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OPINION: Complaints about “Stop The Bop” are futile

OPINION: Complaints about “Stop The Bop” are futile

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

September 30, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Opinions

“Stop The Bop” began on Mon. Sept. 24 to continue Student Council’s (STUCO) fundraiser, which started with the St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer the Saturday before. The fundraiser named "Stop The Bop" consisted of the song "MMMBop" by Hanson being played before school, after schoo...

OPINION: Freshman Survival Guide – Homecoming Edition

OPINION: Freshman Survival Guide – Homecoming Edition

Amisha Paul and Delaney Stulce

September 26, 2018


Filed under Blog, Opinions, Top Stories

Homecoming week is upon us. For us seniors, juniors and sophomores, we’ve been through this week before.  It’s certainly one of the best weeks of the year, but that’s not to say it’s an easy week to survive. With events almost every single day and night, there’s a lot to remember and do. So we...

OPINION: The Hate U Give, a book that shouldn’t be banned

OPINION: The Hate U Give, a book that shouldn’t be banned

Abigail Wadlington

September 26, 2018


Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

The week of Sept. 23 through 29 is National Banned Books Week. In libraries across the United States, books are banned for being "unorthodox or unpopular" according to the Banned Books Week's website. The theme for 2018's National Banned Books Week is "Banning Books Silences Stories" and it aims to f...

OPINION: How running unexpectedly changed my life

OPINION: How running unexpectedly changed my life

Grace Kirtley, Web Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

I was proudly wearing my Green Pines track uniform, not fully knowing how embarrassed I would be moments later. For some unknown reason I, a chubby fifth grader with a personal mile record of around 10 minutes, was chosen as the alternate for the mile at the annual track meet. One thing led to anot...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Why Lafayette needs journalists

STAFF EDITORIAL: Why Lafayette needs journalists

September 4, 2018


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Every week day, 1,874 students walk the halls of Lafayette. Among those students are the student journalists who call Room 137A their office. The daunting task of telling the stories that would otherwise not be told continuously challenges  student journalists everyday. It is the duty of the three pub...

The Lancer Feed offers new guest column feature

The Lancer Feed offers new guest column feature

Addie Watson, Assistant Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions, Opinions, School News, Top Stories

This year, we are introducing a guest column to the Lancer Feed website. As a publication, we want the student body to feel as though they have a voice. A creative outlet such as the guest column will allow students to express themselves in a different way and make sure opinions are heard. Eac...

OPINION: Back to school stress lasts longer than the first day

OPINION: Back to school stress lasts longer than the first day

Shelby Darnell, Staff Writer

August 21, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Opinions

Coming back to school is stressful for both staff and students. As students, we are busy trying to keep up with a sudden burst of homework. School counselors are also arguably just as busy trying to rearrange students schedules who didn’t receive the classes they requested or changed their minds. However,...

Catcher in the Rye: a beautiful tale unjustly hated

Catcher in the Rye: a beautiful tale unjustly hated

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

Many juniors across the Rockwood school district pick up a copy of widely-banned book Catcher in the Rye. Most parents dislike the book for its crude language, occasional sexual themes and the whole notion of Holden Caulfield's quest. Despite many parents' objections, Catcher in the Rye is a classic...

Teen suicide: A frightening statistic

Teen suicide: A frightening statistic

Natalie Karlsson, Lifestyle Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

The leading cause of death for teens is suicide. According to the If Parent Resource Program, more teens die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease, combined.  But why do teens do it? There is no real answer. ...

A Quiet Place presents creative take on horror

A Quiet Place presents creative take on horror

Ty Prozorowski, News Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

John Krasinski's A Quiet Place delivers an intriguing spin on the post-apocalyptic horror film genre that is sure to keep audiences holding their breaths on the edges of their seats. Set in the year 2020, Lee Abbott (Krasinski) and his wife Evelyn (Emily Blunt) struggle to protect their children...

Academic Pep Assembly selectively favors students over others

Academic Pep Assembly selectively favors students over others

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter

March 10, 2018


Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

The lights. The blasting music. The ridiculous antics performed by teachers. It's all a guise for what the Academic Pep Assembly (APA) really stands for, putting a handful of students on a pedestal for being naturally gifted in the world of academics. The same students that walk into the gym for having...

The misunderstood truth about skincare

The misunderstood truth about skincare

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2018


Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

In the digital age, millennials thrive in many ancient and well-loved beauty secrets have been forgotten. Many young people have no idea how to care for themselves properly. A lot of teens have dry, brittle or damaged hair. Some just aren’t born blessed. And a staggering lot have premature wrinkles fro...

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