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  • May 1Senior Kaylon Buckner breaks the Missouri girls lacrosse scoring record on April 26.

  • January 25High School renovation $4 million under budget: New football field to come

Prom Photos

Prom Photos

Zach Weller, Photo Editor

April 16, 2018


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“Mr. Smiley” Wins Seventh Annual Mr. Ladue

“Mr. Smiley” Wins Seventh Annual Mr. Ladue

Carolina Alisio, Photographer

April 2, 2018


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Thirty five boys gathered at the PAC for the seventh annual Mr. Ladue contest on March 13th. For several weeks, the contestants sold tickets to the event and raised over $4,000 for Habitat for Humanity. After several rounds of eliminations, Moses Okpala, "Mr. Smiley", was awarded the 2018 title. ...

Ladue boys basketball advances to District Championship

Ladue boys basketball advances to District Championship

Jacob Korn, Sports Writer

March 2, 2018


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Ladue boys basketball defeats SLUH 61-45 in the first semifinal of the district tournament Feb 27. This is their first district championship appearance since 2014. Going into the game, the boys had a specific game plan because they had played SLUH earlier in the year. Although they lost by 25 in ...

SLUH overpowers Ladue from the start

SLUH overpowers Ladue from the start

Max Baker, Web Editor

February 9, 2018


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Mikey Sanders three. Mikey Sanders three. Mikey Sanders three. Head coach Chad Anderson calls timeout. However, the Rams could not get anything going offensively.The Rams trailed 31-12 at the end of the first half. In the second half, SLUH's hot shooting continued and cruised to a 60-35 win over Ladue...

Dance Marathon Raises $80k all FTK

Dance Marathon Raises $80k all FTK

Carolina Alisio, Photographer

February 5, 2018


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Ladue held their fifth annual Dance Marathon this Saturday, February 3 in the high school cafeteria. After 10 months of hard work and 6 long hours full of dancing, Ladue managed to surpass their goal of $50k by over $30,000. Although the initial amount revealed was around $68k, DM ended up receiving...

Ladue Students Triumph at Jefferson City Debate Tournament

Ladue Students Triumph at Jefferson City Debate Tournament

Daniel Chayet, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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Jefferson City High School, 8:30 p.m, Jan. 27. All of the debate students are exhausted, waiting for the announcement. Judges emerge from the room that the round took place in, holding completed ballots. The tournament organizers make sure that both teams and their respective coaches are present. Finally, t...

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...

Thespian Troupe Outings: Community in Theatre

Thespian Troupe Outings: Community in Theatre

Sunny Lu, Features Writer

January 29, 2018


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This weekend, a group of Ladue thespians will be attending the Wentzville Holt High School One Acts performance on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Though not everyone on the troupe is planning on attending, quite a few students intend to be there. Ladue’s thespian troupe, troupe 1109, has risen it’s standar...

Ladue Students participate in spirit week and pep rally

Ladue Students participate in spirit week and pep rally

Abbie Hoefer, Photographer

January 29, 2018


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Towards the end of January, Ladue High School held their second annual Pep Rally where clubs and sports shared their achievements and talked about upcoming events. Prior to the assembly, the school also had a spirit week where students dressed up for themes such as pajama day, pink out, ski lodge, and...

The ideals of journalism are brought to life in “The Post”

The ideals of journalism are brought to life in “The Post”

Adam Rush, News Editor

January 29, 2018


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The ideals of journalism can be lofty. Choosing what to cover in a newspaper can have enormous consequences. And actually holding the powerful accountable can be difficult to follow through on. “The Post”, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, explores the purpos...

10 reasons why I hate the Patriots

10 reasons why I hate the Patriots

Jackson Bry, Sports editor

January 23, 2018


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February 3 will mark the sixteenth anniversary of when the Patriots “beat” the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, to give their franchise and Tom Brady the first of their five Super Bowl wins. However they did not deserve that win. Although they say there isn’t enough evidence to prove Spygate, I know the Pa...

The Final Battle

The Final Battle

Gabby Levine, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Opinions, Top Stories

I wake up on Monday morning. I feel as though I am preparing for war as I get ready for the grueling week that lays ahead. As finals stare down at me, I wait for the onslaught in this epic battle. I put on my armor (my comfy sweatshirt), and pack up my weapons and gear (my binders full of reminders o...

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