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Friedman has been staking out his own in L.A as an aspiring actor, recently landing a role as the lead in an Amazon Prime film.
A Clayton alum has recently landed the lead role in an Amazon Prime film.
November 25, 2020

Many Clayton alums go on to pursue exceptional exploits in a wide variety of careers. But one in particular, Jeff Friedman, found himself a role in the spotlight-- and most recently, as the lead in an...

The Exacerbation of Waste During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nathan Dinwiddie, a material handler at the Columbia Material Recovery Facility at
5700 Peabody Road, removes plastic material that doesn’t belong in #1 through #7
plastic recyclables. [Don Shrubshell/Tribune file photo]spell their names correctly
Failing restaurants and businesses, take-out, and single-use medical supplies like masks and gloves have contributed to drastic waste increase in 2020
November 16, 2020

Amid the devastating wildfires in the West, the surging cases of COVID-19, and the boisterous quarreling of politicians, another issue has arisen in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a collapse...

How Close Are We?

Scientist Shima Nikkhah works on a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus.
Many Americans are hoping for a vaccine by 2021- is that possible?
November 16, 2020

Masks, herd immunity, social distancing. None of these potential virus killers or preventers are as popular in the eyes of the American people and political leaders as an end-all be-all COVID-19 vaccine. Since...

Applying to College During a Pandemic

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
November 10, 2020

October is a relatively mellow time of the year for most students, but for seniors, it is certainly the most stressful. College essays, the ACT, the SAT, interviews, tours, teacher recommendations… seniors...

Customer mask-wearing during a pandemic

Wonton King's empty dining room amidst COVID-19.
Some restaurants and businesses have implemented new rules and mandates for customers to ensure safety in the community.
November 9, 2020

You walk into your local grocery store and notice a sign that informs customers they must wear a mask inside, you put your mask on and push through the door. You hear someone yelling a few aisles down...

The Safest Way to Save your Local Restaurants

A young man safely deposits a portion of subdivision takeout on a doorstep.
Subdivisions and restaurants across the area have come together to save small business dining
November 6, 2020

A growing group of local restaurateurs are trying to save the St. Louis food scene. Last year, Food & Wine Magazine lauded St. Louis as the fifth best city for food in the U.S. in 2019. Yet according...

The Muslim Genocide Happening in China

An Uyghur woman walks along an area of reconstruction in Kashgar, China. Many homes in the old urban district of Kashgar are being reconstructed, and many have been raised to build a new park. (Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Millions of Muslims are Being Killed and Tortured in China's “Re-education Camps” Yet the World Continues to Stay Silent About it
November 3, 2020

“How can you just hear about a million people being tortured and killed and then just brush that off?” said Sadaf Kayani, a Muslim living in Clayton. “This has been happening for years, you’ll...

Apple Picking During COVID-19

Apple trees at Eckert's Belleville Country Store and Farms.
October 30, 2020

With the holiday seasons approaching COVID-19 seems just about ready to spoil any seasonal fun. But across America, pick your own apple orchards and farms are still providing this fall-themed outdoors...

Is Returning to School Safe?

Clayton High School is set to open back up for students on November 9th, 2020
Many school districts, including Clayton, are starting to go back to school, but COVID-19 cases are still on the rise.
October 26, 2020

As time has passed, schools and businesses are beginning to open up across the country, including in Missouri. However, with Missouri covid-19 cases continuing to be on the rise, the question of whether...

PODCAST: The Globe 10/19/2020

PODCAST: The Globe 10/19/2020
Climate change, Amy Coney Barrett and covid-safe Halloween plans are covered in this week's podcast
October 20, 2020

 This episode was written and recorded by Senior Managing Editor, Ella Cuneo. In this week’s episode, we will be discussing climate change including an interview about the student lead organization...

Pedagogy Pods

Members of a learning pod sit down to eat lunch together.
Parents of the district's youngest learners look for alternatives to traditional school.
October 20, 2020

Sitting still for thirty minutes is grueling. It’s difficult for me, an almost seventeen year old to do. But, for elementary schoolers it’s nearly impossible. A five year old has plenty of things...

Music and COVID-19

SLSO principal trombonist Timothy Myers in his studio. Over the summer, Myers became a Licensed Body Mapping Educator.
Local musicians adapt to performing in the age of COVID-19.
October 20, 2020

Jazz bassist Bob Deboo was performing on an international tour, playing with a world renowned saxophonist who he had admired since high school. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he had traveled halfway across...

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