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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The speeches came during the Public Comments portion of the Feb. 13 meeting in Easton. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley News)

Students, faculty member lead ceasefire discussion at City Hall meeting

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

Film & Media Studies visiting professor Drew Swedberg, Ari Ismail ‘26 and Yaseen Saleh ‘25 gave a speech at the Feb. 13 Easton City Council meeting calling for a public resolution for a permanent...

One scam involves the caller pretending to be a member of the Northampton County Sheriffs Department.

Phone scams pop up throughout the Lehigh Valley

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor February 16, 2024

The Lehigh Valley has been plagued with phishing phone call scams for the past month, prompting warnings from the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department. The scam has involved a man, who pretends...

The top presidential candidates for the 2024 race are incumbent Joe Biden, former president Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. (Photo courtesy of the Hindustan Times)

Politics update

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer February 2, 2024

While you may have been relaxing at home over break, the political world never sits still. Here are some major developments that have taken place over the past few weeks. Decision 2024 Former President...

The Commodores opening came after a six-year construction process.

Mixed-use development officially opens downtown

By Madeline Convy, Contributing Writer February 2, 2024

The Commodore, a new mixed-use development that consists of rooftop dining, retail and luxury apartments, opened on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate one of many Easton revitalization...

Tamir Freeman is a 23-year-old male said to have last resided on the 200 block of Northampton Street in Easton. (Photo courtesy of The Morning Call)

Manhunt in progress for Easton shooting suspect

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

The Easton Police Department is currently searching for Tamir Freeman, 23, who is suspected to have shot and injured a man in Centre Square in Easton on Dec. 11. At about 9:30 p.m., police found a 30-year-old...

The construction began the week of Oct. 9 and is expected to continue for the remainder of the semester.

Cattell construction seeks to improve safety, poses difficulties to students

By Emma Li, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

The Cattell Street Pedestrian Improvement Project is officially underway. Notorious for being a difficult street to cross, Cattell will be undergoing construction until next spring that is set to install...

Election Day saw a decrease in turnout in Northampton County compared to last years midterm election. (Photo courtesy of The Morning Call)

Democrats wallop Republicans in off-year election

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 10, 2023

If you did not notice that there was an election this week, you are not alone – only 32 percent of eligible Northampton County voters cast ballots on Tuesday, compared to over 58 percent in last year's...

The college has planted 48 trees to account for those removed during the construction of the escarpment trail.

Lafayette works to remedy tree removal dispute

By Makenna McCall, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

The recently completed escarpment steps and trail construction project was found to have violated local law with its removal of over 40 trees from the hillside without city approval. However, the administration...

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,...

The group of students was working in the section of the Bushkill Creek in Jacobsburg. (Photo courtesy of Scenic Wild Delaware River)

Student researchers find gun in Bushkill Creek

By Madeline Marriott and Trebor Maitin November 3, 2023

Three students conducting biology research in the Bushkill Creek uncovered a gun during an expedition last Friday. The student group was conducting research in Jacobsburg, Pennsylvania approximately...

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...

Ballots must be received at the Northampton County Courthouse, located at 669 Washington Street, by 8 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Easton election guide: 2023 general election

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 20, 2023

Election Day is nearing! This odd-year election guide will focus on the judgeships up for grabs on Nov. 7 – judges are elected in partisan elections in Pennsylvania – in addition to the quiet race...

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