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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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Opinions

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...

St. Louis University to host National College Fair on Oct. 16

St. Louis University to host National College Fair on Oct. 16

Nell Jaskowiak

October 14, 2016


Filed under Breaking News

On Sunday, Oct. 16, St. Louis University is hosting a National College Fair in the Simon Recreation Center, from 1-4 p.m.. Admission representatives from over 200 colleges will be present, from Villanova University in Pennsylvania to University of California-Berkeley. The fair is sponsored by the National...

Student Spotlight: Ana Worpvik

Student Spotlight: Ana Worpvik

Claire Dreller, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

On May 24, foreign exchange student Ana Worpvik will be heading home to Norway after spending a year as a member of the senior class of 2016. “I’m leaving very soon and I have less than a month left. My mom and dad are coming the 11th to be here for my graduation, meet my friends and host-family...

Swipe Right: Male Edition

Swipe Right: Male Edition

Claire Dreller, Staff Writer

May 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Finding a college roommate is much like searching for your soul mate online—whether you are male or female!

Senior women “swipe right” on potential roommates

Senior women “swipe right” on potential roommates

Claire Dreller, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Features

With experience and hope for the upcoming year, four seniors share advice for students who will attempt the roommate search next year.

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