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Junior Tanner Jones waiting for the ball to come down to pass back.

On to the Next

Riley Wania, Photo Editor May 10, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, tennis played against Troy on their home court. Junior Tanner Jones believes this match, and the matches before, have helped them to get to where they are in their season. “At...

Sophomore Ian Edmonds swinging at the ball.

One Swing Closer

Riley Wania, Photo Editor May 9, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, JV baseball played against Holt on their home field. The team won their game, and continued to win when facing the same team the next day. Sophomore Nathan Rush believes his team’s...

Senior Jacob Simpkins tipping the ball.

Got ‘Em in 5

Riley Wania, Photo Editor May 6, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, boys varsity volleyball played a great match against Fort Zumwalt North on their home court. The team won the match in 5 sets instead of 3- Senior Zach Lewis believes the team's close...

A Catholic, private school uniform drawn next to “The Golden Rule” of the church.

I Don’t Know How to be Your Friend

Riley Wania, Photo Editor January 13, 2022

I never related to the story of “The Ugly Duckling.” If anything, I connected more to the yellow ducklings. I felt that I walked gracefully and confidently and that I fit the standards of “normal.”...

Landon Gordon going for a layup.

Must. Beat. North.

Riley Wania, Photo Editor December 9, 2021

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the boys basketball team faced a tough match against FHN and came out on top winning the game 40-36. Junior Nick Ortinau feels like this is only the beginning of a great season for...

I was so excited to play with the incense. Smoke is such a cool thing to capture- it is unpredictable. I love this image, because not only is the smoke very light, but the lighting gives the image a sense of tranquility.

Movement in Photography

Riley Wania, Photo Editor November 11, 2021

For my Honors Project this year, I wanted to do something that forced me to expand my skills while also allowing me to express my creative side, that I do not get to use very often. At every event, I feel...

Senior Josiah Gould receiving his medal from Dr. Arnel.

Four Years Later

Riley Wania, Photo Editor November 3, 2021

On Tuesday Oct. 19, the varsity soccer team lost their senior night game to Timberland while playing on their home field. Senior Ayden Boss feels that besides the loss, the game and ceremony still effectively...

Téa Perez opening the box for the first time.

Paper Day

Riley Wania, Photo Editor November 3, 2021

Excitement filled room 139 on Oct. 18 as the newspaper editors and staff members opened the box containing their very first issue as a team. Editor-in-Chief Téa Perez feels very proud of what she thought...

Adrienne Emrick putting.

One Final Swing

Riley Wania, Photo Editor October 19, 2021

On Monday, Oct. 11, girls’ golf took on districts at Fort Woods Golf Course in Troy, Mo. Although the weather made playing difficult, Adrienne Emrick feels the girls powered through and still had fun. “We...

The student section throwing red white and blue powder in the air.

Red White and High Spirits

Riley Wania, Photo Editor September 22, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 3, varsity football suffered a tough loss against Fort Zumwalt South. While the team was a bit down about the loss, the student section remained high-spirited. Senior Luke Cummings...

Marissa Seguinot and Angelina Deidrick dissect the cat.

The Cat is in the Bag

Riley Wania, Staff Photographer May 18, 2021

On Monday, May 17, the familiar formaldehyde smell filled the science hallway as Mr. Reed’s anatomy students began their week of cat dissections. Sophomore Kayla Wejzgrowicz is thankful to be given the...

Jenna Wood celebrating another goal.

Playing for Each Other

Riley Wania and Madi Hermeyer May 4, 2021

On Tues. April 30, varsity lacrosse won an effortless match over Lindbergh High School. Junior Jenna Wood feels the girls' "game-winning" mindset should be credited to the team's newly found chemistry.   “[The...

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