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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, Staff Reporter

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...

Opinion: Why you need to stay home

Dr. Chris Carpenter, pictured center, along with his children Cameron Carpenter, Class of 2018, and senior Kayla Carpenter, works as an Emergency Room Physician in St. Louis.

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2020

“Social distance,” “flatten the curve,” “self-quarantine.” For the past three weeks, these phrases have become ingrained in everyone’s minds. Since the presidential address to the nation on March 18 ordering the allocation of medical resources toward the fight against COVID-19, everyth...

Review: You should see ‘Invisible Man’

Elisabeth Moss stars in

Laura Barratt, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2020

The mystery/sci-fi movie "The Invisible Man" from director Leigh Whannell was released on Feb. 24. However, due to the recent closure of many theaters across the nation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film is now available online for purchase. Unlike the majority of other films within its genre...

Review: Glimmers of magic in Pixar’s ‘Onward’

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt star in the animated film

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Disney-Pixar's "Onward," directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, follows two elf boys, Ian (Tom Holland) and Barely Lightfoot (Chris Pratt), through a magical land now depending on science, as they discover a way they can meet their deceased father, but for only twenty-four hours. When ...

Review: A Short History of the Girl Next Door makes for a surprising, great story

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2020

A Short History of the Girl Next Door was published in 2017 by Jared Reck and follows the story of a boy, Matt, who’s crushing on his neighbor. Even though the book may not seem like much because of its length, it’s one of my all-time favorites. Matt has to deal with basically being stuck in t...

Review: 5 Seconds of Summer grows up on ‘Calm’

On March 27, Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer released their fourth album,

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

If someone were to have an honest conversation with me about my personal music tastes, it wouldn't take long for me to reveal that I have been a dedicated 5 Seconds of Summer fan for the last five years. The band originated in Australia in 2011, posting numerous YouTube videos and catching attention...

Review: ‘Locke and Key’ fails to unlock full potential


Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

March 10, 2020

Derived from the comic series of the same title, Netflix’s "Locke and Key" released all ten of their episodes on Feb. 7, 2020. The first issue of the comics was released on Feb. 20, 2008. The six-act comic series concluded on Dec. 18, 2013, with the release of Alpha #2: The Last Door. The series was...

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