Protesters take part in a Universal Siege On Communists’ rally at Charter Garden in Central district on Jan. 19, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong rally ahead of Lunar New Year to continue their demands for an independent inquiry into police brutality, the retraction of the word “riot” to describe the rallies, and genuine universal suffrage. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images/TNS)

Foreign Affairs

Alex Maisenhelder, Online Managing Editor February 13, 2020

Foreign affairs as defined by Merriam-Webster are “matters having to do with international relations and with the interests of the home country in foreign countries”. However, in the context of this...

A student on Life360 looking at a family member’s recent trips. Apps like Life360 can track speed, location, and any unusual stops. Though the app has given parents more information about their child’s whereabouts, some students believe the app is an infringement of privacy. Photo by Alex Maisenhelder.

Life360: Safety or Stalking?

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor February 13, 2020

Imagine being under constant surveillance: every step, car ride, and movement monitored by a personal stalker. For many students, this is their reality. Apps like Life360 allow parents to constantly monitor...

Journalism teacher Christine Stricker writing an Ac Lab pass for a student. A common criticism of Ac Lab is the pass system. Some teachers and students believe that the pass system is overly complicated and hinders students’ ability to get help. Photo by Trey Williams.

The Fourth Block of Freedom

Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor February 13, 2020

Academic lab is universally loved by students. It’s the only period of the day where all students are given almost complete freedom with their time. People can study, meet with teachers, or go to the...

Saint Louis Wing Company Review

Logan Potts, Sports/News Editor December 19, 2019

When people hear chicken wings, they usually think about the big chain Buffalo Wild Wings. It’s time for people to stop thinking about the crappy quality wings that come from a dirty national chain....

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...

A cumulation of social media platforms over the past 10 years. Photos courtesy of Pixabay.

2010’s – Best Decade Yet?

Taylor Stern, Staff Reporter December 13, 2019
For Gen-Z’s, this decade was our childhood, and now we’ve reached the end. This brings me to a question: How do the last ten years stack up against the childhoods lived by millennial's, Gen-X, and baby boomers?
A protest against Focus on the Familys Stand for the Family event at the Xcel Energy Center, planned by OutFront Minnesota.

The Abortion Issue

Eva Deniszczuk, Staff Reporter November 13, 2019

As America begins to shift away from being an entirely nonsecular nation, citizens and law-makers alike still struggle with removing its context from our modern day laws. Hotly debated by most everybody,...

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Giving Kids a Platform

Alex Maisenhelder, Online Managing Editor November 7, 2019

The social and political climate is far more polarizing and in ways confusing for the current generation than it was for one’s past. The heavy implementation and prominence of social media, in particular,...

On Self Driving Cars

On Self Driving Cars

Eva Deniszczuk, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

For all driving folk, at one point or another, we all wished that our cars took us to places we wanted to go automatically. It’s understandable, humans are lazy by nature, and the route that involves...

Through the years, various forms violent media has been the blame for acts of violence. Whether it be the concerns with violence in TV in the early 20th century, heavy metal, movies with high body counts and gory glorification, or more recently the violence seen in shooters like “Call of Duty” or in the freedom of games like “Grand Theft Auto.”

Media and Real Life Violence

Wesley Henshaw, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2019

The country saw two shootings within hours of each other in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas on Aug. 3, 2019. Sadly, these two tragedies mark only two more tiny blips on the constantly expanding list of...


Trey Williams, Op/Ed Editor September 6, 2019

BROCKHAMPTON just released their 5th studio album GINGER. BROCKHAMPTON is a hip-hop “boy-band” formed in 2015.  The group had a meteoric rise to fame in 2017 with the release of their SATURATION...

Avalon: as good as it sounds?

Avalon: as good as it sounds?

Gabby Abowitz and Taylor Stern, Features editor/Art director and staff writer September 6, 2019

Located in the Delmar Loop, Avalon Exchange is a popular resale shop that’s been open since 1988. In addition to the St. Louis storefront, Avalon also holds a presence in Cleveland, Orlando, Pittsburgh,...

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