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Spotlight on Special School District

Spotlight on Special School District

Jackson Estwanick, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


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Mark Kohler, senior, is a friend to everyone he meets and accompanies his usual "Hey buddy!" with a smile and a wave and an occasional handshake. Kohler has Williams Syndrome, a deletion of 26-28 genes on chromosome seven that affects physical and mental development with common symptoms being car...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Mahika Mushuni and Greg Svirnovskiy

February 13, 2018


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When John Smith, senior, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, first started taking Adderall in preparation for his first semester finals junior year, he only meant to use it to aid in his study habits. “It was pretty great,” Smith said. “My hair felt like it was standing on end....

Taking a look under the hood

Taking a look under the hood

Jackson Estwanick

February 9, 2018


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Chevys, Dodges, and Pontiacs are all car brands that Hawke Hood, sophomore, has repaired. After fixing cars for almost his entire life, he is refurbishing his a car of his own. Hood has been restoring a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria for about six months. The Crown Victoria belongs to Hood’s mother and stepdad, but h...

Q and A: Substitute teacher to open volleyball facility

Q and A: Substitute teacher to open volleyball facility

Jackson Estwanick, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018


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Molly Dean, substitute math teacher at MHS and assistant volleyball coach at Parkway West, is in the process of building a new indoor volleyball facility in Chesterfield Valley. Q: Is teaching math your main job? "No. I’ve been a teacher the past three years, I was a math teacher at Webster ...

Students experience unfamiliar weather in St. Louis

Students experience unfamiliar weather in St. Louis

Kavya Jain and Will Roach

January 8, 2018


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Imagine the second hottest day of the summer in St. Louis. Now add rain, humidity and mosquitoes. This is how Clay Huang, sophomore describes the weather in Taiwan. Huang, who moved to Taiwan at the age of six, returned to St. Louis before beginning his sophomore year for his education. This ...

Students Showcase Short Stories at The Wolf

Students Showcase Short Stories at The Wolf

Austin Woods

December 7, 2017


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On Dec. 6, Mr. Durham’s creative writing class held an event at The Wolf cafe to showcase the short stories they’ve been working on throughout the semester. The stories are available for 99 cents on Amazon, and can be purchased and read on Kindle. At the event, students took the stage to briefly d...

Student sees rise in popularity as SoundCloud rapper

Student sees rise in popularity as SoundCloud rapper

Kailin Zhang, News Editor

November 19, 2017


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5,413 plays in 1 month. 114 likes in 1 month. 16 reposts in 1 month. While some students dream to reach these numbers, for Julian Elliott, senior, these numbers are his reality. Over the past month, his rap song “Coolest of Da Coolest” gained attention on SoundCloud, a social platform that ...

New app “Sarahah” raises bullying concerns

New app “Sarahah” raises bullying concerns

Austin Woods, Associate Editor

November 17, 2017


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Social media’s sweeping popularity among students is nothing new. Every day, millions of young people peruse long-prominent social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. But in recent months, a new social media platform has taken root among high school students: Sarahah. Sarahah’s ap...

Let’s Talk Business: Student Starts Fashion Company

Let’s Talk Business: Student Starts Fashion Company

Neelansh Bute, Online Editor in Chief

October 17, 2017


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Some fashion apparel companies start in the midst of a bustling, economically stimulating environment. Aéropostale, 1973, New York City. Others humbly originate from the rusted familiarity of a sedan's trunk. Nike, 1964, Eugene, Ore. Arman Virdee, senior, decided to take a slightly different path....

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