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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.

Breaking Down Barriers through Cultural Leadership

Eden Harir, Staff Writer
May 23, 2013 • 1,104 views
Filed under features

St. Louis is one of the most racially segregated cities in the United States, according to a study by the Manhattan Institute. The BBC News article, 'Crossing a St. Louis street that divides communities' describes Delmar Boulevard, which spans the city from east to west, as St. Louis's dividing line...

Elect the best

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer
May 21, 2013 • 1,419 views
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On April 30 at midnight, the voting poll for the 2013-2014 student representative election was opened. The category in which each candidate was placed in was based on his or her grade and position in which they chose to run for. These positions included Sophomore Class President and Vice President, Junior...

Student earns $550 for fudge

Student earns $550 for fudge

Kathryn Harter, News Editor
May 16, 2013 • 2,602 views
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Freshman Rachel Osborne decided to combine her passion for sweets with her required Science Fair Project. For the project, Osborne cooked fudge and then cooled it in different batches at different temperatures. This caused different sized crystals to form, which she then observed and analyzed. The...

West High Varsity places at State

West High Varsity places at State

Nathan Rands, Reporter
May 16, 2013 • 843 views
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On Saturday May 11, the varsity water polo team concluded the season at the state competition against the top four schools, including rivals SLUH, DeSmet and MICDS. "I was more excited than nervous about going to state another time and the possibility of another top four finish," junior Grant Keesling...

Wrapping up senior year

Wrapping up senior year

Jacob Cupps
May 16, 2013 • 8,322 views
Filed under showcase, snapshot

Situating a blanket around himself, senior John Kelly talks to senior John Barnes before being Saran wrapped to the pole. As a part of their prank, the seniors used Saran Wrap to block off the parking for the underclassmen. "Sam Stroneck helped wrap me to the pole. We just wanted to make it clear that...

Third place victory

Third place victory

Eden Harir, Staff Writer
May 15, 2013 • 934 views
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At districts on May 11, sophomore Maddie Brown wins third place in the 1600 with a time of 5:05. "During the race I felt really tired but I knew I wanted to move on so I stayed focused on my goal. Afterwards my legs felt like jelly but I was really excited because I beat my record by seven seconds....

Girl’s Lacrosse advances to the elite eight

Girl’s Lacrosse advances to the elite eight

Jacob Cupps, Sports Editor
May 14, 2013 • 1,429 views
Filed under showcase, sports

After a 13-7 record for the overall season, and a 6-1 record in their league, the girl's lacrosse team advances to the elite eight. "We were a little rocky at the beginning, but as it progressed we really came together and earned a spot in this tournament," senior Paige Smith said. The post season...

Cutting hair for a cause

Cutting hair for a cause

Lily Briscoe, Feature Editor
May 13, 2013 • 2,062 views
Filed under features, showcase

Kids with cancer and other illnesses depend on organizations like Beautiful Length, Locks of Love and Pink Heart Funds to provide them with wigs. Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between the American Cancer Society and Pantene. They are designed to help women battling cancer. It began in July...

Speed Demon

Speed Demon

Debra Klevens
May 13, 2013 • 8,404 views
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On Saturday, May 11, senior Chris Carter won the 3200 meter race at Class 4 District 2.  Carter ran the sixth fastest time in school history with a 9:32.09.  His first mile was 4:45 and his second mile was 4:47. "He looked comfortable and in control the entire race, and he ran the race exactly like...

Croc Wednesdays

Croc Wednesdays

Annie Spewak, Editor in Chief
May 10, 2013 • 1,435 views
Filed under features

Eight years ago, Crocs were the shoe everyone had to sport. But it wasn't just the shoe, it was the charms, or Jibitz, you had strategically placed in each little hole. It was a daily struggle: should I rock the smiley face charm with the butterfly or should I rock my turtle and peace sign? But as...

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