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Facebook: The invasion into everyday life

September 29, 2010

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Socializing. Late night procrastination. Homework. Facebook isn’t just for posting YouTube videos on friends’ walls and commenting on photos from last weekend anymore. It’s the place where CHS students post all kinds of information about themselves and manage aspects of their busy,...

77 days of summer

August 18, 2010

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Summer is a time for relaxation and is a perfect opportunity for CHS students to get away from the ‘Clayton Bubble’ to explore, learn, and have a great time while traveling. Whether they traveled to Fulton, MO to horseback ride or to India to study water levels of contamination, CHS students certainly h...

InDepth: On a Mission

May 14, 2010

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In the span of two years, one child’s life has been changed for the better—forever. Yorlene Reyes, of Uracco, Honduras, recently underwent a 10-hour surgery that corrected her deformed spine due to severe scoliosis and kyphosis. Surgeons at St. Louis Children’s Hospital removed...

Young volunteers gain understanding, joy

March 28, 2010

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Most CHS students have walked past the homeless who are in need of basic essentials. Others watch news programs and develop a desire to travel and help in third world countries. Numerous teenagers at CHS choose to volunteer their time at organizations in the St. Louis area or abroad. “Volunteering...

Haitian earthquake and ensuing disasters met swiftly with aid

February 24, 2010

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Senior Governance Adviser Carl Anderson was in Haiti when the earthquake struck. He lived in Port-au-Prince since Jan. 2007 and was evacuated to Washington D.C. with his family on Jan. 13. He was at home in the kitchen when the quake struck, but nobody was hurt. “I noticed really vio...

Health care providers bring much-needed assistance to injury-stricken earthquake victims

February 24, 2010

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Placing a crying child under anesthesia with crowds of sobbing, injured people sprawled around a makeshift hospital is not the ideal circumstance a doctor hopes for during surgery. But, desperate times call for desperate measures, and the mass of injured people suffering from the effects of the Jan....

Let’s go hounds! A look into post-war CHS

January 27, 2010

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It’s easy to ignore the past, especially when interesting revelations are easily obscured in a barrage of uninteresting facts. CHS has changed a great deal in the last 50 years, and alumnae Harriet Spilker (’54), Barbara Kohm (’56), and Robert Diamond (’47) witnessed many...

Defining the Decade

December 14, 2009

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Optimism and pessimism run a fine line in a decade’s retrospection. Did we enjoy ourselves? Did we hurt the world? Have we advanced or digressed? To cover 10 years is in itself a daunting task, but it is necessary. If we are to learn from our mistakes and benefit from our discoveries, we must...

Teachers support current English curriculum, teaching style

December 1, 2009

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Everything has positives and negatives encircling it, and the English curriculum is no exception. CHS has an English curriculum unlike most districts. It offers 22 different courses and a conferenced writing program that provides students with 10 individual writing conferences every year. Still, some...

Building for the future

October 20, 2009

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The essential renovations to the district’s schools will take two years to complete. The impact on student education is kept minimal, and the finished buildings will match the high caliber of education at Clayton. Parts of CHS are over half a century old. Last spring, Proposition S passed and ...

Deciphering Health Care

September 29, 2009

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By Nina Oberman and Meredith Redick A Brief History As the debate over health care reform rages across the nation, it may be easy to forget that 2009 is only one flare-up in the argument’s long history. With his declaration that he will be the last President to take up the cause of health ca...

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