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You have the time: media for when there’s nothing else to do

Take advantage of this time of isolation by trying new music, movies, shows, podcasts and more!

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

April 27, 2020

With the Stay Home Missouri Order in place until at least May 3, we are all in desperate search of something to do. I’ve been curing my boredom with a variety of activities such as walking my dog, biking through the neighborhood, doing puzzles (I recommend White Mountain brand) and playing board ga...

Missouri House Bill to potentially provide public school restrooms with free period supplies

A recent study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that 64% of low income women in the St. Louis area routinely lack access to menstrual hygiene products.

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Girls restrooms throughout the school are equipped with shoeboxes stuffed with tampons and pads thanks to Go With the Flow, a club created “in hopes of destigmatizing periods, providing easier access to feminine hygiene products and lobbying for the removal of the Pink Tax.” With the introduction of Missouri Ho...

Uncovering the truth about the hijab: students share their experiences

Photo illustration of a female donning the hijab, a head covering worn by many Muslim females in public. 

Ulaa Kuziez and Tasneem Nasufovic

February 13, 2020

Hijab is an Arabic word meaning barrier or partition. In Islam, it is not only interpreted in its literal meaning, but exemplifies the principle of modesty, which includes both behavior and dress for males and females. The most visible form of hijab is the head covering worn by many Muslim women in pu...

Students make an impact through Environmental Club

Picking up trash from outside of the cafeteria, junior and co-leader of the club Zoe Rutledge participates in the first Campus Clean Up Day. Environmental Club hosted its first Campus Clean Up Day in September, with the goal of raising awareness about trash left behind by students. “[Sustainability] is important because it’s definitely a more pressing issue than before,” Rutledge said. “It's easier to get a bigger impact if you have an organized group who's dedicated to that. So having this group of students who are all here to work towards bettering our environment, that definitely makes it easier to get stuff done.

Ulaa Kuziez, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 9, 2020

People around the world, particularly youth, are pushing their governments for change to combat the climate crisis. Through Environmental Club, students are participating in sustainability challenges and other events to raise awareness and make an impact in the school community. The club hosted its fi...

Senior Alexis Nadreau lands herself a pilot license

Standing in front of her family-owned plane, Nadreau and her grandpa wrap up after her first training flight. She is holding the flight checklist, which includes all the steps required to have a successful flight. “I felt very happy and proud; all the work leading up to that moment was worth it,” Nadreau said. “When I was controlling the plane, I felt nervous at first since it was my first time flying alone, but once I was in the air, I felt a lot more confident.”

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Flying at 1,000 feet, peering down at the city of St. Louis, senior Alexis Nadreau does what she has been learning since she was 7 years old: flies an aircraft.  “Flying is one of the things I am really passionate about. I flew a lot when I was a kid, and I developed an interest over time,” Nadr...

Students speak up about the cost of senior year

The above photo shows various items that represent some of the costs of senior year.

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

September 30, 2019

Public education is free, right? Not exactly. The local taxpayer provides the funding for the education itself, but there is a litany of items and events, especially for seniors, that cost money–and lots of it. These dollar-guzzling opportunities range from senior traditions like Mr. Longhorn to the colleg...

The class of 2020 breaks traditions with new senior jerseys

Worn at Powderpuff, football games, spirit days and other school events, senior jerseys are a long standing tradition.

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

From the senior campout to Mr. Longhorn, many traditions define senior year. Worn at Powderpuff, football games, spirit days and other school events, senior jerseys are another long standing tradition. Having remained virtually the same since their inception, this year's designer, senior Caroline Judd,...

Freshman Connor Gusky merges sports and math to create Sports Analytics Club

Reviewing statistics, freshman Connor Gusky prepares for the next meeting of Sports Analytics Club. Gusky used his love for math and athletics to create a club that predicts the outcome of sporting events.

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

May 20, 2019

Whether it’s making brackets, dressing in team jerseys, placing bets or attending games and matches, sports fans support their teams in a variety of ways. For some, the love of the sport goes beyond the game. Freshman Connor Gusky combined his passion for sports and math by starting the school’s...

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...

Junior Ryan Egan uses STEM courses to pursue a career in music

Strumming his guitar and singing into the microphone, junior Ryan Egan performs with his band The Brink STL at last year’s benefit concert. Egan has been playing concerts in the St. Louis area for four years. “I love performing,” Egan said. “It’s a lot of fun. I enjoy playing in front of a crowd and just playing music in general. I hope to release some music so that I can spread my messages of positivity, perseverance and dedication.”

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

January 23, 2019

What kind of art are you interested in? I play in a band called The Brink STL. I’ve been playing guitar for eight years, and I’ve been playing gigs and concerts around St. Louis for the past four years. We play a little bit of everything. We play covers of pop bands like Panic! at the Disco a...

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