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Spring sports teams reflect on seasons, prepare for State competitions

Spring sports teams reflect on seasons, prepare for State competitions

Kayla Carpenter and Carson Luther

May 24, 2019

As the school year has drawn to a close many spring sports teams' seasons have also concluded; however, some teams are still preparing for their final postseason competitions including the girls lacrosse team, the boys track and field team and the girl track team. Here's a look at those Lancers' preparations...

The Impact of Mental Preparation

The Impact of Mental Preparation

Elizabeth Elliott and Makayla Archambeault

May 22, 2019

Mental preparation is defined as “the act of mentally preparing oneself for a performance," whether it be academics, athletics or fine arts, a lot of practice and preparation is required to achieve the desired outcome. Along with physical preparation, mental preparation is often a large aspect of one...

Notetaking do’s and dont’s

Notetaking do’s and dont’s

Hayden Cottrell and Kayla Carpenter

May 22, 2019

Note taking is an important task. The proper notes can either make or break a grade in a class. Here are some easy note taking tips to make the notes better and appealing: ...

OPINION: Abortion should be safe and legal for everyone

OPINION: Abortion should be safe and legal for everyone

Zoe Glantz

May 21, 2019

Zoe Glantz is a freshman at Lafayette. She chose to submit this piece as a guest column for The Lancer Feed. Abortion is one of the most debated topics of all time. It took a decade-long fight to even reach the Supreme Court's ruling of decriminalizing abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973. But now that co...

From Sergeant to educator to grandpa

From Sergeant to educator to grandpa

Janka Gerber, Videographer

May 21, 2019

September 25, 1973. Just barely 18 in the suburbs of Chicago, Dave Cugier joined the Air Force. After serving for 20 years, Cugier became a teacher at Lafayette where he has been teaching Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) for 26 years. "I've worn a lot of titles in my li...

Driving ticket advice from Lancers

Driving ticket advice from Lancers

Hannah Fitts and Morgan Vehige

May 20, 2019

The age that a teenager can get a license in Missouri is 16 years old and because of that, many different kinds of Lafayette students that age and older are allowed to purchase a parking pass and drive to school. Driving can be an exciting experience for those new to it, but it can also be very co...

A look into ALARP, unique language arts class

A look into ALARP, unique language arts class

Corren Tipton, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Advanced Language Arts Research and Presentation (ALARP) is a class unique to Rockwood School District. Though a demanding course, many who take ALARP say it’s beneficial to them through the emphasis on presentation and research along with the common Language Arts curriculum. ...

Listen in: James G, rising musician

Listen in: James G, rising musician

Alex Rozar, Grace Kirtley, and Chloe Baker

May 15, 2019

In this episode, opinions editor Alex Rozar talks with sophomore James Gay about his new album, Young Minds. Featuring a clip of his new song, this podcast takes a look at his development as a young artist. Listen in was created as a new outlet for the many voices of Lafayette. Web-editors Grace Kir...

OPINION: Better Together’s merger proposal needed to fail

OPINION: Better Together’s merger proposal needed to fail

Melina Hudak, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Earlier this week, the organization Better Together pulled its proposition to merge St. Louis City and St. Louis County, telling the Post-Dispatch the group wishes to focus more on “structural change”. Initially, I covered the merger proposal for The Image’s April 18 issue. When I originally began writing my story, I didn’t know much abo...

The freshman phenomenon

The freshman phenomenon

Morgan Vehige, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Many freshmen are taking to the fields, courts and pools in order to make their mark at the varsity level. At Lafayette there are only a handful of freshmen that play on the varsity level instead of on a freshman or junior varsity team, and there’s even more who swing up to sub in for injured playe...

Enjoy a summer staycation in St. Louis

Enjoy a summer staycation in St. Louis

Lourdes Hindi and Morgan Goertz

May 12, 2019

If you are stuck in your hometown for summer while all of your friends are vacationing in exotic, foreign places, do not fear, St. Louis is here. You can make your staycation even more interesting than the beach. Multiple areas throughout the city exemplify the culture that is to offer. St. Louis is ...

Girls track team hosts Conference Meet

Girls track team hosts Conference Meet

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

May 10, 2019

On May 3, the girls track team hosted the Suburban Yellow Conference Meet. The Lady Lancers placed second in the final meet of the regular season, finishing just 11 points behind Eureka. The girls track team will kick off the postseason on May 11 at Eureka where the Lady Lancers will compete in the Cl...

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