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Quarantine Cuisine: top five Italian recipes from freshman Jules Biondo

Freshman Jules Biondo is expanding her way through her boredom in these uncertain times. Biondo had a way of making cooking her hobby while quarantined. “I’m so happy that I could take my time being quarantined and turn it into something very fun, exciting and is now a passion/hobby of mine,” Biondo said.

Karina Christ

April 6, 2020

We all love spaghetti and meatballs, but there’s more to Italian food than just the classics. Italian food can be traced down through centuries, offering various tasty plates to the public. With Italy's variety of ingredients and spices, its mouthwatering flavors have influenced other types of foods...

Students and staff express themselves through fashion

Adjusting the different pieces of her outfit, sophomore Emily O’Connor displays her style. O’Connor often finds her clothes at thrift stores, such as Avalon Exchange. “[When I find something while thrifting] I get so excited. It’s really fun and I always try to think of what would look good with other pieces when I’m [thrifting],” O’Connor said. “[Thrifting] definitely expands your life and your wardrobe.”

Mira Nalbandian and Leah Schroeder

February 28, 2020

Using their clothes to express their feelings and personality, students and staff describe what goes into their fashion choices and the impact it has on their daily life....

Ashlynn Gillespie

Freshman Ashlynn Gillespie reads about algebra outside of her class.

Brinda Ambal and Drew Boone

November 5, 2019

Despite her parents restricting her social media to keep her safe, freshman Ashlynn Gillespie feels she should have the opportunity to participate. Social media restrictions are not the only limitations Gillespie faces; her phone also shuts down at 9 p.m. nightly. “My parents are very protectiv...

Ibrahim Kuziez

Freshman Ibrahim Kuziez works to organize materials in engineering class.

Brinda Ambal and Drew Boone

November 5, 2019

Even though his parents are fairly active on social media, freshman Ibrahim Kuziez has yet to see the benefits of using social media outweigh the consequences. Kuziez instead places higher importance on real-life conversations. “I think it's a waste of time. Talking with actual people face-to-face and social...

Senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson take advantage of the chance to dance as teammates

Fresh off their first performance at Red and Blue Night, freshman Kelsea Wilson hugs her sister, senior Kristin Wilson, excited that they completed their first routine together. Both tried out for poms and were excited to make varsity, it being the only year they will both be on the team. “My favorite part is the games, getting ready with her beforehand and having our parents get to watch us both perform,” Kristin said.

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

September 11, 2019

Sisters share lots of things, whether it be clothes, shoes, a car or even a room. This year, senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson are sharing a one time experience of dancing on the varsity poms team together.   Coming from a competitive dance background, Kelsea was eager to try out for p...

Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Matthys-Pearce shows off a skill she’s been working on to take to the regional competition April 13. Visualization and repetition are tools Matthys-Pearce uses to help her pin down her skills during practice, along with keeping a positive attitude. “I have a script written out that I say of all my mental cues, so I don’t get in my head and worry. I do this in practice too, so it’s the same. I really work to keep it more consistent. I started it this year and have already seen a huge improvement in my consistency,” Matthys-Pearce said. “During the routine I tell myself to just breathe and enjoy it because you don’t get to do gymnastics all your life. It’s a very limited time, so you’ve just got to enjoy it.”

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The gym is a blur of activity, a whirlwind of nerves, excitement and raw competition. In the midst of it all, standing proud in a pink and black sparkly leotard, is freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce: winner of the beam, vault and floor events in her age group at the 2019 Missouri State Gymnastics Championships. Matthys-Pearce...

What’s the buzz? Everything you need to know about this year’s buzzbook

The annual buzzbook will not be available for purchase this year due to scheduling and printing errors. In the future, the buzzbook will be distributed digitally and Digital Design students will still compete to be the cover artist as sophomore Ariej Rafiq (left design) and freshman Jack Andrews (right design) did. “This was a new experience for me. I was quite impressed and surprised by all the [software] had to offer,” Rafiq said. “I feel like I picked it up quickly.”

Maria Newton, Features Editor

March 7, 2019

Due to complications in the printing and formatting of this year’s buzzbook, an official booklet will not be distributed to the student body. However, freshman Jack Andrews and sophomore Ariej Rafiq are still being recognized as this years cover-contest winners. “At first, I thought [my design] was just ...

Freshman Grace Eschbach feeds passion for music through concert-going experiences

Meeting her favorite band Waterparks, freshman Grace Eschbach takes full advantage of the VIP tickets her dad snatched up when they went on sale again. Waterparx decided to sell only ten more VIP passes before their concert after they sold out, and Eschbach and her father, as a result of quick thinking and collaboration, were able to buy the tickets. “It’s a surreal [experience] because [the artist is] a real person, and I can see them,” Eschbach said.

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

The lights suddenly turn off. The stadium settles into a bated silence. The countdown pops up on the vast display and freshman Grace Eschbach finds herself caught up in the wave of anticipation riding high around the venue. “You can feel the energy changing as soon as the countdown comes up,” Esc...

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