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Blog: Lady Lancer volleyball greatly enhanced my high school experience and it could do the same for you

At the end of her final home game for the Lancers, senior Morgan Isenberg hugs a teammate. The Lancers beat Seckman in four sets.

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

22 hours ago

As an 8th grader, soon to be freshman,  I watched as the Lafayette girls volleyball team had just won its six State Championships in a row. I always loved the involvement with activities at school and I knew this team and the culture that head coach Zach Young helped foster was going to be a central...

Cartoon: Quarantine-O-Ween

Cartoon: Quarantine-O-Ween

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2020

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Canvas offers many positives for teachers, students in online learning environment

With the arrival of Canvas, teachers have begun to switch their classes from Google Classroom to this new platform.

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2020

After making it through the first four weeks of school, I think all students could agree that the virtual classroom is much different than face-to-face learning. Under the unfortunate circumstances of COVID-19, the Rockwood School District (RSD) decided that learning from home would be the best option f...

Blog: Quarantine brought me closer to my national identity, for the better

Left: In the capital city of Belarus, Minsk, Sasha walks down the street while showing me what the city looks like. 
Right: In early Sept. I showed Sasha what St. Charles historic main street looks like. I wanted to send her a photo that shows that our two different places have more in common then we realized, and this was the perfect photo for me to send that shows similar architecture.

Sophia Scheller and Sasha Verovka

September 14, 2020

  The internet has incredible power to unite those who would have never encountered each other otherwise. For two girls, quarantine has provided enough time to be able to communicate across an 8 hour time difference and create a lasting bond, while seemingly only being connected through birthpla...

Review: ‘The New Mutants’ release satisfies moviegoers’ longing for return to cinema

On Aug. 26, 2020, 20th Century Fox released “The New Mutants” in theaters, the film was originally set to release on Mar. 12, but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2020

Ever since I was old enough to understand what movies were, the magic of going to the movie theater was always a very easy way to entertain me. While I didn’t always understand how to appreciate all the work that goes into me sitting back and enjoying a movie on the big screen, I never turned down ...

Opinion: Rockwood was right to switch to virtual learning for upcoming school year

Opinion: Rockwood was right to switch to virtual learning for upcoming school year

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager

August 8, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools decided to switch to online learning across the United States during the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. As of March 17, 2020, 489 school districts in the nation closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, some of those same districts are beginn...

Review: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ cures quarantine anxiety

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2020

Since the release of the original "Animal Crossing" for the Nintendo GameCube in Japan in 2001 and in the US in 2002, the series has blown up worldwide. Fans everywhere have enjoyed the series for its creative and relaxing nature. The last adaptation was "Animal Crossing: New Leaf," released for the Nintendo 3DS ...

Opinion: US government needed better virus response

A security guard stands outside of a hotel in Macau, China that was converted into a quarantine area by the Chinese government. Photo labeled for reuse via Unsplash.

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 has been taking the world by storm. The pandemic originated from a wet market in Wuhan, China. The virus which causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, is speculated to have originated in bats and spread to humans via another animal, such as a civet, which was the animal that spread SARS to humans in 2002...

Opinion: Despite lasting impacts, MSHSAA was right to stop spring sports

On April 9, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) released a statement declaring an end to all spring sports events. While the correct choice, the decision will impact sports at Lafayette in many ways.

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

On April 9, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) released a statement confirming that the 2020 spring sports season is canceled due to the coronavirus and will not be extended into the summer. The statement was released following Governor Mike Parson’s order closing all Missouri schools for the rest of the school year. MSHSAA'...

Review: All Time Low returns with eighth album ‘Wake Up, Sunshine’

All Time Low's eighth studio album

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

All Time Low became a band in the year I was born, 2003. They’re actually a month older than I am. Four members came together in the suburbs of Baltimore and built their pop-punk empire through years of guitar-smashing, rockin’ concerts and impressive albums. I became a fan of the band in the...

Opinion: Coming of age in isolation

The Class of 2020 will forever be marked as a class born during and after the tragedies of 9/11 and they enter adulthood amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

April 16, 2020

I was born 18 years ago, on April 16, 2002. And today, on April 16, 2020, as I officially enter adulthood, I also take my first steps into a strange, terrifying and ever-changing world. My youth has been bookended by a pair of catastrophes: the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and the coronavirus pandem...

Review: ‘Manchester Calling’ draws in old and new fans alike

Jacqui Abbott and Paul Heaton's third collaborative album

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2020

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s latest album “Manchester Calling” was released on March 6. The two musicians were together in the band Beautiful South, and since then have made three of their own albums. “Manchester Calling” is slightly different from their two previous records, “Wisdom, Laughter and...

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