Country conflict

Several acoustic guitars and banjos are on display at the museum of country music in Nashville, Tennessee. Country music tends to be controversial, but is better than its reputation.

Skylar Laird, Co-editor in chief

May 4, 2018

I couldn't tell you the exact moment I started liking country music. If you had asked me a year ago, I would have told you, “I'll listen to anything but country music or rap;” I firmly believed that country music was annoying and cliché and trashy. And I held my ground behind this viewpoint for years...

Dear “Prop Learn” voters

Prop Learn is the third attempt at an education tax levy for the district. It lost on April 3 by approximately 500 votes.

Skylar Laird, Co-editor in chief

April 9, 2018

Dear everyone who voted “no” on Prop Learn,   I don’t think you’re all horrible people. I’m sure, when you walked into that voting booth, you didn’t think, “how can I make life a little more difficult for every high school in the area?” There are lots of valid reasons to v...

Becoming normal

Two girls attend a movie. Movies do not tend to cater to viewers who are not straight. The gallery offers a collection of good books, movies, and TV shows featuring non-straight characters.

Skylar Laird, Co-editor in chief

March 16, 2018

My friends’ laughter began to fade with the dimming of the lights around us. We all settled back into our seats in anticipation for our movie as the previews began. They were the same as they always were: trailer after trailer for superhero movies (in which the leading man falls in love with the ...

Inspirational Adeyemi

Author Tomi Adeyemi gives a presentation about pursuing passions. Adeyemi's first book was an overnight sensation, coming out last Tuesday and already becoming a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.

Skylar Laird, Co-editor in chief

March 16, 2018

“IF YOU WANT IT YOU CAN DO IT,” large red words read against a black screen behind 24-year-old author Tomi Adeyemi, who smiles broadly as she speaks into a microphone, encouraging the library full of students watching her to pursue their dreams, regardless of how difficult it may be. Her bright ...

Serengeti Central

Serengeti Steve talks, reticulated python wrapped around his body. This is one of 47 reptiles in Steve's collection, and one of his longest snakes, measuring in at 12 feet long.

Skylar Laird, Co-editor in chief

February 21, 2018

His boots pacing the ground, Serengeti Steve smiled slyly at his audience, a diverse group of students and teachers alike, all grinning right back at him in anticipation for what he would pull out of his bucket next. He pulled two members from the audience and instructed them to stand on either side of ...


John (Saw)'s face takes up the movie poster. This movie was released on Halloween this year

Skylar Laird, Co-editor-in-chief

December 12, 2017

“I wanna play a game.” This quote lives in its own infamy - it’s one of those phrases everyone knows, making the movie series it’s from, the Saw franchise, equally well-known. Beginning with a simple movie about two men trapped in a bathroom at the hand of a mass-”murderer” known as Ji...

Words of President embolden Missourian supporters

President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the St. Charles Convention Center. Here, he discussed tax cuts and small businesses to an enthusiastic crowd.

Garrett Allen, Discover editor

November 30, 2017

In an afternoon rally held Wednesday Nov. 29 advocating for his administration’s major proposed tax reform legislation, as well as future plans, President Donald Trump stumped to a passionate handpicked crowd of working-class Missourians, referencing large cuts to both their and corporate-level taxes. ...

Trump speaks in St. Charles

Protesters outside the St. Charles Convention Center wave Trump flags while awaiting his arrival. President Trump traveled to St. Charles to speak about tax cuts.

Skylar Laird, Co-editor-in-chief

November 30, 2017

“No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” Those entering the Convention Center in St. Charles on Nov. 29 were greeted by the chants of protesters gathered on the street outside, wielding American flags and homemade signs as they continue chanting to the beat of a single drum. “Liar!” their sign...

President Trump visits St. Charles

President Trump delivers a speech at the St. Charles Convention Center. This speech discussed tax cuts for small businesses.

November 30, 2017

On Nov. 29, President Trump paid a visit to St. Charles to give a speech about his plans to cut taxes for small businesses, specifically those on Main Street St. Charles. Inside, invited audience members listened to his speech while outside, people from either side of the political spectrum protested. This...

Fighting with Fetsch

The Sensations are currently selling ribbons in support of their coach, Mrs. Fetsch. Mrs. Fetsch was diagnosed with and is being treated for leukemia.

Skylar Laird, Co editor in chief

August 30, 2017

Having been bothered by a persistent pain she believed was nothing, as she, coach of the Sensations dance team, was a healthy person living a healthy lifestyle, Mrs. Roxanne Fetsch, accompanied by her husband, checked into the ER the night of Aug 8, the night before school started, after experiencing exc...

Boisterous Beckmann

Mr. Beckmann smiles as he tells a joke to his class. He teaches both AP Government and Contemporary Issues.

Elaine Mallon and Garrett Allen

May 12, 2017

When I first walked into your classroom, I was very intimidated by you. I don’t know how I could have been afraid of a suburban dad who really cared about his lawn, but I was.  I was looking forward to taking your class.  Unlike your typical teenager, I’ve always had a passion for politics and...

Beautiful Baize

Mrs. Baize grins while getting work done at her desk. She teaches English along with sponsoring the Speech and Debate club.

Mackenzie Morris and Garrett Allen

May 12, 2017

Why I love Basil: Mrs. Baize is just a joy to be around. She is always happy, and if she isn’t she tries to pretend she is even though we can all tell, but she keeps on that smile anyway. She’s also super adorable when she talks on the phone with her husband and kids. She loves so hard and I ...

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