Spring has sprung playlist

After spring cleaning your music library, refresh your playlists with new music from Spring Has Sprung.

Emma Caplinger, Entertainment Editor

March 13, 2020

In light of recent events, a lot of us have found that we will have more free time than expected during spring break this year. If you find yourself stuck indoors, staring at a wall with nothing to do, why not take your boredom as an opportunity to get into some new music? I’ll walk you through some...

Mission Compassion: Sophomore Megan Gordon builds connections and knowledge through Ugandan mission trip

Pausing to take a photo with her new friends, sophomore Megan Gordon smiles. Gordon shadowed students during her week in Uganda. “To see how they teach was so interesting, because the kids are so well-behaved. They teach in English, so I sat in and we learned about animals and their babies,” Gordon said. The teacher gave them an activity, then left the classroom for five minutes. Everybody was sitting in their seats doing the activity like perfect children. That never would have happened in the States.”

Kathryn McAuliffe, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

While most students spent their spring breaks relaxing on the beaches of Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic or skiing the slopes in Colorado, sophomore Megan Gordon volunteered in Kawete, Uganda through her church, Christ Community Lutheran Church. “I’ve always wanted to go [to Uganda]. My mom has been man...

Quiz: What is your dream vacation spot for spring break?

Quiz: What is your dream vacation spot for spring break?

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

With spring break right around the corner, find out your ideal destination by taking this quiz!

New York Lookbook

Leigh Ann poses on the top of the Empire State building.

Leigh Ann Barnett, Columnist

March 28, 2017

While over 60 members of the senior class travelled to Cancun, Mexico for spring break, Haley Tiepelman and I opted for the bright lights and big city of New York. What was once a trading post for colonists is now a thriving city full of life and new opportunities. It’s one of the major fashion...

Bands take spring break trip to New York City

Trying out newly-acquired music techniques, the band runs through one of their practiced songs. The students played four pieces in total under the direction of Brad Wallace.

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017

Armed with pillows, blankets and a surplus of gadgets to keep them entertained on the nearly 12 hour bus ride to Columbus, Ohio, 62 students boarded two charter buses at 7:45 am on March 10, marking the first major trip for the bands under the new band director Brad Wallace. “Probably the mo...

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Reema Alhachami and her family are heading to Dubai this spring break, but faced many political complications along the way.

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

What was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime is now quickly becoming an issue as freshman Reema Alhachami struggles with her international spring break plans. Alhachami was going to visit both Dubai and Iraq this March to sightsee and visit family, but due to political differences between the U.S. an...

Students spend spring break on mission trips

Senior Abby Allgeyer poses with a group from the Life Teen program in Haiti.

Emily Wind

April 21, 2016

While some West students spent their spring break catching rays on the beach and relaxing, seniors Abby Allgeyer, Jacob Cupps, Rachel Osborne and freshman Natalie Butler spent their time off sharing their Christian faiths on mission trips, both abroad and locally.

Your ultimate alternative spring break calendar

Students look for fun plans to take advantage of  in St. Louis for the rapidly approaching spring break.

Emily Wind, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016

Instead of bingeing on Netflix in bed or trying to break your record for the most days you can go without showering, try these activities to make the most out of your staycation.

Longhorn community reflects on spring break

Climbing over boulders, junior Tabatha Saake visits Elephant Rocks State Park in Belleview, MO.

Kyla Hatton, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

Students went all over the world for spring break, or just stayed at home and enjoyed St. Louis.

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