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English students compare the ‘Red Death’ to the coronavirus

Annotating her copy of the short story, sophomore Zeina Daboul works on her assignment. Daboul found the parallels between the story and modern times interesting. “When you look deeper [into the story], you can see that it reflects our society, in ways that you wouldn't think a story written in 1842 would,” Daboul said.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Making connections between the past and modern times, English teacher Erin Fluchel’s students compare Edgar Allen Poe’s, “The Masque of the Red Death,” to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Offered as an extra credit opportunity, Fluchel’s Honors English II and English III students were task...

Senior Ronik Bhaskar codes Trivia Crack game for Erin Fluchel’s English III class

Competing in a Great Gatsby themed Trivia Crack game, juniors Acadia Vance and Karen Trevor-Roberts respond to a question regarding chapter five in English III teacher Erin Fluchel’s class. The game, coded by senior Ronik Bhaskar, was created as a fun way to discuss and analyze the book. “It helped me study a lot and it was a lot of fun,” Trevor-Roberts said. “It was engaging because we got to write the questions, and playing the game helped us dive deeper into the book.”

Paige Matthys-Pearce, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Whiteboards shooting up, discussion clamoring and competition raging, juniors in English III teacher Erin Fluchel’s class play a Trivia Crack-inspired game coded by senior Ronik Bhaskar to discuss chapters five and six of the “The Great Gatsby” in classic game show fashion. Fluchel wanted to find a unique way for ...

“Let them Know”: ASAP club uses read-in to inform about African American culture

Speaking into the microphone, senior Taylor Fisher reads a poem written by the African American Literature class. Fisher emphasized her cultural pride. “We love our skin, and we love what we do. We’re very powerful,” Fisher said.

Leah Schroeder and Mira Nalbandian

February 12, 2020

Eyes glued to senior Taylor Fisher as she reads a poem, students and staff gather in the library. The powerful words of poems written by African Americans echo throughout the room.  The African American Student Achievement Program (ASAP) held the annual African American read-in Wednesday, Feb. 12 dur...

Advocacy Club meets with Missouri Senator Jill Schupp

After their meeting, the Advocacy Club members stand with Missouri Senator Jill Schupp for a photo. Schupp was invited to share her ideas, teach the students about her job and allowed them to ask questions. “For a long time, we have been wondering if we would ever get a chance to speak to a person within the government to make a big impact,” Jaladi said. “I think that getting to speak to [her] answered just that. It was such a cool experience.“

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Advocacy Club, led by president and junior Sri Jaladi, vows to bring students together to address current issues in society. The club brought in State Senator Jill Schupp to discuss these issues in today’s society Monday, Nov. 25. Since the club started in January 2018, members have focused on ...

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