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Section Retakes and Online Testing to Come for the ACT

Starting with the September 2020 ACT exam, students will be given the option to retake single sections or to take the ACT online.

Zara Tola, Data Journalist

October 29, 2019

Recently, ACT announced that there would be alternatives forms of the normal paper-pencil, four-section exam.  Starting with the September 2020 ACT exam, students will be given the option to retake single sections or to take the ACT online.   The section retakes aim to give students the best chance to do good on a ...

Administration Finalizes Decision on Current Flex Time

Mayce McEvoy, junior, eats lunch with her friends in the hall during Flex Time Friday. She was 1 of more than 1,500 students who signed a student-created petition following rumors of possibly taking away A Day Flex Time next semester. Following multiple discussions, the administration decided to keep Flex Time the same this semester and only adjusting C Days next semester.

Marta Mieze, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2019

For the past two weeks, high school principals have been meeting to finalize a change in Flex Time to account for a newly discovered state requirement of 7,830 Carnegie units, minutes required for high school students to be in a classroom.  As the rumors spread of possibly taking away A Day Flex Time...

Petition Circulates Amidst Flex Time Changes

Petition Circulates Amidst Flex Time Changes

Marta Mieze, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

Editor's note: Per Principal Dr. Steve Hankins, the decision on Flex Time may not be finalized Friday, Oct. 18, due to new options still being discussed. If a decision is not made Friday, there will not be an announcement sent out Monday, Oct. 21. As the clock ticked to 4 p.m. yesterday, Oct. 16...

Flex Time Raises Concerns for Students with Allergies

Miranda Knittel, freshman, eats lunch with her friends during Flex Time. Students with allergies and their friends tend to stay wary of allergy concerns due to students being able to eat around the school during Flex Time.

Kailin Zhang, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

As the bell rings for Flex Time, students flock the halls, eating lunch, working on homework and chatting with friends. While Flex Time gives students the freedom to eat lunch at different times in various locations, it also presents challenges for students with allergies.   Miranda Knittel, freshman, is allergic to tr...

West County Moms Unite To Promote Gun Control

Sally Boyd shares her son’s story with the MDA group on Oct. 7 at the Manchester United Methodist Church.

Zara Tola, Data Journalist

October 15, 2019

In light of a recent commercial sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise Organization, many moms in the West County Area have started to join Moms Demand Action (MDA), a group that seeks to get more regulation with gun control in the U.S. in order to prevent gun violence. The Sandy Hook commercial, which ...

State Legislation Leads to Flex Time Re-Evaluation

Katherine Andrews, senior, talks to Matthew Del Pizzo, social studies teacher, during Flex Time about her girls tennis match. Following recent state legislature, Flex Time has set schools behind on the required 1,044 credit minutes. To solve the problem, high school principals are meeting to discuss possibly scheduling a few Friday A Days without Flex Time.

Marta Mieze, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

Ayesha Kazmi, junior, like most other students, has spent her hours of Flex Time making up quizzes and receiving help from multiple teachers. However, due to the recent discovery of Missouri legislature credit hour qualifications, those hours don’t hold the same value as the rest of the school day.&nbs...

7 Ways to Reduce Your Stress

7 Ways to Reduce Your Stress

Zara Tola, Data Journalist

October 11, 2019

It has now been a couple of months into the first semester, and students are now feeling the heat when it comes to stress. Here are some tips for reducing the impacts of stress. 1. Get active Kick a ball around, play some catch or even just go for a five-minute stroll down your street. Accordin...

New Speaker Discusses Financial Aid

Félipe Martinez from the Scholarship Foundation speaks to students and parents about FAFSA.

Alayna Higdon, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2019

Korinne Snipes, senior, spends a lot of her time working on her college essays and scholarships. As Snipes focuses on the application process, her dad, Kevin, is eager to learn more about the parents’ end of college: the finances.  Kevin was one of many parents who attended a financial aid prese...

Unintentional Intruder Alarms Instigate Changes to the Intruder Alarm System

RSD is reforming the intruder alert system in hopes of ensuring the safety and security of students and staff. 

Waha Siddiqui, News Editor

October 7, 2019

Quinn Thomas, junior at Eureka High School, was enjoying her second day of Flex with her friends in the school courtyard on Sept. 4 when she saw the students and staff surrounding her scramble into chaos.  An intruder alarm had sounded forcing the school to go under emergency protocol and shelter and evacuate. For approximately 20 minutes, the staff and students at EHS thought there was an intruder until they were notified it was a...

Calendar Changes Interfere with Sports

Jake Embleton, junior, drives the ball down field in a match against De Smet Jesuit.

Marta Mieze, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2019

Last year, a week after the end of the school year, Stone Burke, junior, headed to the track and field State Championships. However, next year due to the House Bill 604, which passed on July 11, Burke might have to miss his final exams in order to attend the State meet again.  The Bill establ...

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