Band’s weird traditions

Band’s weird traditions

Emma McNail, features writer
October 17, 2014 • 93 views
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The mellophone players set their instruments down in a circle, cluster around them in a football huddle with section leaders Ross Rubright and Alyssa Pope, seniors, in the center back-to-back. Rubright and Pope cheer at their section, giving them a pep talk before the performance. The rest of the section... Read more »

Still the same Kate

Still the same Kate

Emma McNail, features writer
October 17, 2014 • 366 views
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Kate Kemper, junior, is an honors student, balancing two engineering courses and three advanced classes. Her hobbies include drawing as well as cooking. She has friends that have been with her since kindergarten. She also had a brain tumor removed last year. Kemper found out she had a brain tumor... Read more »

Pioneer Pete: unmasked

Pioneer Pete: unmasked

Anna Mullendore, features writer
October 9, 2014 • 149 views
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Inside the hot and bulky suit contains the face of the Pioneer mascot. He runs, he jumps, he cheers. Kory Petter is Pioneer Pete. Besides cheering and being present at every game, Petter’s responsibilities go far beyond getting the crowd excited. According to Lauren Green, Spanish teacher and Pep... Read more »

Who is Chen Laoshi?

Who is Chen Laoshi?

Bradley Fargo, entertainment editor
October 8, 2014 • 165 views
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Observe a huddled graduate student, fresh off the plane— exhausted and ravenous. She speaks fluent Taiwanese and is equipped with a voice and personality that captivated the rush hour traffic of the ... Read more »

Walking the line

Walking the line

Erin Kelly, features writer
October 8, 2014 • 73 views
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Nerves before a performance are felt by every player of the 250 member Pioneer Pride Marching Band. It is noticeable in the little details of the band room’s pregame... Read more »

Koch spreads hope

Koch spreads hope

Olivia Rekittke, features writer
October 8, 2014 • 68 views
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While other girls were trying makeup for the first time, finally getting to stay home by themselves, or making it to level 10 on Angry Birds, Christina Koch, 12 at the time, completed her first flight with her dad in the co-pilot seat. Christina, junior, gets the chance to fly her father’s airplane... Read more »

Crowd Hysteria

Crowd Hysteria

Mimi Wright, in-depth editor
October 6, 2014 • 117 views
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No, not marching band. Not concert band. But an independent student band. The idea to form a band started with a shared place of learning music and a shared love of music among Hannah Scheidl, freshman, Ellie Huggins, freshman and Elaine Simmons, junior who make up three of the six-member band called... Read more »

Taking on America one race at a time

Taking on America one race at a time

Annie Murphy, features writer
September 20, 2014 • 155 views
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From Germany to New York and finally St. Louis, Rebecca Schulte, sophomore, quickly got used to the new environment when she came to America as a German exchange student. “I was happy that I had the chance [to come to America],” Schulte said. “I knew my host family before I came so it wasn’t... Read more »

Before they were your teachers…

Before they were your teachers…

Emma McNail, features writer
September 20, 2014 • 112 views
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Steve Jonak did not plan for the career he has now. In fact, Jonak was on a completely different track, but said he somehow ended up in his own paradise. Straight out of high school, Jonak, Pre Calculus and AP Calculus teacher, went to the United States Air Force Academy, which was free at the time. “It... Read more »

Before they were your teachers…

Before they were your teachers…

Emma McNail, features writer
September 20, 2014 • 81 views
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Lara Sullivan, English teacher, has always enjoyed writing, but teaching high school English was not always on her horizon. After graduating high school, Sullivan went to Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. She did not know what she wanted to do but took a journalism class and fell in love. After... Read more »