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Community comes together to give back to custodian Sean Smith

Community comes together to give back to custodian Sean Smith

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

5 hours ago


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In the early hours of the morning, one car can be spotted in the vacant lots. Already inside preparing for the school day, custodian Sean Smith greets students and teachers as they arrive with laughs, hugs and words of encouragement, despite personal challenges he may be facing. “Sean is a bea...

Business teacher Laura Glenn finds her ‘interest’ in retirement

Business teacher Laura Glenn finds her ‘interest’ in retirement

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

4 days ago


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After 17 years of nurturing and cultivating students for their futures, business teacher Laura Glenn has announced her retirement. Before Glenn began teaching high school students, she worked as a certified public accountant (CPA), a registrar at Bellerive Elementary and a computer resource specialist...

Collegiate athlete, comrade, custodian and clerk: Parris Mosley finds fulfillment in each chapter of his life

Collegiate athlete, comrade, custodian and clerk: Parris Mosley finds fulfillment in each chapter of his life

Julian Shoykhet and Ross Harter

4 days ago


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In the background of the school day, custodian Parris Mosley does custodial work around the school. But, behind stacking chairs and wiping off tables, Parris has an unexpected story to tell. “My job here is just a stepping stone for something I want to do in the future. What that is, I don’t know...

Mission Compassion: Sophomore Megan Gordon builds connections and knowledge through Ugandan mission trip

Mission Compassion: Sophomore Megan Gordon builds connections and knowledge through Ugandan mission trip

Kathryn McAuliffe, Staff Writer

6 days ago


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While most students spent their spring breaks relaxing on the beaches of Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic or skiing the slopes in Colorado, sophomore Megan Gordon volunteered in Kawete, Uganda through her church, Christ Community Lutheran Church. “I’ve always wanted to go [to Uganda]. My mom has been man...

After two years of high school, sophomore Nadia Messmer is testing out

After two years of high school, sophomore Nadia Messmer is testing out

Kayla Reuther, Convergent Media Writer

April 12, 2019


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While most students choose to complete the standard four years of high school, sophomore Nadia Messmer will complete only two before moving across the country this autumn to either Boston or San Francisco with hopes of starting a new chapter: college. Having moved around a lot, Messmer did not w...

Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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The gym is a blur of activity, a whirlwind of nerves, excitement and raw competition. In the midst of it all, standing proud in a pink and black sparkly leotard, is freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce: winner of the beam, vault and floor events in her age group at the 2019 Missouri State Gymnastics Championships. Matthys-Pearce...

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


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The hallway is silent and still except for the occasional wanderer in search of the water fountain. A second glance finds seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost settled on the floor by the Latin room. Jaskowiak and Jost chose to take Greek as an independent study with Latin teacher Tom Herpel to...

Remembering substitute teacher Robert Schepp

Remembering substitute teacher Robert Schepp

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

March 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The community mourns the loss of Mr. Robert Paul “Bob” Schepp who passed away March 7. Schepp, who was born Sept. 18, 1934, worked as an electrical engineer for McDonnell Douglas. A science and learning enthusiast, Schepp was a frequent substitute teacher. “He made us realize that the childlik...

Choir director Eric Anthony sings “so long, farewell” to his time as an educator

Choir director Eric Anthony sings “so long, farewell” to his time as an educator

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

March 15, 2019


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After 13 years of dedicated service to the music department, choir director Eric Anthony is retiring from his career as an educator. While Anthony was hired primarily as a choir director, he found great enjoyment in his part-time responsibilities as a counselor for underclassmen boys adjusting to li...

The secret life of School Resource Officer Zeus Hernandez

The secret life of School Resource Officer Zeus Hernandez

Holly Gilbert, Staff writer

March 12, 2019


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Although we often see School Resource Officer Zeus Hernandez patrolling the parking lot and monitoring student life, his passions extend beyond the hallways to his love of authentic Mexican cuisine.   Located in Ellisville, La Tiendita Tortilleria & Marketplace is a family-owned authentic Mexican rest...

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