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How to solve problems between friends

How to solve problems between friends

Jennifer Butler, Opinions Editor
March 31, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

Recently, I've seen a lot of drama between my friends, myself included. But my friends and I have a great system to solve all our quarrels. Here are some tips for when you get into a fight with your friends: Don’t talk to them about it. Don’t ask them how they feel, don’t tell them... Read more »

Chaos And The Calm: Too calm to be remembered, but enjoyable

Chaos And The Calm: Too calm to be remembered, but enjoyable

Suzy Blalock, Reporter
March 31, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

Singer/songwriter James Bay’s debut album Chaos And The Calm proves to be an awesome arrangement of songs, but overall lacks originality. The England native’s album contains an equal mix of upbeat pop songs with folk influences and acoustic, slower-paced songs. The combination of quiet... Read more »

A Day In the Life Of a Jiu-Jitsu White belt

Bryan Woode, Reporter
March 27, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions

Twice a week, I attend evening Jiu-Jitsu classes at the Gracie Barra West location. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a form of martial arts that focuses on ground fighting, grappling and self defense. In my own words, I describe BJJ as a combination of Judo and Wrestling. Just as I put my belt on my Gi,... Read more »

The Darkest Minds proves not to be another Hunger Games

The Darkest Minds proves not to be another Hunger Games

Amanda Shaw, Asst. Webmaster
March 26, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Reviews

By now nearly everyone has read The Hunger Games or Divergent along with many other popular dystopian novels. The Darkest Minds, the first book of a trilogy by Alexandra Bracken, falls into this category, but don’t stereotype it: THIS BOOK IS NOT THE HUNGER GAMES. The... Read more »

Making the most of a seemingly bleak situation

Jessica Collins, Reporter
March 25, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

People always seem to say the grass is greener on the other side without appreciating what is right in front of them. Most people are too busy looking elsewhere to fully understand what they already have. No one seems to appreciate Missouri and all of the fun events our state has to offer. Many people... Read more »

The Walking Dead moves into its 6th Season

The Walking Dead moves into its 6th Season

Kaitlyn Wylie, Staff Reporter
February 13, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Reviews

It keeps us on our the edge of our seat, gripping the remote, and occasionally makes us gasp in either surprise or disgust it's The Walking Dead. The show, based on the comic by Kirkman, follows a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse that are constantly on the move trying to find hope in a world... Read more »

The DUFF proves to be quirky, funny despite cliche love story

The DUFF proves to be quirky, funny despite cliche love story

Delaney Eyermann, Webmaster
February 5, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

The Des Peres Wehrenberg theater was kind enough to allow me to see a free advanced screening of the movie The DUFF. I had seen the previews for the movie and was excited to see it. When I got to the theater I was very anxious to see if the movie would reach my expectations, and as it began... Read more »

Senior year involves busier schedule than anticipated

Jack Rogan, Life Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions

With January comes the annual and oftentimes stress inducing pick of classes for next year’s schedule. While some students, especially incoming seniors, want to take a wide array of Art or Physical Education courses, other students may choose to take slightly more challenging classes, such as Advanced... Read more »

The reason for the season

Alaina Strollo, Social Media Editor
December 18, 2014
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Contrary to popular belief however, Christmas excitement shouldn't be confined to receiving or giving gifts. To me, the holidays are about so much more than just the presents. Don't get me wrong, waking up in the wee hours of a winter morning... Read more »

Out and About: Thai Bistro

Alaina Strollo, Assistant Webmaster and Social Media Editor
December 18, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Out and About, Reviews

The Thai Bistro in the Wildwood Town Center is a perfect installment to solve relentless foreign food cravings. Thai food is traditionally rooted from the many flavors of food--spicy, sweet, sour and more. Thai food is anything for curry to fresh veggies and sticky rice. The options for Thai food... Read more »

Walk the Moon’s new album is one to please

Walk the Moon’s new album is one to please

Alaina Strollo , Asst. Webmaster
December 12, 2014
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

With twelve new and distinct tracks, Talking is Hard is just another addition to the spectacular band's successes as an indie pop and rock group. Walk the Moon traditionally has an 80's dance music feel and Talking is Hard furthers that vibe. The album has variety--the tracks range... Read more »

Far Cry 4 doesn’t mess with what isn’t broken

Far Cry 4 doesn’t mess with what isn’t broken

Garrett McBay, Reporter
December 12, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

Almost two years ago I reviewed Far Cry 3 and overall thought that it was a fun to play game. Ubisoft's sequel, Far Cry 4, returns with everything that made its predecessor fun while adding new parts to make it even better. The game follows the story of Ajay, an American man who, upon the final wish... Read more »