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  • The last day to add a class is Jan. 16. Please start finalizing your schedule to fulfill your graduation requirements. Have a good semester!

  • Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your Day of Service permission form to Ms. Cibulka in the freshman office.

  • Tickets for Ted Drewes frozen custard will be available for $3 from all science teachers until Jan. 28. Don't miss out!

Junior Makenna Rugani pursues a career in law enforcement

Junior Makenna Rugani pursues a career in law enforcement

Layne Bierk, Convergent Media Writer

November 30, 2018


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Every morning by 7:35 a.m., junior Makenna Rugani stands in a single file line ready for inspection at South Technical High School. Rugani's relationship with her grandfather inspired her to serve as an officer when she grows older. “My grandfather used to volunteer at a fire department and I loo...

Senior Gokul Venkatachalam and sophomore Tyler Kinzy address mental health concerns at the state-level

Senior Gokul Venkatachalam and sophomore Tyler Kinzy address mental health concerns at the state-level

Lexie Pilz, Convergent Media Writer

November 18, 2018


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After losing alumni Haran Kumar who battled depression, senior Gokul Venkatachalam and sophomore Tyler Kinzy contacted State Senator Jill Schupp. “We are working with Jill Schupp to try and improve mental health access and have more mental health curriculums in schools,” Venkatachalam said. A...

10. Sophomore Ayesha Malik dons minimalist lifestyle

10. Sophomore Ayesha Malik dons minimalist lifestyle

Maddi Foelsch, Convergent Media Writer

November 2, 2018


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Looking in her closet, sophomore Ayesha Malik gets ready to pick out an outfit from her three pants and seven shirts. Malik is a minimalist. “To me, minimalism is a philosophy, or a way of life,” Malik said. “It helps [me] eliminate things or distractions from [my] life and helps [me] focus o...

Senior Matthew Showers uses improv skills to land a job

Senior Matthew Showers uses improv skills to land a job

Carson Lolley, Convergent Media Writer

October 31, 2018


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For most, fall means the opening of haunted houses, but for senior Matthew Showers, it means going to work. Showers spent his weekends in October working as an actor at the Lemp Haunted House. “I always wanted to go to a haunted house, but I’d never actually been in one, so I thought I might ...

Freshman Giselle Bauer overcomes brain tumor

Freshman Giselle Bauer overcomes brain tumor

Maddie Brueggenjohann, Convergent Media Writer

October 26, 2018


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As her body begins to shake, 9-year-old Giselle Bauer tastes rotten blueberries. Her head begins to ache and her face begins to twitch. She feels a flash. Three weeks later, Bauer–now a freshman–learned this “flash” was actually a seizure. “The flashes felt really weird,” Bauer said. “The doctors ...

Senior Lauren Chapman undergoes a bone marrow transplant for severe Aplastic Anemia

Senior Lauren Chapman undergoes a bone marrow transplant for severe Aplastic Anemia

Irene Yannakakis and Katelyn Tyree

October 24, 2018


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After noticing several random bruises scattered on her body and getting a blood test from her doctor when she was 13, senior Lauren Chapman was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with severe Aplastic Anemia. Aplastic Anemia is when your body stops producing sufficient blood cells and the immune system reacts by destroying bone marrow in your body.   Chapman withst...

Alumna Yasmin Younis reclaims her identity

Alumna Yasmin Younis reclaims her identity

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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As you scroll through The 74 website on 7 of This Year’s Most Memorable—and Inspiring—Graduation Speeches you see Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter and alumna Yasmin Younis. Younis’ speech focused on how she reclaimed her identity after she hid her identity as a Muslim after 9/11. ...

Senior Will Cremeens finds himself through Jesus Christ

Senior Will Cremeens finds himself through Jesus Christ

Bella Hatzigeorgiou, Convergent Media Writer

October 16, 2018


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Feeling empty and without purpose in life, senior Will Cremeens found Christ and a community. His older brother convinced him to attend an evening youth group, Krew, at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church. Shortly after attending, Will committed to a new way of life. “Before I found my faith I wasn't living f...

Spreading the message to ST∆Y

Spreading the message to ST∆Y

Emily Lofgren, Convergent Media Writer

October 11, 2018


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Working as a brand ambassador for the company ST∆Y Wear, senior Jaina Mahaffey follows in the lifestyle brand’s mission to change how people view themselves and others.  Each item of clothing incorporates the word “ST∆Y," where the triangle represents the mathematical term “delta”...

Sophomores Kathryn McAuliffe and Maddy Truka empower others through Peerlift

Sophomores Kathryn McAuliffe and Maddy Truka empower others through Peerlift

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


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While most high school students look forward to the awaited spring break trip and forgetting about school, sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe used this time to further her preparation for college. While touring colleges with her older brother, McAuliffe realized the numerous, undiscovered opportunities to g...

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