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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

Kooi’s Cool Kicks

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...

Winn’s Legacy

Winn’s Legacy

Landyn Goldberg

January 30, 2020

As the school enters the latter half of its twelfth year open, one of the Staley original teachers has left. Foods, interior and fashion design teacher Christian Winn had her last day Jan. 10. The day was filled with a mix of cheer and sadness from students and faculty. As Winn reflected on her time...

Hats Off to a New Year

Landyn Goldberg

January 30, 2020

Students have been seen wearing hats and beanies more inside the school, which has lead some to wonder if there has been a policy change. While the rule has not been changed, principal Larry Smith, Ed.D. said he would not rule out a change for the 2020-2021 school year. “We’re always looking at...

How “Green” Are We?

How “Green” Are We?

Hailey Milliken

January 30, 2020

With climate change protests, plastic bag regulations and metal straws being on the rise, the environment is a relevant topic more than ever. For students, being environmentally friendly can affect nearly every aspect of life, including the school day. “I think that the environment should be important...

Under Surveillance

Under Surveillance

Hailey Milliken

January 28, 2020

Having your every move being watched may sound threatening and dangerous out of context, but this is just a reality that has been created for today’s teens. With current technology, parents have the ability to track and monitor almost every aspect of a teenager’s life. “It’s kind of an invasion...

What Keeps Us Up at Night

What Keeps Us Up at Night

Hailey Milliken

January 28, 2020

Putting sleep on the back burner until the early morning is an all too familiar scene for teenagers nowadays. Their sleep schedule is in competition with a variety of outside factors, whether it be an assignment due the next day or too many episodes of a TV show. Teens are visibly struggling to divide thei...

Achievement on the ACT

Achievement on the ACT

Makenzie Hooton

May 21, 2019

It is not every day that someone earns a perfect score on the ACT. Only 0.195% of all test takers earn a composite score of 36 on the ACT in 2017, according to ACT. To put that in perspective, that was just 3,741 students. Therefore, achieving a perfect score on the ACT is rare. Junior Nicholas Kanatzer...

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