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.
St. Louis held a special session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to restrict LGBTQ+ community on Feb. 23-26. The reason for this was a recent concern on the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community. There has been… Read More ›
After graduating high school from WGHS in 2007 and finishing college at Illinois State University, Simone Cunningham, school counselor, felt as though she was called into doing this job, mostly because she enjoys connecting with students on a “different level” as she put it.
All Write, coming early March, will return for the fifth year in a row. The 2019 festival will feature a space theme to give an out-of-this-world experience.
Step is defined as “a complex synchronized dancelike performance that blends African folk traditions with popular culture” by Britannica Encyclopedia, but to the WGHS Step team, it is much more. Senior Nia Lyles explained, “Sometimes [step] can be very aggressive,… Read More ›
Almost everyone knows someone who struggles with mental health, whether it is a family member, a friend or oneself. When trying to navigate ways to assist others, it is often easy to feel helpless. However, St. Louis initiatives offer opportunities… Read More ›
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. Anxiety Disorders According to the Anxiety and Depression Association… Read More ›
DECA and Marketing II’s Mr. Webster pageant took place Nov. 28, in Knight Auditorium and included talents, dancing and other traditional pageant activities.
Senior Ray McIntyre was voted Mr. Webster over 11 other contestants, all of whom applied and went through interviews in September and early October.
Over 20 student-crafted murals adorn the halls of WGHS, boasting bright colors, impactful quotes and meaningful illustrations. But, as time goes by, murals tend to blend in with the routine of daily high school life. Notable works include the large… Read More ›
When the phrase, “abortion clinic in St. Louis,” is placed in Bing.com’s search engine, the results are one Planned Parenthood clinic and three Crisis Pregnancy Centers.
Isabella Ferrell Contributing Writer Harry Potter enthusiast, science nerd and science teacher Kaleigh Curran has joined the teaching staff to teach biology and conceptual chemistry in room 384. Curran is originally from Bloomington, IL, and later ended up in St.Louis… Read More ›
New English teacher Margaret Piper-Zamudio knew WGHS had a different vibe than most schools from the minute she interviewed for a job in the English Department.
Teaching opportunities grow in the Webster Groves School District with the option of being able to teach at more than one school in the district.
Each morning during first hour, I help alongside Sarah Romanowski in teaching a rowdy group of tweens in a drama introductory class at Steger Sixth Grade Center. The class is titled “Teaching Strategies: Drama Internship.”
Graduate Myah Frank, renowned musician, completely immersed herself into music during her four years.
As students walk through the library to cut over into the lunchroom, a wide-smiling Lamar Fitzgerald settles in behind the counter, waiting for any students who might need help.
Michael Marshall — Contributing Writer
Elizabeth Steckman, a new math teacher, knew since kindergarten that she would be a teacher. but it wasn’t until attending a high school in Wausau, WI, that that dream could start to come true.
This 2018-19 school year is the second year the school board has selected student advisors. Last year, juniors (now seniors) Joe Castleman and Trinity Madison served. This year, the position was passed down to juniors Jessica Peterson and Patrick Lee…. Read More ›
The danger of identifying as nonheterosexual is extensive, yet annually people still take the risk on October 11, National Coming out Day.
As teachers place more emphasis on how students learn, educators are evolving their class style to reflect different needs. The Chelsea Center for Experiential Learning has offered assistance on internships, service learning, travel and employment since 2011, but traditional teachers… Read More ›