COVID-19 Affects Mental Health of Students

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

With being out of school and not being able to see friends, and prom being canceled, COVID-19 has had a major impact on students’ lives.  The mental health of many students has declined.  Senior Mason Smith said he ...

Students Adjust to e-Learning

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2020

Instead of shuffling from classroom to classroom, many students across the country now relocate themselves from their beds to their couches.  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on March 13 that all Illinois schools wou...

Interact Club Hosts Annual Letters of Hope Event

Taylor Meek, A & E Editor

March 20, 2020

Interact Club has begun its annual act of giving back with African Letters of Hope. African Vision of Hope has been an ongoing program that students who are a part of Interact Club have been affiliated with. The Letters of...

Edwardsville Robotics Season Ends Prematurely

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Robots, friendships and competition: this is what robotics looks like. Edwardsville Technologies is a team that builds one robot each year and competes with it. The team builds more than one robot to practice with, said...

Youth Activists Inspire Change

Olivia Dowdy, Guest Contributor

March 17, 2020

Youth activism is a central part of politics -- a long and proud history stretching from the Little Rock Nine, to the outrage surrounding the Parkland school shooting, to the organizations fighting the climate crisis, proves that...

STEM Students Win Hackathon, $10,000

Hannah Thompson, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Nerves turned to excitement in the Tiger Den as the first snack order successfully showed up on the screen of the newly installed and student created ordering system. A group of 10 EHS students competed against 20 schools in...

Choir Students Benefit from Smaller Groups

Cassi Reaka, Life Editor

March 6, 2020

The EHS fine arts department is filled with many opportunities for students from competing in contests to putting on concerts. For students that wish to be more involved in choir, however, there are many options of extra group...

Beauty Week Promotes Self-Love

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

February 6, 2020

Just days away from Valentine’s Day, EHS begins February with a confidence booster known as Beauty Week. STUCO has created a week dedicated to advocating for self-love and appreciation for those around us. “A few years...

Poetry Out Loud Winners Advance to Regionals

Hannah Thompson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

The crowded media center was silent last Thursday as senior Scottlynn Ballard put her head down, took a deep breath and began her poetry recitation for the school Poetry Out Loud contest. “I try to clear my mind when I start,”...

Performing Arts Students Showcase Talents at State Festival

Cassi Reaka, Life Editor

February 6, 2020

Band, choir and orchestra students participated in a weekend filled with music when they attended the Illinois Music Education Conference hosted by the Illinois Music Education Association. Each year IMEA hosts district music...

Science Club Sparks Interest

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Armed with liquid nitrogen and a passion for knowledge, Science Club is for students interested in, well, science. The club meets on Tuesdays in science teacher Marvin Allen’s room and has different activities each week,...

Ethics Bowl Teams Triumph at 6th-Annual Competition

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2020

With tears pricking her eyes and fond memories of her three years in the club consuming her mind, senior and Ethics Bowl President Elise Griffin accepted the shiny glass trophy that crowned her team winners.  “I was so ...

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