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Bob wears the latest in her costume ensemble, an outfit with a poncho and a sombrero.

Last Time I… dressed up a cat

Morgan Vehige, News Editor September 20, 2021

Freshman Josie Alspaw got her cat Bob early in the age of quarantine. Over the year and a half of having her cat, Alspaw has dressed her up in numerous outfits, each more intricate than the last. When...

Lancer community reflects on 20th anniversary of 9/11

September 17, 2021

In honor of the people who died during the 9/11 terror attack that occurred 20 years ago, Lafayette hosted it's annual Patriot Day Ceremony the morning of Sept. 10 by the football field. Students and staff...

Senior Corban Leslie plays trombone after marching band rehearsal. Leslie has been playing trombone since seventh grade. In addition to the trombone, he plays five other instruments.

Five Questions with Corban Leslie

Devan Ellison, Staff Reporter September 14, 2021

Senior Corban Leslie is a member of numerous music groups throughout Lafayette High School. He is a member of the Lafayette Lancer Regiment, where he plays the sousaphone. He plays the euphonium in 6th...

At one of their first live gigs, 11/11 performs Time by Pink Floyd at Circa STL.

Student band 11/11 channels passion for music through performing

Janka Gerber, Staff Reporter June 3, 2021

The pulse of the beat, the buzz of the crowd, the weight of an instrument beneath a hand, the blinding lights coating the stage with an otherworldly glow. The entire room feels alive as the band gets ready...

Eye On Art: Brigid Ogle finds passion in artistic expression

Eye On Art: Brigid Ogle finds passion in artistic expression

Janka Gerber, Staff Reporter June 1, 2021

Art means something different to each person who chooses to create art. For senior Brigid Ogle, art is something that helps her to express herself.  “I love expression. Just being able to manipulate...

Custodian Glenda Trumble works in the commons on Thursday, May 27. After 30 years at Lafayette, Trumble will retire on June 1.

Retiring custodian reflects on memories, friendships from 30-year career

Cece Beckmann, Social Media Editor May 28, 2021

After 30 years at Lafayette, Custodian Glenda Trumble has decided it’s time for something new.  “I remember my first day of training. I spent the day learning how to clean and sweep and I truly...

Out and About: Tropical Sno sells great variety of quality summer treats

Out and About: Tropical Sno sells great variety of quality summer treats

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

The summer heat of the midwest is quickly approaching and other than ice cream, there is no better treat to help beat the heat than a snow cone. Where Manchester Road meets Highway 141, there is a snow...

Math teacher Kimberly Marcic teaches to her AP Java class 4th hour. Maricics classes also include Algebra 3 and C++.

Math teacher looks forward to retirement after stressful year of school

Samantha Haney, Staff Reporter May 25, 2021

After 28 years of sharing her love of education and learning with students, math teacher Kimberly Maricic is retiring after this school year. Having started teaching at the University of Missouri-St. Louis...

After sixteen years at Lafayette, ASL teacher Sarah Keathley will retire after this school year concludes. She said, I am retiring to pursue new adventures in life!

ASL teacher retires to pursue adventure

Olivia Moran, Staff Reporter May 21, 2021

Sarah Keathley has been an American Sign Language (ASL) teacher at Lafayette for 16 years. She said has always been fascinated by sign language, even for other countries' signing systems. And, learned...

Patients who contracted the coronavirus lie in beds while connected to oxygen supplies inside the emergency ward of a Covid-19 hospital on May 03, 2021, in New Delhi, India. India recorded more than 360,000 coronavirus cases in one day for the 12th day in a row as the total number of those infected according to Health Ministry data neared 20 million.

Indian-Americans reflect on COVID-19 crisis in India

Juli Mejia and Vijay Viswanathan May 18, 2021

The images have resonated around the world. Funeral pyres are burning non-stop across India, long lines of COVID-19 patients are outside hospitals due to shortages of oxygen and critical medicine, hospitals...

Tae Kwon Do black belt continues her training during COVID

Chiara Bouckaert and Riley Philipp May 13, 2021

Senior Navya Nagpal earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2019, and though many people slow or stop their training after achieving that level, she has continued to train even when COVID hit and she had...

Kelsey Browns drawing using Prismacolor markers

State of the Art: Nine virtual art galleries to help unlock a creative mindset

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Some people may find it difficult to get in touch with their creative side, especially with exhibits and museums closed for quarantine. Here are nine online art galleries to admire from a safe distance.  Artsonia...

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