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Lin participates in exchange program to Korea over summer

Melissa Jung, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2011

Fourteen hours ahead of St. Louis, Seoul is the capital of South Korea and the largest city in Asia. For part of the summer their population will have increased by one when Nancy Lin, senior, visits there through an exchange program called Youth for Understanding (YFU). "[YFU] is an exchange program where you ...

Trilinguist explores world, teaching

Jennise Jones, Page Designer

April 18, 2011

"I Love Lucy," a show that first aired during the 1950s, helped pave the career path of Janet Drabant, Spanish and French teacher. "When I was young, I grew up watching ‘I Love Lucy’ and wanted to understand what Ricky Ricardo, who was Cuban, was saying when he yelled at his wife, so I took Spa...

New amphitheater opens with event

Katelyn Rudolph, Community Editor

April 14, 2011

After months and months of constructing and planning, the City of Chesterfield is set to host the Grand Opening Event of the Chesterfield Amphitheater on Saturday, May 21. Ever since Chesterfield residents passed the first bond issue for parks in 1994, a master plan for Central Park was developed th...

St. Louis Borders stores face closing

Lauren Shatto, Page Designer

April 14, 2011

Next month more than 200 Borders Stores will shut their doors forever due to bankruptcy, which include three here in the St. Louis area. One will close in the Chesterfield Mall, one in the Center Plaza in Ballwin, and one in Mid-Rivers Mall. Six stores in total will be closing throughout Missouri. ...

Chesterfield to celebrate Earth

Morgan Purdy, Page Designer

April 14, 2011

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, created by Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson, the holiday has been celebrated in various ways. The day was created to be "a day for Americans to speak out about the environmental crises they faced," according to nelsonearthday.net. On Saturday, April 16, the City o...

Runner prepares for marathon in April

Ellen Douglass, A&L Editor

March 7, 2011

A half marathon is approximately 13 miles long, the equivalent to running to the Galleria Mall from MHS. And in a standard sized swimming pool, that is the equivalent to 468 down and back laps. On Sunday, Apr. 10, Kristen Paquette, senior, will be running in the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon in Downto...

Gluten allergy affects diet, causes problems

Lauren Shatto, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2011

She has to take anti-inflammatory medicine. She can’t eat food that everyone else eats in the cafeteria. Margaux Scully, senior, is allergic to gluten food products and can eat only certain brands of every food, with only gluten-free ingredients. "If I break the rules, my fingers start to sw...

Despite risks, contacts remain popular

Melissa Jung, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2011

More than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, according to a study by the Contact Lens Institute. Contact lenses have their own advantages and disadvantages in comparison to glasses, and students have had varied problems and experiences with them. Sometimes severe situations can occur from ...

Seniors plan to hike Missouri trails

Kevin Schaefer, Page Designer

March 7, 2011

These two students would rather hike miles and miles through trails of Missouri and Arkansas than relax on a beach in Cancun. This Spring break, seniors Chris Dopuch and Liam Leslie will be doing just that. Starting on Saturday, March 19, Dopuch and Leslie will begin their five to six day journey on ...

Hairspray hits the stage after months of rehearsal

Lauren Shatto, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2011

Twenty five dances and songs, numerous rehearsals and six show dates. "Hairspray", is the spring musical for this year. Tracy is the main character and as a girl in the 1960s who is overweight. She is bullied, but the experience helps shape her and she sticks up for others such as the African Americ...

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