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Prom Photos

Prom Photos

Zach Weller, Photo Editor

April 16, 2018


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Raising the Bar: Ladue’s UNICEF Club Continues to Grow

Raising the Bar: Ladue’s UNICEF Club Continues to Grow

Anik Jain, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


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As the year winds down, Ladue’s UNICEF club is continuing its rapid pace in terms of growth and development. The club, newly headed by sophomore Giuseppe Di Cera, is well on its way in creating a long-lasting legacy through its altruistic endeavors. “We had a lot of people who just knew what...

191 Days and Counting

191 Days and Counting

Katie Shaw, Features and A&E Editor

March 30, 2018


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Art has always held an important role at Ladue. LHWHS offers a variety of art classes, from pottery to drawing to AP Art Studio. It’s never challenging to find artists among the masses of students in the hallways either. However, junior Michelle Liu does have something that causes her to stand out. S...

Ladue sophomore builds record player

Ladue sophomore builds record player

Will Minifie, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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We walked into the engineering room where 15-year-old Sebastian McGregor had built his record player. Within a couple of minutes he pulled it out, set up the thing, and the metallic machine, which he hooked up to a portable speaker, began playing an old-sounding song. Sebastian had bought the record...

Ladue Senior Jams Out

Will Minifie, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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One year ago, Ladue senior Ben Fister uploaded his account’s first track “47 Ronin (Prod. by iRatz)” on SoundCloud under the alias FYYSTAR. Over the past two months alone, Fister has published more than a dozen more songs onto his page. With pieces he classifies as Grunge, Alt-Rock, lo-fi, Rap...

Ladue’s Violin Virtuoso

Ladue’s Violin Virtuoso

Felix Hu, News Writer

March 7, 2018


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Sophomore Anna Zhong is leading Ladue’s next generation of violin virtuosos. Ladue Symphonic Orchestra’s co-concertmaster’s job is far from easy, however. Since she was five years old, practicing and performing have taken up a large portion of Zhong’s daily life. “Contrary to what most people do, I normal...

Menea Kefalov nominated Most Outstanding Soloist at ICHSA a-capella quarterfinals

Menea Kefalov nominated Most Outstanding Soloist at ICHSA a-capella quarterfinals

Albert Liu, Features writer

February 22, 2018


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The spotlight shines on a capella singer and junior at Ladue High School Menea Kefalov with her recent performance with Viva Voce at the International Championship of High School A Capella (ICHSA). But even behind the scenes, Kefalov shows even greater talents as a burgeoning singer-songwriter, guitarist an...

Lu Looks for the Perfect Shot

Lu Looks for the Perfect Shot

Daniel Chayet, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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On May 28, 2016, Sunny Lu’s photography Instagram account, @sunnywithacamera, posted its first picture; a shot of trees and a blue sky. Since then, Lu, a sophomore, has posted 231 times, amassed 446 followers, and even gets paid for some of her shoots. Unlike her inaugural image, most of her posts are po...

The smooth Ladudes

The smooth Ladudes

Hannah Suffian, In-Depth Editor

September 14, 2017


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As the school year opens, Charlie Yeldham and Will Carr, along with their sponsor Thomas Lowery, have created a new club. This club, the Ladudes, is an a cappella group for boys. “I have always wanted to start a male a cappella group, but I finally took the initiative when a female a cappella group...

A Musical View of 9/11

A Musical View of 9/11

Bradford Siwak, Writer

May 15, 2017


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As I planted myself into my comfy standing-room spot in the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York on March 24, I reflected on how chance brought me to that theatre only because the ticket line for “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” was shorter than expected. Chance was a prevalent theme t...

LHS TV & Film students produce promo with KSDK

LHS TV & Film students produce promo with KSDK

LHS TV & Films

March 16, 2017


Filed under Features, LHS TV & Films, Video

​Freshmen Nikan Askari and Jamie Korenblat from Ladue High School, along with Waiel Turner and Fattima Al-Yassier from Gateway STEM, produced this promo with KSDK News Channel 5 in St. Louis, MO. Both Askari and Korenblat are in the Broadcast Tech class. ...

Ladue students take on Valentine’s Day

Ladue students take on Valentine’s Day

Hannah Suffian, Writer

February 13, 2017


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On one hand, February brings cold weather and short days. On a better note, February means one month closer to spring and two days off of school for President’s Day. In addition, the most celebrated day of the month is Valentine’s Day. Whether you have a special date or will treat yourself to a night...

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