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Making their creative mark

Making their creative mark

Alura Berry, Staff photographer

November 29, 2016


Filed under Feature, Galleries

Mrs. Michelle McCune’s third hour printmaking class is one based on the freedom of creativity. At the beginning of class, Mrs. McCune tells her class the theme or goal of the period, but as for the content of their creations, it's pretty much up to the class. The students begin by brainstorming a...

Spirit Week starring Spartans

Spirit Week starring Spartans

Morgan West, Photographer

September 28, 2016


Filed under Activities, Discover, Discover, Feature, Galleries

Monday Aug. 19 to Friday Aug. 23, Spartans celebrated Spirit Week. Students got to adjourn their school spirit and have fun dressing for school. This was all concluded with Homecoming Saturday night. Monday was pajama day, Tuesday was million dollar day, Wednesday was blast from the past day, Thursday...

Celebrating in style

Celebrating in style

Taylor Tinnes, Photo Editor

June 4, 2016


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The Class of 2016 lock-in began with a bang - or many of them - on Saturday, June 4. A fireworks show at 10:30 p.m. started the festivities, just a couple of short hours after the graduates tossed their caps into the air.

Art students pursue their passions

Art students pursue their passions

Taylor Tinnes, Photo editor

October 22, 2015


Filed under Discover, Feature, Galleries

Central offers many art classes for their students including Ceramics, Printmaking, and Drawing. Those who also want to pursue art outside the classroom have the opportunity to join Art Club and NAHS, National Art Honor Society. "[Art is important because] it gives people a creative way to express how th...

Fine Arts Festival

Fine Arts Festival

Jenna Adkins, Staff Photgrapher

May 5, 2015


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The cafeteria was buzzing with excitement as the National Art Honor Society presented the Fine Arts Festival on May 1. They had the band playing,  students singing, and small performances by the theater students. Ms. Elizabeth Allen and her students put together many stations such as clay sculpting,...

The Addams Family’s Spooky Success

Anna Dillon, Reporter

May 4, 2015


Filed under Activities, Clubs, Discover, Feature

Zach Grau The theatre department held its production of the highly anticipated musical “The Addams Family” on April 23-25.  The musical had such an impact that one of the actors to play one of the leading roles, senior Sarah McDonnell, is second guessing her future plans in school. “It was an amazing opportunity I had been given to pla...

A spooky spring musical

A spooky spring musical

Zach Grau, Staff Photographer

April 28, 2015


Filed under Activities, Discover, Events, Feature, Features, Galleries, Showcase

Every spring The Spotlight Players put on a musical. Working hard from late February to the night before opening night, the whole theatre department put their hardest work into the musical. This spring the players put on "The Addams Family Musical," a musical all about love and families coming t...

Arete field day celebrates student achievement

Arete field day celebrates student achievement

Abbie Kaplan, Photography Editor

April 16, 2015


Filed under Activities, Clubs, Culture, Discover, Discover, Events, Feature, Feature, Features, Galleries, Move, Move, Publications, Showcase

Arete field day is a celebration of its members achievement for the semester; including academic achievement, involvement in activities or sports, or students who received the Silver Shield award of excellence.  

A crown for charity

A crown for charity

Abbie Kaplan, Photography Editor

April 6, 2015


Filed under Activities, Clubs, Culture, Discover, Discover, Events, Feature, Feature, Feature, Features, Galleries, More, Showcase

Mr. FHC is an annual male beauty pageant that is a light-hearted event geared towards raising money for the designated charity of that year. The 2015 proceeds were donated to Hope for Haiti, which is a foundation that takes supplies to schools in order to improve the opportunity for education. The...

Promoting peace in St. Louis

Promoting peace in St. Louis

Joseph Silver, Move Editor

April 6, 2015


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  On August 9th, the history of St. Louis was changed. This marked the untimely death of Michael Brown, which was followed by many days of unrest in the Ferguson community. These protests not only affected the surrounding communities of St. Louis, but the whole entire world. I thought that apply...

One Acts Approaching

Anna Dillon, staff reporter

January 26, 2015


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Theatre is currently working on it’s yearly production, “One Acts.” One Acts,” is a small scale production that gives the students a chance to play the role of a director. From the script to design to props, it is strictly a student-run production. “One Acts is a great learning experience...

A funny ‘Noise’

A funny ‘Noise’

Zach Grau, Staff photographer

November 21, 2014


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Every year, the Spotlight Players put on two shows: the fall play and the spring musical. This fall they chose the English farce “Noises Off.” The play is really a play within a play and shows the hilarity of what happens backstage as the show falls apart. The play opened last night Nov.20 and...

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