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Opinion: Teens Need To Become More Civically Engaged

Opinion: Teens Need To Become More Civically Engaged

Aarushi Bute, Business Manager April 29, 2020

It’s been more than 200 years since the supposedly free United States of America has been founded, yet issues like inequality, poverty, and housing problems are still very prevalent. And though politically...

Missouri Governor Mike Parson hands a packet of Kool-Aid that reads “Missouri Doesn’t Need Stay-At-Home” to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Parson believes that the disparity between the number of cases in urban areas versus rural areas in Missouri is evidence that a statewide stay-at-home order is unnecessary. Photo illustration by Jackson Estwanick.

“Individual Responsibilities” is Ignorantly Ineffective

Jackson Estwanick, Executive Producer April 3, 2020

It might seem like forever ago, but it was only four weeks ago Friday, March 13, that President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, with Missouri Governor...

Students Need to Put Health Before School

Students Need to Put Health Before School

Molly Sillitto, Staff Reporter March 10, 2020

  Often during this time of the year filled with flu, stuffy noses and coughing, it is not uncommon to see a fellow peer in class coughing and hacking while struggling to keep their head up. But...

The name plate of Freshman Principal Keena Moore is atop a paper presenting Shirley Chisholm, the first African American U.S. Congresswoman. Both Moore and the paper demonstrate a lack of full representation in MHS as Moore is one of two African American faculty members in a high school of 2,250 students, and Chisholm's paper is one of a couple scarce posters scattered around a three-story building. This is how MHS carried out black history month.

Black History Month: How Silence Spoke Louder Than Words

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter March 4, 2020

As February, the month reserved for acknowledging black history, fades into March, I found these last 29 days only provided me with feelings of shame and resentment.  These emotions stem from the...

Opinion: Keep Religion Out of Education

Opinion: Keep Religion Out of Education

Will Roach, Opinions Editor February 27, 2020

Most of the students I go to school with today have been in the public school system their entire lives and don’t talk to private school kids on a daily basis. So I can always get a good reaction out...

Women of color are often cast aside in the shadow of more prominent white women.

Fair and Deadly: Why the Pressure to Be Whiter Should Not Be Ignored

Arpitha Sistla, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

The smell of Fair and Lovely skin bleaching cream is an all too familiar scent for me. Flowery and elegant, the bright pink tube and the beautiful photoshopped woman’s face promise the user a whiter...

The Struggles of Being Skinny

The Struggles of Being Skinny

Akhila Swarna, Advertising Manager February 12, 2020

My mind began to race as I made my way through the crowd to find my mom, avoiding the swarm of acquaintances and small talk. I approached my mom, who was speaking with her friend and reminiscing...

Breaking the Stigma

Breaking the Stigma

Akhila Swarna, Advertising Manager February 5, 2020

Last summer, Nikhil Boddu, senior, felt successful after conducting neuropsychological research at the University of Oxford, where his work and success later presented him with a unique opportunity. This...

Love Your Locks

Love Your Locks

Zara Tola, Data Journalist January 30, 2020

My nerves tingled as I felt the sensation of a cloud of hot smoke dissipate between my fingers. I combed through the pin-straight ends of my freshly straightened hair as I looked in the mirror at myself....

 More than 10,000 people from Union Station on Market Street at the Women’s March on St. Louis march displaying signs with a variety of women empowerment sayings Jan. 21, 2017. The movement has taken place every year since placing emphasis on voter registration.

Women’s March & Feminism: “Separate But Equal”

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter January 24, 2020

Once again, hundreds of thousands of ecstatic Women’s March attendees flooded the streets of Washington D.C. Jan. 18, showcasing pink cat hats and bold phrases on handmade signs. Once again, protesters...

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