The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The colleges yearly crime history is published in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Contextualizing the weekly crime log

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2023

Each week, The Lafayette publishes a crime log from the Office of Public Safety. The crime log highlights incidents occurring on Lafayette-owned property, which are communicated from Public Safety to the...

Thursdays shooting was Eastons first fatal shooting since March 2022. (Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor)

Suspect at large after fatal South Side shooting

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

A man was fatally shot last Thursday at Chubby’s of Southside, a deli located in Easton's South Side neighborhood. The Northampton County Coroner’s office ruled the incident as a homicide. The victim,...

Some of those arrested were living at the Hotel Lafayette. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live)

Meth seized, six arrests made after Downtown raid

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

Six individuals were arrested — with a warrant being obtained for the arrest of a seventh — following the discovery of a source of methamphetamine sales in downtown Easton on Oct. 20. Easton Police...

The new structure prioritizes technical, safety and communication improvements to Public Safetys emergency preparedness.

Crisis management team revamps campus security procedures

By Benjamin White, Contributing Writer October 27, 2023

The Lafayette Crisis Management Team is restructuring to better address campus emergencies. Originally a task force put together by Public Safety, the group is working with the college administration to...

Professor Kathleen Parrish raised concerns about doors not locking from the inside in Pardee Hall.

Public Safety working to clear up lockdown procedures

By Clara Witmer, Contributing Writer September 29, 2023

Despite a recent uptick in gun violence and mass shootings across the United States, Public Safety is confident in the campus’ preparedness for an active shooter crisis. Yet, members of the Lafayette...

Public Safety recently adopted a new set of parking rules to reduce confusion.

Public Safety’s powers

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor September 29, 2023

Lafayette College Public Safety offers a broad range of services to students, faculty and Easton residents in addition to law enforcement duties. The Lafayette has compiled a list of what Public Safety...

A burglary was reported at the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Two students accused of burglarizing Greek life houses

By Trebor Maitin and Madeline Marriott May 5, 2023

Two students using a resident advisor (RA) key fob allegedly burglarized several Greek life houses on Tuesday night. The students, both seniors in the Delta Upsilon (DU) fraternity – one of whom is an...

The accident occurred at the intersection of McCartney and High Streets.

College Hill traffic accident leaves student hospitalized

By Selma O'Malley, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

One student was hospitalized and another sustained minor injuries when their shared bicycle collided with a car at the intersection of McCartney Street and High Street early last Sunday morning. The accident...

Public Safety has increased its presence on and off campus following the incident.

Gun flashed at students at Cattell Street house

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor April 28, 2023

Last Thursday, an armed individual flashed a firearm at a student at an off-campus house on Cattell Street, startling the campus community and prompting a campus-wide email from Public Safety. According...

Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents. (Photo by Seth Wenig for the Associated Press)

Lafayette weighs in on Trump arrest

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 7, 2023

Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, was arrested on Tuesday in New York. He is the first president to lose the popular vote twice, the first federal official to be impeached twice...

Clement Swaby was connected to alleged crimes in other jurisdictions with DNA evidence. (Photo courtesy of The Morning Call)

McCartney Street intruder sentenced to rest of life in prison

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2023

Clement Swaby, the man responsible for the 2021 McCartney Street break-ins and a 2020 rape of a Lehigh University student, was sentenced to 75 to 150 years in Northampton County Court last Wednesday. Swaby...

Twyleak Sexton, whose alleged actions resulted in the campus lockdown, was arrested in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of RLS Media)

Campus locked down after shooting downtown, suspect apprehended

By Emma Chen, News Editor March 3, 2023

The college went into lockdown for over an hour last Friday after gunfire was reported near Pearl Street. The suspect, Twyleak Sexton, who was reported to be on the Arts Campus, was apprehended in New...

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