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An American flag waves outside of Clayton High School. The Centene Centennial Plaza, which houses this flag, has often served as the site of school protests and walkouts.

Is American Exceptionalism Dangerous?

Is the idea of American exceptionalism dangerous to our progress as a country?
Annie Xiao, Reporter February 9, 2021

Americans have long held the notion that America is unique, even exceptional. In 1630, John Winthrop touted the Massachusetts Bay colony “the city upon a hill”; this idea soon translated to the nation...

The app TikTok is playing a large role in the spread of antisemitism online.

The Spread of Antisemitism Through TikTok

While TikTok is a popular app used by people globally, many ignore the rampant Anti-Semitism that is spread on the platform
Isabel Erdmann, Reporter January 12, 2021

TikTok has been all over the news recently, but an important issue that is hiding within the app is being ignored. Many people use TikTok to share their cultures and religions openly, but for me, as a...

Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.

The Capitol Protests

On January 6th, 2021, the world watched as Trump-supporting rioters broke into the Capitol building
Sophia Lu January 11, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6th, 2020, Congress gathered to count the votes for Joe Biden’s electoral victory. In the meantime, supporters for Trump decided to storm the Capitol. The “March to Save America,”...

U.S. President Donald Trump takes his mask off before speaking at a rally from the South Portico of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 10, 2020.

The Pandemic Era of Journalism

As the pandemic spreads, disinformation and misinformation follows
Owen Auston-Babcock, Reporter December 18, 2020

Within the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists face another form of pandemic: one of disinformation and misinformation. Misinformation is defined by as “false information that is spread, regardless...

Students return back to school after lockdown, like many are doing across the United States

PRO/CON: In-Person Learning

December 9, 2020

Is going back to learning in person during a global pandemic worth it? The Globe explores the pros and cons of going back to school.

A face covering sign outside a building. Because of the COVD-19 pandemic, face coverings are required at many places.

Top Issues of 2020

Chloe Lin December 4, 2020

2020 has been a hectic year to say the least. Not only with the spread of Covid-19. There have been a lot of issues being brought to light, like racial injustice, and the unemployment rates skyrocketing. One...

The George Floyd memorial outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, in June 2020.

Police Brutality – A Kid’s Perspective

11-year-old Manu McDowell shares his thoughts on police brutality in America
Manu McDowell December 2, 2020

This is a piece written by Manu McDowell, an 11-year-old student who wrote this piece for a school assignment. Why is there a curfew? Questions started coming in through my mind. What happened? My parents...

ExxonMobil operation near Chicago, IL, summer of 2014. ExxonMobil is an American multinational oil and gas corporation

The CEO vs the Climate

Isabella Bamnolker, Page Editor November 30, 2020

Imagine you were told to go inside your local supermarket and pick out one of two different dishwashing soaps, one which was the regular soap you used and one which was labeled as “environmentally friendly”...

The Youth Of Today: How Are They Doing?

The Youth Of Today: How Are They Doing?

Katie Perrin, Reporter November 18, 2020

The state of the world today is taking a toll on adults worldwide, from the pandemic to increasing political divides to civil unrest over racial injustices. Adults, however, have the help of maturity and...

A crisp red fall leaf hangs from a tree full of bold leaves.

Get Into Fall

How and where to go to have a great fall in covid season
Abby Rosenfeld November 12, 2020

Even though it feels like Covid is cancelling all of our favorite fall traditions, there are still many ways to get into the fall spirit. First up, halloween, the spooky season. Normally, teens go to...

Campaign finances have a lot of influence on how a campaign runs. Art by Ella Cuneo

Staff Ed: Campaign Money

The Globe discusses campaign finances and the influence of money in a race for political office.
Ella Cuneo and Max Hagemeister November 11, 2020

$66,000,000. The cost of about 570 average St. Louis homes. The cost of about 835 Teslas. The cost of about five million meals. That is how much President Donald Trump spent out of his pocket in the 2016...

With the election at the forefront of many activities and the news cycle, topics such as coronavirus and climate change are being debated more than ever.

The Politicization of Science

Science is viewed as a dividing subject between political parties
Disha Chatterjee, Feature Section Editor November 5, 2020

As the 2020 election draws near, there has been heated discussion between the two candidates about some of the biggest issues facing our country: namely, coronavirus and the climate crisis, and it seems...

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