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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The manager of Hana Sushi & Teppanyaki said the restaurant remedied its health code violations.

College Hill restaurants violate food safety codes, make changes

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor September 22, 2023

Several restaurants in Easton popular among Lafayette students were found to have violated food safety regulations during inspections this past month. On Cattell Street, Hana Sushi & Teppanyaki had...

The Commodore will be the first of the new buildings to finish construction.

Three new buildings coming Downtown

By Tom Contrucci, Contributing Writer September 8, 2023

Easton community members will start to see a new city skyline over the next few years, as the city is in the process of numerous revitalization projects. Some of these projects have largely been carried...

The Lafayette Inn was once owned by Lafayettes chapter of Pi Lambda Phi.

Lafayette’s own bed and breakfast

By Jenny Davis, Assistant News Editor September 1, 2023

On Thursday, the college assumed ownership of The Lafayette Inn, a bed and breakfast on Monroe Street with a rich history intertwined with Lafayette’s own nearly two hundred year past.   Steele Andrews,...

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

Digital exclusive: 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...

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