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Effectiveness of face masks

Effectiveness of face masks

Cassie Ford

May 17, 2020

While people all over the world have been using face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, one may question how effective they truly are. Certified nursing assistant Nicole Carrete works at St. Luke’s North Hospital where she has dealt with COVID-19 patients firsthand. While dealing with any patient,...

Should Teachers Take Grades

Should Teachers Take Grades

Jack Warner

May 15, 2020

Uncertain times make the decisions made by institutions, for the lack of a better word, uncertain. During spring break, grades were pulled from PowerSchool, and as of April 8, grades of non-college courses were not able to fall. Teachers also no longer accepted work from pre-quarantine. Although no one...

Pandemic of the Mind

Pandemic of the Mind

April 27, 2020

Stay at home orders have been issued for states and cities all across the United States, including Missouri. This is putting people in situations where they are advised to only leave for essential tasks. Many schools were closed students to stay home, leaving students stuck at home. Some students have...

Stuck at Home

Stuck at Home

Landyn Goldberg

April 7, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, schools in Kansas City, Mo., closed after Mayor Quinton Lucas issued a stay-at-home order for all of Kansas City, suggesting all people stay at home unless they need to partake in essential activities. The order went into effect March 24, and an order for the entire state...

Boys Basketball Making History

On the court, senior Byron Alexander dribbles the past a defender from Park Hill South High School Jan. 15. The players agree that a big part of their success is due to the good relationships they have with each other. “I just feel like we have really good chemistry on and off the court and it definitely helps us when we play against tougher opponents.” said Alexander.

Cassie Ford

April 6, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team had their most successful season yet by going the furthest in school history. “We became the first Staley team to win the William Jewell Tournament and C.W. Stessmen Tournament, as well as being the first Staley team to win conference and districts,” said senior...

Mark Your Calendar

Landyn Goldberg

March 26, 2020

School will look different in the future, as the 2020-21 school year brings change for schools in the state of Missouri. Schools can now no longer start two weeks prior to Labor Day. This rule isn’t necessarily new. Schools were only allowed to start early if they held a meeting with the state education...

Dealing with Diagnosis

Dealing with Diagnosis

March 26, 2020

One of the aspects of high school is figuring out what you want to do when you graduate. But, junior Molly Hoffecker already had a plan for college after high school. She wanted to attend the United States Naval Academy. During spring of Hoffecker’s sophomore year, she started to feel dizzy and...

Kooi’s Cool Kicks

At his desk, junior Keagan Kooi puts the finishing touches on a new pair of shoes. “It’s something I enjoy doing. I think it’s cool to put your own personal touch on a pair of shoes,” said Kooi.

Charlie Warner

March 26, 2020

People express themselves through the clothes they wear and customizing their clothes is a unique way to stand out. Junior Keagan Kooi took up a new hobby in customizing his shoes using different techniques to apply paint. He was inspired to customize shoes after watching YouTube videos. “I saw these videos of peopl...

Unplugged

Unplugged

Jack Warner

January 30, 2020

Getting a snack, drink or gum from the vending machines during class is no longer an option. The vending machines will not be on during school from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. This change was caused when staff raised attention to an issue in the building. “We would rather have students in class learning in...

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