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Clayton Conversations

Tommy Karandjeff at CHS's first Clayton Conversation.

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...

Greyhound Time: A Podcast

Seniors Jimmy Malone (left) and Armon Seraji (right) record an episode of their podcast, Greyhound Time.

Ruthie Pierson and Disha Chatterjee

October 24, 2019

If you’ve ever been to a Clayton sports game, you may have noticed empty rows on the bleachers or a relatively sparse turnout. Undeniably, Clayton has often lacked in the athletic enthusiasm department, and it’s a problem administrators, especially new athletic director Steve Hutson, are seeking to re...

Union Station Renovation

The St. Louis Wheel at sunset.

Max Hagemeister and Daphne Kraushaar

October 23, 2019

 St. Louis's very own Union Station blew out its birthday candles on September 1, 2019, with some extensive wishes in store. This year marks the 128th anniversary since Union Station first opened its doors in 1894. The landmark has served as a highly populated terminal for passengers to come and g...

Mrs. Zhang’s Summer Book Tour

Mrs. Zhang is speaking about the book she translated, while on her book tour in China over summer 2019.

Max Hagemeister and Moriah Lotsoff

October 8, 2019

Growing up in the Hubei Province of China, Hongling Zhang always had a passion for writing. Little did she know, she would one day be translating a book for A.B. Yehoshua, a household name in Israel.  Zhang grew up with her grandmother in Hong Hu, a town that she recalls being full of beautiful lakes and ...

Mr. Maesaka Earns State-Wide Award in Humanities Education

Mr. Maesaka standing in his classroom in Wydown. Before, Mr. Maesaka used to be a drama teacher at Wydown.

Hannah Do, Writer

October 2, 2019

“A lot of things came as a result of things that I didn’t do well. When I was in middle school, I wasn’t a very good English student, so I had a tutor from when I was in 8th grade up until I was a junior. I felt like I was working twice as hard as everybody else just to keep up,” said Wydown...

Ecuador 2019: Clayton Students Make a Change

Clayton students completed a service trip this summer, interacting with kids and families in the village of Yunguilla in Ecuador.

Chloe Creighton, Sofia Puerto, Seraphina Corbo, and Daphne Kraushaar

October 1, 2019

Esperanza. One word printed on a rubber bracelet in the outstretched hands of a young girl. Fog had cleared to reveal the rolling green hills of Yunguilla, a small community in Ecuador. Other children raced around the basketball court outside the schoolhouse, the school’s single teacher smiling on the s...

Clayton Graduate Claire Saffitz talks High School, Harvard, Gourmet Treats and more

Claire Saffitz at her work bench in the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen in New York City.

Michael Melinger, Chief Multimedia Editor

September 11, 2019

From the sidewalks of University City to the subway stops of the Upper West Side, at least one thing has remained constant for Claire Saffitz: her love of food. Whether it’s takeout from Amighettit's on The Hill with her mom, the in-season BLT’s she now makes with her boyfriend in their apartment,...

Clayton’s Fresh Faculty

Clayton's Fresh Faculty

September 9, 2019

The Globe welcomes the new faculty at Clayton High School with a story about their teaching career, plans for the future, and more! Click on a teacher's profile below to learn more.

Holly Connor: The Musical Savant

Holly Connor prepares for a performance backstage at Wydown's 2019 Spring Musical, Newsies.

Jenna Bush

September 1, 2019

At about nine months, most babies begin to crawl. At nine months, Holly Connor began playing the piano.  She has been playing for the past 14 years. Holly Connor is a talented singer, actress, and composer who just entered her freshman year at CHS. She is an actor, a singer and a musician who...

Stacy Felps

CHS math teacher, Stacy Felps.

Sofia Erlin, Feature Section Editor

May 29, 2019

Math teacher Stacy Felps is retiring after 35 years of teaching. She has taught at CHS for her entire career.

Mayor Harris

Michelle Harris, the new mayor of Clayton

Shane LaGesse, News Section Editor

May 20, 2019

One of the early things I’d like to look at is exploring policies that will ensure that Clayton is welcoming to all.

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