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Senior profile: Justin Battle

Senior profile: Justin Battle

Benji Wilton, features writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Profiles

After spending the day walking through decorated halls and preparing for Turkey Day festivities, Justin Battle, senior, anxiously watches students and staff file into the David Holley Assembly Hall. For him and the rest of the drumline, playing in front of the ecstatic crowd is their shining moment. ...

Over a mountain she climbed

Over a mountain she climbed

Ally Ortmann, features writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

With her blonde hair spread out on her pillow, the young girl stared at her ceiling thinking to herself. I imagine, she breathed, closing her eyes. Images of stages and tour buses, all-nighters and hastily scribbled song lyrics played like a film on the back of her eyelids. Creating visual art always came eas...

Senior Profiles: Colin Thompson

Senior Profiles: Colin Thompson

Naomi Thomson, social media staff

April 23, 2018


Filed under Senior Profiles

Since age 2, Collin Thompson, senior, has faced many obstacles concerning a task that for others is muscle memory: walking. Collin was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy as a toddler, and in middle school he underwent his first heel cord lengthening surgery on his left achilles tendon. Though he has had two operations total on the muscle, Collin has used wal...

Senior Profile: Aspen Workman

Senior Profile: Aspen Workman

Audrey Allison, artist

April 29, 2017


Filed under Features

While their fellow classmates were tanning beside the pool or sleeping until noon, Aspen Workman spent the past three summers kneeling in the dirt at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center and the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve. Aspen got involved in an internship that has...

Senior profile: Thomas Woodley

Senior profile: Thomas Woodley

Jonah Wright, news writer

April 12, 2015


Filed under Senior Profiles

When Thomas Woodley’s mom told him to give the slopes a try during a family vacation to Winter Park, Colorado, he never imagined in eight years he would be a nationally ranked skier. Born in the temperate, rolling hills of America’s heartland, Woodley grew up playing youth baseball and soccer and m...

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