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The student news site of Clayton High School.

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The student news site of Clayton High School.

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A drone is silhouetted against a sunset.

End War Everywhere: The USA’s Bombing of Somalia

Ezri Perrin, Reporter April 17, 2022

On February 22nd, 2022, the USA launched a drone strike against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, the respite between bombings having lasted only six months. Al-Shabaab, a terrorist organization with ties...

Image captured by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research during the collapse of Pruitt-Igoe

Pruitt-Igoe at 50

Alex Slen and Ivy Reed April 12, 2022

At the corner of Jefferson Ave. and Cass Ave., you’ll find an empty field littered with debris. On a sunny afternoon in March, the gray outlines of downtown buildings can be seen lining the edges of...

Clayton students cheer on the football team during the homecoming game.

Changing the Policy

Alex Cohen, Isabel Erdmann, and Kaia Mills-Lee April 7, 2022

Participation Policy Of all the public schools in the St. Louis area, Clayton is the only one with a no-cut policy in athletics. Implemented nearly 40 years ago, CHS’s no-cut policy was intended to...

Kyrychenko and his family(left) with his aunt, cousin, and family friends (right) in Ukraine. His family friends have now fled to Germany.

A New Normal for Ukrainians

Ruby Nadin and Seraphina Corbo March 29, 2022

Alevtina Guseva wakes up and reaches for her phone, heart pounding. She scrolls through Facebook posts and messages from her friends and family in Ukraine, looking for anything that might confirm that...

A train departs the Clayton MetroLink station.

Public Transportation in St. Louis

Ivy Reed, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2022

Every day, Taulby Roach takes the Metro blue line home from work. To other Metro riders, he is any other commuter; few know that he’s coming home from a day of running the public transit system. Roach...

Image by Isabelle Cross

Pandemic Pets

Victoria Fan, Reporter March 15, 2022

Holland Lop Rabbit Driving several hours to a rabbitry in Kentucky, the Cross family welcomed Pimi, a holland lop rabbit, into their home. This little lad has a notable pair of ears, drooping down on...

Jason Growe, a Meramec parent, will become a Clayton school board member in April.

Jason Growe: School Board Profile

Owen Auston-Babcock, Senior Managing Editor March 7, 2022

On May 19, 2021, David Gulick, a sales director at a software company, National Guard veteran and Meramec Elementary School parent, resigned from the Clayton Board of Education, citing concerns about the...

Landscape photo of the St. Louis Arch up against the sky.

Fentanyl in St. Louis

Alex Slen, News Section Editor March 7, 2022

Kenjo Bell decided she did not want to die anymore. “I realized I had no one to blame. Everything I had been through was a reflection of my decision-making. I knew I longer wanted to be who I was but...

People proudly singing the Ukrainian national anthem as they walk to the pavilion in Frontier Park.

‘Slava Ukraini! Heroiam slava!’

Isabel Erdmann and Lily Kleinhenz March 6, 2022

Wind whipped the bright yellow and blue Ukrainian flags through the air as we walked alongside the Missouri River in Old Town, St. Charles. The sense of Ukrainian pride enveloped the march as the chant...

Sophomore Grace Wolf dances at the Fox Theatre.

Graceful Grace

Alex Cohen, Sports Section Editor March 3, 2022

Around 8:30 p.m. on February 11th, CHS sophomore Grace Wolf leaped and danced across the stage of the Fabulous Fox theater, an interpretation of Schindler’s List, composed by John Williams. Wolf captivated...

The local band Buy Her Candy, whose frontman and founder, Lukas Calsyn, is a senior at Clayton High School.

Buy Her Candy

Daphne Kraushaar, Feature Section Editor March 3, 2022

"Buy Her Candy”: an alternative indie song released in 1997 by Sleater-Kinney. It also happens to be the name of the St. Louis rock band created by Clayton High School senior, Lukas Calsyn. “It...

Gail Workman: A Shining Example of CHS Spirit

Ezri Perrin, Reporter February 16, 2022

Mrs. Gail Workman spent 25 years at Clayton High as an English teacher, advisor to the Globe, and an administrator. She is now retired, and lives in St. Louis with her husband. In 2019, she was nominated...

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