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Five things to know about the end of school

It is recommended by the CDC that people should wear masks in public settings where social distancing orders may be hard to maintain.
May 20, 2020

Remember all those things you left in your locker before spring break? And all those textbooks you still have out? As the 2019-2020 school year unconventionally comes to a close, here are a few things...

Celebrating birthdays in Quaran-teen

Waving to friends and family, senior James Wachter celebrates his 18th birthday. The parade lasted seven minutes. “After the parade, I texted each person thanking them for making my birthday one of the best,” Wachter said.
May 12, 2020

It's your 16th birthday. You're ready to hit the open road and celebrate your freedom...and then you remember that your sweet 16 is confined to your house. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has put Missouri...

Johnson & Johnson announces the preparation of a COVID-19 vaccine

21 U.S companies are developing treatments or vaccines for the current COVID-19 pandemic.
May 7, 2020

In the midst of a deadly public health crisis, medical device company Johnson & Johnson announced Feb. 11 that they’ve made plans to develop a vaccine and a commitment to supply 1 billion vaccines...

Students and teachers adjust to a new online learning system

Working on his online physical education homework, senior Jake Juenger finishes his last couple assignments of his high school career. Juenger felt as though eLearning was a waste of time. “The only change in my methods is that I no longer do any of my homework or assignments because I feel like the work I am doing online won’t affect anything for what I need for college,” Juenger said.
May 6, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, students and teachers have transitioned to a new way of learning through technology.  The class of 2020 seniors got an unusual send off to college with having to finish...

COVID-19 is exposing inequities

COVID-19 is impacting underserved communities the hardest in Saint Louis and across the country as a result of historical inequities.
May 5, 2020

As health departments in Saint Louis City and County release COVID-19 data about cases and deaths relating to race and ethnicity, it has become clear that the burden of cases is falling heavily on communities...

Parkway reevaluates meal pick-up services

Handing out food to students prior to the suspension and ultimate reinstating of the daily meal pick-up service, a volunteer provides meals to a family. Parkway has stated that they worked to resume the meal service as quickly as possible. “Right now we are working to put additional safety plans and precautions in place to protect our community and employees, including protective equipment,” Parkway said in a statement.
May 5, 2020

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkway made the decision to temporarily suspend their daily meal pickup service in order to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  “Food for...

Professional football returns to St. Louis, only to have the season cut short

Former Missouri Tiger and current St. Louis BattleHawks wide receiver L'Damian Washington (2) jogs down the field Sunday in St. Louis. [Mathew Kirby/For the Tribune]
May 5, 2020

Since the Rams left in 2016, St. Louis has had to live without professional football; however, the Xtreme Football League (XFL) has brought the sport back. In 2018, Alpha Entertainment announced the...

Introducing the Westley Stars

The Westley starts have the goal of promoting inclusivity and school spirit.
May 4, 2020

With the help of junior Zoe DeYoung and Special Education teacher Jessica Bowman, a new dance team is coming: The Westley Stars. This dance team will provide Special Education students a chance to excel...

2020 graduation is back on

While COVID-19 still plays a part in our lives, principals have found a way for the class of 2020 to still be able to walk the stage.
May 1, 2020

Despite schools being canceled for the remainder of the school year, not all is lost. Classes will end on the scheduled day of May 21 yet graduation for seniors will be pushed back to July in hopes of...

Social media connects in a time of distancing

Quarantined at home, junior Drew Milholland scrolls through Instagram for inspiration and entertainment. Social media is what many students have used to distract themselves from boredom.
April 28, 2020

Nowadays, just a single tap on a phone can lead teens into a black hole, consuming hours of their day. According to care.com, parents fear the risks of social media such as sharing personal information,...

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