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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Editorial: A call for transparency

By The Lafayette Editorial Board September 15, 2023

In March, the creation of four new academic dean positions was announced to the faculty. Also in March, The Lafayette attempted to cover this significant administrative change, especially given its controversy...

Op-Ed: A Menstrual Equity Open Letter to the administration and student body: Phase Two

Eighteen months ago, Lafayette for Reproductive Autonomy, Justice and Empowerment (L-RAJE) founder and former vice president of Student Government Thalia Charles ‘22 introduced the Menstrual Equity Project...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2023

To our readers, This is the 150th volume of The Lafayette, and you know what they say – the 150th time's the charm. It brings me great joy when I see community members flipping through papers around...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2023

To the Lafayette community,  As I reflect on this past year and write what likely will be my last words ever for The Lafayette, I feel some sadness but also much fulfillment. It has been an honor to...

Op-Ed: Asian invisibility

Lafayette College facilitates the tokenization of Asians and the oversimplification of the Asian identity while also failing to institutionally support Asians. As a predominantly white institution, there...

Op-Ed: What to do about the fashion in the room?

By Teniola Bakare April 28, 2023

Even if you don’t think so, fashion is something that everyone partakes in. Every morning, or afternoon at this point in the year, you wake up and have to decide how to present yourself. Maybe you’re...

Op-Ed: Public art at Lafayette College

By The Art Department April 28, 2023

Public art is art installed/placed in public or shared spaces. Public art might evoke the image of a historic statue of a general or a voluminous abstract form. Contemporary public art can appear in any...

Op-Ed: Where is tuition going?: Not visiting or adjunct faculty

By Nate Crossette April 21, 2023

It came as a mild surprise to me hearing that students registering to take PHYS 111 next fall were looking forward to taking the class with me. Partially because PHYS 111 is traditionally a challenging...

Op-Ed: Thank you for your support

By Susan Averett and Kathleen Parrish April 21, 2023

As members of the Lafayette community touched by cancer, we wanted to express our deepest gratitude to the Student Movement Against Cancer for organizing this year’s Relay for Life and to all those who...

Letter to the Editor

By Alexandra Hendrickson April 21, 2023

Thank you for the article about Ramadan dining in your April 14 edition. I appreciate you offering the Lafayette community a window to learn about the varied religions and cultures practiced by our student...

Op-Ed: An Open Invitation to Agitate, Name, and Dismantle

We are writing as a group of exasperated students who want to invite our peers to meet next weekend and discuss our shared grievances with regard to recent administrative decisions. The 5.5 percent increase...

Letter to the Editor

By Cate Cheng April 7, 2023

I am writing to address my dissatisfaction with how my words were used in an article featured in the March 10 edition of The Lafayette. Upon speaking to my peers and housemates that were also featured...

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