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The Death of Silence

Eliot examines the prevalence of constructivist teaching in Clayton and high schools across America.
A critique of constructivist teaching
March 4, 2019

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...

Callous Chromebooks

A CHS student works on an iMac in the journalism office, one of the few places in the school to keep desktop computers after the transition to one-to-one.
February 23, 2019

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...

Pro/Con: Optional Finals

A CHS student does a worksheet in health class.
February 1, 2019

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...

STAFF ED: Plastic Predicament

Plastic grocery bags like these are one of the biggest contributors to pollution.
The Globe discusses the negative impacts of overuse of plastic
January 27, 2019

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,...

My Experience with “Men on Boats”

The cast of the CHS fall play, Men on Boats, stands together on stage during the performance.
January 24, 2019

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...

The “Mountains”

Two CHS students walk down the hall together with their backpacks on. Ingrid and Sophie discuss the physical strain backpacks have on high school, and discuss solutions to this problem.
January 22, 2019

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...

Hoping for Hyperloop

The interior of a hyperloop reaching from St. Louis to Kansas city might look similar to this prototype made by Virgin Hyperloop One, the company interested in building the hyperloop.
January 14, 2019

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...

Climate Change: IPCC Report

A southern resident killer whale breaches in Haro Strait just off San Juan Island's west side with Mt. Baker in the backround.
Moriah discusses the implications of the recent IPCC report and the global warming crisis
January 13, 2019

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...

STAFF ED: Gender Neutral

The Globe takes a stance on the current discussion around unisex bathrooms.
January 10, 2019

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...

Pro/Con: GPA Disabled

A Clayton student works on homework.
January 7, 2019

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...

Love, the Globe

In the latest edition of our love column, Disha discusses her love for dogs.
December 20, 2018

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...


Famous introvert Abraham Lincoln. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
December 3, 2018

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...

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