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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The company plans to expand nationwide, according to CEO and founder Rudy Ferraz.

Lehigh Valley rideshare app may soon provide free services to locals

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

Need a lift? Preferably, for free? Pending approval, the app would offer free rides for Lehigh Valley residents. The app will be funded by advertisements played on the consumer’s phone during...

The owner of the Easton branch of Your CBD Store considers cannabis education one of his primary goals.

How are THC products sold legally in Pennsylvania?

By Jacob Moldover, Business Manager April 19, 2024

Just one block away from campus, Mindleaf CBD legally sells products containing CBD and psychoactive THC variants, such as delta-8 THC and THCa. It is one of many Lehigh Valley businesses that are navigating...

Taiba Sultana has served on Eastons city council since 2022. (Photo courtesy of LehighValleyNews)

Petition calls for city councilwoman Taiba Sultana to resign

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

An Easton resident presented a petition at last week’s city council meeting calling for Taiba Sultana to step down from her city council seat. Chris Phillips, a resident of the South Side District...

No damage was reported in Easton. (Photo courtesy of the United States Geological Survey)

Earthquake rattles Lafayette

By Trebor Maitin and Andreas Pelekis April 5, 2024

This article was updated on April 11, 2024. A 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook the Northeast on the morning of April 5. As of April 11, no damage or injuries were reported in the Easton area. The epicenter...

The Lehigh Valley Railroad currently sits abandoned on the Delaware River, located half a mile away from Downtown Easton.

Lehigh Valley explores possible passenger rail routes

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

A long-awaited study was presented by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission on March 27 which discussed the possibilities of a passenger rail system connecting the Lehigh Valley to nearby cities. There...

Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican former President Donald J. Trump have already vanquished their primary rivals, setting the stage for a 2020 election rematch. (Graphic by Trebor Maitin 24 for The Lafayette)

Easton election guide: 2024 primary election

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor March 22, 2024

The 2024 election is nearing. With the presidential race settled – Joe Biden and Donald Trump have already clinched their parties’ nominations – the drama is largely down ballot. If your registered...

The deadline to apply for Easton Alfresco is March 31. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Business)

Easton restaurant outdoor dining fee hiked up to 500 percent

By Makenna McCall, Staff Writer March 22, 2024

The fee for Easton Alfresco, a program that allows restaurants to utilize street parking spaces for outdoor dining, has been substantially raised by the City of Easton’s Department of Community and Economic...

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...

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