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OPINION: Abortion should be safe and legal for everyone

OPINION: Abortion should be safe and legal for everyone

Zoe Glantz

May 21, 2019

Zoe Glantz is a freshman at Lafayette. She chose to submit this piece as a guest column for The Lancer Feed. Abortion is one of the most debated topics of all time. It took a decade-long fight to even reach the Supreme Court's ruling of decriminalizing abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973. But now that co...

OPINION: Better Together’s merger proposal needed to fail

OPINION: Better Together’s merger proposal needed to fail

Melina Hudak, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Earlier this week, the organization Better Together pulled its proposition to merge St. Louis City and St. Louis County, telling the Post-Dispatch the group wishes to focus more on “structural change”. Initially, I covered the merger proposal for The Image’s April 18 issue. When I originally began writing my story, I didn’t know much abo...

TV SHOW REVIEW: Killing Eve sets new standards

TV SHOW REVIEW: Killing Eve sets new standards

Sophia Scheller, Staff Writer

May 12, 2019

Sandra Oh left the hit TV show Grey's Anatomy in 2014. For the first time in her career, she had the power to choose her next job and negotiate a better deal; it paid off when she took one of the lead roles (as Eve Polistri) on the new show Killing Eve. Jodie Comer co-stars as Villanelle, the inte...

OPINION: Superheroes empower marginalized groups

OPINION: Superheroes empower marginalized groups

Elizabeth Elliott, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

Superheros, some of the most widely known figures in pop culture, began in comic books then into their later expansion to movies and TV shows; these characters have often been labeled as for children-but they are so much more than their brightly colored suits and various powers and weapons. These...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Us

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Us

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Us is a new horror film that everyone has been talking about from the creative mind of Jordan Peele who is the oscar-winning director behind the film Get out. The film revolves around the character of Adelaide Wilson(played by Lupita Nyong’o) who experiences something traumatic as a little girl at a Santa Cruz...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Greta

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Greta

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Greta was directed by the oscar winning filmmaker behind The Crying Game Neil Jordan, and stars Chloё Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert. With supporting actors Maika Monroe and Colm Feore as well. A very naive women named Frances played by Moretz is on the subway one day and notices a purse, and...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Pet Sematary (2019)

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Pet Sematary (2019)

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Pet Sematary (2019) is another Stephen King novel being adapted to film in the past few years. We had the remake of It in 2017, and then there were smaller adaptations that Netflix started making like 1922 and Gerald’s Game, and now we have the remake of Pet Sematary. Starring Jason Clarke and John Lit...

MOVIE REVIEW: Shazam!

MOVIE REVIEW: Shazam!

Makayla Archambeault, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

On April 5, 2019, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) released a superhero movie that was very different when juxtaposed to previous superhero movies starring darker, more serious heroes like Batman, Aquaman and Wonder Woman. Shazam! features a superhero in the form of a 14-year-old foster kid named Billy Batson (Asher An...

OPINION: An environmental case supporting merger

OPINION: An environmental case supporting merger

Katie Barefield

April 30, 2019

Katie Barefield is a junior at Lafayette and a member of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Civitas and Model UN. She is also planning to start a gardening club. She chose to submit this piece as a guest column for The Lancer Feed. The infamous “flood week." Lafayette students pray for those...

ALBUM REVIEW: “Sing to Me Instead” by Ben Platt

ALBUM REVIEW: “Sing to Me Instead” by Ben Platt

Morgan Vehige, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

"Pitch Perfect" and "Dear Evan Hansen" star Ben Platt released his debut album "Sing to Me Instead" on March 29. Platt released the first two songs on the album, “Bad Habit” and “Ease My Mind”, on Feb. 1. Besides “Found/Tonight”, which was written with Lin-Manuel Miranda and showcased numbers from both...

ALBUM REVIEW: “Free Spirit” by Khalid

ALBUM REVIEW: “Free Spirit” by Khalid

Carson Luther, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

R&B singer Khalid released his second album, "Free Spirit", on April 5. This album had a lot to live up to after his debut single "Location" went quintuple platinum and his debut album "American Teen" went double platinum as well. Khalid’s style, which consistently flows between pop and R&...

OPINION: Congress should end Tax Day stress

OPINION: Congress should end Tax Day stress

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

April 16, 2019

April 15, the federal government’s designated due date for income tax returns. For many, the buildup to Tax Day can be stressful, time-consuming and costly. And now that it’s over, we can all take a sigh of relief. But what if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? For the majority of ...

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