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STAFF ED: Plastic Predicament

STAFF ED: Plastic Predicament

January 27, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Staff Ed

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...

STAFF ED: Gender Neutral

STAFF ED: Gender Neutral

Globe Staff

January 10, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Digital Display, Staff Ed

In May of 2017 we asked for the inclusion of public gender-neutral bathrooms at CHS through the Globe staff editorial. With the Trump Administration threatening to change the definition of gender, we are reminded of the daily discrimination experienced by the LGBTQ+ community, and we are calling on...

Pro/Con: GPA Disabled

Pro/Con: GPA Disabled

January 7, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Pro/Con

About midway through the first semester of the 2018-19 school year, CHS students in all grade levels discovered their PowerSchool GPA calculator had been disabled--permanently. This is the first time something like this has happened, and the decision by the counseling department sparked controversy am...

Love, the Globe

Love, the Globe

Disha Chatterjee, Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Love, the Globe

Love. The four-letter word that sparks an idea of a passionate flame in my mind, blazing brightly with an ardent fervor. I never pictured in my mind that love could be as simple as the smile growing on my weary face as I walked into my house, greeted by the sound of excited barking. I’ve been...

Quiet

Quiet

Ashley Chung, Opinion Section Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

There are a lot of things I dislike. Of the many things, I strongly dislike graded discussions. In a graded discussion, students are essentially graded on how well they can insert themselves into a conversation and how well they can repeat another classmate’s words. Graded discussions are...

Where in the World?

Where in the World?

Luka Bassnett, Reporter

November 17, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

The high school experience is designed to prepare students for the future. High school students are educated in core subjects like mathematics and history, and are required to take classes of particular importance, like American Government and Personal Finance. Strikingly absent is education in geograph...

STAFF ED: A Better Way to Do Homework

STAFF ED: A Better Way to Do Homework

Globe Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under Digital Display, Staff Ed

"Oh, you´re taking Honors Physics? You´re going to cry every night.” "If you take four AP classes, you can say goodbye to your mental health." These are just a few of the things Clayton students hear as they start the school year, talking about the amount of homework they will get each night. Homework...

Pro/Con: Cut Policy

Pro/Con: Cut Policy

November 9, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Digital Display, Pro/Con

Clayton has strong athletic participation in its student body, due to its unique no-cut policy where everyone gets a chance to play. Recent changes to the athletic policy initiated by the Captains' Council, though, has brought the nature of the no-cut policy into question. Read as the Globe covers ...

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