Wearing gloves and a mask, sophomore Nikita Bhaskar prepares sandwiches for the Hindu Temple of St. Louis. This was Bhaskar’s first time volunteering. “I felt really accomplished,” Bhaskar said. “I think it’s important to volunteer because we worry about ourselves 24 hours a day, so volunteering gives us an opportunity to step back and spend our time thinking about someone else instead.”

Students give back to the community

Hannah Choi, Staff Writer September 25, 2020

After realizing the impact of the pandemic, some students used their time off during the summer to volunteer for organizations supporting people in need.  In order to be safe, sophomore Nikita Bhaskar...

Giving attention to a cat at the shelter, junior Karen Trevor-Roberts performs her responsibilities as a volunteer. Instead of only working two days a week, Trevor-Roberts now works six days a week at the shelter, due to COVID-19. “The animal shelter gives me a place to go so I don’t feel stuck in my house,” Trevor-Roberts said.

Junior Karen Trevor-Roberts uses COVID-19 time to volunteer at an animal shelter

Olivia Bradshaw, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

While many people spend quarantine watching movies or working out, junior Karen Trevor-Roberts spends her afternoons volunteering at Country Acres Rescue Animal Shelter.  Trevor-Roberts originally...

Balancing monkeys on a tree, senior Fernando Gonzalez participates in a Beta Omicron Kappa (BOK) volunteering opportunity at the Early Childhood Center. BOK members went to the Early Childhood Center once every month to play with and read to the children. “I enjoyed going and watching the kids’ faces light up when we played with them while they waited for their parents,” Gonzalez said. “The little boy was a lot better at balancing the monkeys than I was, as you can see with my intense focus and his calm demeanor.”

Photo of the week – Jan. 13

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor January 17, 2020

Senior Salomi Inje reads a science textbook to further her medical knowledge. Inje volunteered for four years to work towards her dream of becoming a pediatrician. “I’ve always loved kids; I actually wanted to be a teacher for a few years. I also loved healthcare, and something about it felt like my calling,” Inje said. “Pediatrics was the perfect blend between the two, and I truly think it’s a job I can’t get bored of or regret.”

Senior Salomi Inje works towards her dreams at St. Luke’s Hospital

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer April 25, 2018

Along with achieving a perfect 36 on the ACT, winning debate tournaments and mastering the violin, senior Salomi Inje reached 500 volunteer hours for St. Luke’s Hospital over the course of her high school...

Rebecca Lintner poses with her two-year-old friend Mark, also called Markaroni, who is the son of a single mother who started the first women’s empowerment group for HIV positive women.

Alumna Rebecca Sheppard Lintner makes a difference through projects in Uganda

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer February 9, 2018

[Courtesy of Rebecca Lintner] Rebecca Lintner poses with her two-year-old friend Mark, also called Markaroni, who is the son of a single mother who started the first women’s empowerment group for HIV...

Freshman Jenna Mercer poses with the kids at Haven of Grace

Freshmen give back through volunteer opportunities

Gaby Van Winkle, Staff Writer April 24, 2017

Three freshmen prove giving back to the community has no age limit. For two of three hours a week, freshman Matthew Loaney volunteers at Promise Christian Academy, a special needs school in St. Louis....

Junior Tyler Hannegan and Senior Ally Guccione sit on a couch and enjoy the popular holiday drink, peppermint hot chocolate.

The do’s and do not’s of winter break

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer December 23, 2015

Finals are over. A weight has been lifted off your back, the air smells fresher and the whole world is brighter. There’s absolutely no homework and you have nothing left to do. So, what do you do? The...

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