Hiking and laughing, juniors Claire LeDuc, Elly Clardy and Triniti Cook explore a new trail in Eureka as a part of their Adventure Pursuits class. The three used the app Strava to track their route and distance, but eventually turned it off when they discovered something peculiar. “We were walking and we saw this treehouse up the hill. We were like ‘oh my God, we need to climb this right now.’ So we were literally on our hands and knees crawling up this hill trying to get to this treehouse when we realized we were in the backyard of a house. There was this huge bird sitting on the treehouse too, it was crazy,” LeDuc said. “It brought back memories of quarantine last year. It was nice and relaxing and we don’t really get to do this stuff anymore because now we’re all so busy.”

Photo of the Week– April 19

Arden Dickson, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Receiving her first injection of the Pfizer vaccine, junior Mira Nalbandian sits at St. Louis Community College. Nalbandian was able to secure the vaccine prior to other people her age because she works in the field of education as a tutor at Kumon. “I had to wait a long time outside to get the vaccine. Once I actually was ready to get the shot I was a little nervous because I don’t like needles, but my nurse was super nice and it all went smoothly,” Nalbandian said. “Even with any inconvenience, it was completely worth it. I hope everyone who has the opportunity to get the vaccine takes it because that’s the only way we can move forward.”

Photo of the Week– April 12

Sara Albarcha, staff writer April 16, 2021

Carrying the ball forward, left defender and junior Ella Mercer dribbles away from Parkway Central seniors Kaylee Canoy and Brooke Taeckens. Mercer has played soccer since she was five years old and is a three-year member of the varsity team. “Soccer has always been a huge part of my life. I love using it as a way to de-stress and get exercise. No matter what I have going on outside of soccer, as soon as I’m on the field it disappears and I forget about it for an hour and a half,” Mercer said. “Soccer is both a mental and physical sport, you always have to be thinking about the next play, and where you need to be and where the next ball needs to go. I love getting to incorporate both the mental and physical aspect on the field.”

Photo of the Week – April 5

Kathryn McAuliffe, Managing Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2021

In the library with her Honors English II class, sophomore Alexandra Toombs constructs a board game, Othello Clue. A Shakespearean twist on the original game, the objective is to try to guess who, where and with what item someone is trying to woo your (Othello's) wife, Desdemona.

Photo of the Week– March 29

Fatema Rehmani, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2021

During third hour on Tuesday, junior Matt Givens reads on the football field during his English III class. Givens spent the time catching up on

Photo of the Week- March 1

Ellie West, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Adding salt to the water, senior Donald Mahoney carefully measures ingredients to cook pasta in his Let’s Cook Together class Feb. 23. Mahoney took the class to improve his cooking skills, and so far the biggest challenge has been making sure he has everything he needs. “My favorite recipe is the no-bake cookies we made once,” Mahoney said. “I just love all of our cooking days.”

Photo of the Week – Feb. 22

Addie Gleason, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Learning about DNA charges, sophomores Lucas Escandon, Cami Levy and Ben Scott work together on a lab. 
The group, in their biology class, had to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions.

Photo of the Week-Feb. 8

Thomas Bruns, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

Picking up her paintbrush, senior Claire Hardy works on her next piece for AP Drawing. Hardy centered all of her projects on one sustained investigation question:

Photo of the Week – Jan.25

Maddy Truka, Social Media Manager + Video Editor January 29, 2021

In Convergence Journalism class, sophomores Jordan Scales and Thomas Bruns watch the Inauguration Wednesday, Jan. 20. Despite it being President Joe Biden's inauguration, many viewers focused on Bernie Sanders' mittens. “When I heard about the inauguration I didn’t really care too much about it,” Scales said. “I didn’t have any favorite parts of it because I don’t really care about politics. Bernie Sanders' mittens looked pretty good though.”

Photo of the Week- Jan. 18

Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

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