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

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

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

Sophomore Santi Lugo gains perspective about the world through travel

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

Sophomore Emma Whittenburg moves from East Asia to the Midwest

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

Fashion merchandising travels to Chicago

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

Math teacher Ruth Knop sets a National precedent for teaching

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

Students move from one country to the next

Vaishal Shah, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

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

Longhorn community reflects on spring break

Longhorn community reflects on spring break

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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