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Surging above “Divergent”

Surging above “Divergent”

Emily Herd, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2015

Dystopian fans and young adult book nerds brace for the second movie of the “Divergent” series: “Insurgent.” The futuristic “Hunger Games”-like movie premiered, March 20 and made $54M the first weekend in the U.S. and Canada. Although it did not beat the first movie’s record, it was highly...

50 Shades of Controversy

50 Shades of Controversy

Emily Herd, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2015

Headlines in big bold letters are plastered across gossip websites, thousands of tweets are trending on twitter, all of them broadcasting the newest controversy. Feuds online and offline break out, no one can stop talking about it. Controversies and scandals become the focus of our conversations almost...

What Oscar Movie Should You Watch?

What Oscar Movie Should You Watch?

Emily Herd, Editor in Chief

February 22, 2015

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Escaping “the box” of familiarity

The season five debut of

Emily Herd, Print Executive Editor

October 20, 2014

AMC’s hit TV series, “The Walking Dead” season five premiered on Oct. 12 with an audience of 17.3M. The zombie apocalypse series left off season four with the crew split up and headed for Terminus (a place of sanctuary). Terminus was everything except sanctuary as the crew was imprisoned into...

Girls tennis finishes the season with district tournaments

Senior Elise Thomas hits the tennis ball, aiming for victory.

Emily Herd, Print Executive Editor

October 3, 2014

All good things come to an end. This saying rings in the ears of the girls tennis players as they give it their all. Their rackets swing hard from left to right pushing, striving for victory and an amazing end to this season. The girls pushed themselves to the limit as they played vigorously this...

Maroon “V”?

Emily Herd, Print Executive Editor

September 10, 2014

When I first found out that Maroon 5 was coming out with a new album I was so excited. I am a huge Maroon 5 fan, regardless of their music transition to more pop songs. On June 16, the band debuted its first single from their album V titled “Maps.” The first time I heard this song I fell in love i...

New season, new beginnings

Emily Herd, Print Executive Editor

August 21, 2014

The echo of laughter dominated the court as the girls tennis team reunited for their new season. This season they reunited ready for a new season, new team, new game. As the season starts, the girls prepare for their first home game on Aug 25 at 3:30 against Pattonville High School. Senior Samantha Nardi i...

Bringing the heat

Bringing the heat

Emily Herd, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2014

The success of last year’s boys volleyball team passes the ball to a new team that is geared for victory. The season kicked off with six matches and one tournament, and the team’s current record is 4-6. The boys lost one match to Lindberg out of five schools in the Pre-season Blast tournament. Junior setter Daniel Te...

GAC tournament loss leaves girls tennis in defeat

Emily Herd

October 9, 2013

Excitement and nerves dominated the courts as the girls tennis team battled against Howell, Fort Zumwalt North, West, East and Timberland. The team played their GAC tournament on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 during school. GAC's is the last tournament for most players who are not on varsity. Since the season...

Girls tennis places 3rd in Troy tournament

Emily Herd

September 23, 2013

Alarms were set early on Saturday morning as the girls tennis team rode on the long bus ride to their doubles tournament in Troy. Although the girls had to arrive at school at 6:45 a.m., the outcome was worth it, as the team placed 3rd in their tournament. The tournament was an enormous success for the...

Striving to Victory

Emily Herd

September 18, 2013

Faces of determination flared on the court as the girls tennis team won their game 6-3 against Fort Zumwalt North. On Sept. 16, the team played a home game at 3:30 where they performed diligently. With the tennis season shifting rapidly, the girls continue to defeat their opponents and improve their...

Girls tennis dominates with first win of the season

Emily Herd

September 10, 2013

After the loss of the girls tennis team’s first game vs. Howell High, the team struck gold as they triumphed against Duchesne on Sept. 6. The girls varsity team scored 9-0 and JV scored 3-0, leaving Duchesne shut out. The defeat against Duchesne was the team’s first win of the season, causing the...

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