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STAFF ED: City-County Merger

STAFF ED: City-County Merger

Globe Staff

March 15, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Staff Ed

St. Louis was first established as a city in 1764. By 1876, St. Louis County split off from the city in an event named “The Great Divorce”. Kirkwood was a train station, Ferguson a lone train platform and Clayton was just a farm. The 1870 population was upwards of 300,000, while only 30,000 lived...

Pro/Con: The Metric System

Pro/Con: The Metric System

March 14, 2019


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The US is currently using the imperial system as the official unit of measurement, measuring distances in miles and volumes in gallons, but almost every other country uses the metric system. American scientists have even transitioned to the metric system, but there could be significant costs to switching...

Homework Hassle

Homework Hassle

Sonia Palamand, Reporter

March 12, 2019


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Homework is an agonizing task for most high school students. According to a September 2018 survey sent to all students at CHS, the 301 respondents self-reported that more than 60 percent of students take between three and four hours to complete their homework, with “more than four hours” being...

Clayton’s Closed Minds

Clayton’s Closed Minds

Sean Kim, Chief Video Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

If you asked me about my political beliefs in eighth grade, I would’ve responded with a sweeping left-leaning response, no questions asked. I stuck to the assumption that conservatives were only looking to prevent the country from moving forward, and that liberals or more appropriately, “progressives,”...

The Death of Silence

The Death of Silence

Eliot Blackmoore

March 4, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Today is a time of talking like no other. With 2.4 million emails sent every second, six billion calls made each day, and seven trillion text messages shared yearly, the modern breadth of worldwide communication is unparalleled in human history. Our languages gush from every crevice of society: forming ...

Callous Chromebooks

Callous Chromebooks

February 23, 2019


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When Chromebooks were first integrated into CHS they didn’t come without controversy. It took time for students and teachers alike to adjust to the new addition, but eventually most classes found a place for them in their curriculum and most teachers had an easy transition to the Chromebooks, with the ex...

Pro/Con: Optional Finals

Pro/Con: Optional Finals

February 1, 2019


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Twice a year, students file into classrooms for the last time of the semester--finals week. The period leading up to such significant tests, which can cover eight months' worth of material and be worth a fifth of the whole class grade, is known for causing serious stress among students in every class....

STAFF ED: Plastic Predicament

STAFF ED: Plastic Predicament

January 27, 2019


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Plastic is a consumer epidemic. Each year in the U.S., about 100 billion plastic bags are used. That is almost 300 million bags each day. In 2016, California banned most stores from handing out single-use, thin plastic bags to its customers. Although buyers now had to pay an extra 10 cents for...

My Experience with “Men on Boats”

My Experience with “Men on Boats”

Sarah Vallo, Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Photo Galleries, Photography

This year's fall play, “Men on Boats,” followed Major John Wesley Powell’s crew, and their voyage down the Colorado River, one of the last American Frontiers. Major Powell (Sydney Tennill) takes a crew of misfits onto four boats, consisting of Seneca and OG Howland (Erin Koc and Malaika Maken...

The “Mountains”

The “Mountains”

Sophie Thompson and Ingrid Stahl

January 22, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

At Wydown Middle School, students are forced to leave their backpacks in their lockers throughout the day. However, at Clayton High School, students are allowed to carry their backpacks around the school during the day. At Clayton High School, most students take advantage of the backpack policy and rely...

Hoping for Hyperloop

Hoping for Hyperloop

Rachel Liang, Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Digital Display, Local News, Opinion

A few summers ago in China, my family rode on a high speed railway from Chengdu, Sichuan that reached the nearest mega city, Chongqing (190 miles) in about 50 minutes. The same trip took my father 9 hours by an antiquated train 30 years ago. Mirroring the change my father experienced in China, St. Louis...

Climate Change: IPCC Report

Climate Change: IPCC Report

Moriah Lotsoff, Reporter

January 13, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

On October 8, 2018, a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) came out that basically told everyone that the world as we know it is ending.  The goal of the environmental report was to evaluate the difference between a 1.5 degree Celsius and a 2 degree Celsius warming of the e...

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