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 ...

Edwardsville Students Give Back in a Tech-tacular Way

Sydney Hershberger, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Sports players have tournaments, artists have galleries and performers have competition. But what do tech savvy people have to show off their skills to the world? For Edwardsville students, this would be the Hack-a-thon. The...

Mt. Joy Church Takes Time to Reflect on MLK

Cassi Reaka, Life Editor

January 23, 2020

With the third Monday of every January comes a day of remembrance, a day dedicated to a man who changed the face of the civil rights movement and America forever: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mt. Joy Missionary Baptist Church...

Young Republicans Club Looks Forward

Jack Pifer, Views Editor

January 16, 2020

Because Independent Party Club and Young Democrats Club are no longer meeting, Young Republicans Club is the only remaining political club at EHS. The club is sponsored by Dan Morrisey and meets every Thursday after school...

Students Set Goals for the New Year

Cassi Reaka, Life Editor

January 16, 2020

With the New Year comes an opportunity for a fresh start that many people take advantage of by creating New Year’s resolutions. According to The Odyssey Online, self-reflection is what makes resolutions so beneficial. “Once...

Saturday Scholars Program Provides Broad Learning Experiences

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Three lectures. Three experts. Three chances to learn. Through 90-minute lectures for three Saturdays in February, the Saturday Scholars Program introduces students to different careers and experiences. The sessions offered...

Unexpected Snow Days Disrupt Finals

Hannah Thompson, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Snow days are typically celebrated by EHS students; however, this wasn’t the case in December when inclement weather forced the administration to close school the Monday and Tuesday before final exams. With the loss of the...

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