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Babysitting: tricks and tales of the trade

Babysitting: tricks and tales of the trade

Caroline Kesting and Jasmin Kim

March 13, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Babysitting business has been constantly growing as more and more families have both parents working, and the cost of childcare has increased to cause pressure on many families. Therefore, many families with little children are hiring teenagers to look after their children. We asked Lafayette to share som...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews The Prodigy

MOVIE MANIAC reviews The Prodigy

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Reviews, Top Stories

The Prodigy is a new horror film from the producers of The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Based on the trailers for this film, I thought it was going to be a cliché and maybe slightly creepy story about a little possessed boy. However, the film took a surprising and unexpected turn that I wasn’t expecting. ...

Students from France reflect on visit to Lafayette

Students from France reflect on visit to Lafayette

Lourdes Hindi, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Through a program, Language and Friendship, Lafayette has been hosting six French students. The students are here from Feb. 19 until Mar. 8, 2019. For the past couple weeks, these six students have been shown around by current Lafayette students to various classes. After a couple of weeks, two of the students...

Flannigan manages busy flow of Production Center

Flannigan manages busy flow of Production Center

Ryan Post and Jack Weaver

March 8, 2019


Filed under Top Stories, Video, Video

Every week, the Production Center goes through an average of just under 70,000 pieces of paper. Denice Flannigan, Production Center secretary, is behind it all.

Color Guard advances across Midwest

Color Guard advances across Midwest

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

The Lafayette Winter Color Guard has been tearing up the competition this year. On Feb. 23, they placed first in their class in Edwardsville, Illinois. The previous weekend, the Winter Guard placed fifth in Finals at a Winter Guard International (WGI) Super Regional event in Indianapolis, Indiana with a score of 74.48. "Indianapolis was kin...

Listen in: Future Lancers of Green Pines

Listen in: Future Lancers of Green Pines

Chloe Baker, Grace Kirtley, and Kayla Carpenter

March 2, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Top Stories

In this episode of Listen in, Web-editor Chloe Baker sits down with Green Pines Gators Luci Cordes-Palmer, 3rd grade, Jason White, 4th grade and Ellen Cuendet, 5th grade, to talk about their experience in a Rockwood elementary school. With conversation ranging from their favorite sports to what they...

Listen in: Future Lancers of Babler

Listen in: Future Lancers of Babler

Kayla Carpenter, Chloe Baker, and Grace Kirtley

March 1, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Top Stories

In this episode of Listen in, Kayla Carpenter talks with Babler Elementary students James Eisenhart, Kevin Gabris and Aida Weidner about their perspective on school at Babler and what they can look forward to in their years of high school. With topics ranging from their perception of high students now...

Ballard-Long named Teacher of the Year

Ballard-Long named Teacher of the Year

Corren Tipton, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Librarian Nichole Ballard-Long has been at Lafayette for 20 years. Ballard-Long became a librarian in the 2005-06 school year and is Lafayette’s 2018-19 Teacher of the Year (TOY). “[My job] is so different every day. I get to talk about books, work with different people and get to know many s...

For the love of donuts

For the love of donuts

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Top Stories, Video, Video

On Feb. 14, Student Council delivered a Donut Palace donut to every student at Lafayette to celebrate Valentine's Day. The production started the night before as Donut Palace worked through the night to cut, fry and decorate the 2,000 heart-shaped donuts ordered. Donut Palace Owner Steve Saladin talked...

The best trip I ever took with Stella Chang

The best trip I ever took with Stella Chang

Hayden Cottrell, Lifestyle Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Two years ago, Stella Chang, junior, got the opportunity to visit her mother's hometown, Kunming China, and her grandparents. Chang normally only communicates with her grandparents through Skype. "I rarely get to see them other than Skype, so it was exciting to see them in person," Chang said. Kunming...

Mr. LHS 2019

Mr. LHS 2019

Jackie Day, Videographer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Top Stories, Video, Video

Thirteen Lancers will compete for the title of Mr. LHS on Friday, Feb. 22 in the theatre. Last year, Will Gerretsen, Mr. Undefined, claimed the title of Mr. LHS.

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Glass

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Glass

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Reviews, Top Stories

Glass is the newest film by director M. Night Shyamalan. Starring James McAvoy who plays Kevin Wendell Crumb, and reprises his 23 split personality characters. Also starring Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, AKA Mr. Glass, Anya Taylor-Joy reprising her role from Split, C...

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