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Opinion: Return to in-person learning does nothing but put others at risk

The only parent that spoke in favor of keeping all kids online speaks at the Rockwood BOE meeting over the summer. She pointed out how she had stayed home up until that point and expressed how other parents felt that didn't want to risk their health to speak at the board meeting.
November 14, 2020

It was July 23. Another staff member and I had received a tip about a protest at the Rockwood Board of Education (BOE) meeting. As journalists, we knew it was our responsibility to go and cover it.  We...

Opinion: Even with a positive case in the World Series, Turner, Dodgers cannot be blamed for celebrating

In wake of the Astro's cheating scandal, the MLB needs to create harsher punishments for teams in order to deter them from cheating.
November 11, 2020

As we all watched the final out of the 2020 World Series, we were moments away from the not-so-surprising news about a positive COVID-19 test. After the third out in the 9th, we were told that Justin Turner...

Blog: Lady Lancer volleyball greatly enhanced my high school experience and it could do the same for you

At the end of her final home game for the Lancers, senior Morgan Isenberg hugs a teammate. The Lancers beat Seckman in four sets.
October 27, 2020

As an 8th grader, soon to be freshman,  I watched as the Lafayette girls volleyball team had just won its six State Championships in a row. I always loved the involvement with activities at school and...

Cartoon: Quarantine-O-Ween

Cartoon: Quarantine-O-Ween
October 11, 2020

Blog: Canvas offers many positives for teachers, students in online learning environment

With the arrival of Canvas, teachers have begun to switch their classes from Google Classroom to this new platform.
September 24, 2020

After making it through the first four weeks of school, I think all students could agree that the virtual classroom is much different than face-to-face learning. Under the unfortunate circumstances of...

Blog: Quarantine brought me closer to my national identity, for the better

Left: In the capital city of Belarus, Minsk, Sasha walks down the street while showing me what the city looks like. 
Right: In early Sept. I showed Sasha what St. Charles historic main street looks like. I wanted to send her a photo that shows that our two different places have more in common then we realized, and this was the perfect photo for me to send that shows similar architecture.
September 14, 2020

  The internet has incredible power to unite those who would have never encountered each other otherwise. For two girls, quarantine has provided enough time to be able to communicate across an 8 hour...

Review: ‘The New Mutants’ release satisfies moviegoers’ longing for return to cinema

On Aug. 26, 2020, 20th Century Fox released “The New Mutants” in theaters, the film was originally set to release on Mar. 12, but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 11, 2020

Ever since I was old enough to understand what movies were, the magic of going to the movie theater was always a very easy way to entertain me. While I didn’t always understand how to appreciate all...

Opinion: Rockwood was right to switch to virtual learning for upcoming school year

Opinion: Rockwood was right to switch to virtual learning for upcoming school year
August 8, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools decided to switch to online learning across the United States during the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. As of March 17, 2020, 489 school districts...

Review: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ cures quarantine anxiety

After an eight year hiatus from "Animal Crossing" releases, fans had high expectations for "New Horizons." Nintendo stepped up.
April 27, 2020

Since the release of the original "Animal Crossing" for the Nintendo GameCube in Japan in 2001 and in the US in 2002, the series has blown up worldwide. Fans everywhere have enjoyed the series for its...

Opinion: US government needed better virus response

A security guard stands outside of a hotel in Macau, China that was converted into a quarantine area by the Chinese government. Photo labeled for reuse via Unsplash.
April 22, 2020

COVID-19 has been taking the world by storm. The pandemic originated from a wet market in Wuhan, China. The virus which causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, is speculated to have originated in bats and spread...

Opinion: Despite lasting impacts, MSHSAA was right to stop spring sports

On April 9, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) released a statement declaring an end to all spring sports events. While the correct choice, the decision will impact sports at Lafayette in many ways.
April 20, 2020

On April 9, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) released a statement confirming that the 2020 spring sports season is canceled due to the coronavirus and will not be extended...

Review: All Time Low returns with eighth album ‘Wake Up, Sunshine’

All Time Low's eighth studio album
April 17, 2020

All Time Low became a band in the year I was born, 2003. They’re actually a month older than I am. Four members came together in the suburbs of Baltimore and built their pop-punk empire through years...

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