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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

Kjell Hagen and Tyler Hannegan’s journey to Special Olympics

Kjell Hagen and Tyler Hannegan’s journey to Special Olympics

Grant Aden, Sports Editor
November 9, 2016 • 753 views
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Seniors Kjell Hagen and Tyler Hannegan won the opportunity to be considered for the North American National Special Olympics in Seattle, WA.

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Becoming Bulgarianism

Becoming Bulgarianism

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016 • 1,187 views
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Though senior Peter Petev is known for his excellence in debate and other extracurriculars such as boys tennis and National Honor Society, on the Internet, he is known for his YouTube channel, as Bulgarianism. “At first when I saw his channel on Youtube, I was really shocked because it was kind of ran...

German exchange student Jakob Luxa joins the senior class

German exchange student Jakob Luxa joins the senior class

Hannah Hoffmann and Gabby Leon
October 31, 2016 • 485 views
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Two students—American senior Alex Hoffman, German transfer Jakob Luxa—stare at a math textbook that is not in Luxa’s native language. “Fifty-eight?” Luxa says as he points to a random page. “Do you even know what that means?” Hoffman asks. “Yes,” Luxa confirms. Sponsored by the In...

The Running with Scissors Improv team presents a spooktacular show

The Running with Scissors Improv team presents a spooktacular show

Claire Smout and Carson Lolley
October 28, 2016 • 517 views
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“Improv is so much fun for me because it is not something I would normally do. It puts me out of my comfort zone and that is really cool to experience,” Lolley said.

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This is Halloween

This is Halloween

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief
October 25, 2016 • 498 views
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The search for the coolest Halloween events in St. Louis is on!

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Dean reflects on retirement after 31 years of service

Dean reflects on retirement after 31 years of service

Sarah Lashly, Convergent Media Writer
October 24, 2016 • 825 views
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“I think every memorable moment has a memorable kid in it, somebody that really grew as a player or had a life changing event happening in their life that we were able to be there,” Dean said.

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Meet the animals

Meet the animals

Sydney Kinzy
October 19, 2016 • 543 views
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When walking into the zoology classroom, the first thing you may spot might be Louie the hamster scampering across the black lab tables to grab his owner Duncan McBride’s neon pink highlighter between his mouth. Or perhaps, you notice the turtle pushing rocks through his gigantic tank. Biology and ...

Senior Jenny Chai tries a new treatment for kidney disease

Senior Jenny Chai tries a new treatment for kidney disease

Samantha Gaddis
October 5, 2016 • 549 views
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In the fourth grade, a biopsy procedure changed the life of senior Jenny Chai forever. It found that Chai has Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, or FSG, a rare form of kidney disease. FSG attacks segments of the kidneys’ filtering system, causing serious scarring in children and adolescents, and...

Junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsh gets semicolon tattoo to symbolize struggle with depression

Junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsh gets semicolon tattoo to symbolize struggle with depression

Samantha Gaddis
October 3, 2016 • 723 views
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She ran to her room and felt like her world was closing in around her. Feeling an overwhelming sadness, she had no idea how to handle it. This was the first time junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsch thought she might have depression. “I came home and I couldn’t breathe. I was so sad and I didn’t know...

The battle to become a man

The battle to become a man

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief
September 29, 2016 • 3,260 views
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Freshman Tony Morse is a huge alternative music fan and absolutely loves animals. He is a boy full of hopes and dreams of fully transforming into his true self. The only difference separating him from his peers is that Morse came out as transgender in March 2014. “I wasn’t exactly happy as a gir...

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