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STUCO hosts annual Canned Food Drive

STUCO hosts annual Canned Food Drive

Maya Manor, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Beginning on Oct. 31 and continuing throughout the month of November, students can donate cans that will be collected by their 1st Hour teacher to support the Canned Food Drive for Circle of Concern, a food pantry that serves individuals and families in need throughout west St. Louis County.  Eac...

Teacher of the Year nominations open for students, staff members

Teacher of the Year nominations open for students, staff members

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

November 7, 2019

Lafayette Teacher of the Year (TOY) nominations are currently open. All students and staff can nominate a staff member to receive this award.  In order to be nominated for TOY, staff members must fit a certain criteria.  “Teachers of the Year are fully invested in their students and committed to helping each one achie...

Fine arts programs work to meet new FCC regulation

Fine arts programs work to meet new FCC regulation

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

November 2, 2019

Wireless microphones can meet a large number of needs. Some are used for high technical standards and professional applications such as performances in professional theaters, and others require less high-end capabilities such as high school sound system. However, both require a service band spectrum,...

New Think-Tank Club presents opportunities

New Think-Tank Club presents opportunities

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Started by sophomores Ethan Xu and Bradley Simmons, the Lafayette Think-Tank Club aims to give students a real taste at entrepreneurship. Simmons has a passion for entrepreneurship and hopes to inspire other students by creating this club. "I went to a St. Louis University (SLU) pitch challenge, which...

LTC to perform “Noises Off” Oct. 17-19

LTC to perform “Noises Off” Oct. 17-19

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

October 15, 2019

The Lafayette Theatre Company (LTC) is putting on three productions of the play "Noises Off" that will run from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19. Each production will begin at 7 p.m. in the Theater, and tickets will cost $5 in advance or $8 if purchased at the door, according to drama teacher Natasha Fischer. "It's...

David Freese retires from MLB

David Freese retires from MLB

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2019

Professional baseball player and Class of 2001 graduate David Freese announced he would retire from baseball on Oct. 12. “As I move forward with the next phase of my life, I am forever grateful to all of you and the game of baseball,” Freese wrote in a post on his Twitter account. During hi...

Lancer SRO interviewed by KMOV news

Lancer SRO interviewed by KMOV news

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

On Oct. 8, KMOV Channel 4 news stopped by Lafayette to interview Officer Jim McDonald about a video he filmed for the Rockwood School District website. The video shows McDonald showing a series of uplifting messages and how students need to reach out for help when they needed. Originally McDona...

Homecoming festivities kick off second week of October

Homecoming festivities kick off second week of October

Maya Manor, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2019

Lafayette’s "Rock of Ages" Homecoming Week will begin on Oct. 6 with the Homecoming Kickoff from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m in the Stadium. The kickoff will feature game booths, food trucks, the Bubble Bus and a showing of the movie Sing on the turf starting at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 7 will be the freshman tailgat...

Rockwood begins transition to Canvas

Rockwood begins transition to Canvas

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

October 2, 2019

At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, the Rockwood School District (RSD) began transferring classes from Google Classroom to Canvas.  Brian Reed, Director of Online Learning, has done research along with the rest of the district to determine the best program for RSD schools to use. “We hosted ...

New staff members at LHS

New staff members at LHS

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

October 1, 2019

There have been several new additions to the Lafayette High School (LHS) staff this year. Their positions range from guidance secretary to a College and Career Counselor to hall monitor.

Fire alarms disrupt classes on Sept. 20

Fire alarms disrupt classes on Sept. 20

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

September 20, 2019

At approximately 1:50 p.m. during 6th Hour on Sept. 20, the fire alarms went off unexpectedly, causing the school to evacuate. Fire trucks arrived at the school shortly after at about 1:59 p.m. to investigate the cause of the alarm. At about 2:07 p.m., firefighters determined there was no true threat...

Flu shot clinic to be hosted at LHS

Flu shot clinic to be hosted at LHS

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

It's that time of year again. The time of year when the phrase "the flu" starts to pop up everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that anyone who is six months or older should receive the yearly dose of the influenza vaccine. The flu vaccine lowers your chance of getting a strain...

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