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Veterans Day Assembly Cancelled

Veterans Day Assembly Cancelled

By Kylah Woods
November 9, 2016
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase

What would have been the first Veterans Day assembly was  canceled for this year. Band director Robert Stegeman is planning for next year’s assembly. “I think it is important to honor those who risked their lives for our country,” Abbie Chruma, sophomore and band member, said. Since Stegeman...

Dominic Schneider Set to play in National Band

Dominic Schneider Set to play in National Band

By Stacy Beasley
November 4, 2016
Filed under News, Paper Day, Showcase

Junior Dominic Schneider is in the school band and this year he made Nationals for playing tuba. Dominic will play in the All-National Honor Concert Band. They meet at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas from Nov. 10-13. “Since I’m doing so well in tuba it makes me fee...

Constitutional Carry Gun Law Made Legal in Missouri

By Carolynn Gonzalez
November 4, 2016
Filed under Paper Day

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 656 on June 26, 2016, a bill that loosens Missouri’s gun permit laws. The veto was overturned by lawmakers on Sept. 14 and makes it legal to carry a concealed gun without a permit. The bill becomes law on Jan. 1, 2017. “The new gun law where anyone can carry n...

Shikha Annem Does Indian Dance

Shikha Annem Does Indian Dance

By Myah Blocker
November 3, 2016
Filed under Features, Newspaper, Paper Day, Showcase

Shikha Annem has been dancing for eight years, but it’s not the typical American dancing that most people know. It’s known as Bollywood dancing to modern day Americans and Indian dancing to her. “[Dancing] is a stress reliever for me sometimes,” Shikha said. “And it’s just fun.” When Shikh...

Both Cross Country Teams Make Sectionals

Both Cross Country Teams Make Sectionals

November 3, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, News, Newspaper

  With the cross country season coming to a close, the school’s runners have been working to qualify for the state meet on Nov. 5 in Jefferson City after making it past sectionals. The boys’ and girls’ teams both made it through Districts on Oct. 22 and qualified for Sectionals on Oc...

Writer’s Guild Provides a Gateway to Writing-Focused Students

Writer’s Guild Provides a Gateway to Writing-Focused Students

By Jake Price
November 3, 2016
Filed under Paper Day, Showcase

Last year, students were introduced to the Writer’s Guild and it started out as a small group, but now they’ve returned for another school year. “[The Writer’s Guild] might be a fun and creative thing for some people,” Jani Wilkens, English teacher and Writer’s Guild sponsor, said. “...

New Gun Law is a Fatal Shot to Missouri [EDITORIAL]

New Gun Law is a Fatal Shot to Missouri [EDITORIAL]

By On Behalf of the Editorial Board
November 3, 2016
Filed under Editorials, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

We have a gun problem. In 2015, 179 people in St. Louis were shot and killed, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and a slowdown is nowhere in sight. This violence rips neighborhoods apart, compounding economic and social tensions. Gun violence demands action, but the Missouri le...

Voting Third Party is an Option

Voting Third Party is an Option

By Anthony Kristensen, Newspaper Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 2, 2016
Filed under Newspaper, Opinions, Paper Day

The 2016 presidential election has been nothing less than a circus and a cruel joke to our constitutional republic. With candidates flipping over and over on different policies, blatantly lying to the public and so many more issues with the current candidates, it has not only shamed the American peop...

Syrian Soccer Team Looks to Qualify for the World Cup

Syrian Soccer Team Looks to Qualify for the World Cup

November 2, 2016
Filed under Featured, Newspaper, Professional Sports

He’s a stocky man, sporting a Barcelona soccer jersey with the name “MESSI” and the number 10 printed on the back. He greets everyone he encounters with a smile on his face, living life to the fullest. However, as he sits at a Panera Bread Company table in St. Louis, he knows that this is not h...

The Annual Tradition of Powder Puff Continues

The Annual Tradition of Powder Puff Continues

September 21, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Newspaper

This year, the junior and senior girls will take the football field in the annual Powder Puff game. The game will take place on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold for $3 in advance and $5 at the door. For over 10 years, the Powder Puff game has been one of KOE’s fundraisers and has gotte...

The New Superintendent Faces the Same Budget Challenges

The New Superintendent Faces the Same Budget Challenges

By Christopher St. Aubin
September 21, 2016
Filed under News, Newspaper, Paper Day, Showcase

This year, FHSD has a new superintendent, Mary Hendricks-Harris. She inherits this job at a time when the district has been running a deficit budget for the past year. With a new tax levy, Proposition Howell, on the ballot in November, FHSD is hopeful to make up for lost revenue in order to provide ess...

Rooster Cafe Brings a Fresh New Feel to Customers

Rooster Cafe Brings a Fresh New Feel to Customers

By Myah Blocker
September 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Paper Day, Showcase, Videos

Rooster is a cafe with eccentric paintings on the walls adding to the modern-chic atmosphere as the waiters greet people with a warm smile as they pass with plates to cater customers. “The laid back atmosphere is what I like the most,” employee Keith Webb said. “It’s awesome.” Owner David Bailey e...

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