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Five Questions with Craig Wideman

When not teaching or coaching LHS soccer, Craig Wideman enjoys traveling the world.

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

Chemistry teacher Craig Wideman has traveled far and wide.  Between adjusting to his first year coaching a soccer team and teaching at LHS, he makes time to fuel his love for traveling.   How did you develop a passion for traveling? My parents were divorced so I moved around a lot as a kid, so I was use...

What level of Senioritis do you have?

What level of Senioritis do you have?

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

January 27, 2020

Leaving high school is a dream come true for some and a nightmare for others. Are you more likely to lean towards hanging on to all of the high school moments or moving on towards college and a career? Find out what level of Senioritis you have in this quiz. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);;js.src='';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Five Questions with Meredith Ambrose

Sophomore Meredith Ambrose jumps her horse, Savia, over an obstacle during a competition at Camwood Farm in Tennessee.

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

January 24, 2020

Sophomore Meredith Ambrose has been horseback riding for years, she dedicates a lot of time to training and traveling to various places--both in-state and out--for competitions. Over the course of 10 years training as an equestrian, Ambrose looks to improve her skills and continue riding in the future. How did you...

Photo Opinion: Rising freshman’s thoughts on Curriculum Night

Freshman orientation

Sophia Wasson, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

We asked rising freshmen what their thoughts on curriculum night are and what they are excited about for high school next year.

Five Questions with Emmanuelle Tamaroff

French teacher Emmanuelle Tamaroff grew up in France where she simultaneously furthered her education and practiced tennis. Tamaroff even participated in a mini-tournament at the Roland-Garros. She now coaches tennis at Lafayette.

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

January 15, 2020

French teacher Emmanuelle Tamaroff is coaching girls tennis at Lafayette for the first time. She grew up playing tennis in France, competing in a mini-tournament at the Roland-Garros, the venue of a major tennis tournament held over the span of two weeks beginning in May every year in France. How do you ...

Last Time I… Met a celebrity

Sophmore Tom Richards poses with NBA star and St. Louis native Jayson Tatum.

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2019

Sophomore Tom Richards never thought he would be meeting Boston Celtics player, and St. Louis native, Jayson Tatum. "I met Tatum through a basketball camp I attended with my best friend," Richards said. Requests for autographs and public appearances often bombard sports players, making it difficult...

Five Questions with Tom Richards

In his free time, sophomore Tom Richards is a martial arts instructor. He primarily teaches Tae Kwon Do to all ages.

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2019

Sophomore Tom Richards has always been interested in martial arts. He was a student at a dojo, an area that is used to practice martial arts. He hopes to soon become an instructor at the same dojo. What or who got you interested in martial arts? My mom signed me up for a class when I was five ...

The holiday question: 10 sites that look at the debate of when to start celebrating Christmas

With both Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays drawing near, the annual debate over which holiday should be prioritized has officially begun.

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

November 25, 2019

As both Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, so does the annual disagreement between those who believe Christmas should begin to be celebrated as soon as Halloween is over, and those who believe Christmas decorations should not be seen until after Thanksgiving. This ongoing debate has raged through the...

Out and About: Craft Eats and Drinks

Craft Eats and Drinks is located on 16524 Manchester Rd. and offers a wide range of food to its customers.

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 2019

With the opening its only location in January, Wildwood welcomed Craft to the neighborhood. Craft maintains a fun atmosphere while serving outstanding food to customers. On one side, the restaurant has a variety of seating with regular tables as well as booths, which can adequately fit a large cro...

Refugee mother gives Waltons unique perspective

Senior Malayka Walton and sophomore Layla Walton share a unique perspective due to their mother's experience of being a refugee.

Grace Kirtley and Sarah Locke

November 22, 2019

Since 1975, more than 3 million refugees have arrived in the United States (U.S.), according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Until recent years, the U.S. was known as the world’s top country for refugee admissions.  According to the Council on Foreign Relations, "refugees are migrants who are able to demon...

Superintendent Miles reveals his path to career in education

Superintendent Mark Miles speaks at the Oct. 3 Board of Education meeting.

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

November 21, 2019

Mark Miles, Rockwood Superintendent, told the story of a boy growing up with a single mother and struggled with learning at school to Lafayette High School (LHS) staff members. Little did the LHS staff know, Miles was telling his own story.  Growing up in Bethany, Missouri, Miles’ family faced difficult...

A Northern Lens

Since the beginning of 2019, there have been 164 homicides in the City of St. Louis. Since April 1, 2019, 13 of those victims between the ages of 2-16 were killed by guns.  Sophomore Seraphina Blackmon lives in North St. Louis city, and she has grown up around such violence, but despite her experiences, she still highly regards the area.

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

As sophomore Seraphina Blackmon finishes up her homework, concludes her night and gets ready for bed, she hears piercing cracks and thumps from outside her window. Blackmon has no doubt in her mind of what the cacophonous noises are: gunshots. “I can hear gunshots every night, but it isn’t as bad...

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