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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Letter to the editor: Response to faculty open letter

Letter to the editor: Response to faculty open letter

By David Roth May 13, 2024

To the editor, I am writing to express my dismay at the open letter written by several Lafayette College professors and staff calling on the college to apologize for issuing a warning letter to student...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2024

To the Lafayette community, I write this to you full of gratitude for the outstanding year we have had at The Lafayette. It’s been a busy one, to put it lightly. From dining drama to student protests,...

Op-ed: An open letter to President Nicole Hurd from concerned faculty and staff

Abridged version of an April 30 open letter signed by 52 faculty and staff: Dear President Hurd, On Thursday, April 25, 2024, several students received an email from Jennifer Dize (Interim Dean of...

Op-ed: The case for disclosure

By Travis King May 3, 2024

Lafayette College’s endowment is over $1 billion in size, and its students have no idea where that money is going. The college is deliberately opaque regarding its investments, but information from public...

Clarification on pro-Palestine protest article

May 3, 2024

The Lafayette has received complaints regarding its reporting last week on a pro-Palestine protest on campus. After an internal review, The Lafayette acknowledges that the article over-emphasized the perspective...

Students sat for the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality.

Op-ed: Student activism in uncertain times

By Azalea Danes April 26, 2024

Lafayette has a history of student activism. In the 1970s, students protested the Vietnam War. In 2016, students sat-in at Fisher field during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. In the...

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Op-ed: Speak Now (Mental Health Version)

By Jess Langlois April 26, 2024

I had the opportunity to interview 42 Lafayette students about their opinions of exercise as an alternative mental health treatment on college campuses for my honors psychology thesis.  I went into this...

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Op-ed: The problem with the Pepper Prize

By Trebor Maitin April 19, 2024

How are the Pepper Prize finalists chosen? From firsthand experience, I can tell you that the process is thorough, but it is also thoroughly flawed. That is because Student Government is the only student...

Letter to the editor: Hoff Awards changes

April 19, 2024

Editor of The Lafayette, There's a rather enlightening Chinese parable that spins the tale of an ambitious thief. Once, he stumbled upon a gargantuan bell, too grand and heavy to spirit away as is....

Letter to the editor: Eclipse article mistake

April 19, 2024

To the editorial team of The Lafayette, This is Daniel Hoover, president of the Astronomy Club. I gave an interview last Monday with William Gutiérrez. When I gave an estimate of an interval of 50-60...

Op-ed: Do better, Lafayette

By Harper Will April 5, 2024

The Office of the Vice President for Student Life recently reaffirmed via email that the college should not be considered responsible for providing “non-emergency” menstrual products, but neglected...

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