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Nicholas Purschke stands in front of the Annual Run for ALD sign. Photo courtesy of the Purschke family.

Fighting for our boys

Lila Shepard, features writer December 9, 2020

Staring out his window across the busy city of Minneapolis, 12-year-old, Nicholas Purschke was laying in his hospital bed and dreaming of the day he could be a normal kid again. Now a sophomore at St....

Ready Readers is a nonprofit organization working to enhance the literacy of children in the St. Louis region.

The power of literacy

Sim Khanuja, opinions writer December 9, 2020

Reading to a classroom of wide-eyed, eager preschool children is a weekly occurrence for Angela Sears Spittal. As the book unfolds, the preschoolers tell stories, sing songs, laugh and give high-fives....

Students bring a variety of items to each class during homeroom.

Homeroom chatter

Rachel Finan, health and wellness writer March 2, 2020

Walking through the halls during homeroom, there is a sea of red cards in hands, friends talking in circles and students rushing to retake that Chemistry quiz from last week. The narrow entry to the social...

Sam Bryan, junior, sits inside Kirkwood High Schools home dugout.

Top of his field

Jack Matousek, sports writer October 27, 2019
Sam Bryan recently committed to University of Missouri to play Division 1 baseball. Read his story here.

Senior profile: Lifting the pressure

Jack Matousek, features writer May 12, 2019

As the bell rings, many students spill out into the hallways talking about the day’s events.  One senior, Nolan Hauck, is an exception to this daily routine. Drawstring bag strung tightly over his shoulders,...

Gymnastics to Gymnasium; Cate Peters

Gymnastics to Gymnasium; Cate Peters

Lilly Anderson, Writer May 21, 2018

Her hands shake as her mom parks the family car at St. Gerard Majella on a rainy Friday night. With her mother and sister in the car, Cate Peters, freshman, opens the letter from the cheer coaches. Her...

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KHS Orchestra Storms the Windy City

Mia Alexander, Writer May 21, 2018

Her fingers rapidly flipped through the pages of her music book, searching for the right starting point as the rest of the class clutched their bows into playing position. Lilly Van Rees, freshman, in...

photo courtesy of Mat Coble

Senior Profiles: Mat Coble

Adler Bowman, features editor April 30, 2018

The hands that grasp a pencil while solving a Calculus problem are the same hands that dance across the surface of guitar strings, crafting both an impeccable equation and a musical masterpiece. Mat Coble,...

Where are they now: artists

Where are they now: artists

Allie Hickenbotham and Katie Judd December 5, 2017

Maddie Coultrip Profession: Graphic designer Location: New York City, New York Class of 2007 “I think that anyone who is in the arts has this desire to create. With the right work life...

Mystified by Misty

Mystified by Misty

Malcia Greene, writer May 17, 2017

Katie Simkins, freshman, felt as though the world was against her when her doctor first told her she was allergic to dogs and cats. Hearing this at the age of 6 made her feel hopeless. As she got older...

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