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St. Louis youth gather downtown to demand action regarding climate change

St. Louis youth gather downtown to demand action regarding climate change

Maria Newton and Sabrina Bohn

March 15, 2019

The Youth Climate Strike US held a national walkout today, March 15, attended by students across the United States as part of a global movement; it is estimated that about one million students worldwide in 125 different countries took part, with more than 100 students in St. Louis going on strike in fr...

The Parkway Step Team plans to attend a national competition in Virginia

The Parkway Step Team plans to attend a national competition in Virginia

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

The nationally acclaimed step team is back at it once again. With plans to travel to Virginia next week for the Spring Showdown Step Competition, the team continues to practice to make the trip worth their while. Last year, the team got first in their division, along with first overall in this com...

Freshmen experience their first Day of Service

Freshmen experience their first Day of Service

Ella Roesch, Convergent Media Writer

March 14, 2019

For the second annual Day of Service, the upperclassmen went off campus to give back to the community, while the freshmen class remained on campus and participated in three sessions of their choice, as well as Vivian's Pledge.   The freshmen choose from 15 different speaker sessions to attend thr...

Students organize a walkout combatting environmental apathy

Students organize a walkout combatting environmental apathy

Maria Newton, Features Editor

March 14, 2019

A nation-wide walkout is being organized by students all over the nation, including senior Noah Wright, to pressure lawmakers to take action regarding climate change. “It is a call to action for lawmakers to address the threat of climate change. There are some specific demands, the most important...

SSJLAC attends book discussion with best selling author Nic Stone

SSJLAC attends book discussion with best selling author Nic Stone

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

Sitting in the University City High School library, sophomore Tiye’ Hyler had a realization—no matter what you expect, plans and life can always change. Hyler came to this realization after hearing how best selling author Nic Stone attended college for Psychology and ultimately became a writer. “...

Day of Service inspires First Annual Month of Love

Day of Service inspires First Annual Month of Love

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Students walk into the main entrance toting plastic bags filled with donation items, everything from school supplies to pacifiers. Boxes filled with donations line the walls outside of counseling, a result of students and staff who have helped children, animals and families in need by donating items to fo...

Gateway to Change teaches students about social, economic and community issues

Gateway to Change teaches students about social, economic and community issues

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

I can go shopping without someone assuming that I am shoplifting, or that I am dangerous in the store, or without being followed reads English teacher Kim Hanan-West to a room full of 80 students from across the Metropolitan St. Louis Area. I can easily find band-aids that match my skin tone. Hanan...

Students write letters to Marjory Stoneman Douglas students on the anniversary of the Parkland shooting

Students write letters to Marjory Stoneman Douglas students on the anniversary of the Parkland shooting

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

February 12, 2019

Thursday will mark the one year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, FL Feb. 14, 2018, a former student opened fire, claiming the lives of 17 students and staff members and injuring 17 more. In an effort to honor the community on the anniversary of this tragedy, j...

Families deal with effects of government shutdown

Families deal with effects of government shutdown

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EiC

February 8, 2019

After the longest government shutdown in United States history, government workers are still adjusting from the two paychecks that they missed during the 35-day period. “Initially, we just figured the shutdown would be over in a short time. It was okay, and it was easier to go into work at the be...

Friends and family come together to support the Morgan-Hopkins family

Friends and family come together to support the Morgan-Hopkins family

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019

Following a house fire at 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, the Morgan-Hopkins family was left without food, clothes or a place to stay. The family and their pets made it out safely, but are now in need of restaurant gift cards and self-care items as they recover. “As a friend of the Hopkins’, I want to ...

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