A brief overview of the 5 love languages and their meaning. Illustrations By: Maddy Mabray

A Lesson in Love

An explanation of the love languages and their influence
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

All connections are formed on the basis of some form of communication. The way an individual communicates their love is unique to them. Whether it’s with a significant other or among friends, knowing...

SWITCH OUT: Junior Rylee Denbow takes on Fort Zumwalt West on Dec. 17. Due to COVID-19, Denbow switched to online school to help preserve her season

The Virtual Game

Athletes switch to virtual school to protect their sport season
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

Second semester commences, and with it new waves of quarantines. Student-athletes are tempted to go online to help protect their teammates and season. For many, the choice was a tough one: an almost normal...

Senior diver Abigail Wolf concentrate on perfecting her turns. During the season, Wolf broke the 6-dive school record with 279 points.

With a Splash of Success

The girls swim and dive team closes their season with victories at GAC's and state
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

With the girls swim and dive team coming to a close, they headed off to GAC’s Feb. 9 and 10, and state Friday Feb. 19. Their season ended with a 4-3 win loss record as the girls pushed their hardest...

Crumbl Cookies has a rotating menu with 4 new cookies each week.

A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Crumbl Cookies

Cottleville features a new gourmet cookie shop: Crumbl Cookies
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

The smell of freshly baked cookies rushes to you as you open the door. You’re greeted by pristine white countertops accented with the pink cookie boxes. A little further into the store and you see the...

Sieveking smiles with her family on vacation. Despite six years with diabetes, she seeks to improve and stay positive each day.

A Type of Celebration

Emma Sieveking celebrates her six- year diaversary with a 24-mile run
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter January 13, 2021

We celebrate lots of things, from birthdays and anniversaries, to accomplishments and memories, we are surrounded by momentous occasions that mark an impactful milestone. For Emma Sieveking, she celebrates...

Junior Sarah Percy races down her lane in the Panther Relays.

Swimming Through Struggle

The girls swim and dive team prepares for their next meet through challenges of COVID-19
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter January 7, 2021

Despite efforts to maintain social distancing and facilitate proper mask wearing, the new procedures put in place have not limited the surge of quarantines, and the girls swim and dive team have found...

A woman stares at a screen in monochromatic shades. As technology grows more important in our daily lives, it becomes harder and harder to find life outside of its addictive grasp.

All Too Easy

Exposing our regression when we allow social media to overtake our lives
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter November 20, 2020

When our normal lives closed for months on end, a new life opened, one of social media. And though it had been used for decades prior to COVID, the long hours at home passing in monotony led to an increase...

A paper doll is surrounded by jokes about suicide. Thoughtless comments about suicide trigger pain to those suffering from suicide loss.

The Jokes Need to Stop

Why jokes about suicide aren't funny
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter November 20, 2020

Four years ago my mom answered a phone call. I was sitting across from her when I first heard cries through the phone. Her dad committed suicide. From there, and through the chaotic events that still follow,...

Voters line up in Missouri to fill out election ballots. As elections brought about a rise in tension, people were eager to express their opinions and rights to voting.

A Run-Through of Missouri Elections

A debriefing of the elections and candidates nominated throughout Missouri
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:  Although Joe Biden has been called as the official president starting in January of 2021, 56.9% of voters, as reported by The Associated Press, chose incumbent Donald Trump,...

A football player crouches next to his helmet as he prepares for the game.

Going Back to Games

As football players comes out of quarantine, the games resume.
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

With every starter back from their mandatory quarantines, the varsity football team is ready to get back to play. Their next game is Friday, Oct. 16, against Holt, and senior Andrew Golden feels confident...

The varsity football team lines the field for the playing of the national anthem at Fort Zumwalt South, Sept. 4. With 16 players placed under mandatory quarantine, the games have been postponed until players come back Oct. 5.

Overcoming Effects of Football Quarantines

Due to COVID-19, the football teams face new growth and unexpected challenges as players are quarantined and games postponed
Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

With 16 COVID-19 quarantines postponing the Homecoming and Oct. 2 football games, the team faces new challenges and adversity both on and off the field. Team bonding activities, such as an annual ‘clean...

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