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The Syrian-Clayton Connection

The Syrian-Clayton Connection

Grace Snelling and Bridget Walsh

February 14, 2020

Debra Wiens: It was Thanksgiving Day 2016, and former CHS Current Issues teacher Debra Wiens had just put the finishing touches on a traditional home-cooked meal when her daughter, a college student in a social work program, saw the spread of food on the dining room table. “[My daughter] spent the...

Connor Sings

Connor Sings

Grace Snelling, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

On November 30th, CHS freshman Holly Connor stepped out onto the ice rink of a hushed stadium, glaring overhead spotlights directed straight at her, and grasped the microphone stand. She was about to sing the National Anthem for the St. Louis Blues. From a young age, Connor has been aware of her passion...

Robotics Chili Cook-Off

Robotics Chili Cook-Off

Luka Bassnett, Reporter

February 3, 2020

During the evening of Friday, November 1st, the CHS robotics team (or "Robohounds"), held its Chili Cook-Off fundraiser for the fourth time running. An annual tradition, the robotics team has held a chili cook-off fundraiser every year since the initial Cook-Off in 2015, which was organized in collaboration...

The History of Wydown

The History of Wydown

Hannah Do and Kathryn Smith

January 10, 2020

  “Whenever you build something new, and it’s beautiful and shiny and taller, it becomes different in terms of personality,” said Sarah Miller, a sixth grade Social Studies Teacher at Wydown. Most students at CHS went to Wydown Middle School. They remember walking through the halls,...

Stirring Up Competition

Stirring Up Competition

Noor Jerath, Senior Managing Editor

December 29, 2019

You’re walking down the hallway and all of a sudden the smell hits you. The intoxicating fragrance of butter and vanilla perfectly melded together in the form of a warm sugar cookie. The day takes its course, but you can’t focus. All you can think about is the delicious smell. In class, you sidle u...

VAPE

VAPE

Vivian Chen, Jimmy Malone, Sava Tamanaha, Lila Taylor, and Yiyun Xu

December 28, 2019

USERS Vaping. The popular trend, the dangerous epidemic, the social drug of the 21st century. The topic of dinner table talk. While teen cigarette use is at an all-time low, vaping has taken its place in high school settings. The long term effects are unknown. It’s prevalence isn’t. 42.2 percent ...

Filling The Gap

Filling The Gap

Sara Stemmler and Abby Hoelscher

December 3, 2019

Elementary school, middle school, high school, college. Most current CHS students are privileged enough that this sequence of education is an expectation, even an assumption, from the start. But could it be that this is not the only path to earning a substantial education? Some, albeit few, current stu...

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Junyi Su and Thomas Gustafson

December 2, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to meet one of the most famous living artists in the world as he was leaving his Bare Life exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in Washington University. Ai Weiwei is an internationally known dissident artist and activist from China. With over 350,000 T...

Robyn Wiens

Robyn Wiens

Sofia Mutis, Reporter

November 18, 2019

When Robyn Wiens was a junior at Ladue High School, she got a B on an AP American History test and lost her 4.0 GPA. She thought it was the end of the world. “Everyone kept telling me it was ok, but at the time I didn’t see it that way,” Wiens said. Because of her academically focused backgr...

Clayton’s English Language Learners

Clayton’s English Language Learners

Noor Jerath, Senior Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

Classroom 112 sits behind an unassuming brown door tucked away next to the library. This room is home to the English Language Program (ELP) and teacher Amy Chappuis.  The ELP is a district-wide program designed to assist students whose native language is not English and who demonstrate a need for...

Clayton Conversations

Clayton Conversations

Luka Bassnett and Sofia Erlin

November 1, 2019

“Not just at Clayton High School, but in the country, we have lost the ability to have respectful discourse, and intelligent dialogue around important topics,” said CHS principal Dan Gutchewsky. He believes that students only gain this skill through practice, but whether it is because classes don’t h...

Babes & Boos

Babes & Boos

Abby Hoelscher, Reporter

October 31, 2019

What do you know about Halloween? “It’s all about candy and uh, costumes. There’s a song I know, like spooky scary skeletons la la la la la… yeah that’s all I know.” -James “Trick-or-treating? Hmm… going to another house to trick-or-treat. We ring the doorbell. A light is only whe...

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