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Last Time I… Met a celebrity

Last Time I… Met a celebrity

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2019

Sophomore Tom Richards never thought he would be meeting Boston Celtics player, and St. Louis native, Jayson Tatum. "I met Tatum through a basketball camp I attended with my best friend," Richards said. Requests for autographs and public appearances often bombard sports players, making it difficult...

Five Questions with Tom Richards

Five Questions with Tom Richards

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2019

Sophomore Tom Richards has always been interested in martial arts. He was a student at a dojo, an area that is used to practice martial arts. He hopes to soon become an instructor at the same dojo. What or who got you interested in martial arts? My mom signed me up for a class when I was five ...

The holiday question: 10 sites that look at the debate of when to start celebrating Christmas

The holiday question: 10 sites that look at the debate of when to start celebrating Christmas

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

November 25, 2019

As both Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, so does the annual disagreement between those who believe Christmas should begin to be celebrated as soon as Halloween is over, and those who believe Christmas decorations should not be seen until after Thanksgiving. This ongoing debate has raged through the...

Out and About: Craft Eats and Drinks

Out and About: Craft Eats and Drinks

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 2019

With the opening its only location in January, Wildwood welcomed Craft to the neighborhood. Craft maintains a fun atmosphere while serving outstanding food to customers. On one side, the restaurant has a variety of seating with regular tables as well as booths, which can adequately fit a large cro...

Refugee mother gives Waltons unique perspective

Refugee mother gives Waltons unique perspective

Grace Kirtley and Sarah Locke

November 22, 2019

Since 1975, more than 3 million refugees have arrived in the United States (U.S.), according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Until recent years, the U.S. was known as the world’s top country for refugee admissions.  According to the Council on Foreign Relations, "refugees are migrants who ...

Superintendent Miles reveals his path to career in education

Superintendent Miles reveals his path to career in education

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

November 21, 2019

Mark Miles, Rockwood Superintendent, told the story of a boy growing up with a single mother and struggled with learning at school to Lafayette High School (LHS) staff members. Little did the LHS staff know, Miles was telling his own story.  Growing up in Bethany, Missouri, Miles’ family faced difficult...

A Northern Lens

A Northern Lens

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

As sophomore Seraphina Blackmon finishes up her homework, concludes her night and gets ready for bed, she hears piercing cracks and thumps from outside her window. Blackmon has no doubt in her mind of what the cacophonous noises are: gunshots. “I can hear gunshots every night, but it isn’t as bad...

Photo Opinion: What is your favorite Thanksgiving Tradition?

Photo Opinion: What is your favorite Thanksgiving Tradition?

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

November 15, 2019

Every family is different and every family has their own traditions. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this family holiday is looking to be cheerful for the students of Lafayette as they share their families' traditions for Thanksgiving....

Out and About: The Soda Fountain

Out and About: The Soda Fountain

Sarah Locke, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

As a part of the new renovations, Union Station has replaced Hard Rock Cafe with The Soda Fountain.  Located in Union Station at 201 South 18th Street, the restaurant is about 35 minutes away from Lafayette, but definitely worth the drive.  From the outside, it doesn’t appear to be special, b...

Crocker brothers visit nearly half of MLB stadiums

Crocker brothers visit nearly half of MLB stadiums

Grace Kirtley, Lifestyles Editor

November 11, 2019

The start of a tradition: 15 days-12 stadiums. In the summer of 2019, Derek Crocker, junior, Ethan Crocker, Class of 2019 and their father, Patrick Crocker, took a trip to see nearly half of all the baseball stadiums in America. Since they were young, Derek and Ethan have enjoyed watching and playing...

Five Questions with Nathaniel Mahone

Five Questions with Nathaniel Mahone

Sarah Locke, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Junior Nathaniel Mahone spent his summer acting all around St. Louis. This past summer, he was in "Fire Shut up in my Bones," a world premiere opera composed by six time Oscar and Grammy winner Terence Blanchard. He was also in "Cinderella" and "Matilda" at The Muny. When/how did you become involved in theater? When I ...

Out and About: Duck Donuts

Out and About: Duck Donuts

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

November 3, 2019

Located on 1651 Clarkson Road, Duck Donuts offers a fresh taste on the average doughnuts. Made in front of customers and on the spot, their donuts are one above. Along with a regular menu, Duck Donuts also has a seasonal menu with holiday-themed sprinkles, icings and flavors. Customers can choose to ...

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