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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


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...

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...

Photo courtesy of Jess Langlois 24

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...

Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr; logo courtesy of Student Government

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,...

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