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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Tyler and Coogan are the Dog Houses newest service dogs in training. (Photo courtesy of @lafdoghouse on Instagram)

New Dog House pups are su-paw-stars

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor December 8, 2023

The dog days are over – or maybe just beginning – for residents of the Dog House, who welcomed two new service dogs-in-training to campus last month. The newest additions to the Monroe Street residence...

The ballet club is composed of dancers with varying levels of experience.

Leaping to new opportunities

By McKenna Graf and Natalia Ferruggia December 1, 2023

The ballet club turned the Williams Center for the Arts into a small town in Germany with dancing mice and toy soldiers in its first-ever showcase on Nov. 20. The club was officially recognized as a student...

Miracle on 34th Street has a cast of over 20 people made up of students, staff and alumni.

Performance Review: Holiday cheer flurries in ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor December 1, 2023

It is the 1940s in Easton on Christmas Eve. Holiday songs fill the room and cast members gradually file into a recording studio, greeting each other as they gear up to perform a beloved Christmas tale...

Professor Jenn Stroud Rossmanns debut novel came out in 2018.

Engineering professor Jenn Stroud Rossmann gets gears turning with creative writing

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor November 17, 2023

Professor Jenn Stroud Rossmann leads a double life. She is a distinguished professor of mechanical engineering, the recent recipient of a prestigious American Society for Engineering Education award...

The Prestigious Pardettes will be performing at basketball games this winter. (Photo courtesy of Janiya Hood 25)

Prestigious Pardettes perform at first ever fall showcase

By Grace Hubler and Selina Zhu November 17, 2023

The Prestigious Pardettes displayed their hip-hop and majorette talents on their largest stage yet at the Williams Center for the Arts last Friday. “This was our first show at Williams,” Janiya...

The SAG-AFTRA strike lasted 118 days and the WGA strike lasted 148 days. (Photo courtesy of NPR)

Arts community comments on end of actor’s strike

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

The historic SAG-AFTRA strike has reached a resolution as of Nov. 9 that, among other things, agreed upon increased wages, regulations around AI use and conditions for showing work on streaming platforms. “First...

Caras Comics: Happy Rivalry

Cara’s Comics: Happy Rivalry

By Cara Logue, Staff Cartoonist November 17, 2023

The greenhouse has a wide variety of plant species.

RISC greenhouse lets plant personalities grow

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

The greenhouse on the fifth floor of Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center proves that plants are more human than one might consider. The space is home to a variety of plants that may all look like the same...

Merrily We Roll Along takes audiences on an emotional journey spanning 20 years. (Photo courtesy of Playbill)

Performance Review: Broadway’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ stuns with star cast, gorgeous score

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor November 10, 2023

Harry Potter, King George III and the Wicked Witch of the West walk onto a Broadway stage — a set up to a bad joke or an incredible musical? “Merrily We Roll Along,” the latest Stephen Sondheim...

The Red Sand Project is a participatory art installation that raises awareness of human trafficking and exploitation. (Photo courtesy of Maria Ragonese)

Red Sand Project highlights history of human trafficking

By Paige Mathieu, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

The Karl Stirner Arts Trail and the PAZA, Tree of Life non-profit organization partnered to host the second annual Red Sand Project event last Saturday to raise awareness of the human trafficking of Native...

1989 (Taylors Version) is titled after the singer-songwriters birth year. (Photo courtesy of Pitchfork)

Album Review: ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’: It’s been waiting for you

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor November 3, 2023

When Taylor Swift released “1989” in 2014, she took her first official step into the pop music scene, a genre-switch that would change the trajectory of her career. She became pop royalty, cemented...

Fred the Ghost is the namesake for the local FREDDY awards.

Meet Fred the Ghost, State Theatre’s permanent performer

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor October 27, 2023

Fred, the manager of Easton’s State Theatre, is a simple man. He loves cigars, a packed theater and women. Also, he’s a ghost. The legend of J. Fred Osterstock has haunted the halls of the State...

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