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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Op-Ed: How do we fill the stands?

By Andreas Pelekis November 17, 2023

An op-ed was written last year questioning the hypocrisy of having to pay for Lafayette/Lehigh, and the lack of sports camaraderie compared to a decades ago. With another Rivalry game coming up on Saturday...

Op-Ed: Pards for Palestine statement

By Pards for Palestine October 27, 2023

During our peaceful walkout in solidarity with Palestinians, a student displayed a poster that read “From the river to the sea.” This student was issued a One Pard report on the grounds of hate speech,...

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...

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...

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...

Op-Ed: Debunking Posse myths

By Shirley Liu March 10, 2023

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending my fourth — and last — PossePlus Retreat (PPR). If you aren’t familiar, PPR is an annual, weekend-long retreat where Posse scholars, mentors and administrators,...

Op-Ed: In Defense of ChatGPT

By Michael Antonacci March 10, 2023

By now you have most likely heard of ChatGPT, the innovative artificial intelligence (AI) application. ChatGPT was released in Nov. 2022 by the company OpenAI and has since captivated users with its impressive...

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