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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


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...

Authorities believe that the suspects used skimming devices to obtain confidential bank account information.(Photo courtesy of

Wawa skimming operation puts student financial information at risk

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor January 27, 2023

Earlier this week, Easton police urged the public to report any information they might have relating to an account information theft case at the Wawa on 225 Cattell Street. Police believe that two perpetrators,...

The attorney representing Kyle Flanagans 22 said he hopes to resolve the case quickly. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Kyle Flanagan ’22 faces felony charges, pleads not guilty

By Emma Chen, News Editor December 2, 2022

Kyle Flanagan ‘22 was arraigned in a Suffolk County, N.Y. court on Nov. 21 on upgraded charges stemming from his August car accident. The crash — which killed one of the passengers, Brian Clinton,...

Clement Swaby of Bethlehem faces nearly 300 years in prison for the rape and attempted assaults of Lafayette and Lehigh students. (Photo courtesy of The Express-Times)

Man convicted of McCartney break-ins, multiple assaults, Lehigh University rape

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 11, 2022

After just two hours of deliberation last Friday, a jury found Clement Swaby guilty of 26 charges related to last year's McCartney Street break-ins, several assaults and a 2020 rape of a Lehigh University...

Public Safety said that Easton Police Department is currently looking for a suspect.

Easton police continues investigation after ‘suspicious activity’ reported near Wawa

By Emma Chen, News Editor October 21, 2022

All Lafayette students received an email from Public Safety on Oct. 12 detailing an “incident of suspicious activity” outside of the local Wawa on Cattell Street.  Director of Public Safety Jeff...

The Suffolk County, N.Y. district attorney is looking to upgrade the charges against Flanagan (pictured). (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College Flickr)

Kyle Flanagan ’22 due back in court this November, seeks plea deal

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor September 23, 2022

Three weeks after his arrest for a fatal car crash, Kyle Flanagan ‘22 has been formally arraigned in the Southold Town Justice Court in New York, pleading not guilty to a single misdemeanor DUI charge....

Road markings show the path of the vehicle driven by Kyle Flanagan 22 as it collided with a tree. (Photo by Joe Werkmeister for The Suffolk Times)

Kyle Flanagan ’22 charged with DUI after deadly crash

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor September 2, 2022

Lafayette alum Kyle Flanagan ’22 has been arrested and charged with driving while under the influence after crashing his vehicle into a tree in Suffolk County, N.Y., killing one of his passengers and...

Lafayette College Public Saftey determined the shooting was not a threat to the campus. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live)

Shooting in Easton Centre Square leaves one injured, suspect at large

By Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor April 15, 2022

A 29-year-old man was shot in the area around Centre Square and S. 3rd Street of downtown Easton last Saturday around 2 a.m. The victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, is refusing to cooperate...

Public Safety, which is still investigating the situation, encourages anybody with knowledge of who the individual could have been to reach out to their office. (Photo courtesy of Public Safety)

Public Safety responds to rumor about naked man with knife

By Emma Chen September 17, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 15, there was a disturbance in Easton Hall. While some students and resident advisors reported that an intoxicated man in his underwear had attacked a fellow resident with a knife, Director...

Students allege that officers have failed to wear masks while sharing patrol cars with others. (Photo by Andrew Hollander 21)

Public Safety officers reminded to wear masks, but questions remain

By Andrew Hollander March 26, 2021

A week after students sounded the alarm over maskless Public Safety officers roaming the Lafayette campus, a clear disconnect remains between the expectations for officers and for the rest of the community. Director...

As of Wednesday security was still stationed on the 400 block of McCartney after the most recent incident on March 5. (Photo by Andrew Hollander 21)

Public Safety did not contact Northampton DA for McCartney Street incidents: Easton police take over investigation

By Nathan Kornfeind March 26, 2021

Northampton County District Attorney Terry Houck said that the college did not contact his office during their investigation of the Feb. 22 break-in on McCartney Street. The Easton Police Department is...

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