Global pandemic hits home: St. Louis reacts to COVID-19

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-section through the viral genome, seen as black dots.

Bri Davis, Convergence Journalism Writer

March 13, 2020

What has dominated headlines since January has officially hit St. Louis County as the first case of the coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19 is confirmed. After family members of an infected person attended a school function, citizens across St. Louis found themselves at risk. This has reverberated into o...

Sophomore Santi Lugo gains perspective about the world through travel

Visiting the Kinkaku-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple, sophomore Santi Lugo and his family pose for a photo. The temple, also known in translated Japanese as the “Temple of the Gold Pavilion,” is one of Japan’s most popular buildings. “It was a long trail, trees all around, and the sound of rocks being stepped on crowded my ears. When you’re walking, you’re unable to see anything until suddenly you see a gold point rising above the trees that leads to the peaceful stream below the astonishing temple,” Lugo said

Lilly Francis, Convergent Media Writer

August 23, 2019

Taking in the sites of the rainy city, sophomore Santi Lugo explores Tokyo, Japan, the newest destination in his travels around the world.   “It has astonished me how modern the city is yet how blended the historic and modern [parts] are. It’s amazed me that it’s all interconnected. Amazing ...

Sophomore Emma Whittenburg moves from East Asia to the Midwest

Emma Whittenburg enjoys the view of the Yuyuan Garden with her friends. Whittenburg moved back to the United States in September.

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

With over 24 million people living in Shanghai, sophomore Emma Whittenburg and her family were among millions who thrived in this busy Chinese city for five years. However, in Sept. of 2017, Whittenburg and her family made the decision to come back to the United States in order to further her fat...

Fashion merchandising travels to Chicago

Juniors Mia Walton and Lisa Savage pose with Sophomores Meghan Beckmann and Madison Terry in front of the Chicago Bean.

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

In order to experience fashion firsthand, FACS teacher Renee Broemmelsick’s Fashion Merchandising class traveled to Chicago from April 2-4 to further their learning in fashion. “The trip’s purpose was to expose students interested in a career in fashion merchandising to the many career options ...

Sophomore lives in family on the move

Sophomore lives in family on the move

Samantha Gaddis, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

Walking through the halls of a new school, he felt completely isolated, despite the efforts that others made in communicating with him. The new student wanted to reply, but words failed him when he needed them the most.

Math teacher Ruth Knop sets a National precedent for teaching

Awardees standing on risers applaud as President Obama enters the room. There were 108 awardees this year, all teachers of secondary math or science classes.

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

October 23, 2015

Ruth Knop, who teaches Algebra II and Honors Precalculus at West, met President Obama when she was honored with a Presidential Award for Mathematics Teaching this summer.

Student Spotlight: Glendon Markollari

Student Spotlight: Glendon Markollari

Sarah Burnham, Staff Writer

May 5, 2015

While vacationing in Albania one summer during middle school, senior Glendon Markollari saw people spearfishing and decided to take it up as a hobby.

Students move from one country to the next

Freshmen Khushali Sarnot moved from India recently.

Vaishal Shah, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

Students at West High coming from different countries share their story.

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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