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St. Louis Ferris Wheel

St. Louis Ferris Wheel

Sydney Stahlschmidt, Copy Editor December 13, 2019

When most people think about St. Louis things such as the Arch, Cardinals baseball, or Blues hockey come to mind. The city recently turned the previous Union Station, which used to be one of the largest...

 Math teacher Sarah Reeves helps sophomore Elisa Dohrmann with her work.

Another Schedule Change

We'll ring into a new bell schedule in a few years
Amari Sewer, Staff Reporter December 13, 2019

Our bell schedule that we’ve gotten used to is going to change soon. A mandate from the superintendent’s office forced all four high schools in the district to come up with one daily bell schedule....

Junior Brooke Phelan running with the football avoiding the senior defendors.

Powderpuff

Sydney Stahlschmidt, Copy Editor December 13, 2019

Decade Recap: News Now and Then

Decade Recap: News Now and Then

Sydney Stahlschmidt, Copy Editor December 13, 2019

Shots Fired, Security Up

Shots Fired, Security Up

Students continue to face threat of gun violence
Sawyer Lownsdale, Staff Reporter November 7, 2019

April 20, 1999 was a day that changed the world. That one fatal day in a small suburban town in Colorado changed life for every high school student from then to now. Since that day, there have been over...

Senior Tristan Duggan spins her flag at the homecoming pep rally. Photo by Christine Stricker

Color Guard Using Guns as Props

Does color guard contribute to the glamorization of gun violence and school shootings?
Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter November 7, 2019

Color guard, the form of dance or interpretive moment, was once a rather stationary art. Originally, their sole purpose was to show the flags off at different angles, much like in the military. Eventually,...

Bathroom door covered with restricted sign.

Restricted: bathrooms closed

Why are the bathrooms closed? Who is to blame?
Brooke Kraizer, Staff Writer November 7, 2019

Katie Hensley, sophomore at Parkway Central, experiences frustration when having to go to different restrooms because some bathrooms are closed due to vaping. She also gets frustrated when she sees her...

Back left corner of Dick's Chesterfield location where guns and ammo were sold.

Gun Sale Adjustments

Retailers Make Impactful Changes on Gun Sales
Logan Potts, Sports/News Editor November 7, 2019

Gun control is a widely debated topic in politics and is something every person in America has an opinion on. In the last few years, politicians have used mass shootings and other gun violence incidents...

Real World Learning

Real World Learning

Haydn Schertz, Staff Reporter September 27, 2019

In today’s world, schools are teaching students the traditional subjects like math, science and english. But what about the simple life skills such as how to tie a tie, or change the oil for your car?  A...

 Caroline Kindle Betz and MLS Commisioner Don Garber at the MLS team announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

MLS for STL

Abby Prywitch, Managing Editor September 27, 2019

It’s official: starting in the 2022 season, St. Louis will have a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion team playing in the league. Ever since the Rams left in 2015, St. Louis fans have felt a void in...

AP World Teacher, Dr. Susan King helps sophomore Benjamin Wehling in in her 6th Block AP World class. Photo by Kaylee Canoy.

What’s New In AP Courses?

AP Board brings new curriculum to AP World & AP Photo
Rebecca Barnholtz, Staff Reporter September 27, 2019

This school year, the AP board made many changes to their courses. This means new preparation for their tests and new ways classes are being taught. Two of the many classes being affected by new changes...

MISSOURI'S MARIJUANA DEBATE

MISSOURI’S MARIJUANA DEBATE

After partial legalization, what’s next for drug policy?
Shoshana Weinstein, Staff Writer May 10, 2019

This November, over 65 percent of Missouri voters cast a ballot in favor of Amendment Two, legalizing medical marijuana throughout the state. According to the Springfield News-Leader, the Department of...

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