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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

A poster of Venom: Let There Be Carnage where Venom is reaching through Carnages mouth while being held back by red restraints.

Movie Review: ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ improves on its predecessor with dynamic action and fun humor

By Myles Wolf October 8, 2021

It has been interesting to see DC and Warner Brothers have more critical success with their supervillains than their superheroes. Releases such as "Joker" (2018) and "The Suicide Squad" (2021) effectively...

Dear Evan Hansen movie poster.

Movie Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ film adaptation fails to live up to Broadway original

By Myles Wolf October 1, 2021

While transferring a Broadway play to the big screen may seem like a simple exercise, it can easily be done without care. "Dear Evan Hansen" (2021), adapted from the musical of the same name, is a perfect...

A poster of Candyman. The Candyman stands with his back facing the camera, hooked hand in air. The words say it are written on his back in yellow letters. Beside him in the same yellow color reads, Candyman. Above Candyman reads, A film by Nia DaCosta and producer Jordan Peele.

Movie Review: ‘Candyman’ (2021) goes ‘beyond the conventions’ of horror to tackle America’s history of racial violence

By Myles Wolf September 24, 2021

From its title, its advertising, its familiar premise of a supernatural creature who preys on innocent people, "Candyman" (2021) appears to be just another generic horror film. However, that couldn’t...

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now playing in theaters. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Movie Review: ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is one step forward for Asian representation but not for plot

By Myles Wolf September 17, 2021

Grossing $258 million worldwide since its release, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings" is making strides for the movie theater industry since the pandemic, but does it deserve the appraisal? I came...

In Free Guy, the main character Guy (Ryan Reynolds) discovers that he is a character in a video game and goes on an adventure to save his virtual city. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios)

Movie Review: ‘Free Guy’ and its themes will resonate with viewers during the pandemic

By Myles Wolf September 3, 2021

Over the past year, college students have lived, learned and socialized online. Guy (Ryan Reynolds) has been doing so his entire life. This is the premise of "Free Guy," a comedy with a touch of sci-fi...

Melissa Shusterman smiling in front of a blurred background.

State representative Melissa L. Shusterman ’89 on the importance of women in politics

By Myles Wolf March 19, 2021

For many, Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential loss was discouraging. For Melissa L. Shusterman '89, State Representative of the 157th District of Pennsylvania, it was motivating. "A woman losing the presidency...

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Updated digital repository allows for increased access to scholarly publications

By Myles Wolf March 5, 2021

Under the leadership of digital initiatives developer Adam Malantonio, digital repository librarian Nora Egloff and director of digital scholarship services Charlotte Nunes, the college's Digital Scholarship...

WJRH has utilized social media to get the word out about their radio shows remotely. Photo taken prior to March 2020. (Photo Courtesy of Calvin Sharp 21)

WJRH goes remote, members explain the challenges of streaming radio shows from a distance

By Myles Wolf October 23, 2020

Since 1947, WJRH has provided an outlet for Lafayette students to stream their favorite songs, hold events and run talk shows on a federally licensed FM station. While a virtual semester may not seem compatible...

Why Cant I Play With My Friends? can be purchased on the books website and will soon be available on the Barnes and Noble Online Bookstore. (Photo courtesy of Tori Schoen 20)

Tori Schoen ’20 provides illustrations for new children’s book ‘Why Can’t I Play With My Friends?’

By Myles Wolf September 18, 2020

It is difficult to imagine what is going through the mind of a child living through the pandemic with all of the restrictions and risks it has imposed on everyday life. This past Monday, Tori Schoen '20...

Bynum was named one of the top 20 under 40 fiction writers by The New Yorker magazine in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum)

Award-winning author Sarah Shun-lien Bynum discusses her novella ‘Many a Little Makes’ and her reasons for writing

By Myles Wolf September 4, 2020

For Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, writing is a way to think through relationships and dynamics and to make sense of things she "cannot rationalize consciously." This past Tuesday, Bynum read an excerpt from...

Savanna Toure 21 recently studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa with funding from the Goldwater Scholarship where she volunteered with SHAWCO, helping to combat health inequality. (Photo Courtesy of Savanna Toure 21)

Savanna Toure ’21 becomes first Lafayette student to win Truman Scholarship

By Myles Wolf April 28, 2020

Savanna Toure's goals of studying medicine and doing biomedical research after Lafayette are now even more attainable after receiving both the Goldwater Scholarship and Truman Scholarship, two notable...

Onward includes many touching and hilarious scenes that examine the power of relationships. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Despite incomplete utilization of fantastical world, ‘Onward’ captivates with heartfelt characterization and ‘brilliant ending’

By Myles Wolf March 13, 2020

Much like its title, "Onward" is a film that gets better as its story progresses forward. The movie's first 15 minutes set up its world, and the characters are rather dull and uninspired. However, once...

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