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Spring season encourages regular tanning

Danielle Green, Page Designer

May 25, 2011

Leah Naddaf, senior, has tanned more than 200 times and has spent more than $1,000 on tanning. Out of the millions of people who go to tanning salons each day, 71 percent are between the ages of 16 and 29, according to skincancer.org. Leah Naddaf, senior, falls into this 70 percent. “I go...

Twitter provides opportunity for Sieli

Morgan Purdy, Page Designer

May 25, 2011

After watching the documentary “Waiting for Superman,” Ryan Sieli, junior, tweeted a joke that caught the attention of Michelle Rhee, former D.C. chancellor for public schools, and it was all history from there. “She saw [my joke] and started following me,” Sieli said. “I saw that she was...

Silent Uprising expands

Catalina Costa, Photo Editor

May 25, 2011

Juniors Brandon Sexe, Drew Glick and Caleb Schaller formed the band Silent Uprising with Northwest juniors Andrew Stieren and Josh Peters four years ago. This summer, they will perform at the Battle at Busch Stadium in July. How did the band start? Glick: In eighth grade, we started as just Caleb,...

Funny & Frugal: Students share their unusual ways of saving money and stretching their savings

Michael Bruno, Features Editor

May 24, 2011

With gas prices creeping up to $4 per gallon and jobs becoming harder and harder to find with a 9.1 percent unemployment rate in the Saint Louis area, penny pinching is an increasingly important skill. Blythe Grupe, junior, has always considered herself frugal, but her dollar-stretching habits are...

Baris to travel to Israel over summer

Austin Dubinsky, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2011

Israel is a very small country. Its length is 290 miles, the same distance between St. Louis and Chicago. At its widest point, it is 85 miles, the same distance between St. Louis and Bowling Green. It is only 10,762 square miles. Justin Baris, sophomore, is going on a four-week trip to Israel this...

Students begin to search for jobs

Morgan Purdy, Page Designer

May 24, 2011

When employment of 16 to 24-year-olds increases from approximately 1.8 million to 18.6 million in the summer months, job positions become increasingly hard for students to find. Mary Haar, CCE and Business Internship teacher, has some tips for students searching for a summer job. The first step...

Volunteers share experiences

Melissa Jung, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2011

When the final bell of the 2010-2011 school year rings, students will be left to their own devices – most having little to no school work occupying their time. Some students plan to devote that free time to giving back to the community. Molly Grotha, freshman, currently volunteers in the nursery...

Allergies prove manageable

Melissa Jung, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2011

Spring: warm weather, leaves growing, flowers blooming, sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes. It’s allergy season again. Connor Jeffrey, freshman, suffers from allergies, especially in the spring. Jeffrey said his pollen and ragweed allergies not only cause sneezing and coughing, but also aggravate ...

Chamber Choir cruises to Bahamas for Cruise Festival

Ellen Douglass, A&L Editor

April 18, 2011

While many students were recuperating from their Spring Break vacations, Chamber Choir went on a cruise from Friday, April 1, to Monday, April 5. “I didn’t get to go on a Spring Break trip so this was kind of the next best thing for me,” Josh Hammack, senior, said. Their “Cruise Festival” was...

Recipients of scholarship choose summer camps

Kathleen Siegmund, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2011

The Rockwood Foundation had provided three scholarships to MHS students this year. Kelly Dunlap, sophomore, and juniors Mitch Finnegan and Rebecca Shih were awarded scholarships in the Dream Catchers program. The Rockwood Schools Foundation awarded $28,000 to 44 students in all school levels in the Dream...

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