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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Opinion

Op-Ed: Lafayette’s ableism runs deeper than ramps

By Jefrey Alexander December 2, 2022

Lafayette College has egregiously failed its student body. According to a campus accessibility review done in 2014, while most buildings abide by the criteria set forth by the 1991 Americans with Disabilities...

Op-Ed: Why are we paying for Lafayette-Lehigh?

By Charlie Berman November 18, 2022

I want to preface this by saying that I work in a limited capacity with the football team, give tours during official visits and, up until recently, worked with them for about 15 hours every week helping...

Letter to the Editor: Surprise gift

By Nancy Waters November 4, 2022

To the Editor of the Lafayette, I received a Halloween goody bag outside my office door on Monday.  It was a thoughtful surprise and I'd love to thank the students or group that sought to spread some...

Letter to the Editor: Look at the sky

Letter to the Editor: Look at the sky

By Ethan Riddle November 4, 2022

Could this be a sign of the end times? A vague precursor to human extinction in the approaching year of 2023? Obviously, it is neither of those dreadful options, for you would have to be silly to believe...

Professor Miller gave a presentation last week on his experiences during 9/11.

Letter to the Editor

By Joshua Miller September 23, 2022

I was honored to be invited by Kait Ahern and Dimitri Chernozhukov, presidents of the College Democrats and Republicans, respectively, to speak at the 9/11 memorial event (described in the Sept. 16 issue...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By The Lafayette Editorial Board September 23, 2022

The Lafayette is pleased to announce that, after last week’s budget cut, Student Government decided to restore our budget in full. We thank the involved parties for hearing our concerns at last week’s...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief September 2, 2022

To the Lafayette community,  What makes a good college newspaper? In my time reading, writing and editing the news during my past three years with The Lafayette, I have considered this question an...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

By Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2022

To the Lafayette community, This was a year of transition. A year spent trying to remember life before a lockdown. This past fall I began my tenure as editor-in-chief writing that this year would mark...

Op-Ed: Listen to the Cassandras: Prepare for the post-Roe world

In Greek tragedy, Cassandra is a Trojan princess cursed with the gift of prophecy. Before the Trojan War began, she presciently foretold the Fall of Troy yet no one believed her. Just as Cassandra predicted...

Op-Ed: Looking to the past, speaking on Lviv

Op-Ed: Looking to the past, speaking on Lviv

By Milena Berestko March 25, 2022

On March 18, 2022, Russia dropped missiles on Lviv, Ukraine. Lviv is 70 km (43 miles) from the Polish border, 100 km from Rzeszów, my hometown. In 2013, I remember performing in a beautiful basilica with...

Op-Ed: Teaching Black literature at Lafayette: A reconsideration

By Patricia Donahue and Debbie Byrd March 25, 2022

As two faculty members of long-standing association with the Lafayette College English Department (we were both hired in the 1980s), we read with interest Shirley Liu’s article on “The Past, Present,...

Generations of Ukrainian-American women protesting for Ukraine. Adriana Tymchenko (top left) and Renata Hanchuk (top right) above their respective daughters forty years later, Ksenia Tymchenko 25 (bottom left) and Deanna Hanchuk 22 (bottom right).

Op-Ed: Ukrainians are fluent in the language of protest, but the fight belongs to all of us

By Deanna Hanchuk March 4, 2022

"American with borscht in my veins."  My six-word memoir, written in 10th grade, hangs on an embroidered hoop in my dorm room here on campus. My Busia taught me to sew in this traditionally Ukrainian...

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