Senior Maria Newton advances to national level swim meet

Senior Maria Newton swims during her practice competition at Marquette Relays during the start of her season. The swim meet is a long standing tradition for St. Louis area high school teams to participate in low-stake competitions. “It was always one of my favorite swim meets because I love to be reminded that the sport is about racing, and that is what we need to be focused on,” Newton said. “You just need to be faster than the person next to you.”
April 2, 2019

The water ripples violently. Arm after arm, she braces for the finish. The buzzer rings as the people filling the stands watch each stroke intently. Senior Maria Newton’s high school swimming career...

Leaving the building and looking ahead

Students stand along Clayton road as a part of the nationwide walkout on March 14. Teachers threatened students walking out of the school with detention, but 14 students went anyway instead of attending the protest in the gym. “It felt good, to stand out there in solidarity with other students across the nation,” junior Harper Stewart said. “We linked arms, and as cars passed by they honked at us and drivers encouraged us. It was an incredibly powerful experience.”
April 2, 2018

Over 200 students walked out of their classes and went to the gym to rally together with students across the nation on March 14. However, 14 students walked out the doors and to the front marquee despite...

Sink or swim: challenges of being a little fish in a big pond

Sink or swim: challenges of being a little fish in a big pond
February 4, 2016
As students walk past the cork board hanging outside the swimming pool, one name sticks out in particular: freshman Maria Newton.
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