• Senior James Griffin placed fifth and senior Brayden Eddy placed sixth in the state wrestling tournament.
  • The girls swim and dive team won state
  • Bellarmine University (KY) will be visiting Tuesday, Feb. 25
  • Texas A&M University will be visiting Tuesday, Feb. 25

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The Iowa Caucus: What happened and what you need to know

The Iowa Caucus: What happened and what you need to know

Kathryn McAuliffe, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief Intern

February 5, 2020

Iowa. It's the Midwestern state that conjures up images of citizen-packed state fairs and rolling green fields with an oddly high number of cows...but maybe that’s just what I think of. The Midwestern state with agricultural roots (pun intended) is also surprisingly political. It’s arguably the ...

The student’s guide to the 2020 election

The student’s guide to the 2020 election

Kathryn McAuliffe, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief Intern

February 3, 2020

“Ok Boomer.” It’s the phrase that sparks anger, divides generations and gets sent to the Supreme Court. It’s the phrase youth today are using to encapsulate their emotions and define a movement. Youth today seem to find their lives ruled by Boomers–or adults–and often feel excluded from the “real worl...

Alumnus Stuart Portman takes an unconventional path to work at the U.S. Senate

Alumnus Stuart Portman takes an unconventional path to work at the U.S. Senate

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

January 30, 2020

Always showing a passion for health and politics, alumna Stuart Portman combined his interests to become an advisor at the U.S. Senate. Portman’s Journey After graduating high school in 2009, Portman attended the University of Denver where he double-majored in Biology and Political Science on a pre...

Alumnus Rasheen Aldridge reaches for the stars in Missouri politics

Alumnus Rasheen Aldridge reaches for the stars in Missouri politics

Sophia Johnson, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 28, 2020

2012 alumnus Rasheen Aldridge woke up at 5:30 a.m. to get ready for school when he was in high school. Being bused from the city required him to get up early in order to get to his bus on time.  “I was one of those kids who lingered, so my mom made sure I got up a little early because I would ...

AP Human Geography classes write letters to foreign governments in hopes of change

AP Human Geography classes write letters to foreign governments in hopes of change

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

After studying conflicts due to political indifferences, the AP Human Geography classes wrote letters to foreign leaders in an effort to pressure governments to protect political prisoners and their rights through Amnesty International. Each student learned about a prisoner that was being held captive without a...

Kathryn McAuliffe chosen for Sophomore Pilgrimage

Kathryn McAuliffe chosen for Sophomore Pilgrimage

Olivia Arzano, Convergent Media Writer

March 31, 2019

More than 300 sophomores in the state of Missouri will be traveling together April 9 to attend the 85th annual Sophomore Pilgrimage in Jefferson City. The purpose of the Pilgrimage is to give recognition to high school sophomores who exemplify high standards of honor, courage, citizenship, scholarsh...

Students organize a walkout combatting environmental apathy

Students organize a walkout combatting environmental apathy

Maria Newton, Features Editor

March 14, 2019

A nation-wide walkout is being organized by students all over the nation, including senior Noah Wright, to pressure lawmakers to take action regarding climate change. “It is a call to action for lawmakers to address the threat of climate change. There are some specific demands, the most important...

Families deal with effects of government shutdown

Families deal with effects of government shutdown

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EiC

February 8, 2019

After the longest government shutdown in United States history, government workers are still adjusting from the two paychecks that they missed during the 35-day period. “Initially, we just figured the shutdown would be over in a short time. It was okay, and it was easier to go into work at the be...

Sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe spreads power to peers through accessible knowledge

Sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe spreads power to peers through accessible knowledge

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

Passion for social justice and current events led sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe to write articles for Balance the Ballot, an Instagram account run by students, for students. “I really liked their message about how they wanted to educate students, particularly on topics of current events, in 100 words or les...

Seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan share students’ stories of immigration

Seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan share students’ stories of immigration

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EiC

December 10, 2018

While most students would groan at the thought of an English project, seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan used the opportunity to address a topic they care about by creating a video raising awareness about immigration through students’ personal stories. “I wanted to do something I was really ...

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