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Drum stick in hand, junior Finnley Free
poses with their instruments. “My dad
played the banjo in a blue grass band so I’ve been going to concerts and my dad’s shows ever since I was little and it’s always been a big part of my life,” Free said.
Junior juggles multiple musical instruments
Lily Maginn, Features Editor • February 2, 2024

Junior Finnley Free has a passion for music. They not only play violin in the Symphonic Orchestra, but taught themselves how to play the piano, guitar, electric bass, and drums. Free said this hobby started...

Black studies courses spark controversy
Mary Corkery, News Editor • February 2, 2024

Francis Howell School District in O’Fallon, MO decided to cut their Black history and literature electives at a school board meeting on Dec. 21. The decision came as a result of the classes’ curriculums,...

To promote classes to incoming freshmen, business teacher Elizabeth DAngelo explains the benefits of taking her classes to eighth grade student Carson Farewell. Curriculum night took place on Jan. 24 in the commons
Curriculum night for eighth graders
Sonya Phillips, Business Manager • February 2, 2024

Curriculum night was held on Jan. 24 as an opportunity for the Class of 2028 to explore different classes, clubs, and sports to participate in. Assistant principal Josten Oglesby said curriculum night...

In control of his match, sophomore Nolan Brune takes down his
opponent Will Reding of MICDS to help lead him to victory. The
Falcons beat the Rams 84-0, going on to defeat the Parkway South
Patriots 51-29 on Jan. 10.
Boys wrestling defeats Rams, Patriots
Mary Corkery, News Editor • February 2, 2024

The boys wrestling team defeated MICDS 84-0 and Parkway South 51-29 on Jan. 10. The Falcons hosted...

Silver Stars shine bright at Wentzville Holt Regional
Lily Maginn, Features Editor • February 2, 2024

The Silver Stars competed at the Wentzville Holt Regional on Jan 6. The team placed third in Small Game...

Jumping for the shot, junior Jaydin Bryant shoots the ball for a point against the Rams. Bryant said she
was most excited to win again and had a fun time. “It was a good team experience and felt really good to
continue our winning streak,” Bryant said.
Girls basketball destroys the Rams
Abby Glenn, Of The Talon staff • February 2, 2024

The girl's basketball team won against the Riverview Garden Rams 47-18 on January 18. Senior Margaret...

The problem with legacy admissions
Mary Corkery, News Editor • February 2, 2024

In The Talon’s September 2023 edition, our staff reported on a landmark Supreme Court case that irrevocably shifted the college admissions landscape. After a lawsuit filed by Students for Fair Admissions...

Should students grade their teachers?
Madison Springett, Editor-in-Chief • February 2, 2024

Some teachers create forms for their students to fill out at the end of the semester, or year, to provide some feedback on the class. Most of the time, these forms are asking for general feedback such...

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