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Teacher’s Corn Snake Missing in Action

Teacher’s Corn Snake Missing in Action

Kara Morley, Staff

October 3, 2018

For roughly three months, Snek the snake roamed the halls, a student did not close the lid of the 2-year-old snake’s cage properly. Snek slithered out and traveled around the school for several weeks.  “He always comes back.” said Helwig. She was not worried about her snake. On July...

Clearing The Fog

Clearing The Fog

Hailey Milliken

September 30, 2018

Dragon’s Breath is a popular dessert that's been making its way around social media because of its unique look. When eaten, it produces a smoke effect that comes out of the mouth and nose, so this entertaining visual makes it easily Instagramable and enjoyable for just about every age group. Senior...

Spirit Traditions

Spirit Traditions

Jack Warner, Staff

September 29, 2018

A school’s spirit and pride are built throughout many years of tradition. As students pack into the stands on a cold Friday night, dress up for spirit themes on Fridays, lead lighthearted Twitter wars online and document the travels of a “spirit stick,” it shows how 10 years of spirit are accumulating...

From One Falcon to Another

From One Falcon to Another

Alexa Schulte, StaleyNews Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

A gift from the class of 2017, the Falcon’s Nest is a place for juniors and seniors to study in a quiet, comfortable place. “It’s an area that some alumni had a vision for. It’s a really nice area that has a lot of possibility,” said assistant principal Kevin Kooi. In the future, Kooi...

Takahashi Becomes American

Takahashi Becomes American

Alexa Schulte, StaleyNews Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018

Moving to the United States at 4 months old was Manabu Takahashi, one of the art teachers. His parents moved to the United States from Japan for his dad’s job, relocating to St. Louis. “My parents were actually living in the United States before I was born, but they took me home to Japan because...

Too Many Cars, Not Enough Space

Too Many Cars, Not Enough Space

Jack Warner, Staff

May 23, 2018

     The large lot of asphalt that student’s cars call home for the seven-plus hours that students are in school is a big topic of conversation. From the high velocity of the vehicles once the bell rings at 2:30 p.m. to the very limited space, students have expressed strong opinions...

You’re My ‘Bro-Model’

You’re My ‘Bro-Model’

Alexa Schulte, Staff

May 17, 2018

     Growing up in a family of six, brothers Carson and Mason Gates played on the same high-school tennis team for the first time this season. In previous years, Carson played high-school tennis with his older brother Ethan Gates, who graduated in 2017.       “I enjoy being on...

Our Planet Is Dying

Alexa Schulte

March 14, 2018

Our Earth is sick. The planet is running a fever, and it's not coming down. Earth's temperature is rising, and climate change is real, whether you choose to believe it or not. There is proof all around us that the Earth's temperature is changing. Due to human activity, the Earth is gradually warming,...

#NationalWalkoutDay

#NationalWalkoutDay

Christopher Spry, Reporter

March 14, 2018

Students gathered together today for a schoolwide walkout in remembrance of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, one month ago. The walkout lasted 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims who died in the shooting. During the walkout, a moment of sil...

Sadness and Regret

Emilie Kerr, Staff

January 5, 2018

     Many teenagers look forward to getting their licenses when they turn 16. While there are known financial costs that come with driving, one sophomore has learned about the emotional costs as well.      “We were just driving and listening to music,” sophomore...

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