The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Princeton has shocked the nation by heading to the sweet 16. (Photo by José Luis Villegas for AP Photo)

Sidelines: March Madness

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor March 24, 2023

As one of the sports editors at a school that was just 40 minutes away from setting an NCAA record by sending a team with the most losses to the March Madness tournament, who better to give their takes...

A pitch clock will be introduced to speed up the games pace. (Photo by Daniel Shirey for MLB Photos)

Sidelines: New MLB rules a ‘mixed bag’

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor February 25, 2023

As players begin to report for spring training, the MLB has implemented several new rules for the 2023 season after testing them in the minor leagues. For me, this set of rules is a mixed bag. The most...

Patrick Mahomes powered through an ankle injury to lead the Chiefs to victory. (Photo by Brynn Anderson for CNN)

Sidelines: Here’s what you missed at the Super Bowl

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor February 17, 2023

There is a possibility that the city of Philadelphia sold its soul to the devil for the Phillies to finally make the playoffs. Three Philadelphia major league teams have appeared in the finals and all...

Super Bowl LVII will be held in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Sidelines: Who will win Super Bowl LVII?

By Madeline Marriott and Charlie Berman February 10, 2023

Philadelphia Eagles (Maddie) I’m confident the Eagles will emerge victorious over the Chiefs in Sunday’s game. You might think that’s my brazen Philly-bred confidence talking, but the numbers...

Ivan Provorov of the Philadelphia Flyers sparked controversy when he did not participate in the teams Pride Night. (Photo courtesy of NBC News)

Sidelines: Ivan Provorov and inclusivity in sports

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor February 3, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Philadelphia Flyers celebrated Pride Night. Well, all except one of them did.  Ivan Provorov, a defenseman for the Flyers since 2016, declined to participate in the team’s...

Sidelines: Guide to college football bowl games

Sidelines: Guide to college football bowl games

By Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor December 9, 2022

As a school that just barely missed out on the college football playoffs after our team went 4-7 in the Patriot League, it is only right for us at The Lafayette to give our input on the set of bowl games...

Sidelines: World Cup 2022

Sidelines: World Cup 2022

By Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor December 2, 2022

It is once again that time in the United States when everyone, for three weeks, pays attention religiously to a sport they could not be paid to watch 99 percent of the time, until the point when America...

The Lafayette dance team performed at the home football game last Saturday in front of a few hundred fans. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Keeping spirits high: How Lafayette’s spirit teams have weathered the pandemic

By Caroline McParland March 19, 2021

College spirit teams have suffered from the lack of the crowds on game day just like the other athletes. But with fans now being allowed into sports games in limited numbers, the role of spirit teams in...

Quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick won their sixth championship in Super Bowl LIII. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Sidelines: Super Bowl LIII is an acquired taste

By AJ Traub February 8, 2019

No, you won’t be able to watch the halftime show a few more times and suddenly enjoy it. The actual football, though, may get better with time.  People are quick to dismiss the game as boring, and...

The NCAA rule changes: What is really going on?

By Henry Schweber August 31, 2018

The term “student-athlete” exists for a reason. The NCAA would like you to believe that academics and being a student comes first over secondary activities like athletics. However, the organization's...

Lebron James has been the face of Cleveland athletics since he returned to the Cavaliers in 2014. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The problem with the Cavs: how to keep LeBron in Cleveland

By Henry Schweber January 26, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers are at a crossroads. After being thrust back into relevance with the return of hometown hero LeBron James, they have made the NBA Finals for the last 3 seasons in a row. With a...

The New York Giants are ranked fourth in the NFC East conference. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Bold predictions: unexpected outcomes for the NFL season

By Henry Schweber December 8, 2017

With the NFL season in its final stretch, sports writers AJ Traub, Hannah Greaves, and Henry Schweber make their fearless forecasts. AJ Traub: Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4) and Los Angeles Chargers (6-6)...

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