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The Student News Site of Lafayette High School

The Lafayette Times

The Student News Site of Lafayette High School

The Lafayette Times

2021-2022 Staff

Zaida Bell
Editor-in-Chief

Zaida Bell

Zaida Bell is one of two Editors-In Chief this year. This is her third and final year as Editor-in-Chief, and her fourth year as a staff writer for the Times. Outside of writing, she enjoys performing in multiple choirs and her...

Emma Taylor
Editor-in-Chief

Emma Taylor

Emma Taylor is a senior at Lafayette. She has been on The Times all four years of high school, serving as co-Editor-in-Chief for three. This past summer, she attended The School of the New York Times for opinion writing. Emm...

Ella Presley
Copy Editor

Ella Presley

Ella Presley is a sophomore at Lafayette and is a member of the Pre-Engineering program. When she manages to find free time, she enjoys learning foreign languages as well as trying new crafts. Her favorite part about writin...

Noah Sprout
Copy Editor

Noah Sprout

Noah Sprout is currently a senior in the Times, and holds the position of Head Copy Editor. Noah is a proud member of the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council, as well as the Lafayette Marching Band, where he plays the trumpet...

Alex
Staff Writer

Alex

Alex is the pseudonym for the person who writes for the Advice Column.

Maria Carillo
Staff Writer

Maria Carillo

Maria Carrillo is a junior at Lafayette High School. She takes drawing classes and has drawn for nine years. She likes to write in her journal when she has time....

Malik Mulder
Staff Writer

Malik Mulder

Malik Mulder is a junior and is currently enrolled in the pre-engineering program at Lafayette. He enjoys writing informational articles and taking pictures of events. He is one of the photographers and a staff writer for Th...

Raya Isenstein
Staff Writer

Raya Isenstein

Raya Isenstein is a freshman at Lafayette High School. She is involved with the theatre, as well as writing for The Times. She is interested in pop culture, human rights, and fashion. In her free time, she watches movies and co...

Cerise Archer
Staff Writer

Cerise Archer

Cerise Archer is a freshman at Lafayette and a member of the Pre-Engineering program. This is Cerise’s first year writing for the Lafayette Times. She has a puppy named Primrose and is a proud member of the Harry Potter fan club. Ce...

Grace Tomazic
Staff Writer

Grace Tomazic

Grace Tomazic is a freshman at Lafayette High School. She is a member of the Lafayette Marching Band and Concert band. Outside of school, Grace participates in military fundraisers and ceremonies, as well as writes for an online...

Rylee Hurley
Staff Writer

Rylee Hurley

Rylee Hurley is a freshman at Lafayette High School. This will be her first year as a writer for the Lafayette Times. She has cheered from the age of three and went to nationals with Lafayette's cheer team in the 2019-2020 season.

Sasha Jacobs
Staff Writer

Sasha Jacobs

Sasha enjoys writing poetry, music and short stories in her free time. Although this is her first year at Lafayette, she is very familiar with the writing process. She wrote opinion essays and fictional stories at Jessie Clark...

Julia Burns
Staff Writer

Julia Burns

Julia Burns is currently a freshman at Lafayette High School and is enrolled in the School for Creative And Performing Arts as a piano major. She was a previous winner of the D.A.R.E (Drugs Abuse Resistance Education) essay con...

Brian Valdez Ballona
Staff Writer

Brian Valdez Ballona

Brain Valdez is a freshman attending Lafayette High School. He spends almost all of his afternoons at the Lafayette rehearsing with the marching band. Apart from his interest in music, he also enjoys literature and playing basketball with ...

Hayes Cornett
Staff Writer

Hayes Cornett

Hayes Cornett is a junior who has just transferred to Lafayette. He considers himself to be an amateur photographer and has been taking photos since middle school. He is excited for his new school and to write for The Times....

Bethany Stephens
Staff Writer

Bethany Stephens

Bethany Stephens is currently attending Lafayette High School as a sophomore. She has taken creative writing classes in the past, and wants to explore the world of journalistic writing. She hopes to bring a calm, lighthearted en...

Addison Trimble
Staff Writer

Addison Trimble

Addison Trimble is currently a sophomore at Lafayette High School. Besides the newspaper, she is in Beta Club and is interested in psychology and photography. Addison brings a positive attitude and unique personality to the paper

Molly Anderson
Staff Writer

Molly Anderson

Molly Anderson is a first year writer for The Times. She attended the School for the Creative and Performing Arts for five years. There, she was a piano major and a writing minor. In her spare time, she reads and writes mystery nove...

Haleigh Carpenter
Staff Writer

Haleigh Carpenter

Haleigh Carpenter is a freshman at Lafayette High School. She enjoys photography and reading. She is excited to start writing for The Times and bringing a fresh point of view to the paper. ...

Katherine Lovelace
Staff Writer

Katherine Lovelace

Katie Lovelace is a sophomore at Lafayette. This is her first year writing for Lafayette Times, and her first year writing for a newspaper. She has previously won a state writing contest in middle school. During her free time...

Collin Harrison
Staff Writer

Collin Harrison

Collin Harrison is a junior who writes for The Times. He has taken the Digital Imaging course at Lafayette, and has an interest in photography. Outside of writing, he is a cellist in Lafayette's orchestra.

Afnan Taha
Staff Writer

Afnan Taha

Afnan Taha is a senior at Lafayette. She is interested in politics and current social media events/trends. This is her first time writing for the Lafayette Times and she is exited to bring attention to events she thinks are important.

Logan Ward
Staff Writer

Logan Ward

Logan is a junior at Lafayette, and a member of the School for the Creative and Performing Arts, as well as the Student Y Club, Speech and Debate, and BETA Club. He plans on writing for a variety of topics, such as news, opin...

Emma Brown
Staff Writer

Emma Brown

Emma Brown is a senior at Lafayette High School and writes poetry in their free time. She also enjoys painting and photography, and has taken classes in both subjects throughout their high school career. After graduating Emma plans to attend Ea...

Asa Thomas
Staff Writer

Asa Thomas

Asa Thomas is a senior at Lafayette who is in the Pre-Engineering program. After high school, he plans to attend college and study clinical psychology. He is a staff writer for the Lafayette Times who enjoys writing music reviews an...

Isaiah Emmons
Staff Writer

Isaiah Emmons

Isaiah Emmons is currently a senior at Lafayette. Outside of the newspaper, Isaiah plays baseball for Lafayette. This will be Isaiah's second year with the newspaper, which he is very excited about. ...

Sydney Breeze
Staff Writer

Sydney Breeze

Sydney Breeze is currently a sophomore attending Lafayette High School. Her interests are in writing about news, features, and sports. She enjoys all sports and plays soccer. Sydney won first place for the 2018 Kentucky State...

Josh Smith
Staff Writer

Josh Smith

Josh Smith is a sports contributor for the Lafayette Times. He is currently a junior at Lafayette. He has a pet turtle named Tank, and is an avid Louisville sports fan. In his free time, Josh really enjoys working with kids and...

Ellie Downs
Photographer

Ellie Downs

Ellie Downs is currently a senior at Lafayette High School, and a photographer for the Lafayette Times. She spends her free time taking pictures for her peer’s personal online profiles as well as their professional profiles....

Violet Updike
Head Photographer

Violet Updike

Violet Updike is a senior at Lafayette High School, and the Head Photographer for the Lafayette Times. Other than photography, she is in three choirs (including Lafayette’s Madrigals and Chorale), plays fiddle and sings in Central Mu...

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