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Hurricane Lane Weakens to Tropical Storm; Islands Still Face Damages

Hurricane Lane Weakens to Tropical Storm; Islands Still Face Damages

Brooke Wood, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2018


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Hurricane Lane was scheduled to hit the islands of Hawaii as a Category 5 hurricane, but was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday before the weather hit. Still, Hawaii residents are faced with the fear of flash flooding as they await the large amounts of rain to come. The islands have not been hi...

Florida Red Tide Damaging Coastline

Florida Red Tide Damaging Coastline

Andrew Faucher, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


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Florida is in a state of emergency as it remains at the mercy of a red tide algae bloom crippling ecosystems and economies. When the algae blooms and then dies, it releases toxins that can kill marine life. Red tide has spread to roughly 130 miles of Florida’s southwest coast. Officials from the Fl...

Earthquake Causes More Chaos Than Carnage

Earthquake Causes More Chaos Than Carnage

Maria Klassen, Copy Editor

August 27, 2018


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On Tuesday, Venezuela and several nearby countries felt the effects of a massive earthquake rated 7.3 on the Richter scale, the likes of which has not been seen there since 1900. The ground shook for about a minute, and people were evacuated from buildings all around the region, from office buildin...

There’s No Place Like Home: Farewell Mrs. Eaton

There’s No Place Like Home: Farewell Mrs. Eaton

Sydney Hofstetter and Kaitlyn Bross, Copy Editor and Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


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Our beloved Mrs. Janet Eaton is taking on a new role as Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Wichita, Kansas. St. Dominic is sad to see her go, but we are so excited for her to take on this fantastic new role. Mrs. Eaton’s family is from Kansas, and this change is bringing her close to home. Her...

Alex Cammarata—St. Dominic’s Newest Seminarian

Alex Cammarata—St. Dominic’s Newest Seminarian

Nick Bone, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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Whether you see him in the halls or hear him doing announcements, everyone knows senior Alex Cammarata. However, you may not know that he will be entering Kenrick Glennon Seminary following the end of the school year to further discern a call to the priesthood. Cammarata first felt the call to enter the s...

The Corsage Conundrum

The Corsage Conundrum

Daniel Faust, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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In the upcoming prom season, it's easy for guys to be incompetent and unreliable in just about every regard. Trust me, I'm one of the culprits. It turns out that if you take a date to a dance, you're supposed to buy some flower thing for them, which usually goes around their wrist. There are a few easy...

No Denial for Mock Trial

No Denial for Mock Trial

Maddie Herbert, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


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On February 7, the St. Dominic Mock Trial team heated up the courtroom as they took on the Marquand Mock Trial team. The copyright infringement case was no match for the SDHS students, who won three awards and a well-deserved trip to regionals. This year’s copyright infringement case was about...

Valentine’s Day: Strecker Edition

Valentine’s Day: Strecker Edition

Alexandra Slaid, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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Everyone knows the norms of Valentine’s Day for couples—chocolate covered strawberries, flowers and oversized teddy bears. Nonetheless, a Valentine’s Day newspaper issue would be pointless without a little backstory on one of St. Dominic’s favorite couples. Mr. Bill and Mrs. Darla Strecker...

No More Silence: Victims of Larry Nassar’s Sexual Assault Speak Up

No More Silence: Victims of Larry Nassar’s Sexual Assault Speak Up

Kaitlyn Bross, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018


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Former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40-175 years in prison for multiple sex crimes on Wednesday, January 24. During the trial, 156 women shared their stories of sexual assault—and were finally heard. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina opened the courtroom to women wanting...

Thrills and Spills: The Life of A St. Dominic Student On The Job

Thrills and Spills: The Life of A St. Dominic Student On The Job

Connor Sinnard, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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High school life is full of exciting responsibilities and new opportunities. One of the most important of these is getting your first job. Choosing the right job can make the difference between the time of your life or a complete nightmare. While their are many different job opportunities for high school...

Mr., Coach, and Papa Roberts

Mr., Coach, and Papa Roberts

Nick Bone, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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Mr. Kevin Roberts’s impact is felt in the entire St. Dominic community through his tireless work as Athletic Director. However, his impact as a coach and a father impacts even more lives. After President Jim Welby took on the role of St. Dominic President, many wondered who was going to fill his...

St. Dominic’s Friendly Theatre Giant

St. Dominic’s Friendly Theatre Giant

Payton Eggering, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


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The shows at St. Dominic High School would not be possible without Mrs. Melfreya Findley’s right hand man; Jake Emge. This friendly giant is the St. Dominic alum who works wonders behind the scenes of each magical show our Crusader Players perform. From the lights, to the smoke, to sound cues and...

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