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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...

Hope for Families

Hope for Families

by Danny Schneider, Polls Editor

November 11, 2019

On Oct. 28, Care to Learn had its fifth annual gala which is a fundraiser event to make money for students that need hunger, hygiene, and health related help. The organization was created by Doug Pitt, Brad Pitt’s brother.  Monroe Elementary School special education teacher Kelly Schneider attended the gal...

Fashion Show

Fashion Show

by Jay Frey, Reference Manager

November 7, 2019

Clothing teacher Elizabeth Laley and her Clothing 1 class spent a good amount of time putting together a fashion show.  For the fashion show, Laley had her students take old pieces of clothes and fabric, and they used these to make new and improved articles. “We have done up-cycle redesign p...

Students’ College Strategies Change

Students’ College Strategies Change

by Nicklas Johnston, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

On Oct. 8 of this year, the ACT board announced changes for the ACT test.  “I feel like the ACT has been the same forever, so I think change is a good thing,” Legend Chapman, a sophomore at St. Charles High School said. Starting in September 2020, students will have new options on how to take the ACT t...

Feasting!

Feasting!

by Nathan Poteet, Web Designer

October 31, 2019

This year, the National Honor Society has decided to do a fundraiser for the not so fortunate. They are trying to raise enough money or collect enough food to give 30 local families a free Thanksgiving dinner.  The idea was brought up by Treasurer Andrew Kelch who talked about his sister who works as ...

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