Majoring in business administration and programming for companies like Boeing to develop a passion in teaching, English teacher Chloe Telle combines her past experience to her current role in Webster Groves High School.
Prior to coming to Webster Groves School District, Dr. Shane Williamson was the chief diversity officer at Lindenwood University. Now, she’s excited to try new things in a similar, brand new position at Webster.
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.
In the height of a pandemic and the midst of winter, it’s easy to become sad. In an effort to raise their spirits, the students and staff share what they’re looking forward to most.
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.
Students who chose the hybrid learning program at the beginning of the school year are now attending school either in the morning or the afternoon.
With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, etc., different traditions are celebrated everywhere, and as the holiday season approaches, some students are looking forward to getting filled up with traditional holiday cuisine.
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.
School nurses Rachel Huertas and Natalie Mertens’ jobs didn’t go on pause when classes went online. They were preparing for when students did come back.
Missouri has, until recently, been a true swing state with historical accuracy at voting for the eventual election winner. From 1904 through 2004, Missourians got it wrong just once – preferring Adlai Stevenson (D) over Dwight Eisenhower (R) in 1956.
With the impacts of Covid-19, everything has changed. Like every other holiday since Covid-19 this year, Thanksgiving is bound to be compromised too. Like everyone, teachers hope to adapt their Thanksgiving traditions this year.
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.
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 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.
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.
Halloween in Covid time seems to be a time where people decide with their neighbors a routine. Going around to random people’s houses for candy is a lot of contact and against safety recommendations with regards to Covid.
Americans will vote for their next president on Nov. 3, less than a month away. As the presidential election only takes place every four years, some people will vote for the first time this year.
Center field looks like a dystopian scene. First graders in masks put their hands together in prayer as sun glints of dew in the grass. This is the new standard of youth sports in COVID-19.
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There’s no need to settle for the high-priced costumes when buying the perfect masterpiece. Halloween is one of the holidays people try to show up the next person with the “better” costume. Some people spend the least on a costume, but the costume looks store-bought.