Presence Over Presents

Classroom cheer: Mrs. Sarah LaRue Happily sits and talks with students.

Avery Olson, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2019

One of the worst feelings around this time of year is seeing the look of veiled disappointment on someone’s face when they open a present that was a miss. Out of courtesy, they’ll give you a “thanks!” and a manufactured smile, but both of you know it was a flop. There’s no easy way to figure...

Swimming Through Senior Night

Avery Olson, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

On monday, the boy’s swim team participated in a time honored high school athletics tradition: senior night. The night consisted of awards, memories, and of course, swimming. Over half the team is made up of seniors, with 10 seniors and 8 underclassmen swimming this year. This year, the team participated in a me...

Lacroix: Repulsive or Revolutionary?

Lime Lacroix, the biggest offender to my taste buds, was unsweet and overly fizzy. Some other flavors, however, were less of a disappointment.

Avery Olson, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2019

In all my experience with odd fascinations, I have never seen a more heated fixation than the faces in a room when they hear the sound of a can opening, then realizing it’s a Lacroix. I have also yet to meet someone who has a gray area opinion of Lacroix, only extreme love and hatred for the beverag...

Burned Out

A match slowly loses it's fire. This is symbolic of the way gifted student's ambition slowly slips away over the years.

Avery Olson, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

My favorite type of mail to receive as a kid was when the school district sent out my MAP test scores every June. With my advanced scores in English language arts, math, and science, my parents hailed me as some kind of child genius. As I’d find out, that sentiment would be reflected throughout my chil...

Diving into the season

A member of the team rives into the water

Avery Olson, Staff reporter

September 18, 2019

It’s been a busy season for the boy’s swim team so far, with a meet against SLUH on September 6th, and a meet last Wednesday, where they went up against John Burroughs in Ladue.  Friday’s meet was an expected, but still disappointing loss. SLUH has a large team made up of lots of state-lev...

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