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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Editorials

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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...

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...

Op-ed: It’s time for a change

By William Gutiérrez March 1, 2024

Student Government is broken. We’ve seen it all over the course of this year. Resignations have been occurring at an unforeseen rate as people grow frustrated. Student Government can't even seem to...

Op-ed: A reflection of public art on campus

By Emily Mackin February 23, 2024

In April 2023, the art department submitted a statement to The Lafayette regarding the reception of public artwork on campus. Part reads, “[public art] represents in a very real sense the intellectual...

Op-ed: A new vision for Lafayette Communications

By Joshua Miller February 9, 2024

I should stay off of Lafayette’s social media, because it’s too aggravating. Too many of the posts have the theme: “Why I love Lafayette.” Interviews with students on Instagram show them giddy...

Editorial: Reflecting on 2023

Editorial: Reflecting on 2023

By The Lafayette Editorial Board January 1, 2024

2023, for Lafayette College, was a year of overhauls … and a year of controversies. Several sports teams overcame yearslong dry spells to become some of the most dominant in the Patriot League –...

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...

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