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Let's do homecoming right this year
Mary Corkery, News Editor • September 30, 2022

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Students should plan for alternate options
Students should plan for alternate options
Carrie Sandler, Editor-in-cheif • April 29, 2022

As the school year draws to a close, many students find themselves looking ahead to the next year. Whether that is freshmen planning to step...

The eternal winter in the cafeteria
Siri Mandava, Business Manager • March 31, 2022

Upon walking into the cafeteria, or sitting down at the table, a question popped into my head: why is it so cold in here? On a cold winter day,...

Is prom designed for girls?
Katie Eckrich, Photo and Copy Editor • March 31, 2022

One of the most exciting nights that students look forward to in high school is prom. Girls look forward to dressing up in a beautiful long...

Educators do more, should be paid more
Educators do more, should be paid more
Carrie Sandler, Editor-in-cheif • March 31, 2022

The biggest question that any student has been asked since they were young is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A variety of answers...

Getting over the Spring Break slump
Taylor Spencer, News Editor • March 31, 2022

Whether you’re hanging out with friends or laying out by the beach, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as spring break. The reprieve from...

Are A days beneficial or should they be removed?
Kavya Ramesh, Associate Editor • March 31, 2022

I hate A days.  As a freshman, I used to look forward to them as I felt the day flew by much faster than on block days. However, now I despise...

Private to public school
Mary Corkery, Of The Talon staff • March 31, 2022

I tried to prepare myself: I picked out all my outfits, prefilled all of my binders, and reorganized my desk to make the perfect homework spot....

Loss of identity amid COVID-19
Taylor Spencer, News Editor • March 3, 2022

By now, everyone is aware of how COVID-19 has impacted the education system. From spread-out desks to virtual Fridays to a lack of hands-on activities,...

Illustration by Anna Kelley
Should phone policy be discretionary to students?
Carrie Sandler, Editor-In-Chief • March 3, 2022

Buzz. Ding. Ring. Those are all the common sounds of a notification that is emitted from a phone. And more often than not, those notifications...

Holiday activities in the St. Louis area
Katie Eckrich, Of The Talon staff • December 16, 2020

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights The Brewery lights are a unique lights display to St. Louis. They are open from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. from...

Gift ideas for Christmas
Gift ideas for Christmas
Lily Tarticchio, Of The Talon staff • December 2, 2020

With the holidays coming up, many of us are spending our time and money on gifts for our friends and family.  This often leaves...

How I'm staying safe on Thanksgiving
Anna Kelley, Of The Talon staff • November 25, 2020

In the midst of the pandemic, Thanksgiving traditions are being sizing down to only household members for many students, including myself. It...