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Radiator Hospital releases latest masterpiece

Radiator Hospital releases latest masterpiece

Abby Karandjeff, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

In October, Radiator Hospital released their latest album, Play The Songs You Like. This follows their previous albums Torch Song and Something Wild and is their first release in three years. The band, originating in Grand Rapids, MI, is known for their punk-alternative vibe accompanied by an aco...

Phil Kline and an introduction to ‘Sound Art’

Phil Kline and an introduction to ‘Sound Art’

Ally Hartman, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

I was first introduced to Phil Kline’s music, ironically enough, through an environmental science project. We were doing a project on an endangered species, and I just so happened to pick Bachman's Warbler, a species of little yellow birds. It’s not officially extinct yet, but the creature’s las...

iOS 11 offers necessary improvements to old software

iOS 11 offers necessary improvements to old software

Gehrig Prozorowski, Feature Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

A little over a month ago, Apple released iOS 11 to the public. With complaints about the new update draining battery life, I’m here to set the record straight. Its flaws are outweighed by its improvements. There are plenty of changes with the iOS 11 software, but I’m going to mention only a...

The Snowman creates a not-so-thrilling thriller

The Snowman creates a not-so-thrilling thriller

Natalie Karlsson, Reporter

October 31, 2017


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The Snowman, released October 20, 2017, seemed to be another one of those cheesy horror movies. It was set in Oslo, Norway, where it always snows. So far, it has earned $22.7 million, which doesn't even compare to movies like It and Dunkirk. Directed by Tomas Alfredson, it starts off with a young...

Boy Scouts contributes to gender equality in U.S.

Boy Scouts contributes to gender equality in U.S.

Abby Karandjeff, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Opinions

Beginning this year, the Boy Scouts of America are allowing females to join the organization. I am fully in support of this decision. I remember when I was younger, I would always hear about the adventurous and fun activities and camping trips the Boy Scouts would go on. I was so envious because I...

Being an immigrant in Trump’s America

Being an immigrant in Trump’s America

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Additional Information, As Seen In The Image, Blog, Opinions, Top Stories

"Terrorist! ISIL sympathizer! Go back to your own country!" I sat at my desk, shell-shocked. How could such accusations come out of someone's mouth? In my seventeen years of living in the United States, I had never encountered such vile words, until now. My beautiful brown skin had never warranted...

Problems facing North Koreans should not be ignored

Problems facing North Koreans should not be ignored

Jasmin Kim, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

Recently, there was an influx of North Korean news in the media due to a series of ballistic missile launches that disrupted the Korean peninsula. Just a couple of months before, the media burst with the tragic death of Otto Wombier, an American student who died in comatose after he returned from...

Branson is perfect for a cheesy weekend getaway

Branson is perfect for a cheesy weekend getaway

Ally Hartman, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

Three weeks ago my mom, grandma and I took a weekend trip to Branson, MO, a quaint tourist town two hours away from Wildwood. It might seem like a lengthy drive, but the trip is well worth it, if you have the right mindset going in. All of Branson’s attractions are a little outdated, but show off a kind of charm ...

Is kneeling for the national anthem justified or disrespectful?

Is kneeling for the national anthem justified or disrespectful?

Travis Bodell and Jack Weaver

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

In recent weeks, NFL athletes have taken a knee during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice. Started by former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the protests have grown after being in the spotlight of the media and President Donald Trump. Whether these protests are justified...

My Perspective: Open discussion highlights problems facing region

My Perspective: Open discussion highlights problems facing region

Travis Bodell, Opinions Editors

September 19, 2017


Filed under Blog, Opinions, Top Stories

Tuesday, Sept. 19's open discussion, organized by juniors Shay Campbell and Treasure Smith as part of the protest week, made it clear that the St. Louis area is dealing with divisive opinions and apathy.  Many of the students in attendance need to learn that an open discussion where people share their...

Lancers react to new school pictures

Lancers react to new school pictures

Travis Bodell, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Photo Opinion, Top Stories

School pictures for the 2017-2018 school year were distributed during all three lunch shifts on Sept. 18. We hit the Commons to find out what students really thought about their portraits this year. Retakes are scheduled for Oct. 9 for seniors and Oct. 10 for underclassmen. Watch for details on lance...

Out & About: Union Loafers & Bread Bakery

Out & About: Union Loafers & Bread Bakery

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter

August 31, 2017


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It's been a family tradition of mine to eat out on the weekends, and this weekend was no exception. It was my father's turn to choose which restaurant we would visit this weekend. He decided we should go to Union Loafers and Bread Bakery in Tower Grove. When we got there, the small restaurant was...