The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

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Bob Marley: One Love centers around the reggae musicians career. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ just another biopic

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist February 23, 2024

It seems like every year we get a new biopic about a famous musician, and the year 2024 is no different with Reinaldo Marcus Green’s biopic “Bob Marley: One Love” (2024) hitting the silver screen....

Artists Noah Kahan, Maggie Rodgers, Kacey Musgraves and Lizzy McAlpine all released singles last week. (Photos courtesy of Spotify)

Music review: A week of new singles

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2024

Four artists in my regular rotation released singles this week. What a time to be alive! Here’s a rundown of the four songs I’ve added to my playlists.  “Forever” by Noah Kahan Noah Kahan...

Band of Brothers follows the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Band of Brothers’ big budget blast

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist February 16, 2024

What is better than binge-watching one of your favorite shows while sick? Absolutely nothing! That’s precisely what I did last week with HBO’s “Band of Brothers” (2001), produced by Steven Spielberg...

Nora Goes Off Script is a cozy read with a romance to root for. (Photo courtesy of Amazon)

Maddie’s Library: Rom-coms for Valentine’s Day enthusiasts

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2024

With rumors of a co-star romance swirling around the set of Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell’s “Anyone But You,” I’m starting to hope we might be entering a golden era of rom-coms. The drama, the...

Before Turn the Lights Back On, Billy Joel had not released original music since 2007. (Photo courtesy of Stereogum)

Music review: Return of the Piano Man

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor February 9, 2024

In 1993, Billy Joel released his last original pop album “River of Dreams” and gave us his “Famous Last Words,” singing “These are the last words I have to say/That’s why it took so long to...

When Harry Met Sally... is a rom-com for the books. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘When Harry Met Sally…’ is rom-com gold

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist February 9, 2024

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so I can think of no better time to rewatch and review my favorite rom-com of all time: Rob Reiner’s hilarious and heart-warming 1989 film “When Harry Met...

In the Time of the Butterflies takes place in 20th century Dominican Republic. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Maddie’s Library: Winter break reading review

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2024

My bookworm friends and I spent this winter break on a tour of our hometown’s coffee shops conducting an extremely scientific experiment to figure out which has the best reading ambiance. The test results?...

Maestro follows the life and career of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: Sam’s winter break favorites

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist January 26, 2024

I hope everyone had a relaxing break, an enjoyable holiday and got to watch some amazing movies. I surely did and I will share the best movies (and one television show) I saw this break. "Maestro" Directed,...

These four holiday albums will warm your soul this season. (Photos courtesy of Spotify)

Soulful holiday albums to soothe your spirit

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor December 8, 2023

Do you have the same holiday songs on repeat and just can’t stand to listen to “Last Christmas” by Wham! another time? I don't understand who would ever get sick of that song, but I digress. If you...

The Holdovers is a movie to rewatch every holiday season. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘The Holdovers’ is a Christmas movie for the books

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist December 8, 2023

This week I saw Alexander Payne’s new drama-comedy “The Holdovers” (2023) written by David Hemingson. Known previously for his films “Sideways” (2004), “Election” (1999) and “The Descendents”...

“Vampires of El Norte” by Isabel Cañas tells the story of childhood friends who have to deal with both war and mythical creatures. (Photo courtesy of Goodreads)

Maddie’s Library: Winter break reading list

By Madeline Marriott, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2023

Confession time: I’m seven books away from completing my 2023 Goodreads challenge of 40 books. If you’re doing the math, that will be about one book every three days. It won’t be easy, but it’s...

Spamalot shines in comedy and in song. (Photo courtesy of Playbill)

Performance Review: ‘Spamalot’ is the crown comedy of Broadway

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor December 1, 2023

The Holy Grail of parodies is back on Broadway – and better than ever. “Spamalot,” the revival of the Tony Award-winning adaptation of the 1975 classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” has...

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