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Local community fights Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic provides many local families with struggles. This includes the Fitzwalter familly, whom founded the HEAL organization following the death of their son.

Naomi Saegusa and Shelby Darnell

March 26, 2019

According to the CDC, Around 68 percent of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. That’s around 47,736 deaths to opioids in just one year. These deaths can impact anyone, including people in our community. Patti Fitzwalter came home from work and found her son, Michael ...

Fight against human trafficking visits LHS

Seniors Lindsay Armstrong and Rachel Blankenship,  Sara Morgenthaler and Megan Scholl, juniors, and Lily Gregory and Sophie Arceneaux, sophomores, wear dresses to support the fight against human trafficking.

Naomi Saegusa, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

This December, some West-County students, in the team Gals for Gals, are raising money and awareness against human trafficking through the worldwide campaign called Dressember. Dressember is a month-long event created to raise money and awareness against human trafficking. All month long participants...

Wagner holds on to House seat following election

Wagner holds on to House seat following election

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

November 6, 2018

Republican Ann Wagner will retain her seat in the House of Representatives, following the election on Nov. 6. Wagner was elected to the House for the first time in 2012. She represents Missouri's second Congressional district, which includes much of the suburban area in St. Louis County. Before...

Hawley wins 2018 Missouri Senate race

Hawley wins 2018 Missouri Senate race

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

November 6, 2018

Following the election on Nov. 6, Republican Josh Hawley will replace incumbent Claire McCaskill's seat in the United States Senate. Hawley, who is just 38 years old, is a relative newcomer to the political scene. His only previous electoral experience was the office of Missouri attorney general,...

Annual Coffee House show to be held Nov. 7

Annual Coffee House show to be held Nov. 7

Travis Bodell, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018

The annual Coffee House performance will be held in the Commons on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The event is organized each year by guitar teacher Traci Bolton. "We try to emulate that coffee house setting by having all acoustic performances," Bolton said. All musicians, whether they be vocal or...

McCaskill, Hawley to participate in televised debate Thursday, Oct. 18

McCaskill, Hawley to participate in televised debate Thursday, Oct. 18

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

October 18, 2018

With Election Day less than a month away, Missouri senatorial candidates Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley have agreed to participate in an hour-long televised debate. The event, which was organized by St. Louis-area broadcasters KSDK, KETC and St. Louis Public Radio, will be held on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m....

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash offers variety of food, activities

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash offers variety of food, activities

Travis Bodell, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018

For the 14th year, St. Louis Home Fires presented the Wildwood BBQ Bash. The event featured fresh food and live entertainment. This is the second year that the event has been held at St. Louis Community College - Wildwood....

Former Lafayette employee arrested for charges involving student contact

The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.

Grace Kirtley, Lifestyles Editor

October 3, 2018

A former Lafayette Hall Monitor, Devyn Rhodes, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 26 on two counts of statutory rape and two charges involving sexual contact with a student. The alleged incidents happened during the 2016-2017 school year. Rhodes was employed as a hall monitor at Lafayette from November...

FAFSA application open beginning Oct. 1

FAFSA application open beginning Oct. 1

Amisha Paul, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2018

Every year on Oct. 1, seniors around the country begin filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application allows students to become eligible  for any federal student aid to finance college, such as federal grants, work-study and loans.   This same application is ...

NHS expresses admiration for staff with goody bags, letters

NHS expresses admiration for staff with goody bags, letters

Ty Prozorowski, News Editor

May 16, 2018

National Honor Society (NHS) delivered goody bags and letters to teachers on May 8 to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day. NHS sponsor Brian Fish said, "It began with an idea we had back at our April meeting, ways in which we could recognize our staff for their outstanding work here at Lafayette, so we i...

Library assistant Nancy Hendricks passes away

Library assistant Nancy Hendricks passes away

Ty Prozorowski, News Editor

May 3, 2018

Nancy Hendricks, library assistant, passed away this morning, May 3. Principal Karen Calcaterra sent the following information out to the Lafayette community: It is with great sadness that I share the news that Mrs. Nancy Hendricks, library assistant, passed away this morning unexpectedly in her...

Walk Out of Darkness brings awareness to suicide prevention

Amisha Paul, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018

On Sunday, Apr. 8, Lancers Helping Lancers (LHL) hosted its first-ever Walk Out of Darkness on the Lafayette track. The 2-mile walk on the Lafayette track was held to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and to bring awareness to suicide in high schools. “I’m involve...

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