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Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Features

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

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

Maria Newton, Features Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

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

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

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Features

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...

Freshman Brinda Ambal models her religion with integrity

Freshman Brinda Ambal models her religion with integrity

Bella Hatzigeorgiou, Convergent Media Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features

Walking through the Hindu Temple of St. Louis, freshman Brinda Ambal leads a group of tourists through the maze of deities, showcasing the religion she follows: Hinduism. “The values of Hinduism are a big part of Indian culture. Integrity, in the sense of upholding one's word. In many instances,...

Freshman Zoe Deyoung spreads joy through her New Year’s Resolution

Freshman Zoe Deyoung spreads joy through her New Year’s Resolution

Kelsey Long, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Features

In a season of resolutions, freshman Zoe Deyoung decided her New Year’s resolution would be to send an uplifting text or note to someone every single day. “We have this opportunity to talk [to people] so quickly, and I think that it’s a really good way to encourage someone,” Deyoung said. ...

Freshman Max Werner’s love for succulents blossoms

Freshman Max Werner’s love for succulents blossoms

Sydney Kinzy, Photo Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features

Over the last year, Tumblr has become obsessed with the tiny, delicate plants called succulents, which are now peaking the interest of young gardeners. Freshman Max Werner is one of these succulent lovers. “They are the hipster plant,” Werner said. “One thing for sure, if you look them up, is ...

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


Filed under News

What was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime is now quickly becoming an issue as freshman Reema Alhachami struggles with her international spring break plans. Alhachami was going to visit both Dubai and Iraq this March to sightsee and visit family, but due to political differences between the U.S. an...

Students spend spring break on mission trips

Students spend spring break on mission trips

Emily Wind

April 21, 2016


Filed under Features

While some West students spent their spring break catching rays on the beach and relaxing, seniors Abby Allgeyer, Jacob Cupps, Rachel Osborne and freshman Natalie Butler spent their time off sharing their Christian faiths on mission trips, both abroad and locally.

Flip kicking on a homegrown board

Flip kicking on a homegrown board

Bridget Noonan, Staff Writer

April 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Refine Skateboard Co. began three years ago when freshman Cody Corbin and his dad, Mike, decided that they would rather skate on boards that they made than the boards you could buy in the store.

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