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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.

Sophia Scheller and Sasha Verovka

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 time difference and create a lasting bond, while seemingly only being connected through birthpla...

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.

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

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 the work that goes into me sitting back and enjoying a movie on the big screen, I never turned down ...

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

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager

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 in the nation closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, some of those same districts are beginn...

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

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

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 creative and relaxing nature. The last adaptation was "Animal Crossing: New Leaf," released for the Nintendo 3DS ...

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.

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager

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 to humans via another animal, such as a civet, which was the animal that spread SARS to humans in 2002...

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.

Morgan Vehige, Assistant Editor

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 into the summer. The statement was released following Governor Mike Parson’s order closing all Missouri schools for the rest of the school year. MSHSAA'...

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

All Time Low's eighth studio album

Morgan Vehige, Assistant Editor

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 of guitar-smashing, rockin’ concerts and impressive albums. I became a fan of the band in the...

Opinion: Coming of age in isolation

The Class of 2020 will forever be marked as a class born during and after the tragedies of 9/11 and they enter adulthood amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

April 16, 2020

I was born 18 years ago, on April 16, 2002. And today, on April 16, 2020, as I officially enter adulthood, I also take my first steps into a strange, terrifying and ever-changing world. My youth has been bookended by a pair of catastrophes: the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and the coronavirus pandem...

Review: ‘Manchester Calling’ draws in old and new fans alike

Jacqui Abbott and Paul Heaton's third collaborative album

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2020

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s latest album “Manchester Calling” was released on March 6. The two musicians were together in the band Beautiful South, and since then have made three of their own albums. “Manchester Calling” is slightly different from their two previous records, “Wisdom, Laughter and...

Opinion: Why you need to stay home

Dr. Chris Carpenter, pictured center, along with his children Cameron Carpenter, Class of 2018, and senior Kayla Carpenter, works as an Emergency Room Physician in St. Louis.

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2020

“Social distance,” “flatten the curve,” “self-quarantine.” For the past three weeks, these phrases have become ingrained in everyone’s minds. Since the presidential address to the nation on March 18 ordering the allocation of medical resources toward the fight against COVID-19, everyth...

Review: You should see ‘Invisible Man’

Elisabeth Moss stars in

Laura Barratt, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2020

The mystery/sci-fi movie "The Invisible Man" from director Leigh Whannell was released on Feb. 24. However, due to the recent closure of many theaters across the nation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film is now available online for purchase. Unlike the majority of other films within its genre...

Review: Glimmers of magic in Pixar’s ‘Onward’

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt star in the animated film

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Disney-Pixar's "Onward," directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, follows two elf boys, Ian (Tom Holland) and Barely Lightfoot (Chris Pratt), through a magical land now depending on science, as they discover a way they can meet their deceased father, but for only twenty-four hours. When ...

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