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Family harnesses musical talents
Sonya Phillips, Business Manager • March 3, 2023

Every family has something special about them. Singing and playing instruments is what makes the Perstrope family unique. Senior Tyler Perstrope, sophomore Chloe Perstrope, and freshman Ellie Perstrope all...

Calendar shifts for 2023-2024 school year
Audrey DaVault, Layout Editor • March 3, 2023

The Rockwood Board of Education approved the calendar changes for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The end of the school year will be moved up to May 24, 2024. Principal Emily McCown said the change...

Custodial positions open up to students
Mary Corkery, News Editor • March 3, 2023

After the pandemic, schools all over the country have had troubles filling their custodial positions. An August study from the Institute of Educational Sciences found that 50 percent of public schools...

Boys wrestling sends 3 to State
Kamryn Samlalsingh, Of The Talon staff • March 8, 2023

The boys wrestling team competed at Districts on Feb. 18, which were held at Farmington High School. The...

Boys basketball comes back second half, defeats Eureka 58-46
Kamryn Samlalsingh, Of The Talon staff • March 3, 2023

Despite their slow start, the Falcons defeated the Eureka Wildcats 58-49, continuing their winning streak...

As junior Cece Hoeflinger (10) brings the ball down court, Clayton’s
Taylor Miller (12) and Genevive Roach (11) close in on her and force
her to lose control. The Falcons beat the Greyhounds 64-46 on Feb. 17.
Falcons topple Clayton 64-46
Mary Corkery, News Editor • March 3, 2023

On Feb. 17, the basketball team became champions of the Suburban Conference Red Pool when they defeated...

New year, new Talon
New year, new Talon
Taylor Spencer, Editor-In-Chief • March 2, 2023

Some of you may have noticed that we hadn’t put out a paper for the month of January. Although we planned to publish our regular monthly edition, we ran into some difficulties. Unfortunately, the printing...

Who's really the problem?
Raghed Hadi, Photo Editor • February 24, 2023

Every Feb. 14 since 270 CE has been celebrated as Valentine's Day. Many single people believe (are in denial) that Valentine’s Day is a corporate holiday created for chocolate and stuffed animal companies...

Report all threats to help keep school safe
Taylor Spencer, Editor-In-Chief • December 21, 2022

School shootings have become incredibly prevalent in society. It has become customary to see new shootings and threats on the news. According to Education Week, there have been 47 school shootings that...