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Democratic Primary Update

Former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden

Angela Xiao, Reporter

May 5, 2020


Coronavirus and the Election

The roughly 3% increase in President Trump's approval rating that began in the middle of March seems to be beginning to fade.

Luka Bassnett, Reporter

April 26, 2020

The coronavirus crisis seems to have wedged itself into the view of the media, sucking up the oxygen that might otherwise have fueled reporting of other newsworthy events. However, even as the pandemic continues, one should not forget the elephant in the room: the 2020 elections. Although the coronavirus’...

XFL Files for Bankruptcy

The XFL filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday. The BattleHawks had a record of 3-2.

Cece Cohen and Kaia Mills-Lee

April 14, 2020

On Monday, the XFL filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This comes just three days after suspending operations and laying off staff members. According to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, the league is indebted to anywhere between 1,000 and 5,000 creditors and owes them between $10 million and $50 million. The ...

COVID-19 Cancellation to Last Until End of School Year

The School District of Clayton has announced that it will be closed until May 28, 2020.

Siddhi Narayan, Review Section Editor

April 9, 2020

On April 9, 2020, Superintendent Sean Doherty announced that the School District of Clayton would join other districts in Missouri and close school until May 28 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The School District of Clayton will extend Continued Learning during this time. As of April 9, 2020, there...

COVID-19 Causes Cancellation

The School District of Clayton has cancelled school until April 3, 2020 due to COVID-19.

Cece Cohen and Angela Xiao

March 15, 2020

On Sunday, March 15, the School District of Clayton, along with 25 other school districts within the Greater St. Louis area announced that school would be cancelled because of COVID-19, beginning March 18 and ending April 3. Extracurricular activities will also be cancelled during this time, including...

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...

Coronavirus Controversy

A controversial new virus is affecting people around the world. Courtesy of Science Photo Library.

Yiyun Xu and Kaitlyn Tran

March 9, 2020

“[People] try to come up with reasons to psychologically protect themselves. In this case, I think they’re trying to blame the virus on China for Chinese people.” -- Lauren Sucher-O'Grady


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...

Iowa Caucus Analysis

Iowa's results were confusing and left many Americans unsatisfied. What does this mean in the primary races?

Tallulah Hawley

February 12, 2020

Typically, Iowa seems to remain dormant in the national news. That is, unless it is an election year. The first to have their primaries, the seemingly mundane state of Iowa holds their unique caucuses every four years to determine their state’s preferred Democratic and Republican candidates. The...



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 ...

An Epidemic: Gun Violence in St. Louis

An Epidemic: Gun Violence in St. Louis

Ella Cuneo, Grace Snelling, Noor Jerath, Kaia Mills-Lee, Kaitlyn Tran, Emma Baum, and Shane LaGesse

December 10, 2019

Introduction On the night of Dec. 14, 2012, when parents should have been out shopping for the holidays and grabbing the week’s groceries, they instead found themselves gathered at the local firehouse, searching a crowd of faces for their children. That day at Sandy Hook Elementary school, 20 child...

HB 126

HB 126

December 10, 2019

In recent months, many states across the United States have introduced new policies regarding access to legal abortion. In light of Missouri HB 126, which would criminalize abortion if a fetus heartbeat is detected without exceptions for rape or incest, the Globe staff spoke with health care providers,...

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