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 former Tri Delta house became Lavender Lane in 2022.

Queer people of color speak on Lavender Lane inclusivity issues

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor March 10, 2023

Lavender Lane was founded last year as special interest housing meant to provide a safe and inclusive living space for LGBTQIA+ students. Although many queer students have found refuge in the house, some...

Mechanical engineering students often cite nature of materials as a weed-out class.

Do ‘weed-out’ courses exist at Lafayette?

By Selma O'Malley, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

There are few classes at Lafayette that invoke the same terror in STEM majors as organic chemistry. Known for its fast-paced and unfamiliar, challenging material, “OChem,” or “orgo,” is STEM’s...

Twyleak Sexton, whose alleged actions resulted in the campus lockdown, was arrested in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of RLS Media)

Campus locked down after shooting downtown, suspect apprehended

By Emma Chen, News Editor March 3, 2023

The college went into lockdown for over an hour last Friday after gunfire was reported near Pearl Street. The suspect, Twyleak Sexton, who was reported to be on the Arts Campus, was apprehended in New...

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...

Dean Tim Cox will choose Student Government representatives to select Pepper Prize finalists.

Changes made to Pepper Prize selection process

By Selma O’Malley, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Last year, the Student Government president chose the representatives on the George Wharton Pepper Prize selection committee. All of the representatives were members of the Student Government, raising...

The new training table will feature more vegetables and protein options for football players.

‘I needed more meals’: Athletes on campus dining struggles

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

While Lafayette plans to work out new dining options on campus over the next few years, many student-athletes have become frustrated that they don't have enough food throughout their days of intense...

March Hall was built atop a parking lot as temporary housing.

You can’t spell ‘modular’ without ‘mold’

By Evan Fudala, Contributing Writer March 3, 2023

Mold isn’t the only thing growing in March Hall modular housing. The dormitory commonly referred to as “the mods” has continuously been threatened by the presence of black mold, and frustration has...

Some students are frustrated by the bells inconsistency.

The bell strikes again: Alarm rings through campus as clock chimes one minute late

By Emma Chen and Jenny Davis February 24, 2023

Much to the dismay of students, the South College bell once again failed to ring at the top of the hour this week after repairs were conducted less than a month ago. Liv Chioccariello ‘25 said that...

The speech and debate team took home eight first place trophies. (Photo courtesy of John Boyer)

Speech and debate team trounces competition at states

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor February 24, 2023

Last weekend, members of Lafayette's speech and debate team earned a plethora of first-place finishes at the Pennsylvania Forensics Association (PFA) state tournament hosted at Lafayette. This marks...

Some students have expressed frustrations that Miss Jacksons does not accept meal swipes.

One semester in: Challenges, opportunities for Miss Jackson’s Kitchen

By Dylan Gooding, Contributing Writer February 24, 2023

Since setting up shop last September, Miss Jackson’s Kitchen has had to be flexible to serve both campus and the College Hill community. While there has been a positive response from students about...

Oak, birch and cedar trees are among the worst for seasonal allergies. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

‘Worse than usual’: Allergies at Lafayette

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

Many have reported that Lafayette’s plant life triggers more long-lasting and debilitating seasonal allergies. According to the Lafayette Campus Tree Project, a study carried out by students in 2016,...

A record number of freshmen applied to Student Government.

Student Government sees drastic increase in application numbers

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Student Government recently faced criticism for members' lack of engagement and was accused of stagnation by a soon-to-be former member, but this election season participation in Student Government has...

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