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Closures pile up as waters rise

Closures pile up as waters rise

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Local News, News, Top Stories

According to the National Weather Service, the Meramec River in Eureka, MO is now predicted to crest at 46.4 feet at 1 a.m. on May 3. If this prediction is correct, the river will set a new record, even higher than the flood in December of 2015. The weather is continuing to affect the estimated water...

Community comes together to prepare for flood

Community comes together to prepare for flood

Jack Weaver and Travis Bodell
May 1, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Local News, News, Top Stories

Over the past three days, the Meramec River near Eureka, MO has reached flood levels and has continued to climb. The river is predicted to crest at 45.9 feet at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3. This prediction is only 0.2 feet less than the historic flood in December of 2015, when the river reached a rec...

Rising water levels cause complications

Rising water levels cause complications

Erin Coogan, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Local News, News, Top Stories

After the heavy rainfall of five to seven inches over the weekend, Eureka faces substantial flooding. As a result, the Eureka quadrant of the Rockwood School District has been canceled on May 1. With the flood levels rising, the fear is that all Rockwood schools could possibly close. Several teache...

St. Louis Zoo: all about the jungle in Forest Park

St. Louis Zoo: all about the jungle in Forest Park

Clare Mulherin and Ty Prozorowski
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Our city is known for a number of things such as the Fox Theater, Art hill, the Delmar loop and now our zoo has been nationally recognized as America's best free attraction. The St. Louis Zoo recently adopted two orphaned grizzly bear cubs. The male cub is Huckleberry and the female is Finley. In honor...

Lafayette senior nominated for Post Dispatch award

Lafayette senior nominated for Post Dispatch award

Derek Beradi, Guest Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The St. Louis Post Dispatch will be having the annual Scholar Athlete award ceremony this May. It is the 51st year of this event, where students will be honored from every area of school. This event will be held at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, May 2. An approximated 150 people will be nominated and honored b...

Community Volleyball Challenge to take place on April 7

Community Volleyball Challenge to take place on April 7

Delaney Stulce, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The second annual Lafayette High School Community Volleyball Challenge will be held on Fri. April 7. Volleyball teams will be made up of teachers, administration and staff from all of the elementary, middle and high schools in the Lafayette community. For the second year in a row, the school's wi...

District gears up for Prop T vote on April 4

District gears up for Prop T vote on April 4

Thomas Francois, Ad Manager
March 28, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Rockwood School District's Proposition T (Thrive) is an upcoming bond issue aiming to support Rockwood schools and students. The bond issue focuses on two main changes to the school district: increased classroom sizes and improvements to student technology resources. Prop T aims to build a new Eureka...

Renaissance to hold fundraiser at two local Chipotle locations

Renaissance to hold fundraiser at two local Chipotle locations

Travis Bodell, Social Media Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Renaissance will be holding a fundraiser at two local Chipotle restaurants on March 6 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. The Ellisville and Chesterfield locations are both participating. During the fundraiser, 50% of proceeds from purchases go to the Renaissance program. In order to participate, students should...

Lancers mourn loss of student: Lawrence Strawbridge

Lancers mourn loss of student: Lawrence Strawbridge

Kayley Allen, Editor in Chief
August 10, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Lawrence Strawbridge, junior, passed away on Aug. 2. Funeral services will be held on Aug. 13 at Bellefontaine United Methodist, 10600 Bellefontaine Road, St. Louis, MO 63137-2312. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. As school resumes, Lafayette's counseling team is available to provide assistance to t...

Student run music festival aims to help needy

Student run music festival aims to help needy

Garrett McBay, Asst. Webmaster
May 16, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

On June 5, the Melomaniac's Music for Change festival will be held to raise funds for a charitable cause. All donations will benefit the Sheldon Concert Hall Music for Life Long Achievement program, a charity that donates instruments to disadvantaged children and music programs. "I'm putting it on...

Car show at Lafayette to fund Renaissance

Car show at Lafayette to fund Renaissance

Jessie Cargill, Reporter
April 12, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

The Renaissance Car show will be held on Saturday, May 7. It is run by the Renaissance Steering Committee. The car show is meant to raise funds for Renaissance. "Myself and my friend, Jack, really love cars, and we thought it would be a good way to raise money for our program and to do something...

Speed limit will be lowered on Hwy. 109 near Lafayette

Speed limit will be lowered on Hwy. 109 near Lafayette

Anna James, News Editor
March 31, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Wildwood City Council voted and approved on March 14 to change the speed limit from 45 mph to 40 mph between Shepard Road and New College Avenue right past Lafayette High School. After Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) did a speed study, mainly in the area where most recently two round-a-bouts...