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Opinion: The case for a pass/fail grading system

Opinion: The case for a pass/fail grading system

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

14 hours ago

Letter grades. Those pesky A's, B's, C's, D's and F's can either make or break your whole year. At some point throughout high school, almost every teenager feels like they are defined by their grades. Having letter grades instead of having a pass or fail system is detrimental to students. Here are some reas...

Weekly sports update: Sept. 9- Sept. 15

Weekly sports update: Sept. 9- Sept. 15

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

18 hours ago

Boys Cross Country: The Lancers cross country team finished in seventh overall out of 25 teams at the Forest Park Cross Country Festival on Sept. 14. Lafayette’s Nikolas Malek finished 18th place out of all runners in the event. Their next race will be in the Paul Enke Invitational at Hazelwood Ce...

Boys Soccer plays rival Marquette in their fourth game of the season

Boys Soccer plays rival Marquette in their fourth game of the season

Kennedy Willhite, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

The Lafayette Lancers faced off against Marquette High School for their fourth game of the season. They lost the game 3-1, leaving their record 2-2. Senior captain Michael Lang scored the only goal in the game for the Lancers.

Flu shot clinic to be hosted at LHS

Flu shot clinic to be hosted at LHS

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

It's that time of year again. The time of year when the phrase "the flu" starts to pop up everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that anyone who is six months or older should receive the yearly dose of the influenza vaccine. The flu vaccine lowers your chance of getting a strain...

September 11 tragedy remembered 18 years later in Patriot Day ceremony

September 11 tragedy remembered 18 years later in Patriot Day ceremony

Joey Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

The Lafayette community gathered at the flag pole before school to remember the attacks of September 11, 2001. AFJROTC Instructor SMSgt. Matt Zahradka said, "It didn't matter what political party you were, where you came from, we were all Americans and we all looked out after each other. It was a...

Superintendent engages with community at Q&A sessions

Superintendent engages with community at Q&A sessions

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

September 12, 2019

In an attempt to further introduce himself to the Rockwood community, Superintendent Mark Miles is hosting various question and answer style meetings open to the public. He is holding four meetings total, one in each quadrant of the district. On Aug. 9, he hosted his first meeting at the Administrative...

Weekly Sports Update Sept. 2- Sept. 8

Weekly Sports Update Sept. 2- Sept. 8

Abby Stebner, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2019

Boys Cross Country: Over the weekend the Lancers competed in the Fort Zumwalt North Twilight Invitational on Sept. 7 at Pheasant Run Golf Course. They placed 2nd out of 23 teams. Nikolas' Malek placed 5th, Aiden Murphy 7th, Alex McMillen 20th, Eric Reed 22nd. This Saturday Sept. 14, the Lancers will com...

Five Questions with Derek Schreiner

Five Questions with Derek Schreiner

Hannah Fitts, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

September 6, 2019

Derek Schreiner is a senior at Lafayette and is the current Student Council (STUCO) President. He has been part of STUCO since his freshman year and has helped coordinate a number of events around the school. What do you do as president?  As President it is my job to make sure people are having fun ...

Review: Close Talker stands their ground on “How Do We Stay Here?”

Review: Close Talker stands their ground on “How Do We Stay Here?”

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

September 4, 2019

Sometimes I feel like finding new music is harder than ever these days. Music is everywhere, from Spotify’s release radar to an earbud being shoved into our ear by a friend with strange music taste. There are a million ways to find new music—and that’s just the problem. Why find new music when we ...

RSD high schools switch to static menu; cafeteria acclimates to changes

RSD high schools switch to static menu; cafeteria acclimates to changes

Delaney Stulce and Chloe Baker

September 3, 2019

Along with major changes to the schedule, all four Rockwood School District (RSD) high schools have redesigned lunchtime as well.  For the 2019-2020 school year, the cafeteria has switched from a dynamic menu to a static menu, meaning that the menu stays the same day to day. Cafeteria manager ...

Seven tips and tricks for surviving Busch Stadium

Seven tips and tricks for surviving Busch Stadium

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

On Aug. 22, my friends and I made our way down to Busch Stadium to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals as they played against the Colorado Rockies. The game started late due to rain, but the Cardinals won 6-5 in the end. With that win, the Cardinals swept the Rockies in the last three games of the se...

Dog-friendly coffee shop provides comfort, opportunities for community members

Dog-friendly coffee shop provides comfort, opportunities for community members

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

August 30, 2019

Typically, when customers walk through the doors of a coffee shop, they expect to be greeted by the smell of hot coffee, smiling baristas ready to take their order and an array of comfortable furniture to sit and work on homework or read a book. However, when customers walk through the doors of Wildw...

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