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.
Podcast editor Lydia Urice interviews Gloria Perry, the new Special School District area coordinator.
“I applied for Special School District, and they assigned me to Webster Groves High School and I am so glad to be here,” area coordinator Gloria Perry said.
If children aren’t able to go Trick or Treating like normal, four local businesses are holding events for children while practicing the necessary safety precautions.
Previously deemed high contact sports have been given the okay upon review. Webster teams have begun games and adapted to the social distance regulations, and players have expressed their opinions.
Wearing masks on Halloween isn’t a new concept, but the reasoning behind it is quite different this year.
Zachary Smith, former Knowledge is Power Program English teacher, is new to the Webster Groves School District and the community of Webster Groves and will teach freshman literature and comp this year.
Webster’s new percussion teacher Kevin Lowe comes from a musical background. He earned his degree from Missouri State University in music education.
In spite of the recent events in the world, people have found a fun and interesting way to express themselves by wearing masks as well as normalize the need for them.
Since the start of distance learning teachers and students have found new online ways to make things work in their classes.
Alexandria Pettey teaches both drama and public speaking as she begins her first year of teaching.
“The best quality someone can have when public speaking is being passionate about what they are saying,” Pettey said.
In the wake of Covid-19, with malls and other businesses closed, it seems that now more than ever, people are searching for something to pass the days.
School during the year of 2020-2021 will be a unique one to say the least. At Webster Groves High School, the school board created a plan for students that they saw best fit the circumstances. Not only did it adopt a block schedule rather than a drop, but it switched over from Google Classroom to Canvas.
Munir Prince, new assistant varsity coach and assistant activities director, played college football at Notre Dame and Mizzou, and is excited to bring that experience to Moss Field and the Webster football team.
“I love anything to do with sports, going to watch sports, coaching sports,” Dontrail Johnson, social studies teacher, said.
Kevin Kovarik was hired over the summer to help teach math and science online.
Kovarik who is on his fourth year of teaching. Kovarik is very into learning new things and likes to implement them into his teaching style. About his move from Duchesne High School he said he still has a love for Duchesne, but has moved to Webster for many factors like where Kovarik and his family live and the position opening up.
Schools are turning to hybrid or virtual learning during the pandemic. As a result of the new school year and continued online learning, the typical school day looks different as well.
Quentin Alimayu is a new social studies teacher this year, but it is not his first time working in the building.
Alimayu completed his student teaching at Webster Groves High School in 2013. He wanted to return to Webster because “people are genuine here.”
Alimayu wants to contribute to this genuine environment. “I like to create an atmosphere of positivity, but I also understand that you can’t make everyone happy,” Alimayu said.
Elise Keller Editor-in-Chief Mary Claire Wolk received the Dotty DeLassus Award for her 1,239.9 hours of service and was involved in almost everything at the high school. “What drove me to be so involved in service at WGHS was the… Read More ›
As co-captain of the women’s swim team, senior Parker Hagemann has been a valuable asset for her whole high school swim career.
Elise Keller Editor-in-Chief Senior Jessica Peterson, Eagle Award winner, was involved in sports, theater, social justice, THRIVE business incubator and academics at Webster. “I was involved in the softball program, Nation Honor Society, the drama department, and Speak Up,” Peterson… Read More ›
“Quinton (Nehring) is the type of person who lights up a room when he enters. He is driven, competitive, smart, kind, patient, humble, respectful and a leader. He constantly goes out of his way to learn and improve his craft. He has demonstrated this drive in sports, academics and his pursuit of his future,” DECA advisor, former Marketing teacher and current WG Thrive Entrepreneurship Incubator Program Director Kara Siebe said.
Lydia Urice Podcast Editor “My family moved to Webster Groves when I started kindergarten at Clark Elementary,” Madeline Raimondo, soon to be assistant principal at WGHS, said over email. “My mom worked for Special School District as a teacher, and… Read More ›