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Opinion: Street Smart Teaches the Right Lesson the Wrong Way

Opinion: Street Smart Teaches the Right Lesson the Wrong Way

Will Roach, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2018


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On April 3rd, freshmen and sophomores suffered through a poorly constructed presentation about general car safety, given by a group called Street Smart. While the innate message of the presentation is one kids should learn, the two people giving the presentation handle the topic insensitively and unp...

Opinion: The Cardinal Way and Why it Needs to Change

Opinion: The Cardinal Way and Why it Needs to Change

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018


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We are the “Greatest Fans in Baseball” who live in “Baseball Heaven.” The center of baseball resides here in St. Louis, home to the most dedicated fans of one of the greatest franchises of all time: the Cardinals. And holding all of that together is our sacred mantra: The Cardinal Way. We...

Opinion: The Olympics Unify the World

Opinion: The Olympics Unify the World

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018


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The world is burdened by conflict everywhere: hate and civil wars throughout the Middle East, diplomatic nightmares between nuclear states, and political turmoil everywhere we look. Natural disasters and tragedies plague our world. We live on a planet that has become increasingly divisive everyday. On Feb. ...

Opinion: Tearing Families Apart

Opinion: Tearing Families Apart

Austin Woods, Associate Editor

February 6, 2018


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Early last month in an Oval Office meeting, President Trump rejected a bipartisan immigration deal. The proposal involved protecting immigrants from temporary protected status (TPS) nations, such as Haiti and various African countries. Trump then allegedly proceeded to label these countries with a r...

Opinion: The Problem with School Assigned Books

Opinion: The Problem with School Assigned Books

Will Roach, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018


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I love books. Books have a certain charm that can’t be translated into other mediums of entertainment. While I do enjoy a good read from John Grisham or Marie Lu, why do I, along with so many other students, have such a distaste for books assigned by teachers? The answer lies primarily within both ...

The NFL Concussion Problem

The NFL Concussion Problem

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Opinions, Sports

For the second time in two seasons, Cam Newton is at the center of the NFL concussion controversy. During an NFC Wild Card game, Newton took a nasty hit that left him shaken to the point that he was barely able to stumble off the field. Return seemed impossible, until Newton miraculously trotted bac...

Opinion: Dance is a Sport

Opinion: Dance is a Sport

Jen Bosche, Assistant Online Editor

December 20, 2017


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As a competitive dancer, My week is made up of group dance rehearsals twice a week (each 2 hours), 8 hours of dance classes weekly, a 30-minute solo rehearsal every other week, and a 30-minute duet rehearsal every week. On top of all of this, I go home and do all three  of my splits for 2 minute...

Net neutrality matters today and forever

Net neutrality matters today and forever

Alex McAteer, Opinions editor

December 14, 2017


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Net neutrality matters Today. Right now as I am typing this a vote is taking place over whether or not to limit the freedoms of every person who consumes any media today. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Ajit Pai the chairman of the FCC are in favor of removing restrictions on net neutrality...

Fighting Fire With Fire: Gun Control In America

Fighting Fire With Fire: Gun Control In America

Jason Belval, Photography editor

November 16, 2017


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On Sunday, Nov. 5, a crazed gunman claimed the lives of 26 people in yet another tragic mass shooting. Fingers are already being pointed in many directions, chief among which is gun control. But is firearm legislation really the cause, or just an unfortunate scapegoat? Devin Patrick Kelley opened...

Satire: ‘Man’s Not Hot’ Is the Greatest Poem of the Century

Satire: ‘Man’s Not Hot’ Is the Greatest Poem of the Century

Connor Karst, Social Media Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Connor's Credible Crevice, Opinions

When people think of poets, there are a few names that come to mind immediately. Maya Angelou, William Shakespeare, and Homer are often cited as some of the influential and brilliant. Today, I’d like to make a compelling argument for Big Shaq. Big Shaq may be a fresh face to the rap scene, but his...

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