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A Letter to My High School Besties

A Letter to My High School Besties

Abby Summers

May 3, 2017


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I've been blessed to call St. Dominic my home for the last four years, yet I realize it is coming to a close for all of the senior class. Here's a letter to those I love the most: my best friends. You have made my high school career so memorable and each day special. And for this, I thank you. Thank...

Thank You And Goodbye

Thank You And Goodbye

Grace Sullivan

May 3, 2017


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Senior year is a blur. With so many questions about college and the future, it can be difficult to stop and make the most of the present. As cliche as the "high school really flies by" saying is, it cannot be more true. Although most seniors are over the top excited and ready to get out of the place...

Meet Me In St. Louis

Meet Me In St. Louis

Annika Meyer

March 28, 2017


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With the weather heating up, outdoor activities are a must. St. Louis has many options for those warm spring afternoons. Anything from the St. Louis staples to its hidden gems, you are sure to have fun in the sun this spring with these activities. Laumeier Sculpture Park: This 105 acre park, l...

Rounding First Base To First Place

Rounding First Base To First Place

Jordyn Hardy

March 28, 2017


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St. Dominic baseball opened their spring season by blowing out all of their competition in the St. Charles West Tournament, which kicked off March 17. With victories over Warrenton, Northwest and Liberty, the boys battled against Eureka, clinching the first place title. St. Dominic hosted Warrenton...

A Fortune For Your Prayers

A Fortune For Your Prayers

Abby Summers

March 28, 2017


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Being nearly halfway through this year's Lenten season, it's sometimes hard to stay true to your Lenten Promise. Similar to a New Year's Resolution, it's easy to go into it with confidence and the notion that "it will be different this year." But as the days go by, most people, at least I, have trouble...

An Overseas Family

An Overseas Family

Sydney Hofstetter

March 17, 2017


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All of the host families here in France welcomed us into their homes and offered us more food than we could ever possibly eat. My family of four, the Cadignans, live in the "country." When they first told me this, I expected cows and rolling hills, in reality it was just a twenty minute train ride...

Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits

Lauren Jennings

February 21, 2017


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If you dream of traveling the world, seeing new sights and experiencing exciting cultures, you are not alone. Many high school students wish they were touring the Colosseum instead of reading about it in history textbooks. Traveling is an excellent way to learn about the world, and it is often regarded...

Valentine’s Day Disasters

Valentine’s Day Disasters

Liz Wagner

February 13, 2017


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Though Halloween was months ago, there can still be endless fears when approaching February 14. Usually more things go wrong than they do right on this day. Whether you're in a long-term relationship, just "talking," or something in between, this holiday has endless possibilities for disaster. Mistake...

A Baby, Not A Choice

A Baby, Not A Choice

Grace Sullivan

February 3, 2017


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Last year, the members of the St. Louis Archdiocese were left in despair as they had to cancel the annual Pro-Life trip due to the weather. This year, however, Generation Life STL was back and better than ever. Two thousand people from the St. Louis area braved the long bus ride and traveled to Washington,...

Closing the Curtain on a Century of Circuses

Closing the Curtain on a Century of Circuses

Abby Summers

February 3, 2017


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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have made the difficult decision to hold their final performances this year due to a decline in ticket sales and high operating costs. After 146 years of lively entertainment that brought the child out in everyone, "The Greatest Show On Earth" will be...

New Era for the United States: Inauguration Day

New Era for the United States: Inauguration Day

Emma Story

February 1, 2017


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Controversy surrounded the inauguration of our 45th president, Donald Trump, on Friday, January 20. As President Trump moves into the White House, not everyone is ready to accept him as our next president. However, in his first week in office, President Trump has taken more action to fulfill his campaign...

Coffee Cures Cabin Fever

Coffee Cures Cabin Fever

Brooke Wood

February 1, 2017


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Getting out and going to a coffee shops is one of the best ways to warm up and cheer up in the wintertime. The long winter months of being trapped inside with nothing to do seem never ending. I went on a coffee shop hunt and found some of the best hidden gems in the St. Charles and New Town area. I we...

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