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ROSE Award nominations open for 2020

ROSE Award nominations open for 2020

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 2020

The Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education (ROSE) Award is given to teachers, staff or volunteers that benefit the Rockwood community. Nominations for 2020 recipients are currently open until Monday, Jan. 27.  In 2012, librarian Nichole Ballard-Long was one of the recipients. She attended the cerem...

Medical marijuana licenses approved in Missouri

Medical marijuana licenses approved in Missouri

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

Along with the New Year, comes new licenses for medical marijuana facilities in Missouri. New medical marijuana cultivation licenses have been issued across the state. Companies, however, must be approved for this license. The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) began issuing 60 licen...

Video board installed in Main Gym

Video board installed in Main Gym

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2020

On Dec. 19, Lafayette installed a new addition to the Main Gym. What started out as a potential video scoring table from the Boys Basketball Booster Club turned into a 6x11 LED video board to be placed next to the current scoreboard.  Activities Director Jon Sumner said, “Our head boys basketball...

Legend named to National Scholastic Press Association’s Hall of Fame

Legend named to National Scholastic Press Association’s Hall of Fame

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2020

Lafayette's yearbook, the Legend, is the latest inductee into the National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) Hall of Fame. The Legend was first published in 1963 when Lafayette first opened and was housed in the building that is now Crestview Middle School. To be inducted into the Hall of Fame,...

Recent tragedies affect final exam

Recent tragedies affect final exam

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

January 5, 2020

Due to various tragedies that have recently affected the Lafayette community, teachers, counselors and building and district administrators have altered the policy for students' 5th Hour Final Exam which was scheduled for Jan. 6. "We want to offer the option for students to only take the scheduled...

Visitation set for sophomore Matthew McMillen

Visitation set for sophomore Matthew McMillen

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2020

Lancers are mourning the loss of sophomore Matthew McMillen who passed away on Jan. 4. McMillen was a member of the Class of 2022. He was a part of band and a member of the track and field team. The arrangements for his memorial service are not yet available. This post will be updated when...

Two Lancers involved in double shooting on Christmas Day

Two Lancers involved in double shooting on Christmas Day

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

December 28, 2019

On Dec. 25, just before noon, senior Antonio Cooper and Malik Lomax, Class of 2019, were victims of a double shooting in the 4500 block of Alice near West Florissant. The two were found injured inside a crashed car and taken to an area hospital. As of Dec. 28, the investigation is ongoing and no...

Class of 2022 hosts Cardinal Glennon donation drive

Class of 2022 hosts Cardinal Glennon donation drive

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2019

It's that time of year again. The time of year when people feel very generous. During the day known as "Giving Tuesday" in 2018, Americans donated $380 million to charities across the country. In that same spirit, the Lafayette Class of 2022's Sophomore Advisory has started a Cardinal Glennon Children's...

Petition to change final policy to match other districts gains traction in RSD

Petition to change final policy to match other districts gains traction in RSD

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

December 17, 2019

On Dec. 16, school was canceled for the Rockwood School District (RSD) due to an ice and snow storm. On Dec. 17, school was canceled again. The second snow day, however, caused students to miss their 5th Hour final, which is now scheduled to be made up on Jan. 6.  The day off on Dec. 17 also led to several school districts around the St. Louis area sanctioning different policies to h...

School cancellation postpones 5th Hour final exam

School cancellation postpones 5th Hour final exam

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

December 17, 2019

On Monday, Dec. 16, Mark Miles, Rockwood (RSD) Superintendent, canceled school for the second consecutive day for Tuesday, Dec. 17 due to hazardous road conditions. However, the Dec. 17 cancellation of school poses a problem to the previously set final exam schedule where students' 5th Hour exam was ...

Finals week marks end of semester

Finals week marks end of semester

Sarah Locke, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2019

Lafayette’s National Honor Society (NHS) is providing after school tutoring in the library from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16. NHS members will be available to aid in all core and elective subjects until 4 p.m. daily. “Some students have taken advantage of this resource and received some help, particularly ...

LTC uses close relationships to prepare for spring musical “Footloose”

LTC uses close relationships to prepare for spring musical “Footloose”

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2019

“I think the story and the people will make it special. I just think it’s really good to show a show that has more meat, more depth to it. There’s also an extra layer of emotion to the show that people will really find interesting especially in Act 2,” junior Nathaniel Mahone said. “That’s when...

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