• Come to Clay Club every Thursday in Ceramics teacher Ashley Drissel's classroom!
  • Turn in your course registration for the 2020-2021 school year!
  • Bagel Days are back! Buy a bagel in the cafeteria every Monday, Wednesday or Friday!

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Senior Maggie Lyerla: struggles of a medical mystery

Senior Maggie Lyerla: struggles of a medical mystery

Emily O'Connor, Convergence Journalism Writer

2 hours ago

The stark lights of doctors' offices are disorienting. Senior Maggie Lyerla bounces her leg up and down nervously, awaiting a new diagnosis or another doctor telling her it’s all in her head. For Lyerla, she knows these situations all too well.  Lyerla was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare c...

Junior Bri Davis places first in the SIUE Poetry Contest

Junior Bri Davis places first in the SIUE Poetry Contest

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

1 day ago

After being recommended to participate in the SIUE Poetry Contest, junior Bri Davis came out on top to take the first place prize. Davis first heard about the competition through journalism advisor Debra Klevens and decided to compete to help further her understanding of writing. The contest is meant...

Alumna Vicky Hedgecock animates “Call of The Wild”

Alumna Vicky Hedgecock animates “Call of The Wild”

Ashlyn Gillespie, Convergence Journalism Writer

2 days ago

After deciding to become an animator her freshman year of high school, 2012 alumna Vicky Hedgecock worked in high school and college to gain animation skills and experience. She is currently animating the movie "Call of the Wild,” coming to theaters Feb. 21, 2020. “The major push for me to pursue anima...

Seniors explore alternative post-high school plans

Seniors explore alternative post-high school plans

Olivia Bradshaw, Convergence Journalism Writer

3 days ago

A common question asked of seniors is  ‘what are your plans for college?’ While approximately 54% of the Class of 2019 went on to attend a four-year university, 46% made alternative arrangements.  Three members of the Class of 2020 share their alternative plans. Gap Year: Tony Morse Senior Ton...

Sophomore Amanda Clark’s “Everyday Stigmas” podcast fights mental health stigmas

Sophomore Amanda Clark’s “Everyday Stigmas” podcast fights mental health stigmas

Paige Matthys-Pearce, Convergence Journalism Writer

4 days ago

Students whisper among themselves and excitement increases with the thought of the unknown as English teacher Kim Hanan-West introduces a podcast assignment to her 2018-2019 Honors English I class. Sophomore Amanda Clark, a student of Hanan-West last year, created her podcast, Everyday Stigmas, to bri...

Senior Jordan DeBlasi: A soldier following his family’s footsteps

Senior Jordan DeBlasi: A soldier following his family’s footsteps

Karina Christ, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 16, 2020

While most students are packing up their lives and carrying their belongings in a car across the state and country to head to college, senior Jordan DeBlasi will be trading frat parties for boot camps.  “I want to join the army because my family members have been in the military, and I feel a resp...

Meet Jessie Menchak, a new American Sign Language teacher

Meet Jessie Menchak, a new American Sign Language teacher

Sophia Frobish, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 15, 2020

On the third floor at the end of the language hallway, American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Jessie Menchak greets her students as they walk into class, giving them a handshake and a welcoming smile before the bell.  Menchak is new to the district after returning to St. Louis from teaching in Iowa...

One year anniversary of car accident outside school brings reflection for juniors Michaela Linden and Jessie Crawford

One year anniversary of car accident outside school brings reflection for juniors Michaela Linden and Jessie Crawford

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Besides four inches of snow covering the ground, the walk home from school Jan. 15, 2018 was mundane for juniors Michaela Linden and Jessie Crawford.  “It was a normal day,” Jessie said. “You wake up, go to school; nothing was wrong, nothing felt off.”  Just into their walk down Clayton...

Joe Milliano: The tap dancing teacher

Joe Milliano: The tap dancing teacher

Madison Michajliczenko, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 14, 2020

Down the science hallway in room 1408, the new AP Physics 1 and 2 teacher Joe Milliano also assists the theatre department as the resident tap choreographer. Milliano has a hobby that sets him apart from other teachers: he tap dances.   “I've been [tap dancing] since first grade.  The sum...

Behind the scenes: Alumna Kim St. Onge shares her journey to becoming a broadcast journalist

Behind the scenes: Alumna Kim St. Onge shares her journey to becoming a broadcast journalist

Makinsey Drake, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 9, 2020

Covering stories from the Iowa Caucuses to the Joplin Tornado, 2008 alumna Kim St. Onge can now be seen on  KOMU-TV. St. Onge studied public relations at Mizzou until she found her passion for journalism. “One of my best college friends introduced me to broadcast journalism. I instantly fell in ...

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