explains national labor shortages and supply chain issues felt by the college

Baris Yazici, Contributing Writer November 19, 2021

Labor shortages and disrupted supply chains have been a harsh reality since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with repercussions felt by institutions across the country. Lafayette College is no exception. The...

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