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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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The Guncle by Stephen Rowley was my top read of the break. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Maddie’s Library: Winter break reading review

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor January 27, 2023

Ah, winter break — the season of giving, resting and getting ahead on my Goodreads challenge before classes and jobs start again.  My winter break reading list ran the gamut from books that exceeded...

Missing follows the story of a teen girl trying to track down her mother through the computer screen. (Photo courtesy of The Movie Spoiler)

Movie Review: ‘Missing’: An electrifying mystery told through iconic screenlife aesthetics

By Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist January 27, 2023

In recent years, small-budget thriller and horror films have brought considerable income for cinemas. Much like blockbuster action pictures, these movies incentivize audiences to come to the theaters for...

Two of Frederik Backmans books made the list for best of the year. (Photo courtesy of AliExpress)

Maddie’s Library: 2022 in Review

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor December 9, 2022

2022 was a great year for books — and for Maddie’s Library. I’ve read 30 books (so far) this year. Here are my favorites, in no particular order: “True Biz” by Sara Nović The story of...

Jenna Ortega leads the new Wednesday Addams teen mystery, now streaming on Netflix. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ reimagines Addams family for modern age

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor December 9, 2022

Full disclosure: I am 100 percent the target audience for Netflix’s newest teen mystery “Wednesday.” As someone who grew up with the CW and “Harry Potter,” I was destined to fall in love with...

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the first open-world RPGs in the Pokémon series. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo)

Video Game Review: Two long-time Pokémon fans talk highs, lows of ‘Pokémon Scarlet,’ ‘Pokémon Violet’

By Jefrey Alexander and Shirley Liu December 2, 2022

Shirley Liu '23: What were your expectations going into "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?" Jefrey Alexander '23: See, it's always on the floor. I've been very disappointed with the past couple of games. SL:...

Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan play two New York Times journalists who expose Harvey Weinsteins abuse in Hollywood. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Movie Review: ‘She Said’: Empowering biographical #MeToo drama

By Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist December 2, 2022

Power lies in two places: with those at the top and in the collective strength of those willing to stand against them. In the wake of continued abuses of power in politics and entertainment, “She Said”...

True Biz follows the headmistress and students of River Valley, a school for deaf students. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Book Review: ‘True Biz’: Stunning portrait of Deaf culture

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor December 2, 2022

Did you know that there’s a dialect of Black American Sign Language (BASL) that has a distinct history and set of signs? Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell was a eugenicist? I didn’t until I read...

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever features Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ honors Chadwick Boseman’s legacy

By Myles Wolf , Movie Columnist November 18, 2022

After four long years, the "Black Panther" franchise makes a dramatic return to the screen. This time, director Ryan Coogler attempts to pull off a bold sequel without the Black Panther himself after the...

The plot of Head Over Heels is set in motion when the oracle Pythio (pictured) gives the royal family of Arcadia a prophecy that will determine the fate of their Beat.

Performance Review: ‘Head Over Heels’: A warm, welcome flame of queer joy in this miserable world

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor November 11, 2022

Fans of '80s pop-rock, rejoice! As a part of their 2022-23 production season “Walking in Time,” the Lafayette theater department is showing its rendition of “Head Over Heels,” a jukebox musical...

The precise attention to detail in Till strengthens the films commentary on racism and injustice. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Movie Review: ‘Till’ calls out historical injustice amid contemporary political division

By Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist November 11, 2022

During our current, pivotal American moment, “Till” reminds audiences to draw attention to unjust actions even when political systems attempt to silence innocent people. “Till” chronicles the...

Cleo and Macs story spans two continents in One Night on the Island. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Book Review: Josie Silver’s ‘One Night on the Island’ perfects small-town story

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor November 11, 2022

Dating columnist Cleo needs a break from London. A stay on a remote Irish island in an even remoter cabin will be just the right remedy for her burnout and will let her take on her most ambitious column...

Anne Supsics The Bookmark is a historical romance that bridges Bethlehems past and present. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Book Review: Anne Supsic’s ‘The Bookmark’: Lafayette like you’ve never seen him

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor November 4, 2022

A historical romance novel featuring Marquis de Lafayette set in 18th-century Bethlehem? Say no more. Take my money. Beloved readers, I’m being completely honest with you when I say that I have never...

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