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During the National High School Journalism Convention award ceremony, Lafayette student publication staffs celebrate their peers. The convention took place Nov. 10-12 in downtown St. Louis. A lot more people on my staff came to this convention because it was here, which was different than other [years], yearbook Editor-In-Chief Kaylee ODell said.

Student publication staffs win awards at fall convention

Daniel Carrillo and Eshwar Murali November 15, 2022

From Nov. 10-12, members of Lafayette's student publication staffs attended the fall National High School Journalism Convention. The fall NHSJC was held in St. Louis this year at America's Center. During...

GroupMe, a communication platform, is blocked on all RSD devices and internet. Following federal regulations, the district is tightening up its access to a variety of resources that don’t fit specific approved criteria.

Technology takedown

Samantha Haney and Mateo LaMar November 10, 2022

Even tighter restrictions on methods of communication between students and teachers, as well as access to certain websites is causing frustration, but district officials say there are some solutions to...

Alumni Trina Makalintal sings for her Coffee House act in 2017. Since coffee hasnt actually been served, for the past few years, this year, show will be called the Acoustic Variety Show, which will fall on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. this year.

Coffee House transitions into Acoustic Variety Show

Molly Brim, Administrative Editor November 7, 2022

Over the years, Lafayette's musicians and several other talented students have been able to perform at the annual Coffee House to showcase their skills in a comfortable outlet. However, this 10-year...

Senior Cece Beckmann and junior Ben Dimmic rehearse scene two of How to Ruin Your Promposal on Oct. 10. Dimmic, who plays Brayden in the show, was in the previous fall play, Classic Mystery Game.

LTC performs 21 Chump Street, How to Ruin Your Promposal for fall play

Annie Leath, Staff Reporter October 11, 2022

For the 2022 Fall Play, Lafayette Theater Company (LTC) will be doing two one-act productions; 21 Chump Street and How to Ruin Your Promposal. Director Daniel Horst has taken over from previous director...

Because there were no applicants for the open study hall position, In-School Suspension teacher Dale Walker has been supervising the study hall room each day since the beginning of the year, and Student Restore Program teacher Whitney Ralph is supervising students in ISS. “It’s temporary. They’re looking for a permanent teacher to fill in, so they had me move here to have a constant person,” Walker said.

Living with less

Samantha Haney and Daniel Carrillo September 23, 2022

With multiple staff shortages in the district, and specifically at Lafayette, many tasks are either being left undone or having to be taken over by other staff members who are already loaded down with...

To recognize the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001,  junior Vedika Kumar leads a line of ROTC cadets in the annual Patriot Day Ceremony on Sept. 9. Coordinating the event is one of the community service projects performed by ROTC members.

Hovering just above ground

Penelope Proffitt, Co Social Media Editor September 23, 2022

Despite the looks of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps uniforms, and the rigid lines cadets form in drilling ceremonies, the program doesn’t only focus on military aspects, but also...

Phil Milligan speaks against Jessica Clarks comments during Patron Comments at the Sept. 1 Board meeting. Milligan was a band teacher at Lafayette for 11 years before he became an elementary school principal. He strongly opposed Clarks remarks. Shame on you, he said towards her.

At Sept. 1 meeting, community patrons react to controversy surrounding BOE member’s comments

Sonya Sud and Juli Mejia September 12, 2022

During the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 1, the main topic of discussion was controversial comments Board member Jessica Clark made at a Real Talk Radio event on Aug. 23.  The meeting resulted...

At the Sept. 1 Board of Education meeting, Jessica Clark listens to patron comments. Most patrons spoke about comments Clark made at a Real Talk Radio event on Aug. 23.

School board takes action to address recent controversy

Juli Mejia, Samantha Haney, Sonya Sud, and Eshwar Murali September 2, 2022

After comments made by Rockwood Board of Education member Jessica Clark on Aug. 23 were widely circulated on social media and in the press, the Sept. 1 meeting at Marquette High School drew a large crowd...

Hall passes at Lafayette are now color-coordinated based on classroom location and the closest corresponding bathroom. The decision was made in response to students roaming the halls after asking to go to the bathroom.

Bathroom hall passes, guest check-in implemented as new security procedures

Sonya Sud, Assistant Editor in Chief August 29, 2022

For the 2022-2023 school year, new security procedures including a coordinated hall pass system and a check-in have been added. When a student needs to leave a classroom, they must now have a colored...

On Aug. 15, several of the incoming staff members attend a training led by Associate Principal Mike Franklin. They were shown different presentations throughout the day and got a chance to see their new classrooms as well.

New teaching staff includes four former Lancers, seven others

Samantha Haney , Co Web Editor August 25, 2022

This year, Lafayette brought 11 new teachers in to fill various positions. All of the new teachers are excited to begin teaching at Lafayette, and this will be the first year of teaching for three of them.

Yearbook staff member Jude Thomas, sophomore, helps distribute the 2022 Legend during parking pass pick-up days before the 2022-2023 school year starts. Yearbooks were first distributed on Aug. 8.

2023 Legend back to school special to end Aug. 31

Sonya Sud and Samantha Haney August 16, 2022

“The yearbook is not only a book with class pictures but it’s also a history book. We tell stories in there, and we want people to read those stories and to feel like they’re welcomed and they’re...

Community mourns loss of assistant volleyball coach

Community mourns loss of assistant volleyball coach

Sonya Sud, Assistant Editor in Chief June 8, 2022

The Lafayette community is mourning the loss of Chris Toomey, a volunteer assistant girls volleyball coach at LHS. His family shared that he passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, June 6,...

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