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Opinion: Missouri voters should remember GOP gerrymandering

Opinion: Missouri voters should remember GOP gerrymandering

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

January 16, 2020

Thomas Hofeller worked from the shadows for nearly five decades. His job: manipulating Congressional districts in several states, including Missouri, to give the Republican Party an edge at the federal and state level. “Redistricting is like an election in reverse,” he once boasted at a conference...

Opinion: Trigger warnings benefit mental health

Opinion: Trigger warnings benefit mental health

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2020

*Trigger warning: this article mentions suicide, rape* This past summer, I was playing in a lacrosse tournament up in Chicago. My team was playing a team from Florida. No big deal, the only thing that sucks about that is that they have to wear headgear, I thought. As I looked closer, I was able t...

Review: The Cruel Prince’s unique characters make for interesting plot

Review: The Cruel Prince’s unique characters make for interesting plot

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

January 9, 2020

Released in early 2018 by Holly Black, The Cruel Prince follows Jude, a human girl living among faeries. She wants to fit in, but her stubbornness and determination cause her to stand out among the royal family, where she aspires to become a knight.  Jude has a twin sister Taryn and an older sis...

Opinion: You should care about the U.K.’s election

Opinion: You should care about the U.K.’s election

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

No, the president is not getting elected. No senators or representatives are being elected, either. The General Election is being held in the United Kingdom on Dec. 12, as the Conservative Party tries to re-elect Boris Johnson as Prime Minister (PM) and the Labour Party tries to elect Jeremy Corb...

Review: NPR’s Hidden Brain series provides great insights

Review: NPR’s Hidden Brain series provides great insights

Grace Kirtley, Lifestyles Editor

December 12, 2019

I love podcasts. Crime podcasts. Political podcasts. Investigative podcasts. But there is one podcast that I never seem to be disappointed in, and that is NPR’s Hidden Brain series by journalist Shankar Vedantam. The series is a collection of 20 to 40 minute in-depths of “unconscious patterns t...

Review: ‘Let It Snow’ provides new take on typical Christmas rom-coms

Review: ‘Let It Snow’ provides new take on typical Christmas rom-coms

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

November 26, 2019

While the competition when it comes to Christmas “feel-good” movies is highly competitive this time of year, Let It Snow, which was released on Netflix on Nov. 8, 2019, shines through in its own way, creating a new take on your typical Christmas "chick-flick." Based upon the young adult novel by ...

Opinion: Discrimination suit brings much-needed scrutiny into police culture

Opinion: Discrimination suit brings much-needed scrutiny into police culture

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

November 22, 2019

Oct. 28 was not a good day for the St. Louis County Police Department. It marked the end of a week of testimony alleging that the department had repeatedly passed over Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, who is gay, for a promotion 23 times based on his sexuality.   After three hours of deliberation, the jury determined that it had, and ordered the departmen...

Opinion: Fair Pay to Play Act represents college sports’ future

Opinion: Fair Pay to Play Act represents college sports’ future

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

On Sept. 31, California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the Fair Pay to Play Act, which gives all California college-level athletes a chance to be paid for their work on the field. It also allows athletes to be paid for endorsing products and hire their own agents to negotiate terms and conditions. It...

Review: “Gemini Man” falls flat of expectations

Review: “Gemini Man” falls flat of expectations

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

November 5, 2019

When Gemini Man’s first trailer debuted on April 23, 2019, the film appeared to have all of the right components to dominate the box office: a gripping concept, an Oscar-winning director and Will Smith in the starring role. However, due to competition with films like Joker and The Addams Family o...

Review: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” wows despite critical disapproval

Review: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” wows despite critical disapproval

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

Ed. note: This review contains minor spoilers for the 2014 film "Maleficent." On Oct. 18, 2019, Disney’s newest live-action film "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" hit the big screen. The film is a sequel to 2014's "Maleficent," and both films follow the antagonist of the 1959 animated Disney princess...

Review: Brockhampton returns for “Ginger”

Review: Brockhampton returns for “Ginger”

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2019

Hip-hop boy band Brockhampton is back, but its reunion is bittersweet. Its newest release “Ginger” comes at a trying time for the group, which faced rapid commercial success with the “Saturation” trilogy, but has also had to come to grips recently with the removal of founding member Ameer Va...

Opinion: The case for a pass/fail grading system

Opinion: The case for a pass/fail grading system

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

September 18, 2019

Letter grades. Those pesky A's, B's, C's, D's and F's can either make or break your whole year. At some point throughout high school, almost every teenager feels like they are defined by their grades. Having letter grades instead of having a pass or fail system is detrimental to students. Here are some reas...

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