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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Olivia Rodrigo demonstrates her lyrical and vocal strengths on her new album “Guts.” (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Album Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Guts’ will make you want to scream

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor September 15, 2023

On “the grudge” off her new album “Guts,” Olivia Rodrigo solemnly sings, “I try to be tough/but I want to scream,” and on this album, she does scream. A lot. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter...

Xolo Maridueña stars as the titular character in DCs Blue Beetle (2023). (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Blue Beetle’ hits all the right beats

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist September 8, 2023

After the box office failure of “The Flash” (2023) this summer, DC Studios needed a critical and financial success if it wanted to catch up with the likes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thankfully,...

Stephen Rowleys The Celebrants is funny and genuine, and is one of Maddies most highly recommended reads of summer break. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Maddie’s Library: Summer reading highlights

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2023

Summer has always been reading season for me, and this one was no different. Here are a few of the greatest hits from my break. Best laugh-out-loud read: "The Celebrants" by Stephen Rowley It is...

Next year, Taylor Swift will be taking the Eras Tour global. (Photo courtesy of Teen Vogue)

Concert Review: Taylor Swift enchants audiences with ‘Eras Tour’

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor September 1, 2023

For many, seeing Taylor Swift perform live has been a long time coming. Since the singer-songwriter’s last tour in 2018, Swift has released four original albums and three re-recordings. Along the...

A projected background was utilized to immerse the audience deeper in the play. (Photo courtesy of Timmy Mayrose 23)

Performance Review: Tear-jerking portrayal of PTSD in ‘Ugly Lies the Bone’

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor May 5, 2023

When I walked out of Weiss Theater at Buck Hall after seeing this play last Thursday, my mind was bursting at the seams with emotions. People standing next to me had the remains of tears smeared down their...

Christopher Nolans Oppenheimer will add to his impressive filmography this summer. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Five new movies to look forward to this summer

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist May 5, 2023

It's that time of the year again: the end of the semester. However, just because the semester is ending does not mean movies stop getting released. This summer is jam-packed with potential hits, and these...

Kendal Davis 26 tried vegan sandwiches and desserts from Easton Public Market. (Photo courtesy of Kendal Davis 26)

The best vegan options in Easton Public Market

By Kendal Davis, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

It feels like I started my first semester at Lafayette College only a few months ago, and while some of my biggest fears at the time were how hard my classes would be and whether or not I would adjust...

Amadeus features critically acclaimed direction and performances. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Movie Review: Sam’s top 5 of all time: #4 ‘Amadeus’

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist April 28, 2023

Another week has passed where I could not go to theaters thanks to end-of-semester work. But it's okay because I totally love rewatching and reviewing my favorite movies. Here we have number four in the...

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling give standout performances in La La Land. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Movie Review: Sam’s top 5 of all time: #5 ‘La La Land’

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist April 21, 2023

What do you do when you don't have time to see a new movie in theaters? You count down your favorites of all time, of course. This will be a series that occurs on the weeks when I can not see a movie,...

The show will run until tomorrow.

Performance Review: ‘Footloose: The Musical’ is delightful, dance-filled adventure

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor April 14, 2023

If you need a hero, the Marquis Players' production of "Footloose: The Musical" is here to save the day. Full of blissful songs and energetic choreography, "Footloose: The Musical" intends to delight audiences...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie first hit theaters on April 5. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Movie Review: ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ brings magic of game to screen

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist April 14, 2023

Back in 1993, “Super Mario Bros.” starring John Leguizamo and the late, great Bob Hoskins was not only quickly coined the worst video game adaptation ever but also one of the worst movies ever, sitting...

Rods Dogs offers the cheapest option in Easton Public Market. (Photo by Lily Dineen 24 for The Lafayette)

Hot dog tour of Easton, home of the ‘everything’ hot dog

By Ben Dupont, Business Manager April 7, 2023

In Easton’s hot dog scene, “everything” means mustard, onion and a pickle spear. The inventor of the “everything” hot dog – and father of the Easton dog scene – was James “Jimmy” Makris,...

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