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SPIRE students draw national attention

SPIRE students draw national attention

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
February 27 • 20 views
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Twenty-seven high school business students launched SPIRE, a digital marketing and creative services firm, which runs out of room 2312 through an international program called Virtual Enterprise International (VEI). “In Virtual Enterprise we actually run a virtual business. We create awesome and eye-catchi...

Susan Dean earns place in the Hall of Fame

Susan Dean earns place in the Hall of Fame

Grant Aden, Sports Editor
February 24 • 127 views
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After 31 years of mentoring players, varsity volleyball coach Susan Dean has been selected for the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. “Our organization has been around for a long time, and every couple of years they have an induction. Right now there are a total 18...

Health classes raise money for Kids Under Twenty One

Health classes raise money for Kids Under Twenty One

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
February 23 • 223 views
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For the first time, Health teacher Katelyn McCreary’s fifth hour class sold slime during first and second lunch for $1 to raise money for Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO). KUTO is a non-profit organization that helps and informs teens about depression, anxiety and suicide. The organization visited ...

I Took Chemo for Nothing

I Took Chemo for Nothing

Kristin Priest, Staff Writers
February 22 • 1,611 views
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After hearing I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, my doctor told me something that would continue to haunt my waking thoughts for months. They said I needed to “adjust to the new normal,” but nothing about my situation was normal. Arthritis at the age of 15 was not normal, the dosag...

Junior Reggie Burns faces police discrimination

Junior Reggie Burns faces police discrimination

Samantha Gaddis, Staff Writer
February 21 • 550 views
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Walking home from a friend’s house, junior Reggie Burns heard the loud, air-piercing sound of a killing machine--a sound he hears on a regular basis: gunshots. Burns watched an off-duty police officer raise his firearm to an unarmed black man, and shoot multiple times. That man was Michael Brown. ...

Pooh Bear: the cure to cancer

Pooh Bear: the cure to cancer

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief
February 21 • 143 views
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Oh, Instagram challenges str just another hat we put on to make ourselves look benevolent on the Internet.

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Quiz: Which former president are you?

Quiz: Which former president are you?

Dani Fischer, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 17 • 278 views
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Take action in politics now

Take action in politics now

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer
February 10 • 855 views
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If there were three words that described my feelings when discussing politics, they would be anger, frustration and sadness. In the last couple of years, I have become more aware of injustices, and I realized how much the world was suffering. Of course there is always good, but looking at the ...

Community unites to plan Special Olympics

Community unites to plan Special Olympics

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer
February 10 • 396 views
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Five hundred volunteers. Two hundred athletes. And countless hours all poured into one memorable event on Feb. 13: Special Olympics 2017. “Every year, the number of participants in Special Olympics grows, and this year, we have the largest amount [ever],” Science Academic Support teacher Susan...

Freshman Sabrina Bohn participates in STL Protest Against Muslim Ban

Freshman Sabrina Bohn participates in STL Protest Against Muslim Ban

Lydia Harter, Staff Writer
February 9 • 370 views
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After Trump’s executive order banning Muslims from seven countries, groups gathered in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis to protest. Freshman Sabrina Bohn attended the STL Protest Against Muslim Ban and Anti- Immigration Orders on Saturday Feb. 4. Bohn has been following T...

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