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Going Beyond Bilingual: Part two

Holding the Puerto Rican flag,  Gonzalez and his parents attend an event in downtown St. Louis with other Puerto Ricans that live in the area.

Quinn Berry, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Spanish flashcards and French listening tests are part of a difficult but necessary path to mastering another language in the eyes of high school students, but for some, it’s a way of life. The number of students fluent in another language is on the rise, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation that discovered roughly 22% percent of children speak another language at home than they do at s...

Going Beyond Bilingual

Going Beyond Bilingual

Quinn Berry, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

 Spanish flashcards and French listening tests are part of a difficult but necessary path to mastering another language in the eyes of high school students, but for some, it's a way of life. The number of students fluent in another language is on the rise, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation t...

9. Fame, fortune and 15 second videos? Students share the experience of being “Tik Tok famous”

Standing in the hallways, sophomore Kyle Norman makes a Tik Tok video for his fans. Over the month of September, Norman gained over 2,000 fans on the app. “Sometimes, I feel like people don’t understand what I do or why I do [it] because I get weird looks when I make Tik Toks,” Norman said. “Nobody really thinks that it’s possible for just a normal guy like me to be so popular without showing it off to everybody.”

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

In the past, apps like Vine and Musical.ly have been the solution to boredom around your house. They were used as replacements for Netflix or listening to music late at night, but now, Tik Tok is the way to avoid what actually needs to get done. With almost 7,000 followers and an average of 200 views per...

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Posing with her camera and drone, junior Caroline Judd shows the equipment she needs to continue her career as a photographer. Judd used her own money to purchase her equipment and uses her own time to take and edit photos. “I’ve invested lots of money into camera equipment and editing software that you can’t get at school,” Judd said. “I understand that that isn’t a priority for the school, but it’s hard when you want to follow a career that isn’t typical or STEM focused because you have to put so much time into outside of school while also balancing your schoolwork.”

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

November 29, 2018

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. These fields have been pushed on us since we were young. Elementary schoolers take art and music classes once or twice a week, but are drilled in their times tables almost every day. When schools are short on funding, art programs are the first on the c...

Senior oboist Gwyn Allendorph works to make her passion a career

Practicing during school, senior Gwyn Allendorph works on music for an outside ensemble. One of her most impactful moments in music was listening to melodies in the strings during a performance of the Peer Gynt Suite at Powell Hall. “One of my favorite pieces of all time to play is Donzón no. 2 by Arturo Márquez, that was the first piece we ever started rehearsing in the YPCO in my first year,” Allendorph said.

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2018

If you want to find senior Gwyn Allendorph, check a practice room, a stage in Webster Groves or perhaps Powell Hall. An accomplished oboist, Allendorph is currently in four symphonic orchestras and has represented the school in the All-Suburban and All-State Bands. This passion and drive for musi...

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