Missouri Botanical Garden opened the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center on Aug. 27. According to St. Louis Post Dispatch, the project cost $100 million. In honor of the opening, admission to the garden was free for both Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28. Continue reading Missouri Botanical Garden hosts Japanese Festival
Senior Scarlett Patton is already ahead in the computer science industry, thanks to self-motivation and support from the high school. Continue reading Patton pursues career in computer science
Selma Street Dance was canceled an hour early due to inclement weather. The dance was scheduled to take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 26, right after the activities fair which took place 6 to 7 p.m. The activities fair and dance were held on Selma Avenue. Continue reading Selma Street Dance cut short due to inclement weather
Students are no longer able to eat lunch in Roberts Gym. Students must eat in the cafeteria or courtyard. Juniors and seniors are allowed to leave campus for lunch. Continue reading Lunch locations change again
Universal free lunch will stop for the 2022-23 school year. It started as a result of COVID but will stop following the end of a state program which offered free meals to all students. Students can still apply for free or reduced lunch at this link. Continue reading Universal free lunch stops for 2022-23 school year
Proposition S unofficially passed with an 80.7% majority in the Aug. 2, primary election, according to Webster Groves School District on Twitter.
Proposition S is a no-tax rate increase bond issue that would provide $45 million to the school district to improve the infrastructure of WGSD schools and facilities, including Moss Field and parking lots. Continue reading Prop S unofficially passed with 80.7% majority
Seniors participate in activities at Outer Space-themed lock-in. The lock-in took place at the high school on May 24, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning. Photos by Lydia Urice Continue reading Slideshow: Seniors participate in senior lock-in
Freshman Shota Ishiyama steps up to bat as spectators look on. Men’s baseball faced the Roosevelt Roughriders in their first District game on Monday, May 16 at 4:15 p.m. at Webster’s home field. The Statesmen won 18-0, advancing to the District Semifinals. Photo by Lydia Urice Continue reading Photo of the Week: Freshman prepares to bat at first District game
Video editor Calum Shank and junior editor Lydia Urice report on student walkout in support of Roe v. Wade on May 12. Continue reading Students walkout to support Roe v. Wade
Incoming editor-in-chief Lydia Urice takes the desk form graduating editor-in-chief Jackson Parks to share this week’s headlines: schedule, finals, men’s tennis, baseball team, men’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer and track. Continue reading Echo News Roundup: May 9, 2022
Sixteen films were featured in the Reel Film Festival which took place on Friday, April 1. Continue reading Reel Film Club hosts film festival
Seniors Myka Stewart and Ali Gunn organized a walkout that took place during sixth hour on Friday, April 1. About 40 students participated. Continue reading Students walkout to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights
Prom cost $29,156.24. That’s not including the tip for the DJ or the payment for two School Resource Officers (SROs). Continue reading Prom costs add up
Junior editor Lydia Urice talks to senior Scarlett Patton about her time in high school and her after graduation plans. Continue reading Voices of Webster: Senior reflects on high school, shares plans
“Harvey” is the title of the spring play directed by drama teacher Todd Schaefer, running from April 13-16. This play is a comedy with serious topics and is also a Pulitzer winner. Continue reading Schaefer speaks about his role as director in the spring play
Students evacuated the high school building about 10:20 a.m. in response to a fire alarm.
The alarm was sounded after smoked filled a science classroom during an experiment.
According to an email from the school, “The fire department responded quickly, and no one was in danger.”
Students returned to classes about 10:50 a.m. Continue reading Breaking News: Students evacuate building
Junior Eli Suppelsa turns the page of his sheet music during the Statesmen String Ensemble performance of junior Ethan Sanders’ composition. Students performed as either a large group and/or they performed other pieces in smaller ensemble groups. The concert took place on Wednesday, March 9, at the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church. Photo by Lydia Urice Continue reading Photo of the Week: Statesmen String Ensemble perform
Students, teachers and community members plunge into Creve Coeur Lake on Feb. 19, to raise money for the Special Olympics. The Polar Plunge was organized by Special Olympics of Missouri and Best Buddies. Photos by Lydia Urice Continue reading Photo of the Week: Polar Plunge helps Special Olympics