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Alumni association hopes to support students via #GivingTuesday

Alumni association hopes to support students via #GivingTuesday

By Sydney Kinzy, Parkway West HS, Ballwin, Mo.

December 4, 2014


Filed under News, School

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and the latest edition to the holiday shopping mantra … #GivingTuesday. The idea is simple. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. The Parkway Alumni ...

New club allows students to earn academic letter

New club allows students to earn academic letter

By Jack Hiegel, Francis Howell Central HS, St. Charles, Mo.

November 5, 2014


Filed under Features

A chapter of Epsilon Beta, a statewide club for high school students interested in reading, has been set up in our school. The group, sponsored by Mrs. Kelly Hauquitz and Mrs. Andrea Head, meets in the Learning Commons on the second Thursday of each month. The club, which was created in 1931 in Washington,...

What’s new on St. Louis’ Halloween scene?

What’s new on St. Louis’ Halloween scene?

By Hannah Hoffmann, Parkway West HS, Ballwin, Mo.

October 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Up for some haunting Halloween horrors around St. Louis this October? Whether you hope to embrace your inner brain-eating monster or hunt around town for the paranormal, St. Louis has something for you. Maybe you consider yourself a fan of the undead… Zombies have been a Halloween favorite for ...

Club hockey team still seeks recognition from school

Club hockey team still seeks recognition from school

By David Beecher, Francis Howell Central HS, St. Charles, Mo.

October 29, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Recognition. The most treasured reward in high school sports, felt by all those who put in the time to make their team great, except for hockey that is. Andy Moats and the rest of the hockey team deal with the ups and downs felt by the team due to hockey’s non sponsorship by Missouri State High School Activi...

Minus Me shares story behind upcoming album ‘Jupiter’

Minus Me shares story behind upcoming album ‘Jupiter’

By Ashley Marlo and Jerianne Harrison

October 23, 2014


Filed under Music

The band’s music has been played on 105.7 The Point and 100.7 The Viper, and are battling other bands to play at Pointfest 2015.

Missouri school makes accommodations for transgender students

Missouri school makes accommodations for transgender students

By Abby Christensen, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

October 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Before coming to Kirkwood High School, his peers and teachers refused to use male pronouns around him, and he was not allowed to use the male restrooms or try out for male sports teams, even though he has identified as male for as long as he can remember.

ALS gets dumped on social media

ALS gets dumped on social media

By Julia Wunning-Zimmer, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Beads of sweat cascade down her back. Adrenaline courses through her veins, while she clenches her fists and squeezes her eyes shut in anticipation of the freezing sensation that she is about to undergo. Her mind races. She is doing this for not only the enjoyment of her friends and family who view ...

School’s entrepreneurship program helps students enter business world

School’s entrepreneurship program helps students enter business world

By Jacob Cupps, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Mo.

September 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

As an average everyday high schooler, the phrase “real world experience” is one loaded with a heaping plate of mixed emotions with ambiguity and uncertainty being at the forefront. However, with the launch of the Spark! program, Parkway has now created a chance for entrepreneurship amongst its student...

Teachers return to school to advance their education

Teachers return to school to advance their education

By Brently Probacso, Harrisonville HS, Harrisonville, Mo.

April 1, 2014


Filed under Features

Students often complain about how homework and school interfere with everyday life. Little do students realize that many teachers throughout the building are struggling with the same, everyday complications. Many teachers throughout the building are continuing on with their education. Though many have r...

#spiritweek: Teachers parody Fallon and Timberlake

March 28, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Video

Activities director Scott Harris and Ms. Christina Young sit down to talk about all the different activities going on during Spirit Week in a parody of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s “Hashtag” video. View original story

More than just okay

More than just okay

By Hannah Beckman, Francis Howell Central High School, St. Charles, Mo.

March 26, 2014


Filed under Books, Movies

There are some stories that stick with you long after you’ve turned the last page. There are some stories that affect you in ways you never thought that printed words could. There are some stories that teach you how to love, how to live, and how to truly appreciate the world around you. And then there...

Ignore dehydration symptoms your own risk

Ignore dehydration symptoms your own risk

By Joe Cramer, Harrisonville (Mo.) HS

February 7, 2014


Filed under Health

Imagine enjoying a day of nice weather outside doing activities, after a long cold winter, when all of a sudden you realize you have become thirsty. You shrug it off as nothing, and continue to participate in the fun with your friends. What you may not realize is that your body could be beginning to...

Where KSDK went wrong

Where KSDK went wrong

By Ian Madden, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

January 22, 2014


Filed under Opinions

A note from SNO: Kirkwood High School went on lockdown for an hour on Jan. 16 after the school's principal announced there was a suspicious person on campus but there was not any imminent danger. It was later revealed that the man at the school office was a reporter for KSDK-TV in St. Louis, which was investigating ...

Bastille proves musicians can be original

Bastille proves musicians can be original

By Brayden Densmore, Francis Howell Central High School, St. Charles, Mo.

January 16, 2014


Filed under Music

  With their first studio album “Bad Blood,” Bastille proves that amidst Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and the other popular, cliche artists of today, there still exists some originality and uniqueness on the music scene. Although the album has gotten mixed reviews, I think that overall the alb...

Automo-bills: Fewer teens are hitting the road

Automo-bills: Fewer teens are hitting the road

By Abby Christensen, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

January 9, 2014


Filed under Opinions

When she turned 16, the first thing that came to mind for Elizah Becker was taking the driving exam to receive her license, empowering her to go wherever she pleased without relying on pestering parents to be her chauffeurs. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, driving is not as popular with...

The truth behind group projects

The truth behind group projects

By Katie Puryear, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

January 6, 2014


Filed under Opinions

They’re lurking just around the corner in every class. They’re twirling their diabolical, handlebar mustaches, waiting to prey on unsuspecting students. They’re rubbing their hands together and laughing maniacally, feeding on students’ displeasure. That’s right: group projects. When forced...

Why don’t you support gay marriage?

Why don’t you support gay marriage?

By Ian Madden, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

November 19, 2013


Filed under Opinions

I can’t remember the moment I realized I was gay. There wasn’t an explosion of rainbows, confetti and unicorns. It was just a gradual, terrifying realization. I say “terrifying” not only because my parents are Baptist ministers, but because America is a scary place to live when you’re gay....

Take a vacation from social media

Take a vacation from social media

By Ellen Heaghney, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

September 3, 2013


Filed under Opinions

The most pressing philosophical question of our summer era: if someone goes on a trip and fails to Instagram it, did they really go at all? June, July and August never fail to deliver an overload of photography cliches. On an average day, my Instagram and Twitter feeds feature anywhere from 3-2...