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Indoor walkout sparks student criticism

Indoor walkout sparks student criticism

B Antonenko, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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Stepping into leadership in hopes of making a difference, students including sophomores Emma Caplinger, Sabrina Bohn, Lydia Harter and Cate Mcbride, juniors Tim McAuliffe and Maryam Oyebamiji and senior Charlie Woodruff met with principal Jeremy Mitchell in order to host a march against gun violence, a...

Students participate in a national school walkout

Students participate in a national school walkout

Lydia Roseman, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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In light of recent events, students and teachers chose to stand up and walk out of class on March 14 at 10 a.m. to protest gun laws in the United States. To show their support for the 17 victims of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting, students and teachers chose to spend 17 minutes away from their dai...

Remembering alumnus Max Critchfield

Remembering alumnus Max Critchfield

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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In March, West lost a alumni and friend to many, Max Critchfield. He graduated in 2017, and was attending the University of Missouri as a freshman. “I would describe Max as the most kind hearted, happy, giving person. He was never in a bad mood, and if he was, it went away in five seconds and h...

Young Life reboots after three year hiatus

Young Life reboots after three year hiatus

Noah Gwin, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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Young Life, a non-school-sponsored Christian organization in which students are introduced to the Bible, started up again after a three-year hiatus. Missouri Baptist graduate Willis Weatherford is the current leader after the previous leader moved away three years ago. The Graves family held the first Young Li...

Students reflect on March For Our Lives STL

Students reflect on March For Our Lives STL

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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In light of the Feb. 14 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, citizens across the nation marched in solidarity with victims of gun violence and demanded action from Congress on March 24 during the March For Our Lives demonstration. “The current students are the next generation to v...

High School Heroes continues to make a change

High School Heroes continues to make a change

Noah Gwin, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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Continuing to evolve in our ever-changing community, a group of 27 sophomores addressed middle schooler students on the harmful effects of drugs, vaping and JUULs through a 22-year-old program called High School Heroes. “Since vaping and Juuling are becoming a bigger and bigger problem in society...

Namah Al Battah named Missouri Be Strong representative

Namah Al Battah named Missouri Be Strong representative

Maria Newton, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


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Sophomore Namah Al Battah leads the way in combating exclusion in Missouri after earning the title of state representative for Be Strong, a global non-profit against bullying as well as being a member of We Dine Together. We Dine Together is an anti-bullying club that works hand-in-hand with the ...

Blue Brew coffee shop trial opening scheduled for May

Blue Brew coffee shop trial opening scheduled for May

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


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After 86.4 percent of respondents were in favor of a student-run coffee shop, the business department and marketing teacher Holly Weber prepare to open the Blue Brew coffee shop in the 2018-19 school year. The official opening of Blue Brew will be next school year, but there will be a soft opening ...

Administrators work to end the vaping epidemic

Administrators work to end the vaping epidemic

Lydia Roseman, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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With an increase in on-campus vaping and a growth in awareness of the issue, students and parents alike demand answers as to what the administration is doing to solve the problem. With on-campus vaping amping up its appearance around the building, National Education Association Representatives re...

Anonymous student-run Instagram account aims to spread positivity

Anonymous student-run Instagram account aims to spread positivity

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Student social media use has been the subject of much scorn, with critics citing the web as an enabler of online harassment and cyberbullying. Others, however, view this same technology as a pipeline for positivity. Sophomore Zane Alshekhlee recalls the moment when he first discovered the Instagram a...

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