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Enjoy a summer staycation in St. Louis

When visiting, I highly recommend the All Shook Up, a mixture of vanilla custard, bananas and Reese's peanut butter cups.

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

At ACE Comic Con Midwest in Chicago, Illinois on Oct. 13, junior Ariana Magafas meets actor Chris Evans.

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

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

Senior Kashish Gupta (left) and junior Geoff Ladue sort through donated clothing items. This year, FBLA hosted their second annual business wear drive and increased their collections from last year.

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 is a common job among teenagers, this story dives into the tips and stories of Lafayette babysitters.

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

French exchange students Rania and Lucille visited Lafayette for approximately three weeks.

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, News 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

Ashley Shaw and horse, Adico, competing at Washington International Horse Show in Washington, DC in October of 2018.

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

The College Board decided on cutting the AP world curriculum into two halves.

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....

As Seen In The Image: Out of this World

Andy Klesh (center) traveled to Alaska's Matanuska Glacier in 2017 to test out mapping technology in underwater tunnels called moulins. Klesh said that same technology may one day be used on Jupiter's moon Europa. Also pictured: Keeton Kroon and John Leighty.

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2019

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

Before a home softball game against Francis Howell North on Oct. 1, the softball team huddles together. The team won 6-0.

Kayla Carpenter and Sophia Scheller

February 6, 2019

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, News Editor

January 24, 2019

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...

Undefined improv show supports breast cancer research

Erik Bossier, Jacqueline Janson and Anna Lena Curran , seniors, along with Rachel Paese and Jake Dederer, juniors, preform a team skit.

Chloe Baker and Grace Kirtley

December 18, 2018

On Nov. 30, 2018, Lafayette's improv team, Undefined, hosted two shows to raise money for breast cancer research.

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