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Students and faculty react to ACT’s updates effective September 2020

Students and faculty react to ACT’s updates effective September 2020

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

6 days ago

In the height of college application season, seniors in particular are scrambling to compile their highest test scores to send to their dream schools. Not yet at this stage, juniors and even underclassmen are going from study groups to workbooks to tutors to prepare for the often dreaded ACT. Effectiv...

The ReCap: Big Decisions

The ReCap: Big Decisions

Emma Caplinger, Arts and Entertainment Section Editor

October 8, 2019

Students, especially upperclassmen, are constantly being forced to make decisions. Whether small, like choosing courses for next semester, or of gravity, like applying for college, students’ day-to-day lives are plagued with choices. The issue, though, is that decision fatigue gets to even the most motivated student. W...

Students speak up about the cost of senior year

Students speak up about the cost of senior year

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

September 30, 2019

Public education is free, right? Not exactly. The local taxpayer provides the funding for the education itself, but there is a litany of items and events, especially for seniors, that cost money–and lots of it. These dollar-guzzling opportunities range from senior traditions like Mr. Longhorn to the colleg...

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

The hallway is silent and still except for the occasional wanderer in search of the water fountain. A second glance finds seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost settled on the floor by the Latin room. Jaskowiak and Jost chose to take Greek as an independent study with Latin teacher Tom Herpel to...

Sophomores Kathryn McAuliffe and Maddy Truka empower others through Peerlift

Sophomores Kathryn McAuliffe and Maddy Truka empower others through Peerlift

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

While most high school students look forward to the awaited spring break trip and forgetting about school, sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe used this time to further her preparation for college. While touring colleges with her older brother, McAuliffe realized the numerous, undiscovered opportunities to g...

Senior Emily Rayfield spends her summer serving others

Senior Emily Rayfield spends her summer serving others

Katie Spillman, Photo Editor

May 7, 2018

Leaving just two days after graduation, senior Emily Rayfield is spending her summer in Dittmer, MO to go to Sunnyhill Adventures camp, which she has attended since she was seven years old.   “The camp provides activities that [people of] all abilities are capable of doing. It's incredible to see ...

On the boat to success: senior Katy Ward to row at the University of Michigan next fall

On the boat to success: senior Katy Ward to row at the University of Michigan next fall

Susie Seidel, Convergent Media Writer

October 27, 2017

Following years of creating a name for herself in the rowing world, senior Katy Ward committed to row at the University of Michigan next year, the number one school in the NCAA Central Division for the sport. Her journey began when the St. Louis Rowing Club (SLRC) visited the school in the fall o...

Nick Bateman’s research at WUSTL

Nick Bateman’s research at WUSTL

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

While other students are busy cramming their AP government packets and Gatsby reading over summer break, senior Nick Bateman was researching TAU proteins and Alzheimer's disease at the labs in Washington University in St. Louis. “I was interviewed by one of my father’s colleagues and after they decided to let me into the lab, I started working right away,...

Life decisions have no place with underclassmen

Life decisions have no place with underclassmen

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

For most, the biggest challenge of childhood is winning a game in gym class or trying the convince your teacher to give you extra recess. While middle school places more emphasis on academics, the future is still clouded by hall passes and hand-raising. Once the transition is made from eighth grader...

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