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Willis celebrates 4th birthday on Leap Day

Maison Willis is one of about five million other people born on Feb. 29, the leap day which only happens every four years.

Abby Stebner, Staff Reporter

February 29, 2020

Feb. 29 occurs only every four years and is known as Leap Day or intercalary day. It takes the Earth a little less than 365 ¼ days to orbit the sun, which is why it takes four years before leap day comes around again. Some say that people born on leap year are lucky because the chances of being born...

Five Questions with Gracie Maurer

Sophomore Gracie Maurer, along with co-stars Surayya Cazembe, Caroline Foster and Rachel Clarke, perform the song

Sophia Wasson, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Gracie Maurer is a sophomore at Lafayette and has been participating in musical productions since she was seven years old. Maurer's latest portrayal was Wendy Jo in Lafayette's production of "Footloose". How long have you been participating in musicals and why do you like doing it so much? I have been doing ...

Five Questions with Sarah Masterson

Sarah Masterson is a first year Spanish teacher at Lafayette, and during her college years, she was able to study abroad in Costa Rica.

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Sarah Masterson is a first-year Spanish teacher here at Lafayette. When she was in college, she had the opportunity to study abroad for three months in Costa Rica. Why did you decide to travel to Costa Rica in the first place? I had heard about Costa Rica in high school. My high school took a tr...

Out and About: Circle of Concern

On Feb. 1, my friends and I traveled to Circle of Concern in order to understand more of what the company does, how they help others daily and how we could assist in doing that. Our job consisted of doing various tasks to help out two other volunteers in the warehouse.

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

February 18, 2020

Despite being around the community for over 50 years, local food pantry Circle of Concern deserves more praise for helping others than it currently recieves. Located in Valley Park, Missouri, Circle of Concern helps feed those in West County, Wentzville and Valley Park who need it most. On Feb....

Photo Opinion: Is Valentine’s Day overrated?

Photo Opinion: Is Valentine's Day overrated?

Sarah Locke, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day is a day for love, but does everyone love the holiday itself? This Feb. 14, Lafayette students and staff shared their feelings on the subject of Valentine's Day. ...

Five Questions with Max Kennington

Senior Max Kennington enjoys reviewing movies in his free time. Kennington hopes to turn this hobby into a career as he enjoys recognizing the hard work that is put into the production of films.

Alex Vancil, Cartoonist

February 14, 2020

If he's not busy with the school's water polo team or has some free time, senior Max Kennington likes to make movie reviews based on movies he's seen recently and posts them on Instagram and YouTube. Why do you like to review movies? I feel like other people watch movies just to see the movies a...

Roses are red, violets are blue, flowers are overdone, so what’s a gift giver to do?

Wanna know what not to do when it comes to Valentine Day? You've come to the right place.

Hannah Fitts, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

February 11, 2020

There is no end to the number of articles lovers can access to get creative inspiration on Valentine’s Day: creative date ideas for the couples, fun options for the single individuals, inventive recipes to whip up or do it yourself gifts to try and master… but no one talks about the things you s...

Who will be your Valentine?

Who will be your Valentine?

Sophia Wasson, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

Valentine's day is coming up! Take this quiz to see who will ask you to be their Valentine on this special day! (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.ex.co/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Five Questions with Ben Coopmans

At the Sept. 11, 2019 Patriot Ceremony, Ben Coopmans stands at attention.

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2020

Junior Ben Coopmans has been in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program since his freshman year at Lafayette. He recently was awarded the Air Force JROTC Flight Academy scholarship which will allow him to earn his private pilot license. How did you become involved in JROTC? I [have]...

What will your Valentine’s Day be like this year?

love and valentines day, so much fun and exciting things that exist on this day WOW what a caption, holy cow!

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Don't know what to prepare for? Take this quiz to find out. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk'));   ...

Manchester UMC Bike Rehab, NHS students fix bikes for local charities

Caitlyn Sigman cleans a bike. In order for a bike to be properly cleaned, cleaners have to follow an extensive list to help restore the bike to a great condition to be donated to charity,

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

February 5, 2020

During a weekend in December, members of the Manchester United Methodist Church (Manchester UMC) donate different gifts to charities and organizations around the St. Louis area to help those in need. This weekend, called Gifts in White, is meant to encourage people to get away from decorating presents with fancy...

In remembrance of the Holocaust: 10 sites to further your knowledge about the impacts and effects of the event

Between the years 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany led what is now known as the Holocaust, a systematic and state-sponsored mass murder of millions of European Jews, Gypsies, intellectually disabled, dissidents and homosexuals. Now, 75 years later, the lives of those lost are remembered on Jan. 27 of every year.

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

February 3, 2020

On Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 International Holocaust Remembrance Day took place as a day of reverence towards those whose lives were lost during the time of the Holocaust.  According to a recent study done by Pew Research Center, “Nearly three-in-ten Americans say they are not sure how many Jews d...

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