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Maddie Jackson’s Stellar Sophomore Season

Sophomore pitcher Maddie Jackson hurls a pitch against rival team St. Charles West

by Grant Peters, Sports Editor

October 16, 2020

Sports will forever be known as “a team effort.” However, teams are built by individuals, and each individual has to perform to make the team as a whole great. Sophomore Maddie Jackson did that in this year’s softball season. While pitching for the St. Charles High School Pirates softball team, J...

Stepping Up

Freshmen Nate Maples

by Ella Sulwer, Social Media Manager

October 16, 2020

This year the country team has relied heavily on new freshman runners. At GACs, Nate Maples placed third and Luke Nottmeyer placed fifth for varsity, while Brody Adams, James Warner, and Cole Sulwer all placed top ten running JV.  While many of the new freshmen boys have run in middle school, they have...

Uncharted Territory

An illustration of what the completed Riverpointe Project is hoped to look like.

by Caroline Gooch, Online Editor

October 14, 2020

       The Riverpointe project is a plan to expand upon the already existing Streets of St. Charles shopping center. According to the Riverpointe project website the project will consist of three phases. The first phase will focus on creating a water quality basin, and reconstructing Lo...

“Almost, Maine” Preparations

by Danny Schneider, Polls Coordinator

October 14, 2020

Almost, Maine is the play chosen this year for the fall season. Due to COVID-19, the play this year has to have fewer people on stage as well as behind the scenes. Almost, Maine, is a series of short scenes. Since the play is set in northernmost Maine, the events of the play occur during an aurora borealis.  ...

Mental Health Surrounding the Start of School and COVID

Mental Health Surrounding the Start of School and COVID

by Eva Rogers, Layout Editor

September 29, 2020

Many people have been struggling with mental health throughout the pandemic and everything that’s gone along with it, myself included. For instance, being at home for me was really hard. Not being able to work or go to school, I felt isolated and unproductive.  I have struggled with mental heal...

With an Unapologetic Explosion of Soul

With an Unapologetic Explosion of Soul

by Hamda Hamed, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

Former One Direction member, Harry Styles released a new album called Fine Line on December 13, 2019.  With his second album as a solo artist, he continues to use his soft but powerful voice on a longer, more personal record.  During his interview with Rolling Stones Magazine, Styles says, “...

Starting on a Different Note

Treble Choir practicing their songs

by Callie King, Photo Editor

September 28, 2020

Our music classes usually are full of sound with either people singing or loud music filling the halls. With COVID it makes the music classes even more difficult than before.  Teachers and students around the school are struggling to get used to the new online Zoom classes and the social distance classro...

70’s Spirit for COVID-coming

Spirit week themes for homecoming week

by Alija Ernst, Content Manager

September 24, 2020

Homecoming week leading up to the homecoming dance - sounds like a high school dream; however this year is a little different. There is gong to be no homecoming dance, however this doesn’t mean we have to get rid of our homecoming spirit week and pride. This week we are having our 70’s themed spir...

New School Year, New Ways of Teaching

Art. Abigail Birhanu uses her setup to display her art pieces to both virtual and in-person students.

by Danny Schneider, Polls Coordinator

September 24, 2020

This year the district has a new ways of education: virtual and in-person teaching. Teachers and students have been dealing with both. The in-person students and the teachers wear masks to protect themselves while all the classes are socially distanced to make it safer for everyone. Most districts ar...

COVID Crisis Cracks Cinemas

The Marcus Cinema building located on First Capitol was forced to shut down earlier this year as a result of COVID-19

by Grant Peters, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

One of the most popular forms of entertainment is also one of the most profitable: the film industry. However as of recently, movie theaters have become a desolate and empty shell of what used to be a common excursion for all ages. This is a result of the global pandemic, COVID-19, which has been runnin...

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