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Fanari Camp moves junior Alex Sevastianos to rethink his position on faith

Fanari Camp moves junior Alex Sevastianos to rethink his position on faith

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Junior Alex Sevastianos walks down a dark, forested path with only a candle to light his steps. A line of students and a counselor follow close behind, listening as he chants hymns and recites Bible verses. Just one year before, he never imagined having this experience. After past instruction fr...

Junior Zoey Womick brings life to the St. Louis Zoo through the ALIVE Program

Junior Zoey Womick brings life to the St. Louis Zoo through the ALIVE Program

Kathryn McAuliffe, CEIC Intern

September 10, 2019

Most St. Louis natives go to the St. Louis Zoo once or twice and call it a day. But junior Zoey Womick spent her summers there for the past nine years. After aging out of the youth camps sponsored by the zoo, Womick was inspired to become a volunteer through the Zoo ALIVE program. “I decided to do t...

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 ...

Sophomores Megan VanValkenburgh and Mallory Stirrat go from swimmers to coaches

Sophomores Megan VanValkenburgh and Mallory Stirrat go from swimmers to coaches

Lilly Francis, Convergent media Writer

August 26, 2019

After swimming summer league for Cedarmill Swim Club for 11 years, sophomores Megan VanValkenburgh and Mallory Stirrat took on the role of coaching for kids ages 4 to 12 involved in the program, teaching them the proper techniques of swimming.  “As coaches we make swim team a fun experience by...

Sophomore Paige Wehrmeister develops wrestling skills at National Championships

Sophomore Paige Wehrmeister develops wrestling skills at National Championships

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

The stadium seats rise up around her with the capacity to seat 19,000. On the mat wrestling at the U.S. Marine Corps Junior Nationals, also known as Fargo, is sophomore Paige Wehrmeister. Wehrmeister traveled with her team, consisting of around 100 boys and 56 girls, to Fargo, N.D. from July 12 to 19 in ho...

Ultimate summer 2019 playlist

Ultimate summer 2019 playlist

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor

August 2, 2019

Summer feels shorter and shorter each year, but an easy way to distract yourself from the months slipping  away is by finding new music that amplifies summer adventures. It’s easy to get sucked into the hole of familiar music, but if you’re in the mood to branch out, I got you covered with a 29...

Field Hockey team attends training camp at the University of Iowa

Field Hockey team attends training camp at the University of Iowa

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

September 18, 2018

With 12 girls, two coaches and enough suitcases to slow their cars down, the field hockey team embarked on a four-hour drive to Iowa City, Iowa for a three-day training camp with the D1 University of Iowa field hockey team from July 19-21.   “When I heard about the training camp, there were no words to ...

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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