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A look into ALARP, unique language arts class

A look into ALARP, unique language arts class

Corren Tipton, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Top Stories

“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


Filed under Club Spotlight, Features, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Five Questions, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Top Stories

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....

As Seen In The Image: Out of this World

As Seen In The Image: Out of this World

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Additional Information, As Seen In The Image, Features

Andy Klesh graduated from Lafayette High School in 2001. Now, 18 years later, Klesh’s work as a Chief Engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) has helped to bring scientific advancements to Mars. Check out our story on Page 17 of the Image Magazine's February issue for more. ...

Sexism in sports

Sexism in sports

Kayla Carpenter and Sophia Scheller

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Top Stories

It’s the day before the girls basketball team's home game. The team asks Lafayette Superfans to tweet a reminder about their game, but there is no tweet posted; however, for the boys game, a tweet with several emojis and GIFs is posted, and as a result, the boy's game has an overflowing, tumultuous student section compared to the few parents and adm...

Skaggs takes center stage in plays around St. Louis

Skaggs takes center stage in plays around St. Louis

Hayden Cottrell, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

She's been in "Sweeny Todd," "Lunchadora!" and "Legally Blonde" in the past year alone. Ashley Skaggs, junior, has no plans to stop her career as a young actress anytime soon. Skaggs has been doing theater since she was three years old, performing in plays at a summer camp down in Texas. As she grew...

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