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Seniors leave a lasting impact through their Bob Ross themed hand wall

Students gather to paint the senior wall, which is Bob Ross themed this year. Seniors Lauren Beard and Chloe Narishkin designed the wall and now have to adjust to the school closing. “I think it's cool to have that kind of impact and see that what I thought of was on the wall, I wanted it to be something really fun,” Beard said.

Addie Gleason, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

The senior hand wall has been a tradition for more than 20 years. This year, however, there is not yet a plan for what will happen in light of school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “As of today, the plan is to finish the wall upon returning to school. If or when that becomes impossible, we will wor...

Swim, Swam, Swum, Score

With an effort to finish, senior Lydia Roseman swims 100 yard backstroke at the end of the Yellow Pool Conference Finals. Between the preliminary swim Tuesday, Feb. 4 and finals Thursday, Feb. 6, Roseman dropped a combined 3.44 seconds in this event. “It was just a really great way for me to finish off my season because I accomplished way more than I thought I would. I was hoping for just a small time drop, but then I ended up dropping a significant amount,” Roseman said.

Quinn Berry, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

Girls Swim and Dive take on one of the fastest conferences in the state of Missouri, placing 6th overall at Kirkwood High School Feb. 6. 

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Junior Lauren Beard reads weather pattern graphs after attending an Earth Sciences camp this summer. At the camp, Beard explored her passion for meteorology with students from all over the United States. “[I] thought it was a great opportunity to see if this is something that I’m really interested in,

Maria Newton, Features Editor

September 5, 2018

Junior Lauren Beard visited an atmospheric and Earth sciences camp at the University of Wisconsin (UW) over the summer to further her knowledge of meteorology. “I’ve just found myself drawn to [meteorology],” Beard said. “I’ve always found it really interesting how [different events around...

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