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Who’s at Risk

Who’s at Risk

by Jaymeson Frey, Reference Manager

March 18, 2020

According to the CDC some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from the coronavirus than other people. This includes: older adults, people who have serious chronic medical conditions like, heart disease, diabetes and lung disease. Experts with the CDC say that if you have a higher risk for catc...

Foreign Travels

Foreign Travels

by Danny Schneider, Polls Editor

March 11, 2020

Traveling to another country is a dream for some students and some SCHS kids get to do just that. One group of students are going to Japan lead by Abigail Birhanu and accompanied by Tanya Glennon while another group is going with Laura Reese to Italy and Greece. Birhanu and Glennon have taken other gr...

A Wakeup Call on Stress

A Wakeup Call on Stress

by Patrick Benedict, Copy Editor

March 9, 2020

Stress in Education Stress is a word found common in conversations of things like homework, teachers, and school in general- which begs the question of why. Why are so many students affected by such large levels of stress outside the already-prevalent stressors of teenage life? Kathleen Smith of “...

Concert Calender

Concert Calender

by Nathan Poteet, Web Designer

March 5, 2020

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Out With The Old

Out With The Old

by Patrick Benedict, Copy Editor

February 14, 2020

Gone is the pen and paper AIP system as of the beginning of this second semester. Instead, the passes have been replaced with a fully-digital, ever-changing master spreadsheet where teachers request mandatory placements either because of student choice, a cause of concern, or to make up missed work. Stud...

Not a Secret, Just Nature

Not a Secret, Just Nature

by Alija Ernst, Content Manager

February 13, 2020

Even though most people don’t like to talk about menstruation, Missouri lawmakers are now discussing it.  Missouri House Bill 1954 is one of the two new bills that are coming up in the legislation. This bill would require school districts to provide feminine hygiene products at no cost in middle sc...

Tobacco Law Changes

Tobacco Law Changes

by Ella Sulwer, Social Media Manager

January 31, 2020

On Dec. 20, 2019, legislation was signed to alter the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The minimum age for tobacco sales has now been changed from 18 to 21. Not all the details of the law change have been released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), yet many react to change with several va...

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

by Alija Ernst, Content Manager

January 23, 2020

Student bathrooms are sometimes closed, causing them to be crowded with loitering students like flies around garbage on a hot day. According to Principal Jeff Walker, the bathrooms are closing mainly because of the students' negligence.  “Usually vandalism is the main reason we have to close down th...

Safety First

Safety First

by Jaymeson Frey, Reference Manager

January 23, 2020

The school district introduced SafeDefend boxes in late 2019 to be used in cases of emergency. Shortly after the boxes were installed, teachers were asked to begin keeping their classroom doors locked during the school day. “The practice of keeping classroom doors closed is a recommendation that ...

Door Decorating

by Jaymeson Frey, Reference Manager

January 7, 2020

Learning to be Mindful

Learning to be Mindful

by Alija Ernst, Content Manager

December 10, 2019

St. Charles schools are experimenting with becoming trauma-informed to help students and improve their learning, as well as try to slowly improve their home lives if they are going through trauma outside of school. Head of the Guidance Department Julia Basler, says that it’s not just our school that...

Hispanic Heritage Assembly

Hispanic Heritage Assembly

by Carter Melton, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

On Oct. 22, Señora Laura Reese and her AP Spanish students put on their Hispanic Heritage presentation to inform the students and staff about just that, Hispanic Heritage. “This year in my AP class, we have a lot of students with Hispanic Heritage, so we wanted to do something special,” Reese...

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