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How has the virus impacted the St. Charles Economy?

Businesses on Main Street are at a halt because of the virus

by Joe Komadina, Photo Editor

May 8, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause issues for businesses and employees, people may be wondering, how are the local businesses in the area doing? Since a lot of them are either completely closed or are doing curbside orders, they might find themselves in a little bit of a struggle to stay op...

Foreign Trip Cancellation

Japan club before all the corona virus cancellations.

by Danny Schneider, Poll Editor

April 23, 2020

The United States banned travel to most countries and nonessential travel around the world. The SCHS students who had planned on going on the trips to Italy, Greece, and Japan this year are now postponed until the summer of 2021. Some of the students might have concerns on what will happen, but art te...

Covid Cancellations

Covid Cancellations

by Jaymeson Frey, Reference Manager

April 22, 2020

One of the biggest cancellations people are facing, are travel plans they had for this summer. “This summer I was supposed to go on an Italy and Greece tour, as well as a cruise. I was super excited to leave the country for the second time as well as have a senior trip with a hand full of other se...

Who’s at Risk

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Rotator Graphic for af.mil.  (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario

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

shelf of pads and tampons with protesting signs

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

Bathrooms, like this one, are being shut down around the school.

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

The SafeDefend box activates whenever the alarm is triggered, revealing supplies that can help in a serious situation

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 ...

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