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Freshman Sarah Griege finds her voice from supporting cancer patients

Freshman Sarah Griege finds her voice from supporting cancer patients

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

After freshman Sarah Griege’s aunt, Teri Griege, was diagnosed with colon cancer, she started the cancer awareness organization Powered by Hope. Wanting to support her aunt and provide optimism to those with cancer, Sarah took a leading role in the organization. The funds collected by the organi...

Olympic Rowing Development Camp trains junior Emma Wistuba for success

Olympic Rowing Development Camp trains junior Emma Wistuba for success

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

An email pops in junior Emma Wistuba’s inbox from the US Rowing Olympic Development Camp (ODP). “Congratulations,” it reads, “You’re accepted!” Submitting an application led to Wistuba’s invitation to spend a month in Philadelphia, where she focused solely on getting fitter and faster. “I got ...

From high school to government: Katie Solodar hopes to take the lead

From high school to government: Katie Solodar hopes to take the lead

Kaleiya Andrews, Convergent Media Writer

May 1, 2019

After being recommended by history teachers and principals, junior Katie Solodar got accepted into Missouri Girls State (MGS), a camp for upcoming senior girls who are passionate about the government. “First, I was called down to Mr. [Mario] Pupillo’s office and he told me I was nominated to be...

Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The gym is a blur of activity, a whirlwind of nerves, excitement and raw competition. In the midst of it all, standing proud in a pink and black sparkly leotard, is freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce: winner of the beam, vault and floor events in her age group at the 2019 Missouri State Gymnastics Championships. Matthys-Pearce...

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Growing through Greek: seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost gain valuable life skills through independent study

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

The hallway is silent and still except for the occasional wanderer in search of the water fountain. A second glance finds seniors Nell Jaskowiak and Deirdre Jost settled on the floor by the Latin room. Jaskowiak and Jost chose to take Greek as an independent study with Latin teacher Tom Herpel to...

Freshman Grace Eschbach feeds passion for music through concert-going experiences

Freshman Grace Eschbach feeds passion for music through concert-going experiences

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

The lights suddenly turn off. The stadium settles into a bated silence. The countdown pops up on the vast display and freshman Grace Eschbach finds herself caught up in the wave of anticipation riding high around the venue. “You can feel the energy changing as soon as the countdown comes up,” Esc...

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...

Rising Youtube sensation junior Aaliyah Weston’s channel has almost 5,000 subscribers

Rising Youtube sensation junior Aaliyah Weston’s channel has almost 5,000 subscribers

Jenna Mercer, Convergent Media Writer

January 17, 2019

Now reaching almost 5,000 subscribers, junior Aaliyah Weston created her YouTube channel two years ago. However, last year she reconstructed her channel after she started gaining hundreds of subscribers. Weston is a beauty guru: she posts videos relating to hair, makeup and clothing. “I have a...

Andrew Gray and Victoria Gray attend camp in Shanghai, China

Andrew Gray and Victoria Gray attend camp in Shanghai, China

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

In a pursuit to learn Mandarin, freshman Victoria Gray and sophomore Andrew Gray spent two weeks in Shanghai, China, at a camp called ‘That's Mandarin.’ ‘That’s Mandarin’ is a two-week camp located in Shanghai, China and Beijing, China that focuses on teaching kids and teenagers reading...

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Maria Newton, Features Editor

September 5, 2018

Junior Lauren Beard visited an atmospheric and Earth sciences camp at the University of Wisconsin (UW) over the summer to further her knowledge of meteorology. “I’ve just found myself drawn to [meteorology],” Beard said. “I’ve always found it really interesting how [different events around...

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