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Grace Clutts, senior, took up knitting and painting to improve upon her mental health while during months of physical isolation due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Pandemic Presents Mental Health Challenges

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor June 1, 2020

Grace Clutts, senior, noticed her leadership roles and mental health awareness efforts diminish following a bittersweet end to her club’s accomplishments during the novel coronavirus pandemic. As...

Nicole Licavoli, senior, eats dinner with her older sister Allison, Class of 2017, and her parents Nick and Cindy. Allison said she faced a challenge living far away from home in her first few years of college.  “My family is very close,” Allison said. “We keep a family tradition of having dinner together every night. They’ve always supported me and helped me get through tough times.”

Alumni Reflect on the Effects of COVID-19

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter May 25, 2020

Allison Licavoli, Class of 2017, saw her dreams for her newly established career in higher education spiral downhill in a matter of days as the coronavirus pandemic escalated.  Licavoli wasn’t...

General levels of childhood nostalgia has been increasing during quarantine.

Childhood Nostalgia During Quarantine

Aarushi Bute, Staff Reporter May 16, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, Adhithi Chinta, sophomore, taps into her old memories to relive the happy moments and induce positivity.  Chinta has been rewatching her childhood favorite...

Jaimee Bunderson, sophomore, stands in front of the birthday lawn signs saying

Students Celebrate Birthdays During Quarantine

Aarushi Bute, Staff Reporter May 16, 2020

From hotel ballrooms to expensive dresses, Jaimee Bunderson, sophomore, had big plans for her Sweet 16. But instead, the COVID-19 pandemic hit.  Bunderson said her friends were planning a huge...

Shruti Punnachalil, senior, is scrolling through @marquetteseniors2020 on Instagram.

Senior Makes Instagram Page For Class Of 2020

Shyam Punnachalil, Staff Reporter May 12, 2020

As of Tuesday, May 12, Missouri has seen 9,918 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 488 total deaths. The stay-at-home order issued by St. Louis County has been extended throughout the month of May until further...

Amanda Eshelmann and her family's

Students Celebrate Traditions During Quarantine

Ella Musial, Staff Reporter May 7, 2020

Quarantine due to COVID-19 has resulted in families staying home and trying to find unique ways to spend time together while also trying to combat boredom.  Amanda Eshelmann, junior, and her family...

Living an active life outside of school, Victoire Lehee said some of her favorite pastimes are hiking, running, and horse riding. She has ridden horses for about seven years and finds time to practice primarily on the weekends. In Switzerland, Lehee said she focused on her horse jumping skills. Now living in the U.S., she was able to find a new barn where she mostly works on dressage. She sits atop her horse, Lingotton, pictured above. “Horse riding teaches me perseverance because sometimes the horse doesn't want to do things, and you can’t be angry, so I think I learned patience too,” Lehee said. “When we’re together, I feel like the horse understands me, and you don’t even have to talk.”

A Journey From Another Hemisphere: EL Students Share Their Stories

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter May 3, 2020

Victoire Lehee, sophomore, connects with her French roots by speaking her mother tongue at home and speaking either English, German or Russian outside depending on her global location.  Lehee represents...

Jesse Deutch, sophomore, has Chronic Kidney Disease, which puts her at a higher risk for contracting the novel coronavirus. Being in the high-risk group means she is significantly more likely to develop complications from the virus than compared to the average person.

High-Risk: Living With Chronic Illness During COVID-19

Arpitha Sistla, Staff Reporter May 1, 2020

A day in the life of Jesse Deutch, sophomore, looks a lot like any other teen in quarantine’s day.  She sleeps in, does her schoolwork, FaceTimes her friends and scrolls for hours through TikTok...

Christian Springer, sophomore, reads a book while social distancing in his house.

Healthcare Workers Continue to Combat COVID-19

Carter Van Buskirk, Staff Reporter April 30, 2020

As coronavirus cases are slowing from their peak, many are hopeful for a return to normalcy. In spite of recent optimism, doctors and nurses are continuing to combat COVID-19. Dr. Jay McDonald, Chief...

MHS students arrive at school for their inaugural year.

Alumni Return to MHS

Carter Van Buskirk, Staff Reporter April 29, 2020

St. Louis is a city of bountiful history. To many residents, St. Louis has been known as a sports city, supporting multiple franchises at different points in time. With Imo’s, Ted Drewes and Anheuser-Busch...

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