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Madi Michajliczenko

Madi Michajliczenko, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief

Pronouns: she/her

Grade: 12

Years on staff: 4

What was your favorite childhood TV show? The Backyardigans, specifically the pirate episode

What is your favorite book? Recently, I really liked "We Were Liars"

What motivates you? I really want to be a good role model for my younger sister and show myself that I made it. My sister and I were both so worried about our futures and whether or not we could do well in school, that we put lots of pressure on ourselves. I want to prove to her that a little hard work can take you farther than you think and show myself that everything I have done and continue to do it worth it.

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[Photo] Braxton Eddy

November 2, 2022
Supporting his team, senior and cornerback Cameron Jehling (40, second from the left) keeps his eye on a kickoff play. Jehling felt more confident about his plays compared to his performance the previous year. “Most people think that to be a good football player, you have to go to the gym, but there’s a famous quote I use for both football and baseball that shows [otherwise]. My coach first told me, ‘a sport is 90% mental, 10% physical.’ I tried this year to be better about the mental aspect of the game instead of the physical,” Jehling said.

Season wrap-up

October 21, 2022
Clutching the ball on a quarterback run, junior Joseph Federer hustles on the field, attempting to score a touchdown. As a child, Federer grew up watching football. “An NFL player who inspires me is [quarterback] Kyler Murray. He is a very accurate quarterback and can also make tremendous plays with his feet,” Federer said.

[Photo] Drive to play

September 27, 2022
Homecoming on tour

Homecoming on tour

September 16, 2022
Junior Madi Michajliczenko poses with yellow and blue light shining on her, representative of her family’s history in Ukraine. When her family immigrated, they decided to assimilate, causing Michajliczenko to know little about her past culture in Ukraine.

Lost to assimilation

April 19, 2022
Alumni Nicole Simmons, Lisa Savage and Casey Glasby dance at the 2015 Glow Dance. The Glow Dance was held Feb. 27 in the gym. “It was amazing. I had the best day of my life there. Everyone was all happy and dancing and partying; it was a great day,” Simmons said.

Go with the Glow

March 8, 2022
Alumni Grant Aden and Emily Dickson take a photo with their former Latin teacher Tom Herpel to commemorate their engagement. The two have dated for six years and will be living together in Omaha, Neb. as of summer 2022. “What Im most excited about getting married is coming back to St. Louis at some point. I think as much as I [pretend] I dont like St. Louis, we definitely want to come back to raise our family,” Dickson said. “Im looking forward to that, and Grant wants to be a pediatrician. Hes just so good with kids. Im excited about that chapter of our lives.”

A pop quiz proposal

February 14, 2022
As Homecoming draws near, a timeline of the week gets created.

Countdown to Homecoming

September 17, 2021
How would you describe your book in one word? 
“I would describe [“Rebuilding Atlantis”] as adventurous because so much happens in the main character’s life over the course of the book,” senior Maddie Mertz said.

Maddie Mertz

May 28, 2021
How would you describe your book in one word?

“I would describe my poetry book as emotional or reminiscent because [writing it] was really nostalgic for me. It encapsulates my entire life as a musician so it definitely had a lot of value to me when writing it,” senior AJ Hall said.

AJ Hall

May 28, 2021
How would you describe your book in one word? 
”Vivid. I believe my book allows the reader to visually see what is happening. I love details, I love being able to paint a picture with my writing and even while reading other books, its just the best thing a piece of writing can do for a reader. It makes it more enjoyable and even makes the reader hold a connection with whatever it is they are reading,” senior Bri Davis said.

Bri Davis

May 28, 2021
How would you describe your book in one word?
 “I would describe my book as gentle. I know that a lot of people like to write about really dark topics, but after doing some of that for other projects, it kind of wore me out. This book is like the antithesis to that, and I hope that it would leave the reader feeling a little better about the world,” senior Eva Phillips said.

Eva Phillips

May 28, 2021
Senior Martha Wait poses next to her AP art board.

Martha Wait

May 27, 2021
Junior Graci Badami completes a lab in Chemistry alongside science teacher Allison Privitt.

Graci Badami

May 27, 2021
Senior Tengis Kelly works on coding a project while cadet teaching.

Tengis Kelley

May 27, 2021
Senior Connor Combs teaches junior Ella Mercer how to play hula soccer.

Connor Combs

May 27, 2021
Senior Bridget Thomas poses with art teacher Katy Mangrich.

Bridget Thomas

May 27, 2021
Junior Kathryn Yates poses with her cross country coach and science teacher Mr. Cutelli.

Kathryn Yates

May 27, 2021
Junior Harper Dollarhide reads in English teacher Erin Fluchel’s Honors English II.

Harper Dollarhide

May 27, 2021
Senior Tyler Kinzy teaches 2019-2020 Convergence Journalism I students how to write ledes.

Tyler Kinzy

May 27, 2021
How would you describe your book in one word?
 “Realistic, because there are a lot of stereotypes and stuff, but there’s a lot more behind them so you just have to know the person,” senior Jeremiah Desu said.

Jeremiah Desu

May 25, 2021
How would you describe your book in one word?
 “I would say relatable, which is not what many people would choose. I say relatable because there are so many different things you can relate to in my book, whether that be a person or an animal that you truly have such an unbreakable bond with, or feeling social awkwardness like the little boy in my book. [Even] having a struggling relationship with your parents and having money issues or having them not throw money at issues or just stuff like that. There are so many different parts and aspects of my book that I feel like a teenage person could relate to, which is kind of surprising” senior Lauren Barron said.

Lauren Barron

May 25, 2021
Latin Club

Latin Club

December 22, 2020
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