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Sophomore Claire Hardy does not take weight lifting lightly

Sophomore Claire Hardy does not take weight lifting lightly

Tre Bell, Staff writer

May 16, 2019

Starting a new flex, sophomore Claire Hardy competitively weight lifts with the help and support of her family. “My dad and my grandpa encouraged me to do weight lifting because they’re into CrossFit and stuff like that, and they wanted me to get stronger for [soccer],” Hardy said. “My brother started wei...

Sophomore Ulaa Kuziez draws from Syrian heritage to fight for social justice

Sophomore Ulaa Kuziez draws from Syrian heritage to fight for social justice

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

April 23, 2019

With a new language, culture and lifestyle awaiting her in the United States, sophomore Ulaa Kuziez and her family immigrated from Damascus, Syria to Missouri when Kuziez was nine years old. “I don’t remember the exact day that we decided to go, but my parents were thinking about our future a...

What’s the buzz? Everything you need to know about this year’s buzzbook

What’s the buzz? Everything you need to know about this year’s buzzbook

Maria Newton, Features Editor

March 7, 2019

Due to complications in the printing and formatting of this year’s buzzbook, an official booklet will not be distributed to the student body. However, freshman Jack Andrews and sophomore Ariej Rafiq are still being recognized as this years cover-contest winners. “At first, I thought [my design] was just ...

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...

A trip to the holy land

A trip to the holy land

Sophia Ferretti, Convergent Media Writer

January 7, 2019

Saying his goodbyes, sophomore Joe Rosenberg boards the plane at JFK airport to fly 12 hours halfway across the world. “I decided to come on this program [NFTY Heller High] to connect and learn more about Israel. As a reform Jew in America, there is a lot of emphasis on Israel education, so I thought ...

Sophomore Meghan Beckmann travels with Kiwanis International Japan Exchange Program

Sophomore Meghan Beckmann travels with Kiwanis International Japan Exchange Program

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

After her first year in Key Club (formerly COW), sophomore Meghan Beckmann is taking advantage of its opportunities and is on her way to Japan this June. “I just became involved in Key Club,” Beckmann said. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to get involved because it’s easy hours...

Sophomore Kristina Humphrey explains what it’s like to be a greek dancer

Sophomore Kristina Humphrey explains what it’s like to be a greek dancer

Hannah Rushing, Convergent Media Writer

January 27, 2017

Although school activities like orchestra, debate, theater and improv take up a great amount of sophomore Kristina Humphrey’s time, she makes an effort to be involved outside of school in Greek dance as well. Since she was able to walk, Humphrey has participated in Greek dance at her congregation,...

Sophomores motivate others through comical Instagram account

Sophomores motivate others through comical Instagram account

Samantha Gaddis, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Loaney and Eickmann initially intended the account to be something funny that would gain them more followers. However, they never expected to learn something about themselves along the way.

Week of Nov. 9 – 13

Week of Nov. 9 – 13

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writer, Photographer

November 16, 2015

Girls Cross Country placed 10th at the state meet, and boys placed 13th on Nov. 6.

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