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Roz McCoy

Photo of Roz McCoy, CHS receptionist for 22 years, who is retiring this year.

Sofia Erlin, Feature Section Editor

May 13, 2020

For 22 years, CHS receptionist Roz McCoy has protected the school from students trying to enter without their IDs. Her presence at the front desk has been an iconic feature of thousands of students’ high school experiences. In many ways, McCoy has become the face of CHS. Although she worked at CHS...

Project Face Shield

Completed face shields wait to be packaged and taken to the Office of Emergency Management. From there, they will be distributed throughout Columbia and St. Louis.

Emma Baum, Reporter

May 11, 2020

For Bill Moore, the COVID-19 outbreak is a crisis. But it’s also an opportunity to use his experience to help his community. “I went to school to become an engineer because I wanted to help people… It’s something I have been working on my whole life, how can I help people and where can...


A professor at Peking University in China uses an online educational system to teach physical chemistry classes

Kaitlyn Tran and Vivian Chen

May 9, 2020

COLLEGE/TESTING: As COVID-19 sweeps the nation, college students have been forced to experience the severe measures of abruptly evacuating campus and transitioning their university environment and curriculum to online school. Kimberley Tran, an undergraduate freshman at Princeton University, details h...

Dr. Ed Ferguson

Photo of Dr. Ferguson

Sofia Erlin, Feature Section Editor

April 28, 2020

When he’s not working in the Emergency Room, Clayton parent Dr. Ed Ferguson enjoys going go-karting with his kids, biking and soap making. Recently, however, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ferguson has spent most of his time at the hospital. Ferguson has been an ER physician for 19 years and...

A Guide to Staying Mentally Well

Some activities during quarantine that can benefit your mental health!

Ella Cuneo, Photo Editor

April 27, 2020

Our situation has changed dramatically in the last few months. Having parties with friends changed to waiting for them to get on your Zoom call. Cheering on sports teams from the stands switched to watching reruns and highlights from your favorite teams on YouTube. Without a doubt, something in your...

Transition to Online Learning During Global Pandemic

Due to school closure, Clayton High School students have now began online school.

Rachel Liang, Reporter

April 22, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, Clayton High school began its first day of online school as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. Many mixed opinions on this new online learning arose as students and teachers alike transitioned into the unfamiliar virtual classroom. AP Biology teacher Adam Be...

Restricted Reporting

Post Dispatch columnist and CHS grad Ben Hochman writes from home. Photo from Hochman.

Grace Snelling and Jimmy Malone

April 15, 2020

Every night at 7 p.m, New York Times Senior Staff Editor Tom Gaffney steps out of the doorway of his house in Manhattan and listens to his neighbor play “America the Beautiful” on the tuba. The nighttime ritual started some time ago in Gaffney’s neighborhood to honor healthcare workers as they...

Loving Lydia: Serving St. Louis’ Homeless During a Global Pandemic

Lydia Boda (far right) with her mother and friend. Photo from Boda.

Grace Snelling, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2020

In 2001, Lydia Boda was still a child, living in the Ville neighborhood of St. Louis with her three brothers. That was the year that her parents started the Bridge of Hope Ministry in their living room. At first, it was only meant to be a small church. “We have clients, actually, that still come ...

Proposed Legislation Threatens Transgender Rights

2019 Clayton Graduate Nicky Taghert in a stadium in London, UK.

Ivy Reed, Reporter

April 4, 2020

“It basically affirmed my sense of belonging. Playing on the boys’ team, I never really felt like I belonged,” Nicky Taghert, 2019 CHS graduate, said about her experience playing on the girls’ soccer team as a transgender athlete. But if proposed state legislation is passed, other trans stude...

What does it mean to be gifted?

What does it mean to be gifted, and what makes someone gifted?

Ivy Reed, Sofia Erlin, Disha Chatterjee, Ruthie Pierson, Siddhi Narayan, and Grace Snelling

March 14, 2020

BACKGROUND Although gifted services in the Clayton School District have seen numerous variations over the past 10 years, 2017 marked a new phase in the program. 70 percent of all identified gifted students were actively enrolled in the program. That year, the percentage of black students in gifted c...


How do you learn to love your body, when that means losing your sense of control?

Noor Jerath, Siddhi Narayan, Sofia Erlin, Tiancheng Fan, and Kaitlyn Tran

March 9, 2020

intro. Your phone dings. It’s a text from your friend. “Want to go get food with me?” it reads. Your heart drops. You think back to earlier that day, to the donut you couldn’t stop yourself from eating. Before you can think twice, you’ve calculated how many calories you’ve eaten that day...

Staying Safe in Clayton

Larry Wolff's car after being crashed by the group of thieves

Ryan Kerr, Reporter

March 3, 2020

On July 29, 2019 at 1:03 a.m., Clayton resident Larry Wolff was asleep in his home. He had two vehicles in his driveway. Security video from that night shows multiple people peering inside Mr. Wolff’s truck with flashlights, gaining entry into the truck, and then stealing the vehicle. The truck was late...

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