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Low temperatures cause basement pipe to rupture; instruments, music materials damaged

The PVC pipe ruptured at a 90 degree angle causing the flood that leaked out into the hallway and surrounding areas. It was unknown that there was an active pipe behind the closet door in room B210.

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

January 22, 2018

With extreme low temperatures, a pipe that is rarely accessed in the basement ruptured right before students came back from winter break. The pipe is located inside a closet, which was one of the old pipe chase closets from before the school owned the building. Some did not even know there was an...

Fall art show encourages viewers and artists to find their “Identity”

Various pieces of art hang on the wall in the mezzanine in the Sun Theater. The theme of this year's fall art show was

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

December 19, 2017

A project started earlier in the year called, “Who am I?” set the theme for the fall art show, “Identity”. Students created sculptures of things or ideas they showed an interest in. This eventually led to more intricate pieces of art, like “Assante and Phone” by Everett Schoenke, senior. ...

Students embody live portraits, inspired by the works of Alexa Meade

Mya Stevens, sophomore, looks in the mirror as she paints herself, becoming a live portrait.  She is interested in doing similar projects and expanding upon this idea.

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

December 18, 2017

Alexa Meade, an American installation artist best known for her portraits painted on the body and inanimate objects, was the inspiration for visual art students to expand their projects beyond the studio. Students who participated in this project teamed up with the photography department as well,...

Administration crafts and implements new detention policy

Photo illustration.

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Administration has implemented a new detention policy to address minor disciplinary offenses. On November 12th, an email was sent to parents and students concerning a new detention system. It warned that, starting November 13th, teachers will begin assigning after school detentions for “minor behavior...

Students receive Honorable Mention ratings in national competitions

Caroline Knapp, Tessa Wild, Quinlan Holt, Elyse Luecke, Brooke Schuessler, Natalie O'Dell and adviser Travis Armknecht pose for a picture in downtown Dallas near Pegasus Plaza.

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

November 30, 2017

Five of six students who attended the JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention in Dallas, Texas participated in write-off contests. Of those five, four received recognition for their work. Each student submitted their work within various categories ranging from news writing, yearbook captions, press law an...

New lunch program implements feedback, conforms to desires of students after miscommunication

Lunch, minutes before being served in the North cafeteria.  Students have multiple options, and are to take a fruit, vegetable, and a milk. A La Carte items are also available.

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

November 11, 2017

In the midst of new adjustments this school year, a trend in topics talked about is common and controversial among many schools: lunch. At the beginning of the year, many complaints from students had been filed about the quality and quantity of their meal. This circulated on Facebook as well, with students...

VIDEO: Crucible sneak peek

VIDEO: Crucible sneak peek

November 9, 2017

This is an archive of the live stream from the sneak peek preview performance of selected scenes from The Crucible. The play is Friday, November 10th, and Saturday the 11th in the Sun Theater. Purchase tickets online for $7, in between the cafeterias for $8, or on the day of the show for $10...

A Photographer’s guide to St. Louis

A Photographer's guide to St. Louis

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

As a student reporter, I often take photos to accompany my stories. It is perhaps my favorite part of being on staff because my photography goes further than my photojournalism. This site is not nearly the extent of my photography, as I am an aspiring animal and nature photographer. I have had an int...

Theater department presents a new perspective on Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”

Theater department presents a new perspective on Arthur Miller's

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

The Crucible a play about the Salem Witch trials and the hysteria and baseless accusations of witches during 1692. The cast is “getting people into character and understanding their character and how they would talk, walk. And building that bond between all of the actors,” Aurora Phillips, the s...

New hall sweep policy receives widespread approval from teachers, controversial among students

Laura Schuhwerk, Makerspace poses for a photo illustration of her conducting a hall sweep and finding a student hiding in between two sets of lockers.  Hall sweeps are conducted by teachers on their plan period.

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

According to a new policy, hallways will be swept during class to collect students who are not in their classes. They will be taken to the cafeteria to be disciplined.  Consequences will be evaluated based on severity. Some punishments will include, (but not be limited to) Saturday school and in school...

Art equipment stolen from room 300, investigation underway

The camera locker in room 300.

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Thousands of dollars worth of art equipment and technology has been stolen from room 300 for the second time in two years. The newest robbery occurred either late August or early September of this year. Fred Bachman, who is responsible for school security, places it between six o’clock p.m. and...

Confluence wipes all students’ Google accounts

Rebekah Stern, senior, poses for a photo illustration of her finding out her original Confluence account has been wiped.

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

At the start of the school year, all students’ old Google Classroom accounts (and the documents within them) were found to be completely deleted. Google Classroom is a teaching platform developed by Google that aims to simplify and expedite the creation, distribution, and grading of assignments....

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