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The Impact of Mental Preparation

The Impact of Mental Preparation

Elizabeth Elliott and Makayla Archambeault

May 22, 2019

Mental preparation is defined as “the act of mentally preparing oneself for a performance," whether it be academics, athletics or fine arts, a lot of practice and preparation is required to achieve the desired outcome. Along with physical preparation, mental preparation is often a large aspect of one...

Notetaking do’s and dont’s

Notetaking do’s and dont’s

Hayden Cottrell and Kayla Carpenter

May 22, 2019

Note taking is an important task. The proper notes can either make or break a grade in a class. Here are some easy note taking tips to make the notes better and appealing: ...

Driving ticket advice from Lancers

Driving ticket advice from Lancers

Hannah Fitts and Morgan Vehige

May 20, 2019

The age that a teenager can get a license in Missouri is 16 years old and because of that, many different kinds of Lafayette students that age and older are allowed to purchase a parking pass and drive to school. Driving can be an exciting experience for those new to it, but it can also be very co...

A look into ALARP, unique language arts class

A look into ALARP, unique language arts class

Corren Tipton, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Advanced Language Arts Research and Presentation (ALARP) is a class unique to Rockwood School District. Though a demanding course, many who take ALARP say it’s beneficial to them through the emphasis on presentation and research along with the common Language Arts curriculum. ...

Enjoy a summer staycation in St. Louis

Enjoy a summer staycation in St. Louis

Lourdes Hindi and Morgan Goertz

May 12, 2019

If you are stuck in your hometown for summer while all of your friends are vacationing in exotic, foreign places, do not fear, St. Louis is here. You can make your staycation even more interesting than the beach. Multiple areas throughout the city exemplify the culture that is to offer. St. Louis is ...

“The best photo I’ve ever taken” with Ariana Magafas

“The best photo I’ve ever taken” with Ariana Magafas

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

April 25, 2019

“My emotions before meeting him were all over the place. I was freaking out," junior Ariana Magafas said. "I remember when the line was moving, and I was seconds away from meeting him, and my heart was beating so fast. I was about to pass out. Before I knew it, I was next and standing right in fron...

Community involvement, honing of new skills offered through FBLA

Community involvement, honing of new skills offered through FBLA

Travis Bodell, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2019

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) was a club very few Lafayette students knew about until its debut during the 2017-2018 school year. The club started with 12 active members. Seniors Kashish Gupta and Carly Sauter were responsible for the club's formation last year. Matt Stephens, business...

Babysitting: tricks and tales of the trade

Babysitting: tricks and tales of the trade

Caroline Kesting and Jasmin Kim

March 13, 2019

Babysitting business has been constantly growing as more and more families have both parents working, and the cost of childcare has increased to cause pressure on many families. Therefore, many families with little children are hiring teenagers to look after their children. We asked Lafayette to share som...

Students from France reflect on visit to Lafayette

Students from France reflect on visit to Lafayette

Lourdes Hindi, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Through a program, Language and Friendship, Lafayette has been hosting six French students. The students are here from Feb. 19 until Mar. 8, 2019. For the past couple weeks, these six students have been shown around by current Lafayette students to various classes. After a couple of weeks, two of the students...

The best trip I ever took with Stella Chang

The best trip I ever took with Stella Chang

Hayden Cottrell, Lifestyle Editor

February 22, 2019

Two years ago, Stella Chang, junior, got the opportunity to visit her mother's hometown, Kunming China, and her grandparents. Chang normally only communicates with her grandparents through Skype. "I rarely get to see them other than Skype, so it was exciting to see them in person," Chang said. Kunming...

Five Questions with Ashley Shaw, horseback rider

Five Questions with Ashley Shaw, horseback rider

Melina Hudak, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Senior Ashley Shaw answered the following questions about her experience riding horses: What originally got you interested in riding horses? My sister and I have been obsessed with horses ever since we were little kids, and when I turned five, my parents finally signed both of us up for riding le...

College Board redesigns AP World History curriculum

College Board redesigns AP World History curriculum

Amisha Paul and Delaney Stulce

February 13, 2019

After the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year, the College Board will eliminate the entire first half of the AP World History curriculum. The course, which currently splits world history dating back 10,000 years into 6 sections, will now only cover the latter 3 sections beginning at 1200 C.E... to read more, click on the graphic above....

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