2021 yearbook sales now open.

2021 yearbook sales now open.
September 11, 2020

The 2021 Expression yearbook (volume 8) is now on sale. All sales are online during remote learning. Books are available starting at $26 until Sept. 20, when the price increases to $30. You can order yours...

2020 Yearbook distribution

The opening spread of the 2020 Expression yearbook.
May 28, 2020

Yearbooks are here! Distribution of the 2020 Expression yearbook is Thursday, June 4 from 1:30-3:30. We will be set up outside school for drive-thru pickup of your yearbook. Please pull up to the curb....

Class of 2020 Senior Magazine

Class of 2020 Senior Magazine
May 20, 2020

Update: We are currently experiencing issues with our online viewer. In the meantime, you can find a copy of the magazine to view by clicking here.

A sucky senior year – a letter to all seniors

Venue for the 2016 commencement, held in the Sun Theater.
May 4, 2020

Who could have expected something like this would happen? Within less than a month, our entire world seems to have flipped right on its head. While it’s true that the sudden disruption of our senior...

Flashback: Staff senior photos

Staff senior photos
April 22, 2020

Senior year is meant to be a special one compared to the rest of highschool. Unfortunately, students graduating this year did not get the experience many classes did before them due to the COVID-19 outbreak....

Yearbook ordering and distribution updates

Yearbook ordering and distribution updates
April 7, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, yearbook ordering and distribution have been slightly altered this year. Below are the answers to common questions relating to these changes:   Can I still...

Confluence CEO responds to coronavirus concerns

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
March 12, 2020

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 19: "We hope you are all holding up well and trying to enjoy some semblance of spring break during these strange and unprecedented times. Throughout this public health emergency and...

I’m so OCD: It’s an illness, not an achievement

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: Many people will post pictures of symmetrical, color-coded, or neatly arranged objects and talk about how it soothes their OCD on social media.
February 12, 2020

A short warning: this is potentially VERY triggering to anyone with OCD. If you’ve been diagnosed, proceed with caution, and keep in mind that this isn’t aimed at you anyway. I am diagnosed...

The fight for funding: Charter schools rally at state capital for National School Choice Week

Parent volunteer Sara Irlbeck followed by junior Kit Daugherty go door to door to speak with state representatives relevant to the funding discrepancy issue.
February 11, 2020

On January 22, charter schools of Missouri rallied at the state capital to address the funding discrepancy between charter and other types of public schools. Missouri charter schools report receiving around...

Tu Tienes Valor: Afrospanic Atmosphere aspires to inspire

In front of a mural representing the theatre and dance departments, sophomore Nayla Nava poses for the camera.
January 30, 2020

Sophomore Nayla Nava is the co-founder of Afrospanic Atmosphere, a company that sells apparel that promotes African-American and Hispanic involvement in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics,...

The Mandalorian: An excellent execution of a fresh concept in Star Wars

The Mandalorian reaches into the Infant’s floating crib after fighting through his captors. Photo courtesy of Disney+
December 19, 2019

Warning: This review contains major spoilers for the first episode of The Mandalorian and minor spoilers for the next four episodes of The Mandalorian. Read at your own risk. For the sake of clarity, the...

How would you feel?

A rabbit in a research room for animal testing. Used under Creative Commons Public License. Photo by Understanding Animal Research.
December 6, 2019

Animal Testing is a thing that happens around the world all the time. To me, it is cruel and unusual punishment for animals that don’t know what is happening to them. The worst part is that the thing...

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