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Lancer community celebrates Class of 2020 with special farewell parade

Watching as seniors leave the parking lot, Assistant Principal Kirti Mehrotra gives air hugs at the farewell parade held for the Class of 2020 on May 21.

Joey Weaver, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

Lafayette held a senior parade on May 21 to celebrate the Class of 2020 after 40 missed days of school and many missed events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Music department stays connected while quarantined

Music department stays connected while quarantined

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2020

Music classes have continued making music from their homes while quarantined due to COVID-19.

Staying connected socially while quarantined

Staying connected socially while quarantined

Sam Knutson, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

While quarantined at home, students and staff are finding ways to stay connected socially with their friends and family.

Rockwood receives $10,000 donation from Phillips 66

Phillips 66 donated $10,000 to one of Rockwood School District's programs called Rockwood Gives Back.

Vijay Viswanathan and Sarah Locke

May 11, 2020

The Rockwood School District (RSD) received a $10,000 donation from Phillips 66 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This specific donation will benefit a district program called Rockwood Gives Back. RSD Chief Financial Officer, Paul Northington, said, “This donation will be used to help families...

Out and About: Top five local parks to visit in Wildwood area

Babler State Park is one of many in the area that offers trails to hike that  vary in distance and length.

Laura Barratt, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, several countries have urged the public to practice social distancing- remaining 6-10ft away from those apart from immediate family.  While partaking in social distancing, it has led to the closure of several restaurants and stores across the countr...

COVID-19 clears path for better air, water quality

Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, plane travel has reduced significantly, leaving airports and the skies empty. This absence of planes has allowed for less release of nitrogen dioxide into the atmosphere, therefore, lowering the overall pollution in the skies.

Laura Barratt, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

As celebrated on April 22, Earth Day brings awareness to the beauty of our planet. In addition to inspiring admiration among many, this holiday also brings rise to the environmental impact of COVID-19.  While COVID-19 has presented the global community with an array of unique challenges, it has also h...

Nemnich sibling relationships grow while in quarantine

Pictured, left to right, is Megan, Molly, Jenna and Adian Nemnich in Beaver Creek Colorado.

Hannah Fitts, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

May 4, 2020

Brothers and sisters stuck in quarantine together are doing their best to get along and find new ways to spend time together. For the Nemnich siblings, sophomore Molly, senior Megan, 8th grader Adian and 5th grader Jenna Nemnich, this consists of pulling pranks on each other and watching funny videos...

How to properly wash your hands

How to properly wash your hands

Emily Budde, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

As businesses and local officials discuss reopening in the near future, here's an update on how to properly wash you hands to stay safe.

Staying connected to religion while quarantined

Staying connected to religion while quarantined

Micah Bounds, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2020

Being quarantined at home means being separated from our routine lives. However, senior Parker Ockerhausen has committed to staying connected to his religion while at home.

Senior spring athletes reflect on lost 2020 season

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, baseball and nine other spring sports had their seasons canceled. Senior and junior athletes leave their thoughts on their athletic careers at Lafayette and the season that might have been.

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

After the spread of COVID-19 and the cancellation of school for the remainder of 2020, the entire spring sports season was shut down along with it. The announcement came from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) soon after Governor Mike Parson made his announcement on the decis...

Rockwood continues with original ALP format

With the switch to online courses and Rockwood's continuation of the ALP, many teachers rely on Zoom to keep in contact with their students and teach live lectures. In addition to this, all classwork is done online.

Corren Tipton and Juli Mejia

April 28, 2020

With the announcement of the closure of St. Louis County schools for the rest of the year, districts have had to decide what their plans for the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP) are. Kirkwood School District gave seniors the option to opt-out for the rest of the year with the exception of those enroll...

Lafayette exchange students sent home early due to COVID-19

German exchange student Marlene Loebel smiles with her host brother, Isaac.

Juli Mejia, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2020

While Americans are being advised to stay in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, exchange students around the United States and at Lafayette were sent back to their home country, missing the final two months of their exchange experience. Orchestra teacher Joe Gutowski offered himself for any exchange ...

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