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Low ratings lead Rhode Island high school to drastic measures

Alex West, Reporter

March 7, 2010


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In order to turn around their schools ratings, Central Falls High School in Providence, RI has approved a plan to lay off all of its 88 teachers. Central Falls is one of the states most troubled schools with 90 percent of its students in poverty, only seven percent proficient in math standards and...

LHS hosts voter registration drive

Adam Harris, Reporter

March 2, 2010


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 During all lunch shifts on March 2-4, students will be given the opportunity to register to vote. Requirements include being U.S. citizen, being  17 and a half years old (18 years old by election day) and living in St. Louis County. “Turnout has been very light because it is not a presidential...

Canned Food Drive kicks off March 1

Mia Schenone, Online Student Life Editor

March 1, 2010


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During Rockwood Reading Week, March 1-5, Lafayette has paired up with Operation Food Search (OFS) to launch a school-wide canned food drive themed “FEED BEFORE YOU READ.” Students are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items through a variety of incentive opportunities like the elimination...

Club News

March 1, 2010


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Mud Club The club meets twice a week every other week, to learn new styles of pottery, eat popcorn and have a great time. -Kyle Siebert Lafayette Theater Club (LTC) The second Tuesday of every month LTC starts each meeting with a guest speaker or activity followed by an improv game. The club encou...

CIA agent speaks to foreign language classes

Rachel Brown, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2010


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On Feb. 24, Midwestern CIA recruiter Henry Medina presented to 6th and 7th Hour foreign language classes about the importance of taking a second language and what it’s like to work in the CIA. “A second language is a beautiful thing to have. You can better understand your adversaries, foes and...

The best part of the Olympics

Leanne Beasley, Reporter

March 1, 2010


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Every four years countries around the world are granted the opportunity to compete in the Olympics. The best of the best have achieved the greatest of honors as they competed head-to-head in the most intense of events.  The United States of America dominated in numbers and in talent as the States...

Technology in library assists teachers, raises questions

Teresa Avila, Reporter

February 28, 2010


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While the renovated library has been open to students and staff for the past few months, the finishing touches have only recently been added. Three SMART Boards and a flat screen TV have been installed as part of the new library bond issue. “All of the new libraries are getting the same features,”...

Prop 5 seeks to improve classrooms, technology

Jessica Zadoks, Reporter

February 28, 2010


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On April 6, Rockwood residents will vote on Proposition 5, a $55 million, no-tax increase bond issue. A special Bond Issue Committee, made up of staff, community members and representative parents from each Rockwood school, designed the proposition which focuses on five SMART priority areas: Safety measure...

Many scholarship deadlines for seniors approaching

Mina Yu, Online Editor

February 25, 2010


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With scholarship deadlines approaching fast, the College Center has creates a list of local and private scholarships for seniors to apply for. Many scholarships require an official transcript, a counselor's signature, letters of recommendation, etc. All of this information requires the assistance...

Students and staff invited to Culinary Open House

Grace Bueckendorf, Reporter

February 24, 2010


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The Lafayette community is invited to observe what the Lafayette Culinary Program has been up to this year through the first Culinary Open House. The free Open House is scheduled to take place on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in Room 109, and is open to the community, Lafayette staff, Board of Education members...

Club News

February 23, 2010


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FCA Lead by seniors, FCA presents an opportunity every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Christians to discuss their spiritual lives as athletes. -Claire Norfleet Vocal Music All choirs are currently preparing for the concert March 3 and the Solo and Ensemble Festival on March 6. Some singers also aud...

This Week in History

Caleb Cavarretta, Reporter

February 22, 2010


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Wednesday Feb. 17- Ash Wednesday (continues till Easter)* Monday, Feb. 22- Washington’s Birthday Tuesday, Feb. 23- Iwo Jima Day Wednesday, Feb. 24- National Tortilla Day Thursday, Feb. 25- Pistol Patent Day Friday, Feb. 26- Carnival Day Saturday, Feb. 27- Polar Bear Day Sunday,...

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