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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...

The Greyhound Guide

September 2, 2011


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Welcome home. Some may call us crazy, but we’re actually excited to be coming back to school this year. There was no need to slap the snooze button this morning as we jumped out of bed, ready to head off to the high school. Indeed, we’re all eager to reunite with our long missed Gre...

InDepth: The changing face of The Globe

May 21, 2011


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The Globe Newsmagazine Make sure that you keep an eye out for the next issue of The Globe in August. Otherwise, you might not recognize us. Yes, The Globe will be getting a makeover. The Globe staff has recently come to a decision that next year this publication will transition to a newsmagazine f...

In-Depth: Nerd, dork, & geek

April 25, 2011


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Defining the roles The terms “nerd,” “dork,” and “geek” are used so frequently in everyday conversation that it is often unclear what the words themselves mean, or if they even have definite meanings. The words have become cultural slang and social labels, s...

InDepth: VST looming on the horizon

March 16, 2011


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Look around the lunchroom of Wydown Middle School, and you’ll witness a sight quite normal for Clayton students, and a testament to the diverse population treasured by the district. They are what Wydown principal Mary Ann Goldberg refers to affectionately as “U.N. tables”, or gatherings...

A Better AP?

February 24, 2011


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Beginning in the fall of the 2011-2012 school year, the College Board will begin a rollout of major revisions to many Advanced Placement (AP) course curriculums and exams. One of the major goals of the reforms is to reduce the span of content covered to allow for a greater focus on deeper, analytical...

InDepth: Crime in St. Louis

January 30, 2011


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St. Louis, for the past five years, has continually sustained its place among the top five most dangerous cities in the U.S. as according to the CQ Press. But what exactly do those numbers mean? “Nobody really knows how they did it,” Philippa Barrett, Chief Misdemeanor Officer at the office...

Education and the Age of Technology

November 23, 2010


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In the lower level of the Administration Building, past many desks and behind a locked door, is a room full of magic. It is not the pulling rabbits out of hats or waving wands type of magic – rather, it is magical in the sense that, to most, its powers are completely bewildering. To the unaware,...

Something Wiccan this Way Comes

October 27, 2010


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It may come as a surprise but, unawares to many people, a community of people in St. Louis has created a community wherein they are free to follow alternative religious paths. One of these local organizations is Yarrow Coven, a St. Louis Wicca coven with fifteen members and even more who participate in s...

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