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Juniors Callie Hummel and Natalie Larsen choose hoops over high heels

Making her way into the splits on silks, junior Callie Hummel begins to pose for the circus class. Circus Harmony at the City Museum offers classes between practices and performances. “We tried a hoop first that was hanging down from the ceiling, and then we did silks,” Hummel said. “It was something different and really fun.”

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

May 17, 2019

On Prom night, many students make their way to the dance floor and hang out with friends. For juniors Callie Hummel and Natalie Larsen, their night was spent making their way across tightropes and hanging on silks at a circus skills workshop. “My mom was talking to me about going to Prom, and I didn’t ...

Fidget spinner epidemic takes over classrooms

Juniors Blake Geraghty and Christian Hollingsworth show off their fidget spinners.

Ellie Widowski, News Writer

May 9, 2017

It is constantly being spun during classes. It comes in all types of colors. It can fit in your pocket. Fidget spinners have been on the scene for a few years, but within the past few months they have become an epidemic not only in our school, but across the country. Fidget spinners were designed...

Best Buddies club goes to Prom

Sitting on hay stacks, the Best Buddies club poses for a picture at Match of the Patch.

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

The Best Buddies club is ending the semester on a festive note by taking students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to Prom. “[Best Buddies club] really focuses on making kids with IDD feel like they are part of the community,” sophomore Erika Anstine said. “We don’t ...

The Expenses of Prom: Is it worth it?

Seniors Andrew Schmidt and Caleb Carswell wear  suits to St. Joseph's Academy Prom.

Ellie Widowski, News Writer

April 26, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Instagram is filled with promposal pictures. The mall is flooded with teenage girls trying to find the perfect shoes to match their dress. Moms are dragging their son’s to get fitted for tux rentals. Money is being spent like crazy—it’s prom season. There’s...

Breaking down borders to celebrate prom

Senior Joe Fuller and his prom date Azu Faibani pose in front of a waterfall, the Cola de Caballo, in Monterrey, Mexico.

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017

Senior Joe Fuller closes a 1,200 mile gap for his Prom date that lives in Monterrey, Mexico.

2017 Prom Court Announced

2017 Prom Court Announced

Betsy Wait, Managing Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2017

Juniors: Jack Gieseking Matthew Dixon Jack Galkowski Chaz Pilz Sarah Bonnett Anabelle Padilla Rachel Wang Sophie Wojdylo Seniors: Nehemiah Colyer Nate Hughes Wyatt Yess Nick Wotruba Haley Derbak Pharis Sippel Abby Kottmeyer Kailyn Dossett ...

Students endure hailstorms to get to Prom

juniors Claire Pellegrino, Annie Doig, Joe Fuller, Gabe Wolf, and Jenny Chai pose for a picture at Prom

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016

For six years, prom was located at the Kemp Auto Museum. After its unexpected closure the night of prom, Prom 2016 was relocated to Doubletree Hotel in Chesterfield, where students fought through unexpected hail storms to get to the dance. However, this did not stop senior Katie Bowen from attendin...

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