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Lafayette High School
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Stories from Lafayette High School
Alarm over Carnegie Minute requirements halted as questions resolved
News

Hayden Cottrell | November 15, 2019

According to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a Carnegie Minute is a unit developed in 1906 as a measure of the amount of time a student spends studying a subject in the actual…

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A Northern Lens
News

Kayla Carpenter | November 4, 2019

As sophomore Seraphina Blackmon finishes up her homework, concludes her night and gets ready for bed, she hears piercing cracks and thumps from outside her window. Blackmon has no doubt in her mind of…

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Loud and Rowdy
Video

Joey Weaver | October 23, 2019

When the Superfans show up, expect loud and rowdy. Superfan leaders Jake Sherman, Joey Moorkamp and Callie Harrison share their tactics on keeping the student section in sync.

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Undefined performs first show during Flex Time
Video

Jack McDonald | October 9, 2019

With the addition of Flex Time, Undefined performed their first show of the year during the school day on Sept. 26.

This story was originally published on The Image on October 7, 2019.

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Bower programs lights for local youth group
Video

Micah Bounds | October 9, 2019

As students walk into their local youth group at The Crossing at Chesterfield, what most of them don’t know is that the tech crew that manages the service is actually among their own ranks. Freshman Luke…

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Video

October 2, 2019

At Herff Jones in Kansas City, blank pages become yearbooks. On Sept. 23, the Legend yearbook staff toured the plant and learned more about the process of producing their yearbook.

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Opinion: Josh Hawley is waging a pointless war on your phone
Opinions

Alex Rozar | September 30, 2019

America is in a tough place right now. In 2019 alone, there have been over 251 mass shootings—more than one for every day of the year. The UN estimates that there are only 11 years left to prevent…

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September 11 tragedy remembered 18 years later in Patriot Day ceremony
Video

Joey Weaver | September 17, 2019

The Lafayette community gathered at the flag pole before school to remember the attacks of September 11, 2001.

AFJROTC Instructor SMSgt. Matt Zahradka said, “It didn’t matter what political party you…

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The freshman phenomenon
Sports

Morgan Vehige | May 22, 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…

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Howard leads soccer to a 10-2 start
Sports

Sophia Scheller | May 20, 2019

Nobody really knew what the girls soccer team was going to get from freshman Rylee Howard, but the freshman standout has already made her mark on the team, leading in scoring with 19 goals and 45 points.

Head…

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OPINION: Congress should end Tax Day stress
Opinions

Alex Rozar | May 4, 2019

April 15, the federal government’s designated due date for income tax returns. For many, the buildup to Tax Day can be stressful, time-consuming and costly. And now that it’s over, we can all take…

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ALBUM REVIEW: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” by Billie Eilish
Arts & Entertainment

Alex Rozar | April 14, 2019

On her debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, 17-year-old artist Billie Eilish has proved herself a force to be reckoned with.

Wait, what? Yes, you read that right. SEVENTEEN. Despite…

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Local community fights Opioid Epidemic
Features

Naomi Saegusa | March 31, 2019

According to the CDC, Around 68 percent of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. That’s around 47,736 deaths to opioids in just one year. These deaths can impact anyone,…

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Flannigan manages busy flow of Production Center
Video

Ryan Post | March 12, 2019

Every week, the Production Center goes through an average of just under 70,000 pieces of paper. Denice Flannigan, Production Center secretary, is behind it all.

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For the love of donuts
Video

Jack Weaver | February 28, 2019

On Feb. 14, Student Council delivered a Donut Palace donut to every student at Lafayette to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The production started the night before as Donut Palace worked through the night to…

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Teammates bond through Lafayette racquetball
Video

Janka Gerber | January 15, 2019

While their coach has the goal of winning a national title, the players on Lafayette’s racquetball team find joy in bonding through the sport.

This story was originally published on The Image on January…

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As Seen In The Image: MoDOT, Wildwood collaborate on improvement plans for 109
Video

Jack Weaver | December 26, 2018

Next spring, the City of Wildwood and the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin construction on Route 109 between Highway 100 and Manchester Road. The construction will widen the Route 109…

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Guitar program accomodates musicians of all levels
Video

Travis Bodell | December 19, 2018

Whether a student has never picked up an instrument or they’re an experienced musician, Lafayette’s guitar program has a class for students of all experience levels.

“One of the best parts about those…

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How running unexpectedly changed my life
Opinions

Grace Kirtley | October 8, 2018

I was proudly wearing my Green Pines track uniform, not fully knowing how embarrassed I would be moments later. For some unknown reason I, a chubby fifth grader with a personal mile record of around 10…

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