Percussion ensemble to international conference
Siri Mandava, Of The Talon staff • May 26, 2022

In the 2022-2023 school year, the percussion ensemble will be performing at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Each year the clinic selects several bands from...

AP classes find alternate activities
Mary Corkery, News Editor • May 26, 2022

After AP tests, teachers come up with creative ways to use their class time without a curriculum. To get college credit for Advanced Placement, or AP, classes, students must pass an AP exam, a cumulative...

Senior Samad Mounger lands in the sand after performing the long jump. Mounger placed 6th, jumping 6.00m.
Both the boys and girls teams placed 1st at the District championship on May 14.
Track takes district titles
Katie Eckrich, Of The Talon staff • May 26, 2022


At the game against Pattonville on April 27, junior Julia Distler throws the ball past defenders.
Water polo ends season with a bang
Mary Corkery, News Editor • May 26, 2022

The water polo team beat Eureka 13-1 in their last in season game on April 29. The Falcons got off...

As she fakes a shot, senior Hannah McCutcheon moves the goalie to score. McCutcheon went on to score two goals for the Falcons, helping the team defeat the Parkway West Longhorns 14-7 on May 11 in their last regular season game.
Falcons topple Longhorns 14-7, end regular season with a win
Taylor Spencer, Editor-in-Cheif • May 26, 2022

After a team effort in the second half, the Falcons defeated the Parkway West Longhorns 14-7 on May 11. The...

ACTs decreasing role in college process
ACT's decreasing role in college process
Taylor Spencer, Editor-In-Chief • May 26, 2022

The ACT initially began as an exam designed to test students’ capabilities in reading, writing, science, and math; but evolved into a sprawling test that, alongside the SAT, had been used to determine...

Intelligence beyond the classroom
Mary Corkery, News Editor • May 26, 2022

When most students think of a smart person, they imagine an AP student with a 36 on the ACT and med school in the future. It’s easy for other students to look at these kids setting the curve and think,...

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