Engaging in her online Honors English II class in the first quarter, sophomore Hannah Wagner searches to find the perfect word to add to her essay. With the first half of the school year being online, it was a different experience to do school work from her home. “I definitely think working at home was more enjoyable because I felt more comfortable writing at home,” Wagner said.

From private to public: Hannah Wagner joins the sophomore class in the middle of a pandemic

Sam Hipp, Staff Writer 3 days ago

Walking into her first day of school on Jan. 19, sophomore Hannah Wagner found herself at a new home after previously attending Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill school. Being her second first-day, Wagner was...

Stirring resin, freshman Julia Thomson comes up with a new product idea. Thomson gets a lot of inspiration for Sunny Simone Co merchandise from social media. “I’ll go on TikTok or Instagram, and I will see someone have this really cool idea. It’ll spark something in my mind like, ‘oh, I like that color or lip gloss and that would be really cool if we did this,’” Thomson said.

Twin sisters and freshmen Julia Thomson and Rachel Thomson launch their own business

Leah Wich, Staff Writer 4 days ago

After freshmen and twin sisters Rachel Thomson and Julia Thomson’s cat, Simon, passed away, they sought a way to memorialize him. With the intent of creating their own small business and addition of...

After performing for Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, freshman Thalea Afentoullis (second to the left in the front row) poses for a picture with her class and mom. Afentoullis enjoys hanging out backstage before and after performances with her classmates and friends. “Whenever we are not dancing, we are always backstage because we have to be ready, and we have our own dressing rooms. I just remember there being so many fun stories and we would all just eat together and be really funny,” Afentoullis said.

Living the Greek life: Freshman Thalea Afentoullis preserves her heritage

Ava Reuther, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

Walking out on stage, freshman Thalea Afentoullis instantly smiles as excitement fills her. As she performs a Greek dance with 18 of her peers, the smell of spanakopita, gyros, pastitsio and other foods...

Freshmen Molly Masalskis and Renata Olmos work on their short term project, describing where they live in American Sign Language (ASL) class. ASL is one of Olmos’s favorite  classes. “I made a lot of friends in this class and I like learning the language,” Olmos said.

Freshman Renata Olmos Walz moves from Spain to St. Louis for school opportunities

May Trejo-Vasquez, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Starting at a new school becomes a different type of challenge when moving from another country in the midst of a global pandemic. Freshman Renata Olmos Walz moved to St. Louis, Mo. over the summer from...

Showing a picture of an editing screen, senior Vince Knight made a thumbnail for her YouTube 101 video. Knight records her videos with her phone and a ring light, or in front of a window. “As much as I like creating the video in the moment, sometimes I stumble over my words or stutter or there are long moments of silence, so I might have to say editing is my favorite part. That’s where things start to come together to create a fun video,” Knight said.

Senior Vince Knight presses play on content creation for YouTube

Annie Reiter, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

What began as performing shows for her mom with her siblings at age 11 evolved to Barbie-themed improv and morphed into a YouTube channel for senior Vince Knight. After receiving a camera at age 12, Knight...

Freshman Santosh Sahoo fans out his five year hotel key card collection. Sahoo refers to them as pearls of memories stashed in his tool box.

More than just souvenirs: freshman Santosh Sahoo shares his hotel key card collection

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

From the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., freshman Santosh Sahoo has a collection of 25 hotel room key cards he has gathered since 2016. Combining his...

During the early stages of starting their podcast, seniors Lauren Barron and Peyton Harris pose for their podcast cover photo, taken in Hilton Head, S.C. over the summer. Through the making of the podcast, they were able to learn how to manage their responsibilities. “Motivation is key,” Barron said. “We have been taking a hiatus since school has started which was super unmotivating. Having a healthy life and work balance is so important to find.”

An invitation to Lauren Barron and Peyton Harris’ podcast journey

Hannah Choi, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

A studio, microphones, bright lights, editors and producers. You may think all these things are necessary to produce a great podcast. But seniors Lauren Barron and Peyton Harris proved otherwise as they...

Junior and Hidden Valley employee Alianna Henchel takes on her third winter Snowboarding.

Hitting the slopes: junior Alianna Henchel’s snowboarding journey

Abby Bach , Staff Writer February 4, 2021

Who or what inspired you to start snowboarding? “My friends and I were talking about how it would be cool to snowboard, so we actually just made it happen and started snowboarding, and it stuck.”  How...

At her laptop, junior Ellie West takes notes on a pad. West is currently in Virtual Campus High.

Being the new kid at virtual school

Fatema Rehmani, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2021

We can all recall that “first day” feeling in August, an obscure mixture of excitement and nervousness. Typically, in a few days, that feeling subsides, and we fall into a routine. Now, however, in...

The Towsends orchestrated a Venmo challenge in which they raised money for a restaurant server.

The Townsends’ big breakfast tip

Fatema Rehmani, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2021

From a simple post on Facebook, to a collection of $550, Math teacher Jason Townsend and his wife, Parkway North English teacher Valerie Townsend, made the day of the woman who served them breakfast at...

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