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The killing of George Floyd will change society forever

Wearing a shirt in support of the protest, senior Cam Redmond shares his voice through his clothing. Redmond attended a protest held at West to support Black lives. “Crazy things that have been happening in our world have made me want to be a part of the voice that Black lives and other races matter and we all should be equal,” Redmond said.

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

15 hours ago

As I scrolled through Instagram on May 25, I came across a sickening video of an African American man named George Floyd, laying on his stomach in handcuffs as a police officer kneeled on the back of his neck. George Floyd was unable to breathe. After the cop was told multiple times by Floyd and oth...

What can you do?

The emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement has become stronger than ever and will continue to grow.

Bri Davis, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

Moving further into 2020, the death of George Floyd caused by police officers has awakened the Black Lives Matter movement. For the past two weeks, protests have been spreading all over the world, from the United States all the way to Europe. The attached video shows how people all over the world are...

“dinosauce313” and an allegedly botched College Board sting operation

A parody of the “Jurassic Park” logo, created using Font Meme.

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

Based on his tone, you would have thought he had just busted a wanted crime boss.  “It's not worth the risk of having your name reported,” he warned. Instead, he had found high schoolers. The College Board’s Senior Vice President of Advanced Placement (AP) and Instruction Trevor Packer announced May 10 that...

You stay up late. Here’s why it’s okay.

Instead of sleeping, you might find yourself perusing TikTok or FaceTiming a friend.

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Your house is silent. Your covers are pulled up over your head. Your face is washed over with the slightly sickening, pale glow of your phone, and your pallid complexion is fitting for the situation. You are so tired, your eyelids droop as TikTok after TikTok scrolls past your reddening eyes. So, why ha...

The life of a teenage pandemic worker

Preparing to go to her job as a bagger at Schnucks, Davis puts on her face mask and gloves. While most students are staying home, Davis goes out each day as an essential worker.

Bri Davis, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

I step outside of my house with my mask on, ready to go. Ready to go to the same place I’ve been going since quarantine started: Schnucks. It was a job that I applied for before this all started. I had been working at the St. Louis Zoo since freshman year, and wanted to switch it up my last two years of...

Speak to Silence: Quarantine and loss of routine

Finding a new routine during social distancing can mitigate mental health barriers.

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

April 13, 2020

As a second semester senior, you could say I have my routine down. I attend school and interact with my friends and peers, I go to practice or the gym for a workout, I come home, complete my homework and spend time with my loved ones. My meals are consistent and planned, I have some sense of control re...

Exploring a growth mindset under quarantine

This graphic illustrates how a growth mindset allows you to expand your abilities.

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Under the St. Louis City and County stay-at-home order, we all now have plenty of time on our hands. We have all also invariably experienced a little bit of disappointment. Your season might be canceled. You might not go on that college visit. You might not take that vacation. You won’t take the ACT ...

Quaran-time to give back to the community!

Whether you are at a loss for what to do during the ‘stay-at-home’ act, or you feel stressed about the Covid-19 situation, helping out your community is a perfect way to keep occupied and reduce any stress or anxiety you may feel.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

In efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, St. Louis has issued a stay-at-home order, effective until April 22. While this order will greatly reduce the impact the virus will have on St. Louis citizens, it has left many in need of help. From those unemployed as a result of the Coronavirus to students with no access to food, there are many individuals that need your help. Below is a list of easy ways you c...

The coronavirus outbreak and the challenges that lie ahead

Illustration created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

March 25, 2020

When the coronavirus outbreak first made headlines worldwide, the tone around the disease almost felt like a joke. Not many people judged the severity of the situation correctly because the disease originated in Wuhan, China; how could something so far away possibly be a threat to us? However, after 100 days, the ...

An open glance at men’s rights activism in the wake of feminism

The division in the discussion of gender equality does not help feminism, nor does it help men’s rights activism.

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

People today are more eager than ever to join in discussions about gender equality in terms of feminism. When you bring up, though, that men also face issues specific to their gender, and that these issues also need addressing, more often than not you will be met with a slight (or heavy) grimace and...

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