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STL Spark encourages its members and those outside of the organization to participate in Festive Fridays. Participants are asked to wear a dress or a tie in order to help raise awareness for human trafficking in the month of December, supporting their saying, Its more than a dress.

More than a dress

Molly Brim and Morgan Vehige 7 hours ago

“The statistics of [human trafficking] are so real. I’ve never realized how prominent of an issue it was in the St. Louis area. As you learn more about it, you realize that it’s all around you and...

Freshman Annie Jones smiles with her father, Tim Jones, and her brother, Matthew Jones, on a beach in Florida on a family vacation. November is National Adoption Month, which was established to raise awareness for children in the foster system looking to be adopted.

Bound by love

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2021

Freshman Annie Jones is among the nearly 1.5 million children who have been adopted in the United States, about 2% of the population. Born in Guatemala, Annie was adopted when she was 6 months old and...

Class of 2015 graduate Matthew Waeckerle smiles in front of a Lancer logo in the Gym. Waeckerle was involved in multiple sports though his high school years and has now returned as a history teacher.

Take it From Me: Matthew Waeckerle

Andrew Leonard, Ad Manager November 17, 2021

Matthew Waeckerle, Class of 2015 and current social studies teacher, believes it is important for students to focus on their happiness in life.  “Enjoy your life, have fun, get involved. It's a long...

I Love to Write Day was established by author John Riddle in 2002 to inspire people, especially students, to write. According to, The aim is to get people to sit down and put something on paper or on a computer, however short and in whatever style, kick-starting their writing and giving them confidence through being part of a global movement.

Finding the write words

Sonya Sud, Staff Reporter November 15, 2021

Every year, I Love to Write Day falls on Nov. 15, celebrating writing as a piece of human life and self-expression. For some students, writing is an important part of their life. When writing stories,...

Senior Abby Perzan with her dad take a photo near their house. Perzans father was a major inspiration for Perzans involvement with the theater program at Lafayette.

If It Weren’t For Joe Perzan

Janka Gerber, Staff Reporter November 11, 2021

A love of theater runs through senior Abby Perzan's family. She often hears stories from her father, Joe Perzan, about his time in theater during his college years.  “Hearing these memories from...

Located in Chesterfield, Pinspiration has its signature striped awning and blue bike. This location opened around the time COVID-19 started, leading to a small amount of customers so far.

Out and About: Pinspiration offers easy way to create

Samantha Haney, Staff Reporter November 5, 2021

When a person walks into Pinspiration, there’s a faint smell of paint in the air. It’s colorful and open, with artwork lining the walls. All of this connects to a feeling of creative energy in the...

Seniors eat at Texas Roadhouse on Oct. 3. The group includes seniors Grace Boschert, Nick Boschert, Bennet Bradley, Madi Burgard, Devan Ellison, Anderson Guvvy,  Austin Hammann, Oscar Labit, Corban Leslie, Duron McVean, Blake Ryle and Naomi Wipfler.

Last Time I… beat a record

Molly Brim, Staff Reporter October 27, 2021

On Oct. 3, senior Corban Leslie decided to call a bunch of his friends and head to Texas Roadhouse. Leslie wanted to try and beat the record for the number of rolls people have ever eaten at the restaurant....

Uptown Cheapskate provides a wide-range of cute, gently-used clothing for customers. The store itself is well organized and conveniently located at 15315A Manchester Road in Ballwin. It is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Out and About: Uptown Cheapskate provides great thrift shopping experience

Morgan Vehige, Image Editor October 22, 2021

Thrift shopping can be a nightmare and a half. The employees are stressed, everything is disorganized and the dressing rooms have a rather odd stench. Uptown Cheapskate is the opposite of that typical...

Bhushan Sreekrishnavilas enjoys his meat-free meal at lunch. He became vegetarian about four years ago, but accidentally ate meat at a party during the summer of 2021.

Last Time I… ate meat

Devan Ellison, Staff Reporter October 19, 2021

Junior Bhushan Sreekrishnavilas has been a vegetarian for almost four years. He made this decision due to ethical and environmental concerns. “Meat is bad for the environment, through farming and...

Language arts teacher Jenny Ingram stands in her classroom holding her Good Vibes Only sign. In June 2021 Ingram learned that her Breast Cancer resurfaced as Stage Four. She has since made an effort to maintain a positive perspective.

More than a diagnosis

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2021

“I’ve become the person that I used to be scared of. The number one cause of cancer is having already had cancer. I knew that I would have cancer again later on in life. I just did not expect this...

Drew Cusumano, class of 2016, has worked at KOMU 8 News as a news anchor, reporter and producer. KOMU is located in Columbia, Missouri and is used as a working lab for students attending the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.

Take it from Me, Drew Cusumano

Janka Gerber, Staff Reporter October 14, 2021

“A piece of advice that I would give to somebody in high school right now is to try a little bit of everything. Just enjoy your time with one another,” Drew Cusumano, class of 2016, said. Although...

Seniors Nikki Linsenbardt, Kate Fischer and Bella Vollmer watch the Harry Styles concert from their pit seats in Chicago on Sept. 25, 2021. Styles show, Love On Tour, is moving across North America, having started in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 4 and will conclude in Inglewood, California on Nov. 20.

Concerts make a comeback

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter October 6, 2021

Many concerts were canceled amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and frequent concert-goers went without live music for months. However, now that restrictions are lifting, music artists are taking the opportunity...

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