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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


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...

Remy Oktay 24 plans to fly an electric airplane over the Rivalry game, a first-of-its-kind feat. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Gets Electric)

Remy Oktay ‘24 sets world record flying electric airplane

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor November 18, 2022

With the help of Lafayette students, electric vehicle enthusiasts, pilots and environmental advocates, Remy Oktay '24 set a world record this past weekend by traveling interstate with an electric airplane...

The banner was promptly taken down after the Lafayette Activities Forum received complaints.

South College banner arouses controversy

By Emma Chen, Trebor Maitin, Jenny Davis and Shirley Liu November 18, 2022

A cherished rivalry week tradition sparked controversy when a banner was hung on South College that read “Lehigh is like a penny: brown, 2 faced, worthless.” Some students and faculty found the...

Lafayette’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) has donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food, though FRN has not been operating for the past two years.

Dining hall food donation program dormant since 2020

By Selma O'Malley, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Lafayette Dining Services has historically donated food and meals to local aid organizations. However, due to a recent lack of partnerships with student-run organizations, these donations have been limited....

Many LEOs expressed their frustration that they have not been paid at the expected time.

LEOs unpaid for over a month

By Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

Members of the new LEO program, which launched on campus this fall and combined the previous roles of orientation leaders and PARDners, were supposed to receive a $535 payment on Oct. 14, but due to unspecified...

Eco Rep volunteers put on hazmat suits to weigh and sort waste products from the McCartneys. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Sustainability)

Waste audit shows almost half of McCartney recycling contaminated

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor November 11, 2022

In a waste audit of the McCartney residences this past weekend, it was found that while students are throwing the majority of trash items into the correct bins, there is a contamination rate of 48.6 percent...

Landis members, pictured with Jeanine Stanilious and Ross Marcus, raised over $2,500 for local food pantries. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Herzog 24)

Landis Center raises funds, awareness for food pantries in Easton

By Emma Chen, News Editor November 11, 2022

For the first half of November, the Landis Center has hosted education, tabling and donation events to fundraise for Easton food pantries. The money that is raised will be split between the Easton Area...

The counseling center recommends using the online resource Togetherall in order to talk through anxiety.

Students reflect on college mental health struggles

By Te FIlingo, Contributing Writer November 11, 2022

In September, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that doctors screen all adults under the age of 65 for anxiety. While the impact of this recommendation on Lafayette students is unclear,...

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...

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...

Public Safety said that Easton Police Department is currently looking for a suspect.

Easton police continues investigation after ‘suspicious activity’ reported near Wawa

By Emma Chen, News Editor October 21, 2022

All Lafayette students received an email from Public Safety on Oct. 12 detailing an “incident of suspicious activity” outside of the local Wawa on Cattell Street.  Director of Public Safety Jeff...

While there was once a small initiative at Upper and Marquis dining halls, a more extensive composting program never materialized.

Composting initiative stagnant: Financial, bureaucratic reasons to blame

By Emma Chen and Trebor Maitin October 21, 2022

For at least five years, signs claiming that “composting is coming soon” have covered bins throughout campus. Despite this, little progress has been made towards implementing a composting program that...

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