Features

Asian Pacific Awareness Committee serves as safe space

The Asian Pacific Awareness Committee/Asian Pacific American Community (APAC) is Webster’s organization for students of Asian heritage (and those interested in the civil rights of Asian Americans).
According to APAC president and senior Zoe Delay, the main missions of the committee are to “…serve as a place for the Asian population of WGHS to connect and support each other” as well as “…fight bias surrounding the Asian-American community.”

Science teacher steps in to teach AP Chemistry class

Science teacher Mebbie Landsness has worked at Webster Groves High School for four years, and this year, she has been given a new opportunity.
When AP Chemistry teacher Dr. Lisa Sylvester had to leave to help the Army Reserves with its COVID-19 response, Landsness was excited to step in and teach the class she left behind.

Valentine’s Day, birthdays impacted by COVID

Valentine’s Day for many means 24 hours jammed full of affection from those closest to them, but this year, some distance is required.
Last year, COVID became serious to many March 13. Lots of schools like Webster dismissed for Spring break and then stayed closed to finish out the school term. Based on this timeline many people’s last holiday spent with friends and family before quarantine would’ve been Valentine’s Day.

Cancelled school events negatively impact seniors

After all of the Turkey Day celebrations weren’t able to take place, it was a wake up call for seniors that the Winter Formal and Prom won’t be able to be celebrated or either, or they’ll be drastically different.
“I’m feeling pretty down about missing senior stuff, mostly because I know I won’t get these times back, but I’m trying to stay positive,” senior Ava Andrews said.

WGHS shares traditions, plans for winter break

After a strange and different first semester, WGHS is looking forward to a relaxing and much needed break. However, as COVID-19 takes its toll on yet another holiday, plans are bound to be compromised.
Teachers and students shared their plans for whichever holiday they celebrate and how it will change because of health concerns and restricted guidelines.

Youth express opinions on election results

This election, much like 2016’s, has had very high tensions between both sides. Throughout Donald Trump’s current presidency, the sides have grown to seem as if the divide between Democrats and Republicans is at an all time high. “Under Trump, Democrats and Republicans have never been more divided- on everything,” one Washington Post headline said. 

Alumna returns to work in Chelsea Center, a cappella

Chandler Turner, new assistant for the Chelsea Center and co-director for the a capella, is a class of 2014 WGHS graduate. 
“I wanted to do my part to help in a capella since being a part of that group had such a huge impact on my time here. The Chelsea Center was just the cherry on top, as I get to help even more students reach their potential in a creative way,” Turner said.

Halloween safety faces new challenges

Halloween 2020 is most likely going to pose unique challenges for trick-or-treaters. During the lockdown caused by COVID-19, it seems that Halloween celebrations may conflict with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Voices of Webster: Covid changes Halloween celebrations

Despite Covid-19,Missouri, among other states, has announced Halloween will not be canceled, leading citizens to wonder what Halloween will look like.
After months of Covid-19 restrictions, it seemed as if Halloween was a holiday that wouldn’t be occurring this year due to the fact that it is such a high contact holiday, but Halloween will ultimately be occurring. Because of this, children and teens everywhere are planning costumes to wear this year, as well as activities that will be safe and socially distanced.