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Amazon Under Fire

The prominent Amazon company logo is displayed on the entrance to a fulfillment center in Grapevine, Texas.

Angela Xiao, Reporter

May 8, 2020

It’s the day before Christmas, and suddenly, you realize you forgot to buy your mom a gift! Frantically, you pick up your phone, open the Amazon app, and scroll through hundreds of products: shampoos, bikes, jewelry, books and more. You end up picking a book, which is much cheaper on Amazon than at Barnes and Noble. With all of y...

The “Chinese Virus”- How the Coronavirus Pandemic is affecting Asian Americans across the United States

An Asian mother and a kid wearing masks in the picture.

Tiancheng Fan and Seraphina Corbo

May 2, 2020

A cold glare, being spat on, or even being violently attacked. This is the reality that thousands of people of Asian descent are experiencing amid the Coronavirus pandemic. While not many people were concerned for their safety, in the beginning, millions are now out of school or unemployed, not leaving...

A Creative Quarantine

A Creative Quarantine

Chloe Creighton, Reporter

April 30, 2020

Seeing the barren shelves in the toilet paper aisle and shoppers wearing face masks at grocery stores can make it seem like we are living in a dystopia. And though our situation may not look quite like “The Hunger Games,” life has drastically changed. Schools have switched to online, businesses have shut down, friends can no longer spend time together in person. But whi...

Masks or Not: the Cultural Differences Between the West and East

People all other the world are wearing masks amid COVID-19.

Tiancheng Fan, Reporter

April 12, 2020

COVID-19 put a mask on everyone in China soon after the outbreak in Wuhan. A focus for many people is whether they should wear masks amid the spread of COVID, and if so, what kind. People could get confused by all kinds of directions given by the government from different parts of the world -- some...

When Incompetence Becomes Deadly: The Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Response

Trump addresses the White House press briefing room on April 7.

Ivy Reed, Reporter

April 8, 2020

We all need some fun right now, so here’s a little game: match each statement to the person who said it -- President Trump or Dr. Fredrick Echols, Director of the City of St. Louis Department of Health. “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it. Every one of...

Becoming A Vegetarian

This image, drawn by Tiancheng Fan, represents the eating of vegetables are the protection for cute animals.

Tiancheng Fan, Reporter

April 1, 2020

Protein deficient or pallid weaklings might come to mind when talking about vegetarians. The new United Nations report predicted that by 2050, well in our lifetimes, in fact, 30 from now, there will be 2 billion more people on this planet. In the U.S., 36% of the corn crops and 70% of grains are used to feed livestock-- not human beings. On acres and acres of land. "I would say that climate ch...

Coronavirus Controversy

A controversial new virus is affecting people around the world. Courtesy of Science Photo Library.

Yiyun Xu and Kaitlyn Tran

March 9, 2020

“[People] try to come up with reasons to psychologically protect themselves. In this case, I think they’re trying to blame the virus on China for Chinese people.” -- Lauren Sucher-O'Grady

Staying Safe in Clayton

Larry Wolff's car after being crashed by the group of thieves

Ryan Kerr, Reporter

March 3, 2020

On July 29, 2019 at 1:03 a.m., Clayton resident Larry Wolff was asleep in his home. He had two vehicles in his driveway. Security video from that night shows multiple people peering inside Mr. Wolff’s truck with flashlights, gaining entry into the truck, and then stealing the vehicle. The truck was late...

Climate Change and the 2020 Elections

MURRIETA, CA - SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 -Firefighters battling the Tenaja fire, set up to protect homes at the end of Single Oak Way in Murrieta on September 4, 2019. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Sofia Mutis and Elaine Yoo

February 13, 2020

Only 18 months.  In July 2019, Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, climatologist and director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change stated that there would be 18 months until climate change damage is irreversible, 18 months until the Earth changes forever. Now there are only 11. These are t...

Why does Clayton Still Support College Board?

Should Clayton High School students continue to support the College Board?

Richard Cheng, Chief Digital Editor

February 5, 2020

In light of recent cheating scandals with celebrities like Laurie Loughlin, the world was shocked to see the college admissions process contorted to serve the agendas of America’s most elite families. But why was everyone so surprised? The College Board has a pedigree of administering tests that cater...

A Reaction to the NY Times’ Endorsement of Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren

The New York Times endorses Klobuchar and Warren for the Democratic nomination. With America as split as ever, did they get the call right?

Dheera Rathikindi, Reporter

January 23, 2020

Since the founding of the New York Times in 1851, it has traditionally endorsed a single candidate for presidency. Breaking convention, the New York Times editorial committee has decided to endorse two separate candidates for the Democratic nomination. This year, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren have both been endorsed...

Classic vs Modern Literature

Classic vs Modern Literature

Chloe Creighton and Daphne Kraushaar

January 14, 2020

If any teenager were to ask their parents what books they read in high school, the answers would be alarmingly consistent. They might reminisce over a foggy memory of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers or fume about Holden Caulfield. Some may recall the valiant Odysseus or the virtuous Piggy. And decades...

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