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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The incumbent mayor, Sal Panto Jr. (left), is facing a primary challenge from Peter Melan (right), a self-fashioned maverick who serves on the Easton City Council. (Photo by Brian Myszkowski for

Easton mayoral debate recap

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor May 9, 2023

The two candidates for Easton mayor sparred on the Colton Chapel stage on Monday evening. The hour-and-a-half-long debate, held just over a week before polls open on May 16, covered everything from bike...

The bear sighting was reported directly to Easton City Hall. (Photo courtesy of @cityofeastonpa on Twitter)

Bear sighted near campus

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

Last Thursday, a bear sighting was reported “on College Hill near Parker Ave and Shawnee Ave,” according to a tweet by the City of Easton. The sighting occurred approximately one mile northeast of...

The primary election will be held on May 16.

Easton election guide: 2023 municipal primary

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor April 28, 2023

Election season has arrived! Yep, the 2023 Municipal Primary is right around the corner, and while it lacks the glitz and glam of the midterms, there are plenty of important votes to be cast on May 16. First...

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...

The past month and a half has been a busy time for politics from the local to the national level. (Photos courtesy of Lehigh Valley Ramblings, Associated Press, Getty, Consolidated News Photos and The Morning Call)

What you missed in politics over break

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 3, 2023

In the six weeks between the end of the fall semester and this week’s publication, the political world has seen some dramatic developments. Here is everything you need to know about politics, from Easton...

Among the construction projects is The Commodore, a mixed-use property at 100 Northampton Street. (Photo courtesy of

Development projects to bring housing, retail space to downtown Easton

By Nathan Kornfeind, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2023

Receiving nearly $1 billion in investment in 2022 and featured by the New York Times, Easton has drawn local and national attention for its development in recent years. Downtown, several projects are...

Milos founder passes away

Milo’s founder passes away

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor January 27, 2023

Milo Fayez Elias, the founder of community favorite Milo’s Place bar and restaurant on College Hill, passed away on Jan. 17, 2023. He is survived by many family members, residents of both the United...

Over 70 bras were donated to Paxinosa and West Ward families. (Graphic courtesy of Charlotte Vierling 24)

L-RAJE hosts bra drive for Easton community, discussion about history of bras

By Jenny Davis , Assistant News Editor December 2, 2022

For much of November, green bins located across campus were filled with bras to be donated to Paxinosa Elementary School and West Ward families.   Lafayette for Reproductive Autonomy, Justice, and...

Lafayette’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) has donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food, though FRN has not been operating for the past two years.

Dining hall food donation program dormant since 2020

By Selma O'Malley, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Lafayette Dining Services has historically donated food and meals to local aid organizations. However, due to a recent lack of partnerships with student-run organizations, these donations have been limited....

Landis members, pictured with Jeanine Stanilious and Ross Marcus, raised over $2,500 for local food pantries. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Herzog 24)

Landis Center raises funds, awareness for food pantries in Easton

By Emma Chen, News Editor November 11, 2022

For the first half of November, the Landis Center has hosted education, tabling and donation events to fundraise for Easton food pantries. The money that is raised will be split between the Easton Area...

The race between U.S. Rep. Susan Wild (D, left) and Lisa Scheller (R, right) for Pennsylvanias Seventh U.S. House District has been marked by yawning policy differences and a barrage of attack ads. (Photo by Rick Kintzel for The Morning Call)

Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, Republican challenger Lisa Scheller talk background, policy with The Lafayette

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor November 4, 2022

Pennsylvania’s Seventh U.S. House District race is proving to be one of the most competitive in the nation. Susan Wild, the incumbent two-term Democrat, is in a dead heat with her second-time Republican...

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