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Sexting: The Fine Line

October 30, 2013

Filed under Cover Stories

I. "One day [at Clayton] I was walking down the hall and someone was like, Oh, look at that, that's that whore in the picture." This is just one facet of the tirade of responses that assaulted Rachel*, a CHS student whose name has been changed to protect her anonymity, after a sexual picture of her w...

The Impact of Law Section 167.131

October 7, 2013

Filed under Cover Stories, Social Justice Reporting

By Katherine Ren Additional Reporting by Peter Baugh and Parker Schultz It is ten minutes into the information session welcoming new Clayton students transferring from the Riverview Gardens and Normandy school districts. As I sit talking with a mom new to the District, I notice her little boy...


Arya Yadama

October 3, 2013

Filed under Cover Stories, Latest

Saturday night: the party is at a house off Wydown Blvd. The music is blasting. The stale-grain smell of beer hangs in the air. A Clayton freshman enters the scene, and her friends are there. Seniors are pouring drinks; everyone is drinking. As early as middle school, students make a choice: to dr...

Cover Story: Shaping Identity

April 3, 2013

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In elementary school, I was told to say the pledge of allegiance every morning. So with my hand over my heart, I recited the verses as I gazed up at the American flag. While I could memorize those verses and play the national anthem on the piano, I still shied away from saying that I was an American. To...

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

Filed under Cover Stories

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

Filed under Cover Stories

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€...

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