The student news source of St. Charles High School


The student news source of St. Charles High School


The student news source of St. Charles High School


Nate Maples races towards the finish line on Oct. 14

Cross Country Contestants

by Piper Ruebling, Online Editor November 1, 2022

Pirate cross country runners had a great season, with many awards given to the athletes across the weeks. Junior Nate Maples is among the athletes that has been having a successful season. Maples broke...

Hadestown: Review

Hadestown: Review

by Piper Ruebling, Online Editor October 17, 2022

From Oct. 11-23, Hadestown, the Tony Award-winning musical, performed at the Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis. The musical combines the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with the myth of Hades and Persephone...

We (Almost) Have Liftoff

We (Almost) Have Liftoff

by Piper Ruebling, Online Editor October 3, 2022

Before Hurricane Ian caused a damper on the Gulf Coast, the Artemis Rocket was preparing to take its trip to the moon. Freshman Jack Finch’s father works at Boeing in St. Louis, a company that creates...

The marching band plays at halftime on Aug 26.

A New Start For the Marching Band

by Piper Ruebling, Online Editor September 15, 2022

With the new year comes a new start for the marching band. At the end of last year, Sean Bippen, the band director, announced that he would be moving to Jefferson to help recruit more kids for the band....

Teachers have lives outside of school, and they do a lot over the summer!

Teachers Summer Plans

by Piper Ruebling, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Summer is approaching quickly, and the question crossing some people's minds is ‘what do the teachers do when the lights go out and the teaching is put on hold?’ Lots of teachers at SCHS have families,...

Prom Preparations

by Piper Ruebling, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Prom this year was on April 23, and the juniors and seniors were anxious to spend their Saturday night at the Foundry Art Center. The Prom committee has been working hard for a few weeks to give St. Charles...

Students take the seal of Biliteracy test.

Brave Bilingual Students

by Piper Ruebling, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

On Thursday, Feb. 24, eight students reported to the library to take the Seal of Biliteracy test. These students were Lydia Holterman, Maegan Hayes, Alejandra Romero, Luc Bourgeade, Hope Lintzenich, Charles...

The FBLA Competitions occurred throughout January, and now 5 of them are off to state.

FBLA is off to State

by Piper Ruebling, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

Throughout January, ten members of FBLA were busy with testing. On Feb. 8, five of those members were informed that they were going to compete in state. Students of FBLA compete academically in up to three...

The team regroups at a meet against SCW on December 13.

Joey Jackson Swims Through Freshman Year

by Piper Ruebling, Staff Writer January 7, 2022

Freshman year has started off well for swimmer Joey Jackson. She, and many of the other swimmers, have broken personal records and improved immensely as the season has progressed. “Joey has improved...

Santa and Mrs. Claus greet guests before going down for pictures with Santa at the depot.

Christmas Time is Here Again

by Piper Ruebling, Staff Writer December 7, 2021

Christmas Traditions on Main Street has officially begun, and it continues to be a highlight for a lot of families’ Christmases. People come from all over to experience the festivities and enjoy the...

The marching band preforms at halftime on Sept 24.

Victory Across Marching Band

by Piper Ruebling, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

The marching band season has recently come to an end, and the students have achieved a lot throughout the few months they had. They have gone to multiple competitions, won awards, entertained people at...

Taylor and Alyssa play as a doubles team at a match on August 31 against FHN.

Triplets in Tennis

by Piper Ruebling, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

In their junior year of high school, the Birkenmeyer triplets Alyssa, Taylor, and Peyton, continue playing on the varsity tennis team. They have played on the team since their freshman year, and it’s...

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