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Cover Story: Depression

March 28, 2013

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Mood disorder. Dysthymia. Low Affect. Whatever you call it, depression is a disease that plagues 20 percent of teens before they reach adulthood. This percent drops to nine when teens reach adulthood. Therefore, teens ages 15-23 are the most susceptible age group to develop depression. According t...

Crunching the Numbers

February 24, 2013

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Introduction: Beyond all else, Meg Flach says she will miss the children. On Jan. 30th, Flach learned that her position as the Clayton High School District Substitute Coordinator would be eliminated. With that, she said, her time at Clayton was likely over. During the past two months, the C...

Dangerous City?

December 12, 2012

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Introduction: Megan Boken had little reason to believe her visit to St. Louis this August would turn deadly. While she was parked in the Central West End, a gunman assaulted her. The gunman opened Boken’s car door and shot her in the chest and neck. Boken was pronounced dead upon arrival at ...

The State of Clayton

October 30, 2012

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It is hard to escape from the election this time of year. Turn on the television? Political ads clutter everything you watch. Go for a walk? Yard signs stare at you from every angle. Curl up on the couch to read a book? The phone rings and opinions are forced upon you in the place you call home. Though...

The Future of Voluntary Student Transfer

October 3, 2012

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As the date draws nearer to Oct. 10, the day the Board of Education will vote on whether or not they will continue enrolling students in the Voluntary Student Transfer program for the next five years, it is time yet again to examine the program itself. There are often parts of the VST program that seem...

New Faces at Clayton

August 23, 2012

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The Places You’ll Go

May 25, 2012

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With graduation around the corner, one cannot help but wonder: What comes next?After four years at CHS, the seniors will soon be walking across the stage to accept their diplomas, forever changed as individuals. Like alumni before them, their education and experiences at the CHS have and will continue to sh...

The Business of Education

March 12, 2012

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Katherine Ren also contributed to the reporting of this story. It’s everywhere you look. It’s the teacher at the podium. It’s the databases that students log into daily. It’s that gym class that you got out of the way last summer so that you could take band. Itâ€...

The Industry of Education

February 7, 2012

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Parker Schultz, Laura Bleeke, Jackie Leong, & Zach Praiss contributed to the reporting for this story.   Education has been compared to a pendulum, swinging between extremes. Teachers bemoan losses of autonomy in the classroom and pressures to quantify and measure, while national trends s...

Crossing the Line: Student Sexual Harassment & Assault

December 16, 2011

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We have been bombarded with stories of sexual harassment and assault in the past months. These stories ranged from the national stage – Joe Paterno at Penn State, Bernie Fine at Syracuse – to as local as Missouri and even Clayton High School. The infamous Facebook law proposed in Jefferson...

Connected by Cancer

November 13, 2011

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The medical definition of cancer is the unchecked growth of cells.  But that’s not saying very much.  In truth, medical characteristics make up only part of the disease.  Cancer manifests itself not as simply a diagnosis, but a personal struggle, a career, a life-altering obstacle, a passion...

The Digital Mind

October 7, 2011

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The kids these days have everything all wrong. The lives of the youth are so backwards. At least, that’s what the adults say. And they may very well have a point. Times are changing, and technology is leading the charge. New gadgets with new capabilities roll off the assembly line as our lives...

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