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A mountainous view off the side of the Taum Sauk Mountain, with the trees and atmosphere displaying its beauty in the background. Photo taken by junior Jack Champion, edited by Summer Suarez.

Better call Sauk!

Colin Nichols, Web Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2024

Clean water flows down the mountain, slashing violently across the black rocks as golden lines of sunlight slice across the wet, trodden grass and fallen leaves form an organic carpet on the ground...

John McClain crawls though an air vent like Santa Claus as he avoids bullets from below. Photo courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

Yippee-Ki-Yay! ‘Tis the Season for ‘Die Hard’

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter December 21, 2023

Snuggled up on the sofa in your favorite blanket, fire crackling and a mug of hot chocolate in your hand, you reach for the remote and your bowl of popcorn. Snowflakes fall delicately outside and the soft...

Nuclear Explosions and Bright Pink Dolls

Thomas Ramos, Staff Reporter September 29, 2023

In late July of this past summer, the latest pop phenomenon, “Barbenheimer” came to a head. Both "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" released in theaters on July 21, having young children and history buffs...

That’s Her Whole World

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor September 15, 2021

Though it’s been about a year and a half since it’s release, “Miss Americana,” a Netflix documentary about Songwriter-Singer Taylor Swift, is still one of the best documentaries I have ever seen....

A Broke Students Top 100

A Broke Student’s Top 100

Sophie Delaney, Staff Reporter May 25, 2021

Anytime I am looking for a good place to eat with family or friends, I open up Ian Froeb’s top 100 list. This list is compiled of the top 100 restaurants in the Saint Louis area and contains foods across...

The album cover for the first season of the hit show Glee. It aired on FOX from 2009 to 2015

Glee or Gee?

Ruthann Kimbrel, Staff Reporter February 22, 2021

If I could describe the six season, satire fest that needs a trigger warning before nearly every episode called ‘Glee’ in one word, I would most likely choose the word ‘yikes’, but both in a good...

Let Them Eat Fake

Let Them Eat Fake

Faith Jacoby, Staff Reporter February 3, 2021

While watching “Marie Antoinette,’ I realized historically accurate films are hard to come by these days, but sometimes authenticity is the second priority. Many period dramas are adored for their...

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

A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to 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...

The Last Judgment was the piece that drew those who walked through the entrance to go straight to it. Many visitors spent a large amount of time studying the work for each minute detail. The more they looked the more they saw.

The Sistine in the Lou

Sydney Tran, Staff Reporter January 11, 2021

For many people, religious or not, the Sistine Chapel is a bucket list location for art connoisseurs or people with eyes. For years, people have traveled to the detailed frescoes of Michelangelo, and is...

After the change of plans for her original schedule for 2020, singer and songwriter Taylor Swift worked to find a way to still connect with her fans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic since she was unable to tour. One solution was to produce a concert film for Disney+, which was released on Nov. 24.

“Take Me to the Lakes…”

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter December 21, 2020

Since I was around three years old, Taylor Swift’s music has been a significant source of comfort for me as I grow up and go through life. Her latest album, “folklore”, came out at a time when I...

Say ‘Hello’ to Laughter

Elisa Carter, Staff-Reporter December 8, 2020

2020 has been a very memorable year with an election, a global pandemic, fires in australia, an entire BLM movement, and many other stressful events. 2020 has most likely been stressful and eventful and...

Pacifiers and Poop Jokes

Zoe Michals, Staff Reporter April 3, 2020

We’re all trapped in our houses. For the greater good, but nonetheless, it is boring. There’s not much to do or see, and there even becomes a point where it’s hard to find something to watch. Staring...

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