Cosmic Cup closes its doors after 15 years on College Hill

Beloved March Street coffee shop, Cosmic Cup, is closing permanently in the wake of COVID-19 and the college’s expansion plan. According to a statement on the Monocacy Coffee Co. website, “Complications regarding COVID-19, as well as planned phase 2 expansion of Lafayette College’s campus have brought [Cosmic Cup] to an unfortunate impasse, and planned demolition […]

Stroll into spring with style: Not Your Sisters Closet Boutique opens on Northampton Street

Students walking down Northampton Street may notice a stylish new boutique in business just a few blocks from Center Square.  Not Your Sisters Closet Boutique opened its doors to the public last Saturday, Feb. 29. The boutique sells a variety of women’s clothing including blouses, crop tops, dresses, sweaters, jeans, rompers, jumpsuits, and accessories. The […]

‘The beginning of change’: new exhibition at Sigal Museum shares stories from traditionally marginalized communities

How would it feel to arrive in Philadelphia all alone in the year 1901? What would it be like to migrate from the South to Easton, Pennsylvania in the midst of Jim Crow America? At the Easton Sigal Museum, just a short walk from campus, visitors can immerse themselves in these experiences and many others […]

Vampires beware, Garlic Fest is here: this weekend’s annual festival to provide food, live music

Garlic Fest, a two-day festival full of “amazing chefs,” live cooking competitions and music, is one of Easton’s most popular annual events, and the city is preparing for its downtown take-over this weekend. More than 90 food and merchandising vendors will crowd around Centre Square to showcase the pungent flavors of garlic. Local restaurants and […]

Take a walk on the safer side: How a ‘town-gown’ initiative is making College’s Hill’s pedestrians safer

The college has received a $1 million grant from the state of Pennsylvania which it will be using to renovate sidewalks on and around campus and improve pedestrian safety. This comes after the college received $1.4 million from the state in 2016 for the same purpose. Lafayette applied for the grant in partnership with the […]

Easton, the new windy city: campus loses power temporarily after 30 mph wind gusts

Strong gusts of wind roared through the Lehigh Valley on Monday, reaching speeds up to 30 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The wind blasts blew the college’s power out on Monday morning for about an hour and several classes were canceled as a result. The National Weather Service issued a high […]

In celebrating black presence in Easton, community members share personal stories

Some African American women, along with a couple men, recounted their experiences growing up in Easton from the early 1940s and onward as part of a yearly program that dedicates a platform for stories surrounding the black experience in Easton.  This year’s second part of the series, “A Celebration of the Black Presence in Easton, […]

Houses demolished on McCartney to make room for new dorm: expansion aims for need-blind admissions

Onlookers watched from across the road as construction crews began demolishing homes on McCartney Street this week. All houses on McCartney Street between High Street and March Street came down to make way for the college’s new housing project, scheduled to open in 2020. Prior to the demolition this week, all items of value were removed […]

Local farmers discuss sustainability, organic farming: emphasize amount of resources, people behind production

The future of organic farming and issues surrounding land and water resources were discussed by a panel of local farmers following a partial screening of the film “Sustainable.” The event was held by the Lafayette Food and Farm Cooperative (LaFFCo), with a packed house in Buck Hall this past Tuesday. “Sustainable” describes the world as […]

McCartney dorm project receives final approval: Easton planning commission gives college the go-ahead to build

Lafayette received the last official approval it needed for the start of construction on phase one of its expansion plan—the mixed-use residence hall on McCartney Street. The Easton Planning Commission voted four to one to approve of the college’s land development plan on Wednesday night. In November, the college received preliminary approval for the plans […]

With lawsuit settled between city and residents, college’s construction on McCartney to begin spring 2019

At a hearing this Tuesday, the College Hill residents and Lafayette College reached an agreement surround the college’s expansion projects, resulting the dismissal of the lawsuit between four Easton residents and the city that began in June. The four residents thought the process by which the city amended its zoning laws for the new dormitory […]

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week focuses on issues pervading Easton area

This year’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week fell a week before Thanksgiving and focused heavily on shedding light on the issues of hunger, specifically in the Easton community. “For this year’s week, our team came up with a specific mission statement,” Julia O’Malley ‘19, one of the student organizers of the event, wrote in an email. […]