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Is taking APs worth it?

Is taking APs worth it?

Ope Falako, Features Writer

April 19, 2018


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As the end of the school year approaches, freshmen and sophomores will begin to consult with their friends, families, and counselors to determine what classes to take next year. An important factor that they take into account is the effect these courses will have on their GPA. In my opinion, it is bette...

A Message to Milk Haters

A Message to Milk Haters

Cassie Beisheim and Cassie Beisheim

April 2, 2018


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Every weekday morning I wake up, somehow dreading school more than I did the last day. Although I’m a mere sophomore, I’ve already let the high school stress get to my head. If I’m not busy doing schoolwork, homework, or debate work, I’m busy stressing about my years ahead when I won’t have...

Spring Break: Vacation or Staycation?

Spring Break: Vacation or Staycation?

Malavika Kumaran, Features Writer

March 28, 2018


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It's only one week. One week in the scope of an entire lifetime could seem meaningless, a fraction so small, that it must be represented with a negative exponent in scientific notation. But in the life of a high school student, one week has the power to either make or break you. In the first few days...

Will Minifie vs. the Radio

Will Minifie vs. the Radio

Will Minifie, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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I hate the radio--and it isn’t just because my mom uses it to blare country music at me whenever she’s driving. No...It’s much more personal than that. My passionate hatred travels past country’s 93.7, The Bull. It travels past those sound bites of unknown men that I hear on scan, screaming ...

The secrets of Seaworld

The secrets of Seaworld

Hannah Suffian, In-Depth Editor

February 8, 2018


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Growing up, I have many recollections of trips to Florida and California. The reason these trips are ingrained into my memory is because of one attraction, SeaWorld. I loved visiting SeaWorld and seeing all of the fish and animals that live there. Most importantly, I loved seeing the Shamu show with the ...

What really matters?

What really matters?

Max Baker, Laduelead Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2018


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It is no secret that Ladue students shy away from controversial topics—but it is not their fault. Last fall, multiple incidents occurred that led to walkouts and protests at the high school. Yet, no organized dialogue was held among students in the classroom. On Jan. 13, I attended my sister’s...

HQ is Now Live

HQ is Now Live

Anna Liner, Opinion Writer

January 31, 2018


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Ping. The notification that I have been waiting for all day has finally arrived. I quickly unlock my phone and rush to the app to begin playing the game I anticipate for hours; HQ Live Trivia. Question after question, I guess my way to the correct answers until I finally make it to the last one. I cros...

Lunchtime No-Roaming Policy Negatively Impacts Students

Lunchtime No-Roaming Policy Negatively Impacts Students

Felix Hu, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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For many, lunchtime is a moment to eat and chat with friends. No classes, no worries. For some, however, lunch serves as an opportunity to check out books from the library, print essays and complete other similar matters. Ladue, unfortunately slashes through these pressing matters by disallowing st...

Advanced Placement Overboard

Advanced Placement Overboard

Sydney Crump, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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It’s that time of the year again when high school students are rushing to decide what classes to take next year, but how many Advanced Placement classes is too many? It seems like everyone I know is taking more than three Advanced Placement classes. Although AP classes provide a challenge for student...

Affirmative Action does not create a level playing field

Affirmative Action does not create a level playing field

Anik Jain, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


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Affirmative action in the United States is a practice in which those persons who are a historically disadvantaged minority group are given priority status when it comes to employment or education. Affirmative action is mostly practiced in colleges and has grown to such a degree that many applicants often ...

Sorry Not Sorry: I’m Not a Fan of “The Office”

Sorry Not Sorry: I’m Not a Fan of “The Office”

Sophia Li, Panorama Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018


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Almost everyone with a cable or internet connection has heard of the TV show “The Office.” Ignorant Dunder Mifflin boss Michael Scott can’t keep his nose out of trouble or his coworkers’ business. Comedy ensues. Nine seasons worth of comedy, evidently. The show is pretty successful, garnering a r...

Eating Vegetables: Is It Ethical?

Eating Vegetables: Is It Ethical?

Cindy Wang, News Writer

January 25, 2018


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Neatly trimmed yards, intricately cut bushes, and last but definitely not least, an organic home garden from which the perfect American family clips off some basil for a boost of flavor to that healthy vegetarian salad. Vegetarian? You may ask. Of course, only vegetables, eating meat is evil. Just imagine...

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