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Posing for his image on media day, sophomore Kosta Radoman palms a water polo ball and holds it towards the camera. Radoman, although attending Whitfield, has been playing for Parkway West for the first time this season. “It is definitely challenging for an athlete who is committed to a sport when their high school does not offer it,” Radoman said. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity that Parkway West has given me.”

Whitfield student, Longhorn athlete

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

Sophomore Kosta Radoman is enrolled at Whitfield High School, a private institution that does not offer water polo as a sport. Fortunately for Radoman, who has been playing water polo since he was five...

Principal Jeremy Mitchell measures the distance between desks to aid in contact tracing. After measuring the desks, Mitchell gave the information to Assistant Principal Kate Piffel, who used seating charts to determine close contacts. “Dr. Mitchell measures the desks to see how far apart they are because if they are within six feet [there is a] 98% chance that those students are going to have to quarantine if they're that close to another student,” Piffel said.

Behind the scenes of COVID-19 contact tracing

Ellie West, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Assistant Principal Kate Piffel sits at her desk, a phone balanced next to her ear. An overstuffed black binder lays open on her desk and she reads something from it, listening thoughtfully to the response...

Senior Katie Ferbet signs her national letter of intent to commit to Saint Mary’s College of California Nov. 13. Ferbet had narrowed down her decision to about three schools before she made her final choice. “Once I decided, I told the coach ‘I want to accept your offer’ and that's where I am now. I definitely felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders,” Ferbet said.

College sports recruiting during COVID-19

Ellie West, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

The process to play college sports is a difficult one, with strict rules and limited windows of opportunity for interested students. With new cases topping 300,000 Jan. 8, the COVID-19 pandemic is the...

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

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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

Uncovering the truth about the hijab: students share their experiences

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...

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.

Students make an impact through Environmental Club

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...

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.”

Senior Alexis Nadreau lands herself a pilot license

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...

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

Students speak up about the cost 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...

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

The class of 2020 breaks traditions with new senior jerseys

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....

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