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This fall, Ashley will be pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering at Drexel University.

Alex Ashley ‘22 wins Pepper Prize

Katie Frost, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

Alex Ashley ‘22 enjoys being lost.  “You have to figure it out yourself, nobody’s going to help you. It’s just you and the world now,” he said. He was reflecting specifically on getting...

Deanna Hanchuk 22 prepares a plate of pierogies to serve at her fundraiser rally to raise funds for Ukraine.

Rally for Ukraine raises two thousand dollars for refugees and soldiers

Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer April 29, 2022

Last Saturday, Deanna Hanchuk '22, along with students representing the International Students Association (ISA) and Art Professor Pedro Barbeito's Beginning Printmaking class, raised over $2,000 in cash...

PSAFE is offering nine and 12 hour courses, as well as one hour preview courses to any groups that are interested.

Public Safety sheds light on Rape Aggression Defense program

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

While Sexual Assault Awareness Month will draw to a close at the end of April, Lafayette’s Department of Public Safety is eager to direct students’ attention to a support resource offered all year-round:...

Hillel placed signs on the quad with facts about the Holocaust.

Hillel fosters education and awareness for Holocaust Remembrance Week

Emma Chen, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2022

This past week, Lafayette Hillel Society carried out a series of events to commemorate lives lost during the Holocaust and to educate students on its history. On Monday, Hillel Vice President of Social...

A marijuana dispensary sprouted up on Phillipsburgs Main Street. (Photo courtesy Lehigh Valley Live)

The grass is greener on the other side of the river: Recreational marijuana legalized in New Jersey

Jacob Moldover, Contributing Writer April 29, 2022

On April 21, the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act went into effect in New Jersey, legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana in the state. The law was the...

All three seniors learned of their Fulbright acceptances within the last two weeks.  (Photos courtesy Kevin Manogue 22, Celeste Fieberg 22 and Anna Zittle 22)

Seniors Kevin Manogue, Anna Zittle and Celeste Fieberg win Fulbright Scholarship

Phoebe Goltra, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

Over 2,000 students each year apply to the Fulbright Scholars Program, a renowned scholarship that awards grants for research projects or teaching in countries across the world.  After a six-month-long...

The growth plan for Lafayette was put on hold by the administration due to enrollment challenges caused by the Covid pandemic.

College lowers target enrollment for class of 2026, forcing pause on growth plans

Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

The current first-year class is the largest at Lafayette to date. However, the target goal for the incoming class of 2026 is 725 students—at least 55 students lower than the preceding class year of over...

Cham hopes to pursue a  Master’s Degree in Global Gender Studies. (Photo courtesy of Fatimata Cham 23)

Fatimata Cham ’23 wins coveted Truman Scholarship

Maya Nylund, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

Fatimata Cham '23 has worn many hats over the course of her college career. She has participated in everything from environmental activism to poetry, gained accolades such as the Emerging Leader Award...

The swings recently placed around campus can hold 2,000 pounds. (Photo by Deanna Hanchuk 22)

Spring has swung: Kristen Steudel ’22 and Remy Oktay ’24 bring twelve swings to campus

Jennifer Ortega and Trebor Maitin April 15, 2022

The process of getting swings up all over campus has its highs and lows. Over the past few weeks, Kristen Steudel '22 and Remy Oktay '24 channeled their passions for swinging into a campus-wide initiative...

Gender neutral bathrooms have been placed in Skillman Library and also exist in a number of other buildings on campus. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25)

A look at gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

Onab Falak, Contributing Writer April 15, 2022

One diversity initiative the college has created over the last few years has been to add more gender-neutral bathrooms to the campus. Recently, Skillman Library designated some of the bathrooms as gender-neutral...

The Office of Intercultural Development assists international students with the visa process. (Photo courtesy Lafayette OID Facebook)

Post-graduation hurdles faced by some international students

Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2022

For most of the student body, graduation signals the start of a new adventure, but for international students, the end of the collegiate road is rife with paperwork and bureaucracy. Janine Block, the...

On March 23, students gathered together, learning about the memorial and future action items. (Photo courtesy of Ariel Haber-Fawcett 24)

Sullivan Removal Coalition develops goals beyond plaque removal

Aliana Mediratta, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

A second letter demanding the removal of the controversial Sullivan memorial along with several other objectives relating to Indigenous concerns will be sent to the Lafayette administration in May. The...

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