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A+ Arms Races and the Quest for Self-Actualization

A+ Arms Races and the Quest for Self-Actualization

Bethany Lai, Page Editor April 15, 2024

Consider the figure 3.78, the mean cumulative GPA of the class of 2022, as per the Clayton Education Foundation Annual Gratitude Report. 3.78 — that GPA resides comfortably within the upper levels...

In mid-January, students select their classes for the upcoming year. Raghav Mani (10) reviews his course selection, which includes 4 AP classes.

Take Challenging Classes

Lavanya Mani, Feature Section Editor April 10, 2024

“Your transcript does not define you.” Students hear this mantra when a test doesn’t pan out and when registering for classes. Of course, a person is more than a couple of letters on a document. But...

A simple illustration of a heart

In the Name of Friendship

JiaLi Deck, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2024

“He said I didn’t spend enough time with him.” My friend told me this as I consoled her after a breakup. This plot – boy meets girl, they go on a couple of dates, one of them feels that the...

Demoing how to deep fry, Culinary Arts teacher Lauren Compton checks the oil temperature.

How to Deep Fry Without Burning Your Kitchen Down

Sritha Rathikindi, Reporter February 13, 2024

“If I can teach [someone] how to [fry] safely. That's what I'm going to do,” Culinary Arts teacher, Lauren Compton says. She’s been teaching at Clayton High School for 13 years. “The preparation...

Teenage boy holding hands with toddler

Breaking the Babysitting Stereotype

Sidra Major, Digital Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2023

Imagine a world where your gender determines your career. Sounds absurd? Yet, just 80 years ago, this was the reality. Today, men and women populate all sectors of the workforce, shattering old stereotypes....

My computer screen congratulating me for submitting my application to the University of Chicago

The Pressure is On

Sidra Major, Digital Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2023

Last April, I searched far and wide for my prom dress. I shuffled through websites and department stores, hoping to find one that spoke to me—and then, one day, I did. I was uncertain at first and hesitant...

TI-nspire CX II with the sentence “How can we help” on the screen.

Is Improving Mental Health on Schools’ Bucket Lists?

April Kim, Reporter October 6, 2023

Societal standards for young adults have molded the expectations set by the school board for students. Due to the recent recognition of mental health in the media, school boards of  various states have...

This chalk drawing was created and photographed months before either of these laws went into effect, but its message endures.

Missouri’s New Anti-Trans Laws

Ezri Perrin, Reporter October 3, 2023

The Missouri Senate recently passed two new laws, despite opposition from the American Civil Liberties Union, that affect transgender children. Laws like these are, unfortunately, no longer surprising....

Image of the front entrance of Clayton High School in Clayton, Missouri.

Reflections After 12 Years in the American Education System

Alex Slen, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2023

"Reflection upon the experience is as important as the experience itself," Ralph Emerson. I'm slightly surprised I made it 12 years ago. Twelve years is a long time to be doing anything, much less toiling...

The new Greyhound Scholar initiative devalues student interests which lie outside of academics

I am not a Greyhound Scholar

JiaLi Deck, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2023
I implore the Clayton community to reassess how we value students. Do we value them as test takers? “A+” receivers? Scholars? Or as people. Humans. Kids who want to learn, have fun, and live a life which makes them happy.

The Turtle Shell Effect

Sidra Major, Digital Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2023

I was best friends with every single student in my preschool class, we all were. Seventeen toddlers gathered on an eight-by-ten rug Monday through Friday cultivated a sense of community I have yet to feel...

What AI Can Teach Us About Being Human

Lavanya Mani, Feature Section Editor January 24, 2023

How much of the world should be guided by algorithms? That’s a question more and more people are asking themselves as awareness increases about the scope of AI. Students can input prompts into ChatGPT...

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