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In April of 2024, a documentary centered on the 2022 session of Missouri Girls State, was released. The documentary follows participating Girls State citizens during the first year of the programs co-hosting with Boys State.

Missouri program receives national attention after release of Apple TV+ Documentary

Maddy Cox and Abby Scott May 17, 2024

Girls State is a national program under the American Legion Auxiliary that aims to promote civic engagement, scholastic achievement and leadership among girls across the U.S. Each state has its own...

Due to a shortage of ten custodians, custodian Andrew Doyle begins his after school shift after being rehired to Lafayette from Crestview Middle School three months ago. “We are very short handed. It affects us by more than 50%,” Doyle said.

Support staff openings create additional responsibilities for current staff

Ammu Lanka, News Staff May 16, 2024

Out of 25 staff positions that need to be filled at Lafayette for next year, 14 openings are support staff positions. These jobs include custodians, nutrition workers, bus drivers and assistant teachers,...

Head Coach Bryan Keim talks to Lancers during their game against Kirkwood. This game was played Jan 3, 2024.

Boys basketball coach hired as Francis Howell Central Activities Director

May 14, 2024

Boys basketball Head Coach Bryan Keim has resigned from Lafayette and will work as the Activities Director at Francis Howell Central High School. “I have really enjoyed my time here at Lafayette,...

Protests are being held at colleges across the United States. There have been protests at Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia University, both colleges seniors from the Class of 2024 will be attending.

College protests across country impact former, current Lafayette students

Sonya Sud, Samantha Haney, and Eshwar Murali May 13, 2024

  Across the U.S., college students are joining Pro-Palestinian groups in protesting war in Gaza and are calling for universities to cut any financial ties they may have with Israel. While...

In the 5.5 square mile area that was being focused on, there was an average population density of 71.5 deer per square mile, with some places having up to 94.5 deer per square mile. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, across the state there is an average of 10-40 deer per square mile. After Wildwoods culling operation, roughly 54 deer were removed per square mile from the 5.5 mile area.

Deer overpopulation leads to action from Wildwood

Rishit Sohaney and Theo Koury May 13, 2024

Deer overpopulation has become an increasing concern for Wildwood residents. In a survey run by The City of Wildwood, 72.6% of residents said that the local deer population was too high. The overpopulation...

During 4th Hour, Personal Fitness and Wellness walks in the Gym. This class is offered over the summer.

Total of five courses to be offered during summer, two in-person

Zosia Paciorek, Features Editor May 10, 2024

According to the Rockwood School District website, five classes will be offered through Rockwood Summer Acadamy including Health, Art Fundamentals, Personal Fitness and Wellness, Personal Finance (sophomore-senior...

The original graduation date for the Class of 2024 was set to be May 29 at the Chaifetz Arena. However, on Aug. 3, the BOE voted to change Graduation to May 11. When Rockwood posted about the change on Facebook, many parents took to the comments to voice their concerns and support.

Change in graduation dates poses concern from parents, challenges for students

At the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, Graduation was set for May 29 at the Chaifetz Arena. An updated date was released on Aug. 3, revealing that Lafayette’s seniors will graduate earlier, on...

During her 4th Hour ALARP 1 class, language arts teacher Jenny Ingram instructs at the front of the room. Ingram is one of five language arts teachers leaving at the end of this year, and is one of eight teachers who have put in their resignation this school year.

Filling in the blanks

Ammu Lanka and Abby Scott May 6, 2024

In recent years, the number of teachers leaving education and the number of unfilled job openings in schools has been increasing. During the 2011-2012 school year, 8% of public school teachers left...

Lafayette hosts Special Olympics for student-athletes, community

Vedha Inampudi and Natalie Soest May 3, 2024

Lafayette students pair up with athletes from all over the community to compete in the 2024 Special Olympics. The event was comprised of 262 athletes and over 450 volunteers. Volunteers hosted games and...

The Lancer Parent Organization president and vice president handed out grants to staff members.

Lancer Parent Organization fulfills grants

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager May 3, 2024

At the 2023 Prom, Class of 2023 graduates Joe Marlo and Will Barry stay at the edge of the main floor to do their dancing. Because the small dance floor was the most crowded area, many students gathered around the edges with friends or in small groups.

Lafayette Prom to take place at Ritz-Carlton

Rishit Sohaney, News Staff May 2, 2024

Lafayette Prom will take place May 4, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m.  According to Assistant Principal Mandy Lewis, it will officially be over at 10:30 p.m.  Tickets are...

At the Class of 2023s graduation, graduates toss their caps into the air. Graduation for the Class of 2024 will take place on May 11.

Upcoming senior events mark end of year

Sonya Sud and Samantha Haney May 1, 2024

Senior Awards Night - May 1 Seniors who received an invite from the College and Career Office will receive awards during Senior Awards Night May 1, at 7 p.m. Seniors Sarah Ebenezer and Chris Songco will...

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