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Juniors Lauren Crawford and Sara Marks attend Olin Future Women in Business Weekend

Marks and Crawford pose for a group photo along with other students that attended the Olin Future Women In Business weekend. Before attending, Crawford planned to go into the medical field, but now feels suited for a business career. “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go into business. It [the event] opened my eyes, and this is something I’m really interested in now,” Crawford said.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

In the United States, women launch more than 1,200 new businesses every single day. Hoping to follow in their footsteps, juniors Sara Marks and Lauren Crawford were two of four students from St. Louis selected to attend the Olin Future Women in Business Weekend at Washington University from Nov. 7 thr...

Meet the new care counselor Rebecca Morris

In her office on a school day, care counselor Rebecca Morris works with students on a personal level to help them be successful in school. Morris said it is needed to have a resource who is not a teacher or guidance counselor to focus on personal relationships. “Teachers have so much on their plates. They have to be your teacher, they have to be your counselor and they want to care about you as a person, but they have a lot of other things going on,” Morris said. “I’m trying to make sure I have contact with teachers and staff, [so] there’s somebody here to focus on a personal relationship.”

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

November 7, 2019

Tucked in the back of the counseling department is the office of new care counselor Rebecca Morris, a place she hopes to be considered safe and accessible to all students as her position grows.  With a master's degree in social work, Morris previously worked in special education at various schools...

No social media: Students share their stories

Many view social media as an integral part of every teen’s life: they say it shapes not only the way people are viewed, but also their actions. Here are the six stories of students that abstain from social media.

Brinda Ambal and Drew Boone

November 5, 2019

Many view social media as an integral part of every teen’s life: they say it shapes not only the way people are viewed, but also their actions. Here are the six stories of students that abstain from social media. Freshmen Ashlynn Gillespie, Ibrahim Kuziez, sophomores Trisha Manna, Martin Franciscus...

Senior Brayden Eddy knocks out football to pursue wrestling

Senior Brayden Eddy pins down his opponent from Parkway South. Eddy wrestles year-round now that he has more time without football. “I don’t really feel anything during the match. It’s just me and the other guy wrestling,” Eddy said. “I try not to bring my emotions into my matches.”

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

October 31, 2019

Running down the football field, ball in hand, senior Brayden Eddy considers the pain in his neck and the ramifications that a severe football-induced injury could have on his future.  “[I started playing] because it was the thing to do; everybody played football. I lived in Texas, so it was su...

Long awaited trip for senior Kelsey Long is suddenly canceled as protests erupt in Honduras

Senior Kelsey Long writes her monthly letter that she sends to the child, Briani,  she sponsors in Honduras. Long was excited to be able to tell Briani about her life and update her on what happened over the course of the month. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to hear about a different culture firsthand,” Long said.

Lauren Crawford, Convergence Journalism Writer

October 29, 2019

Pen pals senior Kelsey Long and her sponsored friend Briani send each other letters, pictures and gifts through Evangelical Free Church. Long was expecting to leave Oct. 24 to meet Briani for the first time in her hometown, Honduras. The trip was canceled two days before they were scheduled to lea...

German exchange students experience America: Intruder drills

Exchange students Luke Stöckelmann and Celina Henn stand beside the projector giving a presentation. Hen and her classmates traveled to St. Louis for two weeks and departed Saturday Oct. 12.

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

October 24, 2019

In the back corners of classrooms, students huddle together quietly as teachers secure their doors locked shut; those visiting from Germany follow suit as they hide in an unfamiliar classroom preparing for an unfamiliar–but unforgettable–experience. Exchange students from Germany practiced an intru...

Senior Alexis Nadreau lands herself a pilot license

Standing in front of her family-owned plane, Nadreau and her grandpa wrap up after her first training flight. She is holding the flight checklist, which includes all the steps required to have a successful flight. “I felt very happy and proud; all the work leading up to that moment was worth it,” Nadreau said. “When I was controlling the plane, I felt nervous at first since it was my first time flying alone, but once I was in the air, I felt a lot more confident.”

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Flying at 1,000 feet, peering down at the city of St. Louis, senior Alexis Nadreau does what she has been learning since she was 7 years old: flies an aircraft.  “Flying is one of the things I am really passionate about. I flew a lot when I was a kid, and I developed an interest over time,” Nadr...

Meet Madi: Senior and Make-A-Wish ambassador

Before the homecoming dance, senior Madi Foppe and friends pose in front of a lake outside of the Butterfly House. They invited Foppe after meeting during the pep rally. “I had never been to homecoming,” Foppe said. “It made me feel like a kid again.”

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Whether it be chance or fate, the Longhorn Council decided all funds this year will be supporting the Make a Wish Foundation and the wish of someone who will start walking the halls alongside us for the first time today. “We knew that in order to keep it local, it would be really cool to find a...

Inside look: student influencers make the most of social media

Sophomore Emily O’Connor smiles in a photo that she edited. O’Connor hopes that her posts have a positive effect on her followers. “Sometimes it’s hard if I’m about to post something and I think, ‘are people going to like this?’ or, ‘are people going to think I’m weird for posting this?’, but then I think about how it could affect someone and know that it could affect them positively and I just go for it,” O’Connor said.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Kylie Jenner. David Dobrik. Emma Chamberlain.  With social media being so prominent in today's society, everyone has heard the names of these Instagram influencers. Even if not everyone knows their name, student influencers have had an impact on their followers.  After senior Aaliyah Weston rose ...

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