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All My Sons

All My Sons

Debra Klevens

November 5, 2012

During Dan Barnes Honors Enhlish III class, juniors Tori Downar, Brenda Whitten and Tim Petersen act out a scene from Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."  Downar played the main character, a 1940's housewife.  "I forgot one of my lines which was really awkward, but once I got it I finished it off well,"...

The Claw

The Claw

Debra Klevens

November 1, 2012

Drilling a PVC pipe to be used for a claw, senior Mohammad Ahmed prepares his robot. The claw was to pick up a foam practice golf ball and place it on a big arm that is moving toward the robot. The robot must avoid the arm while trying to place the ball on it."Learning new skills is essential for life. ...

Girls’ volleyball places second in districts

Girls' volleyball places second in districts

Austin Moran, Photo and Spots Editor

October 26, 2012

The Girls' Volleyball Team went to districts Oct. 23 at Marquette and played their first game against Francis Howell North.  They won this game to advance to the second day of districts.  In the second day of districts the team played Parkway Central for their first game.  In the first game the team...

Paparazzi

Paparazzi

Debra Klevens

October 26, 2012

Between third and fourth hour, Beginning Journalism students sophomores Eileen Tully and Sami Corbitt work with Dave Condit, from Prestige Portraits.  Condit was a guest speaker to the group and worked with students on using the proper ISO and apertures.  "It was great practice learning to stop action...

Painting Spirit

Painting Spirit

George Krachenfels

October 25, 2012

During Honors Chemistry junior Mitch Regel makes paint as part of a lab.  With the paint, students made spirit posters to hang in the gym.  "The lab was a fun way to learn about Chemistry, and it was also a great way to contribute to school spirit," Regel said.

Slithering Python

Slithering Python

Debra Klevens

October 24, 2012

Kaa, the Burmese Python belonging to Biology III Anthony Piccinni, lounges in his cage under a heat lamp.  Piccinni has owned Ka for 15 years. “All he needs is water and food once a month and he’s good to go,” Piccinni said.

Italian stallion’s head shaved

Senior Kyoung Lee shaves Coach Charlie Cutelli's head over the trash can while junior Yvonne Krumrey looks on.

Annie Spewak, Feature Editor

October 22, 2012

Girls' Cross Country Coach Charlie Cutelli made a bet with his team previously in the season. If four girls broke a six-minute mile in practice, he would shave his head. Earlier in the season, sophomores Rachel Yang, Maddie Brown and senior Lindsey Egan broke the six-minute mark; however, that was not...

Success in Singing Solfége

Success in Singing Solfége

Catharine Conway

October 22, 2012

Singing the solfége note, fa, freshmen and sophomores in Mixed Chamber Choir work through their sight singing book. Solfége is a strategy used to learn notes before word memorization. "It gets you to learn where the intervals are," sophomore Victoria Klemm said, "We practice for 10 minutes everyday."

Marching to the Coliseum

Marching to the Coliseum

Debra Klevens

October 19, 2012

Practicing daily from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., freshmen Caleb O'Conner, sophomores Arturo DeVillar, Zach Schmidt, freshmen Sam Merriman, sophomore Josh Davis and freshman Lucy Vehlewald prepare for the Francis Howell Central Coliseum Classic on Saturday, October 20.  In addition to the Coliseum Classic, the...

Boys’ Swimming & Diving increases state qualifiers

Swimming the 100-meter butterfly, on Sept. 25, junior Tommy Christensen earns a 54:56. Christensen and his teammates practiced every afternoon for two hours. He also worked out before school for an hour each Tuesday and Thursday and three-hour on Saturdays. “I don’t mind the time,” Christensen said. “I like the competition, the people in swimming and the coaches, too. It’s fun for me.”

Debra Klevens, Guest Sports Writer

October 16, 2012

The boys' swim and dive team heads into their final meets with a record of 9-1. They kept a five game winning streak until their loss with Central by only five points. "We made it hard for them and tried our best," sophomore Noah Bozue said. "We also set some personal records on the team. We'll do...

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