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SeaWorld currently has three locations in the US. One in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio.

Mistreatment towards orcas, dolphins at SeaWorld leave them distressed

Adwyta Chelikavada, News Staff January 25, 2024

When I was ten, my family decided to take me to SeaWorld to see one of the famous orca and dolphin shows. During the show, I was in complete awe. Seeing the orcas and dolphins do tricks with their...

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Behind the byline

Sonya Sud, Editor in Chief January 19, 2024

An adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel of the same name, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes released in theaters Nov 17. The movie, a prequel of the “Hunger Games” trilogy, reached streaming Dec 19.

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” exhibits humanity’s inner monster

Audrey Keller, News Staff January 8, 2024

“It’s the things we love most, that destroy us.” President Coriolanus Snow’s iconic line from the original Hunger Games trilogy still sends shivers down fans’ spines and echoes throughout...

A Coca-Cola drink vending machine is located near Room 137A. Senior Samantha Haney uses it almost every day.

On the search for caffeine

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager December 20, 2023

Vending machines are an important part of my life. I know that sounds silly but there’s something therapeutic about the whirring of the gears as the item is dispensed and then the thump of a chilled...

Both Thirteen reasons Why and Glass Castle are featured in the Lafayette librarys Banned Book Week display. The library currently has three copies of Thirteen Reasons Why and one copy of Glass Castle.

Library Media Specialists review favorite challenged books

Jane Lingafelter, Nicole Ballard-Long, and Maddy Cox October 6, 2023

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Due to it's discussion of teen suicide, drug use and sexually explicit content, Thirteen Reasons Why earned the title of  #1 Most Challenged Book of 2017 from the...

Published in 2004, Crank by Ellen Hopkins gives a realistic depiction of a teens plunge into drug addiction. While this book as been challenged, Lafayettes Library still has three copies.

Crank: a cautionary tale

Eshwar Murali, Sports Editor October 5, 2023

Growing up, even with programs like D.A.R.E., the truths of drug addiction have always had a haze around them. Addiction is often talked about at a surface level, yet as a sophomore in high school I never...

The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been a #1 New York Times bestseller, and has won many awards, including the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults award (2000). The book has been challenged and banned at high schools across the nation, although Lafayettes Library still has four copies.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: a unique perspective

Sonya Sud, Editor in Chief October 4, 2023

Placed on the American Library Association’s Most Banned Book list for depiction of sexual abuse, LGBTQIA+ content, drug use, profanity and possibly sexually explicit scenes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by...

Lafayettes Library has four copies of Looking for Alaska by John Green in. The book is a Michael L. Printz Award winner and The New York Times bestseller.

Looking for Alaska: a representation of teenage life

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager October 3, 2023

Looking for Alaska by John Green was the first book I read that captured the feeling of the messy side of being a teenager. The whole book is about making mistakes and coping with them along with understanding...

Due to Senate Bill 775, all Rockwood schools took Gender Queer: A Memoir off of library shelves. The St. Louis County Library also does not carry any copies.

Gender Queer: beauty behind the bans

Maddy Cox, Asst. Editor in Chief October 2, 2023

Earning the title of “Most Challenged Book of the Year" from the American Library Association for two consecutive years, graphic novel Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe has been the target of...

Containing 14 tracks, Autumn Variations explores various emotions and experiences. Ed Sheeran released Autumn Variations on Sept. 29, 2023.

Ed Sheeran’s Autumn Variations album offers diverse topics, tones

Audrey Keller, News Staff September 29, 2023

The seventh album of his career, Ed Sheeran dropped Autumn Variations Sept. 29, mere months after his sixth project, -. This is my first time listening to one of Sheeran's albums. Let’s see if he...

The legislation being introduced in Missouri and throughout the US demonizes the LGBTQ+ community. By attending drag shows and other events hosted by members of the LGBTQ+ community, it shows support and validates their experiences.

Restrictions on LGBTQ+ rights ostracize queer teens

Maddy Cox, Asst. Editor in Chief June 1, 2023

In 7th Grade, I came to the realization that I was gay. However, finding a label I felt comfortable with and coming out to my family and friends would take a few more years As I began to accept my identity,...

Several students have started taking an alternative route, Eatherton Road, on their way to school each morning. Based on an experiment, Eatherton turned out to be the more successful route.

What road is faster: Old Eatherton Road or 109?

Juli Mejia and Sonya Sud May 31, 2023

Students driving south to school each morning may have found themselves wondering which road is most efficient for them, Old Eatherton Road or 109? With heavy traffic, unforeseeable obstacles and an abnormal...

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