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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


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...

Republican John Merhottein (bottom) is mounting a challenge to six-term incumbent, Democrat Lisa Boscola (top) during a tough year for Democrats. (Photos courtesy of Lisa Boscola and John Merhottein)

Q&A with state senate candidates Lisa Boscola, John Merhottein

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 28, 2022

Pennsylvania’s 18th state senatorial district has not been competitive for a long time; Lisa Boscola, a Democrat from Bethlehem, is running for her seventh term, and she has gone unchallenged for several...

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 colleges properties, highlighted in green, make up a sizable portion of the College Hill neighborhood, outlined in blue. (Screenshot courtesy of Northampton County Assessors Office, edited by Trebor Maitin 24)

Eighty percent of college property value tax-exempt, school owns 17 percent of Hill

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 7, 2022

While many students choose Lafayette for its small size, few likely know the sheer extent of the school’s reach. The college owns 181 individual plots of land, totaling over $100 million in market value...

There are four races being fought in Easton this year, each considered a bellwether. (Photos courtesy of The Post-Gazette, Doug Mastriano,  John Fetterman, MedPage Today, Susan Wild, Lisa Scheller, Lisa Boscola and John Merhottein)

Easton election guide: 2022 midterms

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor October 7, 2022

Pennsylvania, and Northampton County in particular, will be at the center of the action this Nov. 8 election. From the races for Pennsylvania General Assembly to the U.S. Senate and everything in between,...

Miss Jacksons Kitchen includes a lounge space, which the owner implied students could use for studying.

Don Juan’s owner to open Southern-style restaurant, replacing Trolley Stop

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor September 2, 2022

On Sept. 12, a new Southern-style restaurant will tentatively be opening in the space once occupied by The Trolley Stop Diner, Lafayette College’s short-lived venture into the public-facing restaurant...

Ballots are due to the Northampton County Courthouse, located at 669 Washington Street, by 8 p.m. on May 7. (Photo courtesy WDIY)

Easton primary election guide

By Trebor Maitin, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2022

Primary season is upon us, and for those registered with either of the major parties, this is your chance to decide who is on the ballot in November. This guide will be taking a look at what is on the...

The Confluence, which will include numerous amenities, is set to benefit the local economy and provide the government with real-estate and income tax revenue. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live)

Easton’s new multi-purpose building to break ground by September

By Brenna Girard and Emma Chen April 22, 2022

Earlier this month, the Easton Planning Commission granted final land development for The Confluence, a large mixed-use building that will be located at 185 S. 3rd St. Work on the development is set to...

Eastons train station fell into disrepair after the Lehigh Valley Railroad abandoned its last passenger trains in 1961. (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)

What happened to Easton’s train station?

By Gilad Evans, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

Buses and cars are generally thought to be the only forms of transportation available to Lafayette students in Easton. But for a good portion of the 20th century, another reliable manner of going to and...

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