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Homelessness in Rockwood: Rockwood students defy sterotypes of homelessness

Emma Censky and Abby Schilly

April 15, 2015


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For some students, a COUCH is a bed, and an ever changing parade of friends’ houses is home. This is homelessness; not the man in rags outside of Busch Stadium or the poverty struck family sleeping on the streets, but the boy sitting next to you in math class. The 17 students at MHS who are officially...

Bang for the buck: Illinois school expresses interest in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” set

Athena Zeng, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015


Filed under 2015 Print Issues, News

When people think of musicals, they often imagine actors singing and dancing to the beat. This time, the spotlight was on the Theatre Company Crew. A high school theatre company outside of Rockwood offered to buy the set pieces from the Theater Company’s production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. The...

Around the World: Former Students discuss experiences after moving to new countries

Rennie Svirnovskiy, Opinions Editor

April 10, 2015


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“I would say the main difference for me is the freedom.” Judy Luo, sophomore at Shanghai American School, seems to jive with Lotta Hueneke and Noah Ham’s sentiments that the biggest difference between where they live now and where they lived last year, -St. Louis - is the freedom of travel. “I...

Robotics receives 3D printer from grant

Abby Schilly, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015


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A 3D printer sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but there are now two 3D printers at MHS, one for the engineering program, and one for the robotics team. Just last year, having a 3D printer was a rare advantage for a robotics team, with just a handful of schools having the technology....

Prom Preparation

Devika Menon and Rennie Svirnovskiy

April 10, 2015


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It was a few weeks before Prom and Aravinda Ganapathy, senior, had a plan. “Every day during track practice, at the end of our warm-ups, we come together as a group and huddle and break it down in the middle of the track,” Ganapathy said. “To get us all hyped for practice and the workout, someone,...

Let’s get beard: from stubble to full-on beards, facial hair has never been more popular

Let’s get beard: from stubble to full-on beards, facial hair has never been more popular

Abigail Gawart and Rachel Schibler

April 10, 2015


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Adam DeGuire, junior, has been growing out his facial hair since freshman year, and has noticed some changes in how he’s perceived, Deguire said. “A lot of people mistake me for mid-twenties now. So that’s a good thing most of the time,” Deguire said. Deguire also perceives others with beards...

Additional lanes added to I-64

Michael Robinson, Cartoonist

April 10, 2015


Filed under 2015 Print Issues, Community

This spring many commuters will experience lane closures on I-64 in western St. Louis County. Though traffic may become heavy due to construction, The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot) said this roadwork will lead to a better flow of traffic in the future. “The project will add an...

Bilingual teachers, students reap benefits

Bilingual teachers, students reap benefits

Brittany Freeman

March 24, 2015


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In the summer of 2009, Jocelyn Nebel, Spanish 1 and 2 teacher, stayed with a host family in Chile who spoke no English. She said every interaction with her family was a memorable one. “I really developed a love for the culture and a love for the people and because of travel it makes it a lot easier when you know another language,...

Broken Down: Students suffer from sports injuries

Kacen Bayless, Catie Lambert, and Devika Menon

March 12, 2015


Filed under 2015 Print Issues, Sports

Senior Jacobi Boykin’s left fibula broke out of place as he slammed a Lindbergh wide receiver to the ground. He didn’t hear the crack of the bone. He initially couldn’t even feel the pain. The same leg that helped him lead the Mustangs’ football squad in touchdowns (8) and points (48)...

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