The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Return to the Great Gatsby for Fitzgeralds dreamy prose. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Maddie’s Library: Books you should read in college

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2024

I know you're busy and I know that using your limited free time to turn off your brain and doom-scroll TikTok is enticing. I also know that there are things about my life that I didn't understand until...

Rian Johnsons The Last Jedi challenged viewers perceptions of beloved hero Luke Skywalker. (Photo Courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘The Last Jedi’ remains masterpiece years after release

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist May 3, 2024

I recall walking out of the movie theater with my dad after seeing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017) on opening night and saying to him, “This is my favorite Star Wars movie besides ‘The Empire...

Taylor Swifts The Tortured Poets Department and its anthology features 31 new songs from the singer-songwriter. (Photo courtesy of The New York Times)

Album Review: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ spins anger into dynamic vulnerability

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor April 26, 2024

On her latest release, “The Tortured Poets Department,” Taylor Swift works to make sense of falling in and out of love all while experiencing the highest — and most public — point in her career....

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire showcases multiple generations of the iconic team. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” more chill than cheese

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist April 26, 2024

In “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” (2024), the fourth and latest installment of the franchise, the members of the Spengler family return to the Ghostbusters’ roots in New York City where they encounter...

These novels are a great way to start your journey into reading the classics. (Photos courtesy of

Book Review: Starting with the classics

By Natalia Ferruggia, Assistant Culture Editor April 19, 2024

Have you ever been recommended a book that sounded perfectly up your alley … until you looked it up and discovered it was an 800-page tome written almost 200 years ago? This might be intimidating...

Civil War follows a team of political and military journalists in dystopian America. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Civil War’ a nail-biting masterpiece

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist April 19, 2024

Last weekend I had the opportunity to experience A24’s latest cinematic experience, “Civil War” (2024), in the immersive IMAX format. This unique film, written and directed by the talented Alex Garland,...

“Cabaret” will run Friday and Saturday in the Williams Center for the Arts.

Performance Review: Marquis Players’ ‘Cabaret’ a show-stopping production

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor April 12, 2024

Prepare to be transported to 1930s Berlin through the Marquis Players’ dazzling performance of “Cabaret.” Set during the dark years leading up to World War II, “Cabaret” introduces audiences...

Masters of the Air is visually excellent but poorly paced. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Masters of the Air’ has compelling action, rough pacing

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist April 12, 2024

Last weekend I had the pleasure of finishing “Masters of the Air” (2024), a production by the renowned duo Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. This series, adapted from a book by Donald L. Miller, a former...

Gyro Concept offers a plethora of classic Greek dishes on its menu.

Restaurant Review: Gyro Concept brings authentic Greek fare to College Hill

By Natalia Ferruggia and Andreas Pelekis April 5, 2024

Opa! A new Greek restaurant, Gyro Concept, has hit College Hill. As the byline features both a stereotypical Greek last name and someone who loves to try out new restaurants, it was an absolute must for...

After years of sitting vacant, Takkii Ramen opened for business a few weeks ago.

Restaurant Review: Takkii Ramen, homely despite robots

By Trebor Maitin and Elisabeth Seidel March 22, 2024

For as long as we can remember, the building at 36 N. Third St. was shrouded in black with a splashy graphic pasted on the opaque windows proclaiming “Takkii Ramen, coming soon.” Then, seemingly...

Ariana Grande responds to public opinion on her love life in her new album. (Photo courtesy of Spotify)

Album Review: Ariana Grande’s ‘eternal sunshine’ is ‘imperfect for you’

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor March 22, 2024

Ariana Grande broke back into the music scene this month with her newest album, “eternal sunshine,” gaining her sixth No. 1 album and taking up 12 slots on the Billboard Hot 100 list.   Truthfully,...

Robert Downey Jr. won Best Supporting Actor, Da’Vine Joy Randolph won Best Supporting Actress, Emma Stone won Best Actress and Cillian Murphy won Best Actor.

Cinema with Sam: Reactions to the 96th Academy Awards

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist March 22, 2024

The 96th Academy Awards took place during spring break, and there were many surprising winners and losers. Here are some quick reactions to a few of the Academy’s decisions. The Boy and the Heron...

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