The “poll” shebang: working the 2020 election

The 2020 election posed unique challenges to poll workers, who deserve the respect and recognition of the public for their work to uphold democracy during a global pandemic.
November 16, 2020
Working as a safety coordinator for the election was hard work, but so enjoyable. I felt empowered to keep up with my job because I knew that I was helping the democratic process run smoother. I have gained a much greater appreciation for poll workers after having been one myself.

Parkway Board of Education: We are disappointed

This image represents the Parkway Board of Education letting the well being of students, staff and the greater St. Louis community slip through their hands.
October 23, 2020

To the Parkway Board of Education, Sept. 29, you held a regular board meeting that wasn’t so regular. You introduced 18 speakers and two written statements. The video recording of the meeting has...

An inside look at teaching during a pandemic

The senior hallway has been unoccupied by students since March.
October 21, 2020

Before we left school March 13 of last school year, we were told to empty our lockers and bring all of our textbooks home.  Some felt this was an overreaction by administration, but many minds were...

No fears here: junior Donnovan Denham braves the pandemic to serve communities

Scott Credit Union provided junior Donnovan Denham’s organization St. Louis Food Rescue a donation of $1000. Denham receives food donations from the Parkway Food Pantry and Einstein Bagels to deliver to people in need. “The news attention brought more interest and more people want to help out. So we can get more food to more people in need and so we can expand our range to help out more people,” Denham said.
August 24, 2020

While most teens are hitting the couch, junior Donnovan Denham has been continuing his food rescue even during a hard time in the world.  “Delivering food is much different during quarantine because...

Five things to know about the end of school

It is recommended by the CDC that people should wear masks in public settings where social distancing orders may be hard to maintain.
May 20, 2020

Remember all those things you left in your locker before spring break? And all those textbooks you still have out? As the 2019-2020 school year unconventionally comes to a close, here are a few things...

The life of a teenage pandemic worker

Preparing to go to her job as a bagger at Schnucks, Davis puts on her face mask and gloves. While most students are staying home, Davis goes out each day as an essential worker.
April 20, 2020

I step outside of my house with my mask on, ready to go. Ready to go to the same place I’ve been going since quarantine started: Schnucks. It was a job that I applied for before this all started. I had...

The coronavirus outbreak and the challenges that lie ahead

Illustration created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
March 25, 2020

When the coronavirus outbreak first made headlines worldwide, the tone around the disease almost felt like a joke. Not many people judged the severity of the situation correctly because the disease originated...

The Quaran-teen’s guide to social distancing

Missouri is asking state residents to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During these times, look to simple and helpful ways to make a change for others and yourself.
March 22, 2020

As week one of our three week breaks winds down (yay?) cabin fever is heating up. Binge-watching an entire season of Parks and Rec just isn’t as satisfying as it was on day one. To combat the boredom...

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