Rush is over and it’s time to pay dues: The economic burden of joining Greek life

Rush week at Lafayette wraps up today after a two-week process. Sororities finished a week ago, and the newest fraternity brothers receive their bids today. Many sophomores dove into this process after an unconventional first year excited at the prospect of expanding their social circles after a year stuck in dorms or at home. “Last […]

New security features in off-campus housing after armed robberies last spring

The actions of knife-wielding McCartney Street robber led students living off-campus to return to new security features in their home. Lafayette decided to add panic buttons and auto-lock doors to college owned off-campus housing this semester. According to Director of Public Safety Jeff Troxell, the College installed these devices in direct response to the two […]

No decision on future of former Tri Delta house after sorority’s disbanding last spring

While currently being used to house upper-level students, no permanent plans exist for the former Tri Delta Sorority House. This leaves open the question of what organization or student group will end up occupying the space. “No organization has been promised use of the facility. What we agreed to do is to hold an open […]

Lafayette sees increase in vaccine exemption requests in response to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

In the wake of the Delta variant surge and the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, students on college campuses around the country have been required to get their shot. Over 800 colleges or universities around the country have put a vaccine mandate in place for their students returning to […]

A group of 8 Lafayette students hold up squash at LaFarm.

College’s first LaFarmapalooza to be held on Sunday

Students looking to get more deeply involved in the Easton community don’t need to venture too far off campus this weekend. On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Landis Center, LaFarm and the Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (SEES) are hosting the college’s first-ever LaFarmapalooza, a culmination of several volunteering initiatives. The […]

Theater department launches production of in-person “Shakespeare’s R&J”

One feature of normal campus life will soon be returning to College Hill. For the first time in nearly two years, the theater program is presenting an entirely in-person season. Theater professor Michael O’Neill emphasized the optimism involved in returning to live and in-person theater. “If a play really works, there are moments where everybody […]

Meet the Editors

What did you miss the most while being away from Lafayette this summer? Editor-in-Chief: Lucie Lagodich Living on Monroe Street, I missed that sense of community that I didn’t have this past summer or during the pandemic. The ability to ask your neighbors if they have powdered sugar and watch them grab a megaphone and blast it […]

The crowded streets of Easton on a sunny day.

Discover downtown Easton’s lesser known attractions this weekend with the Shop Small Hidden Gems Tour

Whether you are an underclassman living in the Lehigh Valley for the first time or an upperclassman returning to campus after a year at home, there are plenty of new opportunities to explore downtown Easton like never before. According to Kelly Huth, Communications Coordinator of the Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP), the Easton Main Street […]

NCAA to allow student-athletes to make money off of their hard work after historic Supreme Court case

The landscape of college athletics was changed forever when Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts declared the unanimous decision to NCAA v. Alston on June 30, 2021. The Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for the NCAA to prevent college athletes to make money off of their “name, image and likeness (NIL).”  This result […]