Social Studies teacher, Joshua Luparell started this fall as a history teacher at Webster Groves High School. Born and raised in Springfield, MO, Luparell has had a love of learning and teaching since he was in high school.
Senior Emma Sellers poses with a cow at Gentle Barn Sanctuary.
Senior Emma Sellers has a love for science and environmental issues. She will take her passion to the University of Denver next year where she will study environmental chemistry and German.
Friends seniors Trace Boglino, William Colton, Serdel Dela Cruz, T.J. Disbennett, T.Y. Disbennett, Finn Frese, Frankie Kelty, Grant Lehmann, Thomas Okamoto, Daniel Placke, Matthew Smegner, Briton Toth and Zach Mason make up the “Shrewcrew,” one of the largest friend groups at WGHS.
Senior Nakailah Shields-Robinson described herself as “open-minded because I try to understand so much in different points of views.”
Distance runner, involved in community service and aspiring architect are just a few ingredients that make up senior Cora Blackford.
Senior Eavan O’Neil prefers not to describe herself as an artist, but that doesn’t mean art isn’t an important part of her life.
“I feel uncomfortable calling myself an artist,” O’Neil said. “It feels like the term is associated with a level of success or expertise that can’t be personally assigned. Instead, I usually just say, ‘I paint.’”
“If I were to describe Olivia to someone who has never had the privilege of knowing her, I would use adjectives such as vivacious, kind, challenging, and hard-working,” senior Olivia Bickford’s Spanish teacher Lana Harter said.
Whether it’s working to end out-of-school suspension or studying in college to be able to increase access to healthy plant-based foods in low-income areas, activism is a prominent theme of senior Aysha Gray’s life.
Senior Parker Bont approaches everything he does with dedication and hard work.
Bont said his favorite part of high school was, “Getting involved with extracurriculars and getting to meet people of totally different backgrounds that I never would have known without the extracurricular opportunities.”
Senior Jenna Michalski is currently undecided on what she will study next year at Appalachian State, but one thing she knows for sure is that photography is in her future.
Sterling Smith is very involved as a star student, a founding member of lumberjack club, a four year cross country and track runner, and even the Friendship King.
Smith is also a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spends every weekday morning before school attending seminary classes.
“I am a big personality, and I have a lot of strong opinions, and I’m not afraid to make my opinions known and heard,” senior Rosie Ryan said.
From marketing to interning the All Write Festival, Eagle Award Nominee Sam Hayden is very involved in the school.
Starting in kindergarten Physical Education (P.E.) class, students learn that there are countless benefits from being physically active; however, the negatives are never mentioned.
Recent news coverage of a Sandy Hook parent’s and Parkland students’ suicides have led people to question the trauma that stems from school shootings and how it affects victims.
According to an article on https://www.environmentalscience.org, sustainability is defined as “the study of how natural systems function, remain diverse and produce everything it needs for the ecology to remain in balance.” Due to Earth’s increasingly tumultuous conditions, there are people… Read More ›
Four faculty members will leave the high school at the end of the school year: Tim Cashel, Martin Milstead, Scott Stallcup and Cyndy Gilbert.
It’s common for high school students to feel down, whether it be stress-induced anxiety, “senioritis” or just a lack of motivation, but perhaps what students are experiencing is something more serious.
The proficiency vs. growth debate has gained steam in recent years, especially after the confirmation hearing of education secretary Betsy DeVos.During her confirmation hearing, DeVos was asked by then-senator Al Franken about her ideas on the debate. However, DeVos’s response used the definition of growth to describe proficiency, and when Franken tried to ask a follow-up question, he was cut off, and the topic was changed.
Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Marc Jacobs, Kylie Jenner-all of these stars have been accused of cultural appropriation.Cultural appropriation has several meanings and can be displayed in several different ways, but one prominent definition from Cambridge Dictionary states, “The act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture.”
St. Louis leads the nation in school suspensions for black students. School disciplinary actions, like suspensions and expulsions, may lead students onto a track of dropping out of school and ending up in the justice system. This track is called the school-to-prison pipeline.
This year’s All Write Festival took place with roughly 45 speakers, ranging from authors to comedians. However, this year’s comedian, David Graham, received negative feedback from both students and staff.