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Diseases Everywhere

Diseases Everywhere

Tanner Rojewski, Production Editor

October 3, 2019

A flight attendant and mother of three was working on an international flight from New York to Israel this past March when she contracted measles. After an almost 11-hour flight, she was hospitalized because her brain began to swell, which put her into a coma. She died on Aug. 13 because of someone e...

An Atheist Pilgrimage Part II

Ohfer’s convience shop, the store where my friends and me buy our snacks and greasy meals. Here, we experiment with interesting Israeli foods and also find comfort foods such as overpriced Pringles.

Michael Schmitz, Foreign Correspondent

October 2, 2019

Hey, Michael here. It’s been more than four weeks since I wrote my last piece, and since then I’ve become more worried about becoming broke than getting hit by a rocket.  I’m surrounded by amazing places to eat - falafel stands, shawarma shops and an especially epic Japanese restaurant - but I only have a ...

Instagram’s Upcoming Update Shields Minors from Body Image Posts

The influence of Instagram on body image.

Molly Sillitto, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2019

Instagram has recently announced a new update that will be featuring restrictions against types of body image-related posts to minors and will also be taking down some posts related to diet products and cosmetic surgery.  The new update is to take place within the weeks to come. Social media ...

The Fad Around Environment Sustainability

Reusable water bottles and metal straws help the environment but have very little effect on a global scale.

Alayna Higdon, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2019

I only use reusable water bottles, but I also use plastic bags, drink out of plastic straws, and use gas in my car. Although I am taking a step to better my actions, is it really making a difference?  My lifestyle takes up 3.6 Earths, according to the Global Footprint Network, an organization...

It’s Time to Take Action


Sarah Harris, senior, holds up a picture of Courage2Report, an app. This app helps bring awareness to school shootings in a timely manner.

Sarah Harris, Associate Editor

September 23, 2019

As the pools begin to close and the summer homework begins to get finished, it’s that time of year again. The start of school. And with the start of school comes the purchasing of new school supplies.  For weeks, parents will clip coupons and study deals to find the cheapest school supplies...

An Atheist Pilgrimage Part I

Sunset in Jerusalem, September 4, with the Old City in the distance.

Michael Schmitz, Foreign Correspondent

September 7, 2019

Today is my tenth day in Israel, and writing that statement feels surreal. For the first four months of my senior year I’ll be a student in Israel - learning Hebrew, taking a Jewish history class and going on a dozen trips across the country to visit its ancient sites. The reason I decided to take...

Opinion: Boys Dance Too

Male dancers face struggles while pursuing dance.

Jen Bosche, Managing Editor

September 4, 2019

On Aug. 26, 300 dancers gathered in Times Square to take a ballet class in support of the #BoysDanceToo movement after the debate of whether boys can love dance was brought about by Lara Spencer of “Good Morning America” (GMA). Spencer made comments about male dancers during the Aug. 22 live GMA bro...

Speak Out: Major League Soccer Team Name

“The Archers could be a good name for the soccer team because of the Arch in downtown St. Louis. The Arch is considered the ‘Gateway to the West’ so it symbolizes St. Louis and the city’s history,” Hailey Benting, junior, said.

Kailin Zhang, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

With Major League Soccer announcing it's expansion to St. Louis, The Messenger asked: What should the St. Louis Major League Soccer team be named?

Opinion: Why I Use Essential Oils

Opinion: Why I Use Essential Oils

Sam Hall, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2019

Let’s make it clear: I will vaccinate my kids. If you have ever met me chances are, I have offered you essential oils. They are a big part of my life and I use them frequently. Which makes many people concerned about the well being and health of my future children. It started when I was in mi...

Michael’s Manifesto: The Changing Global Role of America

Michael’s Manifesto: The Changing Global Role of America

Michael Schmitz, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Six months into the Chinese trade war and the United States has still been unable to reform China’s alleged unfair economic tactics. It’s been almost a year since President Trump’s initial summit with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and North Korea has yet to make progress towards denuclearizati...

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