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Freshman Blaize Peebles Volunteers For His Community

Freshman Blaize Peebles Volunteers For His Community

February 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Paper Day, Showcase

From working at the Missouri Butterfly Dreams Pageant to volunteering at the St. Louis Special Olympics to translating songs into American Sign Language for his church, freshman Blaize Peebles chooses to spend countless hours volunteering for his community. “I try to make it a better environment...

Just a Fun Drive

Just a Fun Drive

By Martin Groves
February 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Paper Day, Showcase

Weldon Spring Mound The 75-foot tall mound is a burial ground of sorts, not for people, but that of radioactive waste from a chemical plant that sat in its place years ago. Completed in 2001, the mound covers 1.5 million cubic yards of hazardous materials from the plant that once produced...

Drama Crew Hard at Work to Prepare for Spring Musical

Drama Crew Hard at Work to Prepare for Spring Musical

By Kylah Woods
February 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase

A play isn’t a play without the lights, the costumes, the set and so much more. But all these elements don’t just appear out of nowhere. There’s an entire crew of around 40 people that plans each and every part of the spring production. “I feel like the crew is kind of like a family,” stage...

Junior Foreign Exchange Student Julia Haas Joins Swim Team

Junior Foreign Exchange Student Julia Haas Joins Swim Team

By Christian Witte
February 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase, Sports

For the 2017 swim season, the team has picked up junior foreign exchange student Julia Haas for her first competitive season since her sixth grade year. Haas returned to swimming because it was something she already knew how to do and has been doing since she was at a very young age. “The first practic...

Girls’ Basketball Pink Ribbon Game Preview

Girls’ Basketball Pink Ribbon Game Preview

By Sydney Wise
February 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase

The girls’ varsity basketball team will host the annual Pink Ribbon game on Friday, Feb. 10. Coach Dawn Hahn started this event around 14 years ago after her mother passed away from cancer. The game will start off with girls’ varsity playing, followed by girls’ JV, boys’ varsity and lastly bo...

Education on Heroin can Prevent Complications in the Future

Education on Heroin can Prevent Complications in the Future

By On Behalf of the Editorial Board
February 8, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Paper Day, Showcase

We need to inform people of the facts of heroin. Preferred Family, who provides adolescent and adult substance use rehabilitation, believes that the younger people start talking to their family and friends about drug abuse, the better, because it will eventually become a more comfortable conversation...

Senior Chandler Edgecomb Becomes Hockey Goalie His First Year On the Team

Senior Chandler Edgecomb Becomes Hockey Goalie His First Year On the Team

By Sydney Wise, North Star Staffer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase

As the hockey season becomes more intense, senior Chandler Edgecomb begins to feel the pressure that comes with being a new goalie on the team. Not only is this his first year on the varsity team, but it’s also his first year playing hockey since he was around 9 or 10. “It’s pretty nerve-wracking,” Edgec...

Emily Hardin Prepares for Band Director Career

Emily Hardin Prepares for Band Director Career

By Heidi Hauptman
January 11, 2017
Filed under Paper Day

Someone knowing in high school what they want to do as a career is rare. This is not the case for junior Emily Hardin. She has decided that she wants to pursue a career as a high school band director. “I knew that I wanted to become a band director sometime during middle school,” Hardin said. “I ju...

Create Art at the Third Degree Glass Factory

Create Art at the Third Degree Glass Factory

By Paige Prinster
January 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Paper Day, Showcase

Inside an old re-purposed Pontiac dealership situated on Delmar Boulevard, an art gallery occupies a large room. Vibrantly colored glass pieces bring life to the studio. Each piece is unique, just like the community of artists behind them who have decided to call Third Degree Glass Factory their home. ...

Painting More Than Just Pots

Painting More Than Just Pots

By Alex Lane
January 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Paper Day, Showcase

This artistic studio is a mother-daughter owned walk-in art studio, varying from ceramics and glass fusing to just old-fashioned painting. Located at 3772 Monticello Plaza in St. Charles, anyone is welcome to go to the studio. Whether they’re looking for a place to sit and paint with friends and f...

Top Eight Things to do under $10

By Sami Schmid, Newspaper writer
November 13, 2016
Filed under Newspaper, Opinions

1) GO GEOCACHING Geocaching is a large treasure hunt with people all over the world. It’s like Pokemon Go except what you find isn’t virtual. There are different sized caches to search for or hide. Visit geocaching.com to make an account and use the app on your phone to navigate your way to dif...

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