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MHS Student Sculpts a Pathway for Mental Health Awareness

MHS Student Sculpts a Pathway for Mental Health Awareness

Molly Sillitto, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Pranav Nagila, junior, is taking mental illness awareness into his own hands, along with a bit of clay and some paint. Nagila is selling hand-crafted and painted sculptures through Friday, March 13, to raise awareness for suicide. The sculptures Nagila is creating are sold at varying prices, which are listed on a website created by Na...

France Trip Postponed Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As the coronavirus in France has heightened to almost 2,000 reported cases and 33 reported deaths, French President Emmanuel Macron has implemented new travel restrictions amid recent outbreak.

Carter Van Buskirk, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads into western European countries, the World Language Department decided to postpone its Paris Spring Break trip to 2021. Emily Thompson, french teacher and chaperone, was instrumental in making the decision days before the trip’s expected departing date. “W...

Panic Surrounds Coronavirus

Children attend a simplified Chinese class at the St. Louis Chinese Language School at Selvidge Middle School. The teacher discussed the coronavirus, how easily it can spread and how a carrier does not have to show any symptoms to transmit it. Students raised $200 for Wuhan relief by donating spare change and their allowance.

Arpitha Sistla, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

When Jenny Chiu, sophomore, was walking through the cereal aisle of Target shopping with her family, she noticed a woman staring at her. As Chiu walked past the woman, she was surprised to see the woman point to her and remark to another shopper, ”stay away from them, you could get infected.” ...

Young Researchers Win at St. Louis Science Fair

Juniors Prateek Gautam and Rincon Jagarlamudi won first and second place, respectively, at the Honors Division St. Louis Science Fair held at Webster University by the Academy of Science.

Kailin Zhang, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

From using artificial intelligence to learning about patients in substance abuse treatment to conducting a genetic analysis of aging, projects presented at the St. Louis Science Fair Feb. 29 tackled real-world issues through scientific research.  Juniors Prateek Gautam and Rincon Jagarlamudi won first and seco...

St. Louis Holocaust Museum Plans $18 Million Expansion

Sam Zitin speaks with members of the Jewish Student Union about a recent relief trip to New Orleans, as well as Jewish concepts of charity and community service. Zitin said he has been in charge of the club for seven years.

Ella Musial, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

The St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center will begin an $18 million expansion starting in May and ending in 2021.  Sandra Harris, executive director of the museum, said the main goal of the expansion is to encourage more diversity among the museum’s visitors.  Right now, Harr...

MHS Hosts Annual Debate Tournament

Shruti Punnachalil, senior and Speech and Debate president, organizes “first aid kits”. These include necessities that judges will need during the debates, such as pencils and clipboards. “The MHS tournament is one of the biggest in the areas and a lot of students come because it is the last invitational before districts,” Punnachalil said. National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) will hold their districts on Feb. 22 and March 12 through 14. The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) will hold their districts on April 23 through 24.

Waha Siddiqui, News Editor

February 21, 2020

The speech and debate team hosted their annual Marquette Invitational tournament Feb. 14 and 15 in which teams from 32 schools, both private and public, attended the to compete and place one last time before the district competitions.  Last year’s tournament was canceled due to inclement weather, so this is the first time many of the of...

Renaissance Club Prepares for Upcoming Dodge Ball Tournament

For the first time in two years, Renaissance Club is reviving the dodge ball tournament. Packets are available at lunch and in room 301.

Sarah Harris, Associate Editor

February 21, 2020

Six years ago, the Renaissance Club, a club dedicated to recognizing student and staff achievement, instituted an annual dodgeball tournament. Due to multiple factors, the Renaissance Club terminated the tournament, but now they are bringing it back. The tournament will be March 5 to the 12. Teams are made up of f...

Legalized Medical Marijuana Affects RSD Health Policy

Legalized Medical Marijuana Affects RSD Health Policy

Mansi Mamidi, Copy Editor

February 11, 2020

When Abby Grace, senior, suffered an injury her sophomore year to her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the tissue within the knee connecting the thigh bone and shinbone she was prescribed painkillers to deal with the aftermath of the surgery.  “The surgery happened over Spring Break, so I didn’t have to...

Photo Gallery: Blood Drive

Mary Olubogun, senior, speaks with Amy Walters, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center volunteer, while she bandages her arm with Adria Martin, sophomore, alongside her. Olubogun said she liked the addition of the free t-shirt and later reflected on her motivation to donate these past years. “There are people that need blood, and it’s cool, even if it’s a little tiny bit, to help them out,” Olubogun said. “I like that we keep getting the opportunity to help the community as a school is really cool and interesting.”

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

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