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Samantha Haney

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager

Grade: Senior

Pronouns: She/Her

Years on Staff: 4

Hobbies and Interests: theater, photography, podcasting

Favorite Quote: “But you gotta be somebody sometime,” - Ordinaryish People, AJR

Favorite Hot Take: There’s no ‘right’ way to eat an Oreo.

Fun Fact: I’m a published illustrator for a children's book series.

All content by Samantha Haney
Before leaving to Trick-or-Treat for cans in 2021, volunteers met in the Commons. Senior Daisy Foster met one of her best friends while collecting cans.

The Best Time I Ever Volunteered: Daisy Foster

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
11 hours ago
Pi Day celebrates the mathematical symbol of pi. People like math teacher Kevin OGorman have celebrated by eating pie and pizza on March 14.

Pi Day offers opportunity to learn more about symbol, eat pie

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
March 14, 2024
Located in The District, an entertainment hub in Chesterfield along Highway 40, Game Show Battle Rooms offers two different packages for customers to play in their studio. Host Drew Cusumano, a 2016 LHS grad,  prefers the Classic Games, which are based on games often played on television shows.

Degrees of entertainment

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
March 11, 2024
Across the United States, shrinkflation is becoming an increasing issue. One popular example from Investopedia is Goldfish, which recently decreased their 30 ounce box by almost 10%, resulting in it being only 27.3 ounces but the same cost.

Defining shrinkflation

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
March 6, 2024
The Image newsmagazine held a taste test, Feb. 5, where students could taste and review six different uncommon foods. Around 90 students attended. Final ratings were determined based on the average rating of all students who reviewed the item.

[Photo] Not Your Cup of Tea?

Maddy Cox, Asst. Editor in Chief
March 8, 2024
March 1 is National Compliment Day. A theory taught in AP Psychology mentions the benefits of both giving and receiving compliments.

Listen In: Giving compliments provides benefits for giver, receiver

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
March 1, 2024
Throughout her house, junior Jessica Guan has decorations for the Lunar New Year. Her favorite are the fish, which promise auspiciousness.

Listen In: Lunar New Year celebration holds tradition, culture

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
February 14, 2024
In the center of 31 Art Gallery, a large board is filled with sticky notes. Amy Minnick, one of the gallery owners, adapted the exhibit from an article she saw online.

Out and About: 31 Art Gallery

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
January 31, 2024
Principal Karen Calcaterra surprises Natasha Fischer with flowers and a balloon Feb. 7, 2022 after she was selected as Teacher of the Year. The following year, she left LHS to become an Administrative Intern at Kellison Elementary.

Former drama teacher returns as Assistant Principal

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
January 19, 2024
Before the 2023 carnival, sophomore Vaughn McFarland and sophomore Julia Woody put out nail polish and remover. McFarland ran the tattoo booth where they applied temporary tattoos on the guests, mainly guests. I like getting to be with the little kids, McFarland said.

Class of 2027 Winter Carnival seeks student volunteers

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
January 18, 2024
[Classroom] will be blocked off for students starting next year, Willot said. Canvas will be the primary resource for accessing online classwork beginning next school year.

[Photo] Digital transition

Abby Scott, News Editor
January 9, 2024
Class of 2011 graduate Charles Zimmerman (middle) is paired with Bonne Bedingfield (left) and Rabiha Sami (right) to form the Sugar Bandits, a culinary arts team on Holiday Wars. Team Sugar Bandits went into the finale and finished 2nd out of nine teams.

Listen In: Competition show builds friendship, learning opportunities

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
December 20, 2023
A Coca-Cola drink vending machine is located near Room 137A. Senior Samantha Haney uses it almost every day.

On the search for caffeine

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
December 20, 2023
In AcLab, freshman Max Ottinger types his notes on a BrailleNote. SSD teacher Laura Beckhard reads to him from the textbook so he can transfer the notes.

A different view

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
November 10, 2023
Near the cash registers, Buff City Soap has a collection of facial products and scents geared towards men, along with their recently introduced line of travel sized products. Buff City Soap is located in Chesterfield, about 15 minutes from Lafayette.

Out and About: Buff City Soap

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
October 18, 2023
Lafayettes Library has four copies of Looking for Alaska by John Green in. The book is a Michael L. Printz Award winner and The New York Times bestseller.

Looking for Alaska: a representation of teenage life

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
October 3, 2023
21 new staff members have joined Lafayette for the 2023-24 school year.

New staff members join Lafayette community

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
August 28, 2023
Pool Door construction causes change in parent drop off, student entrance

Pool Door construction causes change in parent drop off, student entrance

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
August 18, 2023
Class of 2023 graduates throw their graduation caps into the air at the Chaifetz Arena. While graduation was held there this past year, the Class of 2024 will graduate at The Family Arena, which is four minutes closer to Lafayette.

Board votes in favor of schedule change for Class of 2024

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
August 3, 2023
At the Tokyo marathon, math teacher Steven Stallis poses before recieving his medal. Stallis ran his personal record at the marathon, finishing 128 out of 27,927 racers.

Racing against the odds

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
April 28, 2023
When dyeing hair at home, its important to follow instructions. In a salon, it can be easier since theres less steps to follow on your own.

Dyeing to be different

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
March 13, 2023
Jackson, one of senior Dan Sheltons first clown figures, is considered a pierrot. Shelton has learned about many different types of clowns and has made art about them during AP Art and Design.

If It Weren’t For: Clown Figurines

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
March 2, 2023

Listen In: Heart Health Month sparks reflections on soccer tryouts

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
February 8, 2023
After the meeting, students were given an opportunity to meet the senators and ask Senator Koenig why the testimony was ended early. [Koenig] said they had already heard three hours of testimony last week about Bills 4 and 89, which covered similar education issues, so they had to move on to other bills, Bass said.

Sophomore travels to testify during Senate committee hearing

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager
February 1, 2023
Though they are now working in education, several LHS staff members previously worked in other career fields.

[Photo] Those That Can Teach

Nola Jancich, Co Social Media Editor
February 10, 2023
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