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Teacher feature: Kelly Schnider

Teacher feature: Kelly Schnider

Alyssa Fox, web staffer
March 13 • 357 views
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While the stress for many teachers ends at 3:00 p.m every afternoon, Kelly Schnider’s is just getting started. For the next three hours on these afternoons she spends her time creating new worlds and inspiring young performers. The green room is her playground to help students explore the worlds of...

The race: 300 word features: Keyon Eversgerd

The race: 300 word features: Keyon Eversgerd

Thomas Birmingham, news writer
March 12 • 95 views
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At the fire of a gun, he moves. The muscles he stretched moments before leap into action. He spots the front runners and rushes to meet them. Now Keyon Eversgerd, 16, is racing. His gaze turns to tunnel vision, focusing only on the runners, miles and finish line ahead. “I love to run,” he s...

Women march for rights

Women march for rights

Bridget Snider, features writer
March 9 • 67 views
Filed under Features, Stories

Thousands of people representing all ages, races, religions, sexualities and abilities gathered in Washington, D.C. during the month of January to share their voices and opinions on many issues, including the highly debated issue of pro-life vs. pro-choice. Though they seem different, the founding principals...

The art of procrastination

The art of procrastination

Annie O'Brien, features writer
March 5 • 71 views
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The clicking of the keyboard gets into a rhythm, but then she hears her phone vibrate. She picks it up to check her notifications and the latest posts on Instagram. Before she knows it, it is almost midnight and she still has an entire essay to finish. This is common for high school students because once ...

300 Word Features: Sean McGinty

300 Word Features: Sean McGinty

Mary Kate Brennan, Features Writer
March 2 • 69 views
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When the stress of school weighs heavy on his shoulders, Sean McGinty turns to the soccer ball. It’s how he clears his head: alone on the soccer field. Just him and the ball. Still, soccer is a constant in his life. Sean didn’t get the chance to make many friends; his family moved from Virginia to...

A Helpful Humanitarian: 300 word features: Cleophes Bishop

A Helpful Humanitarian: 300 word features: Cleophes Bishop

Maddie Hawes, features writer
March 2 • 76 views
Filed under Features, In Depth

He stands behind a counter ready to serve, listening over a headset, recording everyone’s desires. Then with a smile, he hands over the food. Cleophes Bishop is dedicated to not only helping customers at White Castle but anyone when they’re in need. He knows bullying is unacceptable, t...

Superintendent for the students

Superintendent for the students

Maddie Hawes, features writer
March 2 • 269 views
Filed under Features, News

The room is alive with intelligent discussion as students bounce ideas back and forth. Three sheets of post-it paper hang on the wall riddled by quick, sharpie scribbles. These scribbles depict the spewed opinions and suggestions under three bolded words: “strengths”, “challenges”, and  “Supt”....

An auditioner’s adventure

Emma Verrill, guest writer
March 1 • 55 views
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  Being a musician is all about overcoming obstacles. But for every hurdle cleared, there’s at least two more down the road. This is the case for both amatuer and professional musicians. I have been playing the bassoon—a large, woodwind instrument with the likeness of a bazooka—for almost...

Looking to the legends: 300 word features: Ian Haley

Looking to the legends: 300 word features: Ian Haley

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief
February 27 • 92 views
Filed under In Depth

Outside, sub-freezing temperatures ravage Des Peres. Inside, Ian, 15, ravages the court at the Lodge. Caught in a love affair with the game of basketball, Ian takes the form of Laker greats from Shaq to Kobe, Kareem to Magic. The post-up slam and the jab step into a jumper. The Skyhook and the no-look pas...

A home that gives hope

A home that gives hope

Abbey Painter, photographer
February 23 • 61 views
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It’s 6:15 a.m. and the house alarm goes off. Nine girls, all from different families, wake up in the same home. Hannah Yates and Nautica Slater, seniors, have been living together for five years. Yates and Slater are part of the residential program at Girls Hope. The Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis...

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