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Diffusion of responsibility results in more damage

Alicia Mestre, Asst. News Editor
March 28, 2010
Filed under Blog, Opinions

It's called diffusion of responsibility in psych terms, but what does it mean?  It is when something wrong happens, but people automatically assume someone else will handle it.  Any Google search of the term will immediately pop up with a link to Kitty Genovese.  She was a young woman in the...

Showing off community service

Alyssa Knowling, Reporter
March 14, 2010
Filed under Blog, Opinions

It is a fact that people brag. Children brag, Adults brag, Lafayette students brag. This boasting could be due to winning a game, achieving an academic award or even from getting a new pair of shoes. We as a society are used to people showing off. We find it acceptable (in small amounts at the very...

Students lose track of priorities

Caleb Cavarretta, Reporter
March 14, 2010
Filed under Blog, Opinions

Students have a serious and disturbing tendency of thinking that some of the problems they face in high school will make or break their lives.   The sad thing is, most are not thinking of their academics or their extracurricular activities. Students put too large of an emphasis on teenage drama, and too small o...

Ask Officer Helbig: Top four intermediate driver’s license violations

Officer Helbig
March 14, 2010
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Top Stories

I have graciously been allowed to start a column for lhsimage.com, so here is my first entry.  To introduce myself, I have been a police officer with the St. Louis County Police Department for over eight years.  I spent six of these years as a school resource officer, two years at Valley Park High...

What Conservatives really are

Caleb Cavarretta, Reporter
March 3, 2010
Filed under Blog, Opinions

I am unlike many of my peers. My political ideology was established at an early age. I became fascinated with the 2000 election and the political dealings that preceded and followed it. I am a Conservative and a Republican (although I do not always agree with the party). I believe my fellow Conse...

All Olympic athletes deserve respect

Alyssa Knowling, Reporter
March 3, 2010
Filed under Blog, Opinions

The Winter Olympics. A single event to unify all of the countries of the world. A healthy competition showcasing the world’s greatest athletes to create a time for glory and national pride occurs only once every four years. Everyone should show utter respect for each athlete, native to their...

Raw musicians offer comparable alternative to mainstream

Ian Bernstien, Reporter
February 22, 2010
Filed under Blog, Opinions

Take a listen to most mainstream music nowadays and it all sounds polished; everything is engineered to sonic perfection. But some bands out there like to defy this trend, most notably Southern California's The Soft Pack. For their eponymous debut, the band relies on a stripped down garage sound, and ...

Lady Gaga isn’t as crazy as she seems

Mia Schenone, Online Lifestyle Editor
February 17, 2010
Filed under Blog, Opinions

When people think of the notorious Lady Gaga, they usually think of her crazy wardrobe, songs and obsession with fame. But Gaga isn’t bad crazy, not Britany Spears crazy. Yet she’s the type of crazy that goes down in history. She will be placed next to Monroe, Warhol and Madonna for her outrageous,...

Olympics: More than a sports competition

Mia Schenone, Online Lifestlye Editor
February 17, 2010
Filed under Blog, Opinions

It happens once every two years. It's extravagant event, when the world seems to disregard its troubles and focus on the ones chasing their dreams. This three-week vacation is known as the Olympics. During the competition citizens of the world partakes is many winter or summer sports. But this...