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Corvette Collection of the Bedwell Family

Corvette Collection of the Bedwell Family

By Alex Lane
March 17, 2017
Filed under Car Talk, News, Paper Day, Showcase

Freshman Devilyn Bedwell’s family inherited two Corvettes from her grandfather. The two Vettes are a Z06 and a 1974 C3. Bedwell’s uncle, Chris, now owns both and they sit in his garage. “In a way, I like to think the car resembles [my grandfather] and his worth as a person,” Devilyn said. ...

“The Great Wall” Movie Review

“The Great Wall” Movie Review

By Jake Price
March 16, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Paper Day, Reviews, Showcase

“The Great Wall” is a fantasy, action film about a warrior who discovers the secret about the Great Wall Of China and why it was really built. Along the way, he learns the true meaning of trust, deals with the betrayal of the ones closest to him and faces terrifying creatures. From a visual standp...

Cronkite New Voice Act Gives Protection Against Censorship For Student Journalists

Cronkite New Voice Act Gives Protection Against Censorship For Student Journalists

By Sami Schmid, Newspaper staffer
March 15, 2017
Filed under News, Paper Day, Showcase

The Cronkite New Voices Act is in its second go at being passed by the Missouri legislature. New Voices is legislation that gives student journalists freedom from censorship and undoes the effects of the previous decision made in the Hazelwood V. Kuhlmeier Supreme Court case. “Any bill that can negate Hazelwood ...

Uma Upamaka’s Success In Spelling

Uma Upamaka’s Success In Spelling

By Rebekah Maye, North Star Staffer
March 14, 2017
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase

Her name is called, breaking the silence on the quiet stage, and she stands up, number 132 swaying around her neck. A judge sitting before her assigns her a word more complicated than the last, and she thinks about it carefully before saying each letter. She spells it correctly, to the relief of the...

Top 8 Places To Buy Chicken Strips

Top 8 Places To Buy Chicken Strips

By Ashya Roberson, Top 8 Places To Buy Chicken Strips
March 13, 2017
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

Popeyes chicken tenders come in mild and spicy. To me, the mild tenders take the lead because they’re simple and have a burst of flavor that will only make customers go back for more. It’s never too overpowering and people are hooked after one bite. Raising Cane’s strips come in a clos...

News Briefs: Winter Guard, Student Choice Awards, Band Competition

News Briefs: Winter Guard, Student Choice Awards, Band Competition

By Sydney Wise and Ashya Roberson
March 10, 2017
Filed under News, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Winter Guard Season Winter Guard started off their season with two second-place wins, something they weren’t quite expecting. From losing members to having money issues, the season wasn’t looking great in their eyes toward the beginning. They expected to do better, but they’re still hoping to do w...

Thrift Store Gives Proceeds to Christian Missionaries

Thrift Store Gives Proceeds to Christian Missionaries

By Sammie Herr, North Star Staffer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Paper Day, Showcase

Renewed Treasures in St. Charles sells all kinds of donated items, ranging from clothes, knickknacks and trinkets. Founder Cynthia Besselman owns the store and volunteers every Saturday apart from her job as a nurse. One of the main purposes for the store is to donate money to Christian missionaries. “I...

Preparing for Success

Preparing for Success

By Sarah Zimmerman
March 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day

To help each student be successful once the two years are up, the high school students are taken on both college trips and visits to regular public schools to help adjust to what life will be like away from the Nahed Chapman New American Academy. Meanwhile, younger students are taken on tours of the ...

Everlasting Friendships

Everlasting Friendships

By Sarah Zimmerman
March 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day

As this hope grows and students begin to flourish, new friendships form and a theme of peace, diversity and trust is born. “Watching those friendships form is fabulous,” high school ESOL teacher Keary Ritchie said. “Where in the world would you have a girl from the streets of Honduras become ...

Emerging Opportunities

Emerging Opportunities

By Sarah Zimmerman
March 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day

Atop of small comforts like food, the school has developed a few programs to help some students adjust and channel any anger from the situations they have come to face, be it their previous country’s struggles or be it the difficulty in learning a new language and culture. For students who may require a bit ...

Facing Unusual Challenges

Facing Unusual Challenges

By Sarah Zimmerman
March 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day

Social workers are made available to help students who have faced trauma and 100 percent of students at the school qualify for free and reduced lunch. With 90 percent of students never having been in school or only having interrupted schooling, the students are facing very different learning experiences i...

Doubling Enrollment

Doubling Enrollment

By Sarah Zimmerman
March 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase, The Big Topic

At the beginning of the school year, there were approximately 300 students, including Hussein. When the presidential election neared in November, the school’s enrollment abruptly doubled to 600 students due to concern for policy changes. Because of this, the academy had to quickly adapt. As more students arr...

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