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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The Leopards will face Colgate for senior day this Saturday. 
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Women’s lacrosse loses to Holy Cross in final minutes

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor April 14, 2023

The women's lacrosse team (2-12 overall, 1-5 Patriot League) fell in heartbreaking fashion to Holy Cross this Saturday when the Crusaders broke a tie in the waning minutes of the game. After the Leopards...

Arman Ganchi 25 mid-serve during his court one victory over Loyola. This domination led to his receiving the Patriot League Player of the Week. (Photo Courtesy of

Freshman Arman Ganchi named Patriot League Player of the Week

By Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor April 8, 2022

Freshman tennis star Arman Ganchi was named Patriot League Player of the Week thanks to his two court one wins last week, one against Loyola's senior Skyler Gates (6-2, 6-3) and Holy Cross' sophomore William...

Student Government doesnt anticipate to reach any conclusions by the end of the semester. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25 for The Lafayette)

Student Government overhaul in the works

By Tyler Makover, Contributing Writer March 4, 2022

The process of revising the Student Government constitution is underway this spring, but members do not expect any formal changes to be completed by the end of this semester.  The idea to reform the...

The temporary lot will be constructed at the future site of the McCartney Street student housing development, originally scheduled to break ground in 2024 as a part of the Phase 2 expansion plan. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

Renovated Markle Parking Deck underway, slated to open in August

By Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor January 28, 2022

The estimated 10 million dollar project to replace the Markle Parking Deck is officially underway. Demolition of the original deck began over winter break, and the excavation for the foundation of the...

Waste bins such as these can be found around campus, where students can separate their trash between municipal waste and single-stream recycling. (Photo by Emma Sylvester 25)

A look into Lafayette’s recycling process

By Lucie Lagodich, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

Lafayette students are subjected to many rumors in four years at the college: there are ghosts in Pardee attic, secret tunnels stretch the length of the quad and the college does not recycle. Delicia...

Freshman Beninto Hergert (pictured) competing in foil, finishing in 28th place at the Penn State Open this past weekend. (Photo courtesy of Amir Whitehead 24)

Fencing makes an appearance at Penn State Opener

By Luke Ritchie, Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

The Lafayette fencing team participated in the Penn State Open over the weekend at the Multi-Sport Indoor Facility. The meet was highlighted by freshman Zoe O'Connor, who finished in 27th place in the...

Kyle Jenkins (pictured) scored 14 points on Saturday against Syracuse, in which Lafayette fell 97-63.
(Photo courtesy of

Men’s basketball falls to Syracuse in season opener

By Issy Bongiovanni, Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

The Lafayette men's basketball team played their first non-league game of the season this past Tuesday in Syracuse, N.Y. The Leopards fell to Syracuse 97-63. "Not only were they in a different league,...

The documentary film marks Drew Swedbergs feature directional debate. (Photo courtesy of Maya Nylund 23)

Professor-led project invites audience to linger in spaces lost to gentrification

By Maya Nylund, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Three years in the works and now deep into post-production, visiting professor of Film and Media Studies Drew Swedberg’s documentary project, "in love, in memory," is moving towards completion. The...

The Lafayette crew team at the 2021 Dad Vail Regatta. (Photo courtesy of Sherry Deng 22)

Lafayette crew team makes waves at Dad Vail Regatta

By Caroline McParland May 14, 2021

The Lafayette club crew team returned to the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia on Saturday for an event they have been anticipating all semester. Fewer schools were in attendance this year due to the...

Once competitions begin, student-athletes will be tested up to three times a week. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Zovko)

All Patriot League sports will resume this spring, as conference announces ambitious schedule for competition

By Craig Barbaro January 14, 2021

As Covid-19 cases and deaths hit record highs nationally, the Patriot League has announced an ambitious plan and schedule for resuming all athletic competition this spring.  All fall and spring team...

Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman is working on racial justice initiatives both within the department and the Patriot League. (Photo courtesy of athletic communications)

Athletic department continues work on racial justice initiatives with detailed plan, participation in league-wide commission

By Craig Barbaro November 20, 2020

The Lafayette athletic department has taken two crucial steps toward fostering a more inclusive and diverse environment for its student-athletes, after calls for racial justice amplified over the late...

Equestrians home show was dedicated to six-year old Colton McGregor, grandson of the teams coach Kelly Poff. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Poff)

Orange ribbons mean #ColtonStrong: Equestrian dedicates home show to coach’s grandson battling leukemia

By AJ Traub March 13, 2020

The Lafayette equestrian team hosted a show last Saturday, complete with raffles, ribbons, and many tears shed. After hearing their coach Kelly Poff’s grandson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic...

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