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The Lancer Feed

Lafayette High School news. Student-run.

The Lancer Feed

Makayla Archambeault

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

Makayla is a senior and this is her fourth year on the news production staff. When she's not writing, Archambeault can usually be found playing lacrosse, performing with Lafayette's improv comedy team, Undefined, reading or watching movies. She can be contacted at [email protected]

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As Yvette, the maid, played by Mallory Gabris, serves drinks towards the beginning of the play, Professor Plum, played by senior Peter Schaper, ponders with the rest of the characters why they were invited to the dinner party.

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October 21, 2021
As tensions rise and suspicion grows between characters, Mrs. White, played by senior Surayya Cazembe, shares a concerned look with Mrs. Peacock, played by sophomore Mera Flores.

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October 21, 2021
Cazembes character, Mrs. White questions Bounds character, Wadsworth, as he explains the basis of the play, the board game Clue. The image projected on the screen represents the rooms throughout the house.

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October 21, 2021
Sophomore Ben Dimmic, who played Colonel Mustard, and Flores character, Mrs. Peacock, face off after Mustard suggests that they split up to search the house and find the murderer.

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October 21, 2021
Junior Makenzie Elsalaymehs character, Miss Scarlett, rolls a die to determine her pair for splitting up to search the house. After not getting the rolls they desired, the characters moved the die upstage to go unseen by the audience.

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October 21, 2021
Senior Jake Bingham, who played the Hooded Figure, murders one of junior Logan Jaycoxs characters, The Motorist, with a wrench just before he can reveal one of the characters true identity. Both Bingham and Jaycox played multiple characters throughout the duration of the play, Bingham played both Mr. Boddy and The Hooded Figure, while Jaycox played the parts of The Motorist and The Cook.

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October 21, 2021
One of senior Erica Sheltons characters, the Evangelist, makes a stop to talk to the characters about her religion in the midst of multiple murders in the play. Shelton played three different characters througout the course of the play, including The Cop, The Singing Telegram Girl and the Evangelist.

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October 21, 2021
Gabris character, Yvette, brutally stabs the Cook, played by junior Logan Jaycox, while acting out the proposed method of murder, as explained by Wadsworth.

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October 21, 2021
Cazembes character, Mrs. White, reveals to the audience her guilt over the murder of her husband after being accused of being the murderer among the group.

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October 21, 2021
After revealing his identity and role in the events of the evening, Josh Lanzottis character, Mr. Green, poses as a plant, to show the other characters that he remained unsuspected all along.

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October 21, 2021
After Bounds character, Wadsworth, was killed by Lanzottis character, Mr. Green, Schapers character, Professor Plum checks to ensure his death was final.

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October 21, 2021
The cast of Classic Mystery Game takes their final bow at the conclusion of the performance.

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October 21, 2021
Language arts teacher Jenny Ingram stands in her classroom holding her Good Vibes Only sign. In June 2021 Ingram learned that her Breast Cancer resurfaced as Stage Four. She has since made an effort to maintain a positive perspective.

More than a diagnosis

October 14, 2021
Language arts teacher Jenny Ingram stands in her classroom holding her Good Vibes Only sign. Ingram places emphasis on creating a positive environment in her classes. In June 2021, Ingram learned that her Breast Cancer resurfaced as Stage Four. For me, [a stage four diagnosis] is like a chronic illness, its not a death sentence. Ive read that stage four breast cancer can wax and wane. I may get to a point where theres no evidence of disease, the medication Im taking is effective and you dont see lesions in the bones or tumors, it could get to that. But youre never cured. You always have to be monitoring it, she said. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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October 10, 2021
As Ingram opens her packed lunch for school, her daily medicine case sits next to her. Every meal Ingram eats has to be logged along with the exact time she takes her medicine.

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October 10, 2021
While warming up for the game, freshman Josephine Alspaw stretches with her team. Alspaw is one of four freshmen on varsity this year and has a .286 batting average.

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September 2, 2021
As an attempt to uplift spirits after a 10-0 loss to Francis Howell Central, the team created I can statements during practice to encourage themselves and their teammates during the game about hitting approaches. Coach Ally McReynolds-Gardner said, It was kind of a mental exercise for them to build themselves up and have confidence in the box.

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September 2, 2021
While warming up for the bottom of the first inning, freshman Abby Carr practices pitching in preparation for her no-hitter game. She said that as she finished out her game, she was thinking to just hit my spots and keep working ahead knowing that I can throw strikes and throw it past them.

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September 2, 2021
In the fourth inning of the game, with the Lancers up 2-0, coach Scott Holtmann sits in the dugout, watching the game unfold and keeping statistics. After the game that contained no team errors, he said, We got to that level, now we have to sustain. Were not gonna be able to do that every game but that is the goal every game.

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September 2, 2021
After pulling a win for the teams first home game, senior Paige Halter sits in the team huddle, celebrating their win. After each game, the team has a tradition where the player that previously earned the wheel passes it off to a player that they believed steered the ship during that game. On Sept. 9, the wheel was handed off by Betancourt-Diaz to Carr and Adzick.

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September 7, 2021
Betancourt-Diaz makes it to first base in the fifth inning. Later in the inning, Betancourt-Diaz scored Lafayettes third and final run of the game. She is currently tied with Ware for the highest number of hits with six.

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September 7, 2021
Carr poses as Holtmann takes a photo to post on Twitter to celebrate her game. Carr pitched for the Lancers in their first home game of the season and she achieved a no-hitter game. A no-hitter game is when a pitcher doesnt allow the opposing team to run any bases on a hit, limiting them to walks.

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September 7, 2021
In the fourth inning, Adzick makes a run for home base to score the Lancers second run of the game. Adzicks slugging percentage is .350.

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September 7, 2021
Sophomore Addyson Jones slides to home plate after a hit by junior Emma Durfee. After the slide, Jones was called out by the umpire. She holds the fourth-highest amount of plate appearances on her team with 17.

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September 7, 2021
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February 26, 2021
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November 5, 2020
Rising senior Sydney Berry and Class of 2020 graduate Malayka Walton lead the crowd of people that participated in the march along the side of Highway 109.

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June 14, 2020
Class of 2020 graduate Malayka Walton delivered a speech about what the Black Lives Matter movement meant to her as a part of one of the first black families in Westglen Farms, as rising senior Sydney Berry held the megaphone.

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June 14, 2020
Class of 2020 graduate Marsean Fisher delivered a speech, accompanied by his younger brother, as part of the opening ceremony of the event. Fisher celebrated his 18th birthday on the day of the event.

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June 14, 2020
Class of 2019 graduate Maddie Williams writes in chalk on the blacktop of the Lafayette parking lot as part of the opening ceremony activities. For this activity, participants were asked to write one thing they want to see change in America.

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June 14, 2020
Wildwood Councilman Kevin Dillard was one of four people selected to give speeches at the opening ceremony. Dillard spoke to the participants, showing his support and encouragement for the student leaders in making their voices heard, as Class of 2020 graduate Shannon Worley held the megaphone.

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June 14, 2020
Rising senior Sydney Berry listens to an opening speech during the first part of the peaceful protest.

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June 14, 2020
As a part of the opening ceremony, a Privilege Walk was organized. This activity was planned as a way for those participating to understand privilege in an engaging way.

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June 14, 2020
Class of 2019 graduate Julia Lanfersieck participates in the Privilege Walk, an activity planned for the opening ceremony of the event to help participants understand privilege.

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June 14, 2020
Along the path that was set out for the march, many locals showed their support by making signs, which they displayed while standing on the side of the path.

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June 14, 2020
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