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STAFF ED: This is What Democracy Looks Like

STAFF ED: This is What Democracy Looks Like

March 2, 2017


Filed under Staff Ed

“F--- Trump.” These two words were the first to be spoken and rang out throughout the quad as the walkout began, similarly followed by, “Not my president.” On Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, a group of Clayton students participated in a walkout protesting the swearing in of Donald Trump to the position...

Trump’s Huge Inauguration

Trump’s Huge Inauguration

Zachary Sorensen, Opinion Section Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Commentary

  Trump has painted a disturbing picture of the American present. He has described this country as reaching a 47-year-high of murder rates (it hasn't); he has described China as “Raping” our country when it comes to trade, and he has formed a call to action based on mending the divisions ...

State of Journalism

State of Journalism

Noah Brown, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

It is 2017 and George Orwell’s classic novel "1984" is the best-selling novel in America. Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here” has surged into the top 10 on Amazon’s bestseller list. Some signs held by protesters in January’s Women’s March made reference to Margaret Atwood’s famous d...

Leave it to the Learners

Martin Sharpe, Page Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Over the past decade, social media has gained significant grounds in terms of use among high school students in the United States and around the world. Programs such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are just a few examples, all allowing for instantaneous sharing of both photos and messages. While...

Pro / Con: Social Media Conflicts

Pro / Con: Social Media Conflicts

February 12, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Should the school administration involve itself in the social media conflicts and quarrels of the student body?

The Marvel/DC Rivalry

Keilan Morrissey, Reporter

February 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

    DC or Marvel? An age-old question asked between geeks debating the best comic book company has a new meaning now. No longer are superheroes just on printed pages; they have been brought to life by the wonder of film and television. Marvel characters have become extremely popular lately due to...

Goodbye, Vine

Goodbye, Vine

Nisha Klein, Page Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Commentary

Since its creation in June 2012, and purchase by Twitter a few months later, Vine has gained incredible popularity across the world, with a reported 200 million users at the end of 2015. People like Thomas Sanders and LeLe Pons, and even singer Shawn Mendes, have risen to fame through the spread of t...

Push Back School Start Time

Sophie Bernstein, Page Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Commentary

The high-pitched and shrill attendance bell at CHS rings punctually at 8:15 a.m. Students walk into their classroom ready to learn, but most are yearning for a chance for a couple more hours of precious sleep. Some of the students are involved in early morning activities and classes that compel us ...

Education Gap

Education Gap

Olivia Joseph, Opinion Section Editor

February 4, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Social Justice Reporting

This past November, I participated in a school swap through Cultural Leadership, which is a program that educates about social justice through the African-American and Jewish experience. I spent a day at Vashon High School, which is a predominantly African American St. Louis public school. Going...

STAFF ED: Learning From Diversity

Noah Brown, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

The Clayton school community is consumed largely by its focus on college preparation. And few would protest the importance and necessity of college preparation and, more generally, the process of preparing students for the challenges of their prospective career paths, sometimes referenced as “the real...

Clayton’s Civic Climate

Clayton’s Civic Climate

Nicholas Lee, Managing Editor; Webmaster

January 24, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

On Nov 8, Donald Trump became our nation’s president elect. On Nov 9, I found myself in a school environment that was quite visibly upset. Students and teachers described the election as a tragedy and expressed the emotional toll the previous night had taken.   As I am politically liberal, I too was disap...

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