The Lancer Feed

Five Questions with Tessa Clark

Junior Tessa Clark advocates for mental health awareness through her leadership in the club Lancers Helping Lancers (LHL).

Sarah Locke, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2020

Junior Tessa Clark is an active mental health awareness activist and co-leader of Lancers Helping Lancers (LHL). The club primarily focuses on mental health issues and spreading positive messages to the Lafayette community. When did you become involved with LHL? It started in 2014 or 2015 in remembrance ...

Out and About: Russell’s Cafe and Bakery

Russell's Cafe and Bakery has three locations in the St. Louis area and has an extensive range of meals, drinks and baked goods.

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

April 13, 2020

Russell’s Cafe and Bakery is home to a wide assortment of foods, from sandwiches to coffees and teas to cookies and cakes. They have three different locations in the St. Louis area: Chesterfield, Fenton and Macklind. Though pricey, the food definitely is above and beyond. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3...

A day in the life of Delaney Sohn

Delaney Sohn, junior, and her parents walk their dog Dane wile stuck at home due to Covid-19.

Hannah Fitts, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

April 13, 2020

Schools across the nation have changed their curriculum to an alternative online approach while the rising epidemic of COVID-19 becomes a more relevant issue affecting not only schools and businesses but the daily lives of students.  “At first it was hard getting comfortable with the changes but...

Dederers find positive family experiences amidst COVID-19 quarantine

Senior Jake Dederer removes his cold air intake to clean it while self-quarantined at home.

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

April 6, 2020

On March 13, Richard and Jessica Dederer along with their two kids, senior Jake and LHS graduate Alexandra, arrived in Costa Rica for their Spring Break vacation, knowing that when they returned, they would not be leaving their home for at least 14 days due to the risk of contamination of COVID-19. ...

Don’t sweat it: students, teachers find ways to stay active at home

While quarantine has shut down public gyms, senior Vrisha Jagdish and her family find ways to work out at home.

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

April 6, 2020

With the arrival of COVID-19, many services across the globe have closed to prevent the spread of the disease. In the United States, only essential services are currently allowed to remain open; however, public gyms are not considered as such. While in quarantine, both students and teachers are finding...

Five Questions with Jessica Watts

In September of 2019, sophomore Jessica Watts performed in

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

April 2, 2020

Sophomore Jessica Watts has been involved in performing both in and out of school since third grade. Watts began in Seattle, WA when she was introduced to a theater company there. Ever since, Watts has been in many productions and seen herself improve in both acting and singing. How did you become ...

Five Questions with Jacob Hinton


Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

March 28, 2020

Jacob Hinton is a senior at Lafayette who has played the cello since he was in fourth grade. Hinton recently placed first in the Alton Symphony Orchestra Marie Stillwell Young Artist Competition, which then led him to perform along with the Alton Symphony Orchestra. When did you start playing instruments and wh...

Last time I… pranked someone

After winning the Wildwood Tournament (2019), the girls lacrosse team huddles in the middle of the field to celebrate. Halfway through the season, the Lady Lancers remain undefeated with a 12-0 record.

Hannah Fitts, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

March 12, 2020

Millions have watched videos in which an unsuspecting person has fallen victim to a deceiving trick. For Lafayette's own varsity lacrosse team, it has been nothing but tradition to devise a prank on every out of town tournament.  During one out of town tournament, in 2018, lacrosse coach Carrie Guenzler said, "A...

In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day: 10 recipes to turn your taste buds green

St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, so it's time for home-bakers to accept the festive challenge.

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2020

Following Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day has less hype but still gives all the more reason to eat chocolate, wear green and run around pinching people. But what good is a holiday without a surplus of festive recipes for home-bakers to try their hand at whatever Pinterest throws at them? Here ...

Out and About: Sunisa’s Thai Restaurant

A few weeks ago, my mom and I went to Sunisa's Thai Restaurant located on 17535 Chesterfield Airport Rd. for lunch. We didn't have very high expectations, but we were pleasantly surprised by the home-cooked, genuine nature of the family run restaurant.

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

It’s always been a struggle for my family and I to find a restaurant serving Asian cuisine that we all enjoy. My mom grew up in the small southeastern country of Laos, so she and my grandmother regularly cook dishes such as pho (rice noodle soup), sai oo-ah (Laotian sausages), pad thai, papaya sal...

Last Time I… met Yadier Molina

Sophomore Gina Diaz listens to Molina as he talks to her about his road to get to the MLB.

Sophia Wasson, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

Sophomore Gina Diaz met Cardinals baseball player, Yadier Molina on January 28, 2018 Along with a club of fellow Puerto-Ricans, Diaz didn’t know what to expect when she walked into Busch Stadium, and that is when she saw Molina; leaving her heart racing and speechless.  “There was this Puerto Rico club and the p...

Last Time I… went to Disney World

In Feb. 2020, Kennedy Willhite, Natalie Tuttle, coach April Ehrhardt and Leenie Johns all pose in front of the Cinderella Castle set up on the national stage. Johns, along with the rest of the team, traveled to Disney World from Jan. 29-Feb. 4 to compete in the National Dance Team Championship.

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

The magic of Disney World is well-known and well-spread throughout different areas in the country. From the thrill-seeking rides to the princes and princesses roaming the park to the iconic Mickey Mouse ears everywhere, almost everyone can get a feeling of what makes the place so special.  For seni...

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