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Biden speaking at a rally in Missouri, pre-covid. Biden is currently the president-elect.

[Photo] Biden: A New Era of Promise

Tea Perez, Web Editor-in-Chief
November 9, 2020
On Wednesday, March 11, Assistant Principal Dave Stofer takes a students name as she provides him with information about her access to technology at home. The district surveyed the entire student population to see who would need help in staying connected to their school in case of school closings due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

[Photo] COVID-19 Concerning Cottleville

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief
March 15, 2020
Fighting for the City

Fighting for the City

Gracie Kruep, Photography Editor in Chief
March 11, 2020
The Photo Issue

The Photo Issue

Gracie Kruep, Photography Editor-in-Chief
March 2, 2020
Carelessly Covered: Covers are haphazardly strewn across a bed, with undergarments laying messily across it. Adolescents relationship with sex can be a messy one but with careful thought and reflection, teenagers can form a healthy relationship with sex.

[Photo] Let’s Talk About Sex

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor
February 24, 2020
Playoffs, Round Two

Playoffs, Round Two

Gracie Kruep, Photography Editor-in-Chief
February 4, 2020
Megan Percy gives blood at StuCos annual blood drive. Though initially terrified to d this, she powered through and conquered her fears to help others.

[Photo] Overcoming Nerves To Face The Needle

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief
January 8, 2020
My Favorite Photo: Gracie Kruep

My Favorite Photo: Gracie Kruep

Gracie Kruep, Photo Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2020
Two wrestlers compete.  By cutting weight, a wrestler can gain the cutting edge.

[Photo] Cut the Gut to Make the Cut

Anna Carroll, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2019

Our favorite photos of 2019

Gracie Kruep, Photo editor-in-chief
December 16, 2019

[Photo] Skating to Success

Craig Eddy, Podcast Editor
December 4, 2019
INTENSE ON THE ICE: O’Leary’s passion for hockey keeps her focused on the game. She’s built her skill set over the 11 years she’s been playing.

[Photo] Moving for the Blues

Kayla Reyes, Print Editor-in-Chief
November 27, 2019
The team celebrates together during the first set against Lafayette, where the team jumped out to a quick lead that it wound up being unable to hold on to. The Lady Spartans would fall to the Lancers, rounding out their first day at the state tournament winless in six sets.

[Photo] Spartans Lose Both Sets to Lafayette

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor
November 9, 2019
The girls volleyball team boards the bus to Cape Girardeau where they will battle three other schools for the state title over the next two days. This is the programs first trip to the state finals.

[Photo] Girls Volleyball Heads to State

Megan Percy, Web Editor-in-Chief
November 7, 2019
Foster throws kicks he learned in Taekwondo to build momentum in his combo. Fusing martial arts and gymnastics is what makes tricking so unique.

[Photo] It’s Tricky

Aidan Allen, Staff reporter
October 7, 2019
Principal Sonny Arnel speaks with a student about a concern on Friday, Sept. 13 outside his office. Dr. Arnels Principals Council is a group of students from all grades he uses to learn about the concerns and opinions of the student body.

[Photo] Giving Students a Voice

Rachel Vrazel, Social Media Editor
October 7, 2019
Aria Lynch exercises her ACL after injuring it last summer. Lynch says that doing these exercises has really helped her regain some of her former ability.

[Photo] Surpassing an Injury

Morgan Kromer, Staff reporter
October 2, 2019
Senior goalie Connor McGoogan dives for a shot on goal and unfortunately cannot make the save against fourth ranked Chaminade.

[Photo] Focused on a full schedule

Kierigan McEvoy, Web assignments editor
September 6, 2019
Fall festivities

Fall festivities

Gracie Kruep, Photography Editor in Chief
September 6, 2019
The girls soccer team celebrates after winning the District 4 Quarterfinals game against Howell

[Photo] Advancing to Semifinals

Megan Percy, Web Editor-in-Chief
May 25, 2019
A student walking past takes a picture of the plywood box blocking off the damage. The damage is extensive and  will not be completely fixed until the end of July, it is estimated.

[Photo] In the aftermath

Megan Percy, Discover editor
April 25, 2019
All in for Arete

All in for Arete

Gracie Kruep, Photo EIC
April 15, 2019
Spanish Honor Society bracelets, made by impoverished people in Nicaragua and Guatemala, sit, waiting to be sold by members. The club only started this year and is already finding ways to help spread happiness outside of the school.

[Photo] Beyond themselves

Kierigan McEvoy, Staff reporter
March 6, 2019
Senior Austin Smith prepares himself to take down his opponent. His goal for the season; make it to the state level.

[Photo] Winning in Winnetonka

Maddie Fuller, Staff reporter
February 7, 2019
Former Spartan athletic greats honored

Former Spartan athletic greats honored

Gracie Kruep, Photography Editor-in-Chief
January 18, 2019
My Favorite Photo: Gracie Kruep

My Favorite Photo: Gracie Kruep

Gracie Kruep, Editor-in-Chief
December 18, 2018
CREATE: Mrs.Sprick helps a student during her first hour ceramic class.

[Photo] Featured artwork

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff reporter
October 30, 2018
Sarah Percy is ignoring Mr. Lober, who is trying to teach about current events. This disconnection detrimentally affects teenagers these days.

[Photo] Out of touch

Seth Wilcox, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018
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