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Public forum hosted at LHS Nov. 13

Public forum hosted at LHS Nov. 13

Grace Kirtley, Web Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

A public forum aimed to inform parents of challenges that the new generation faces and how to parent it. Named "Parenting the iGeneration" the forum showcased representatives from INOBTR, Chad's Coalition and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA). Opening with Cindy Schroeder from...

Castelberg’s love of fashion leads to runway competition

Castelberg’s love of fashion leads to runway competition

Melina Hudak, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

  Fashion shows are an excellent way for designers to display their work. For junior Francesca Castelberg, competing in the Lindenwood Fashion Show gives her the opportunity to have her designs noticed. Last year she displayed a black and gold dress. This year she is working on a pink rompe...

This Day In History: Nov. 9, the fall of the Berlin Wall

This Day In History: Nov. 9, the fall of the Berlin Wall

Naomi Saegusa, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Features, On this Day in History, Top Stories

The fall of the Berlin Wall Nov 9, 1989 marks the day that Guenter Schabowski, the head of The East German Communist Party, announced the freedom of the citizens of East and West Berlin, so that they could pass across the border at will. The Berlin Wall was created in the Cold War which spanne...

Cousins share bond together at Lafayette

Cousins share bond together at Lafayette

Natalie Karlsson, Lifestyle Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

We share 12.8% of our DNA with our cousins. They aren’t completely related but they’re still close family. At Lafayette, there are multiple families that have cousins going to school together, two of those families are feature below. Two juniors, Jackie Burton and Jordan Hunter, are cousins and ha...

Wagner holds on to House seat following election

Wagner holds on to House seat following election

Alex Rozar, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Republican Ann Wagner will retain her seat in the House of Representatives, following the election on Nov. 6. Wagner was elected to the House for the first time in 2012. She represents Missouri's second Congressional district, which includes much of the suburban area in St. Louis County. Before...

Hawley wins 2018 Missouri Senate race

Hawley wins 2018 Missouri Senate race

Alex Rozar, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Following the election on Nov. 6, Republican Josh Hawley will replace incumbent Claire McCaskill's seat in the United States Senate. Hawley, who is just 38 years old, is a relative newcomer to the political scene. His only previous electoral experience was the office of Missouri attorney general,...

OPINION: Trump administration’s new definition of gender highlights ignorance

OPINION: Trump administration’s new definition of gender highlights ignorance

Shelby Darnell, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

The concept of gender has recently begun to change to be more accepting of LGBTQ people, specifically transgender people. However, the Trump administration wants to change that by defining gender by genitalia at birth, specifically in Title IX. Title IX protects people in educational institutions...

Boys wrestling relies on senior leaders for upcoming season

Boys wrestling relies on senior leaders for upcoming season

Sophia Scheller, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Last year, six wrestlers on the boys wrestling team placed in the top five individually at the State Championship match. As a team, the Lancers placed fourth, but Head Coach Joe Wier has even bigger plans for the squad this year. “I'm pretty optimistic. We have a lot of kids with strong wrestling ba...

Photo Op: What would you do if you won the lottery?

Photo Op: What would you do if you won the lottery?

Jasmin Kim, Ad Manager

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Photo Opinion, Top Stories

On Oct. 24, the Mega Millions lottery announced the winner of the $1.537 billion jackpot, a South Carolina native. For a few weeks prior to the announcement, the school was filled with the imagination of what to do if they won the lottery. As we observed this national lottery fervor, we asked Laf...

The haunting at LHS

The haunting at LHS

Naomi Saegusa, Grace Kirtley, and Chloe Baker

October 31, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Top Stories

Teacher Trick-or-Treat Math depart. competes in annual themed costume competition Lafayette's Mathematics Department has gained a bit of a reputation for the creative group costumes they roll out each year in time for Halloween. Some of their most memorable costume from previous years have inc...

Girls basketball looks forward to upcoming season with new head coach

Girls basketball looks forward to upcoming season with new head coach

Addie Watson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Last year, the girls basketball team’s record was 17-8. Former junior varsity coach, Denise Meyer, is the new varsity head coach and has many goals for the upcoming season. “Since I did not coach the varsity team last year, I am not sure what they struggled with, but we hope to continue the win...

Remembering those lost in Pittsburgh shooting

Remembering those lost in Pittsburgh shooting

Hayden Cottrell, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Photos, Top Stories

On Sat. Oct. 27, 2018, a man killed 11 people and injured six others with one assault rifle and three handguns when he opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A handful of students organized a moment of silence on Oct. 30 for those affected by the act of violence.

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