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The Reading Nook

by Anna Cucar, Photo Editor November 8, 2022

English teacher Katie Weber shares one of her favorite novels that she read in 2019: “Little Fires Everywhere”  by Celeste Ng. “Little Fire Everywhere” was a 2017 choice winner for Goodreads,...

Valentine’s Day Crossword Answers

by Rebecca Speier, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2022

ACROSS: 3: February 14 5: Eight Billion DOWN: 1: South Korea 2: 140 3: Finland 4: XO

Hoilday Crossword answers

December 7, 2021

Snow  A form of precipitation that is very common in the winter. December  A winter month that includes holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Boxing Day. Christmas...

Kansas Citys annual Irish Festival kickstarts the community into labor day weekend. Food trucks line up to feed all the Irish participating in this weekends activities. photo by Kyra Fieger

Kansas City Irish Festival

by Kyra Fieger and Anna Stout September 23, 2021

Over Labor Day weekend, Crown Center reverted back to tradition and held Kansas City’s annual Irish Festival. The Irish Fest adapted to COVID-19 by holding all events outside and spreading each stand...

Not Long Ago. Not Far Away

Not Long Ago. Not Far Away

by Ellie Buttell, Writer April 27, 2021
In June 2021, Union Station will host “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.” The exhibit features 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 museums around the world.
Senior Liv Collet and music teacher Steve Perry go over the sheet music at the front of the auditorium in the Music and Arts building Feb. 24. Together, they had worked on the parts of the song that Collet had questions on. photo by Ali Madden

Choir gets creative

by Rachel Robinson, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2021
Last spring, in the beginning of the pandemic, choir members were not allowed to perform together at all and instead opted to record individual vocals and layer them to create a virtual performance.
Many murals, along with Mexican Tissue Flowers, line the walls of M&A Building Oct. 28. These murals and flowers were made by students to show their respect. photo courtesy of Maria Laura Lopez Gonzales

Celebrating the Day of the Dead in a year of grief

by Rachel Robinson, Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2020
The Nelson’s virtual programming includes videos made in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Kansas City, Telemundo KC and Mattie Rhodes Art Center, along with a gallery of the famous altars on display at the museum in past years.
The Twin Drive-In Theater sign lights up showing what movies it is playing Sept. 26. Mean Girls and Tenet were the last two movies the theater showed this year. photo by Lucy Doerflinger

Boost of Drive-Ins, Downfall of Theaters

by Sydney Allen, Photo Editor November 3, 2020
Drive-ins have been gaining more attention lately due to all the safety precautions inside of movie theaters from the outcome of COVID-19.
Senior Olivia Collet, left, and Isabel Mayer, left bottom, are among their fellow cast members during a dress rehearsal July 28. The actors were required to wear plastic face shields that wrapped around their head, covering their noses and mouths. photo courtesy of Olivia Collet

A Look at Theater From Behind a Mask

by Mara Callahan, Lifestyles Editor September 24, 2020
Head of the Saint Teresa’s Academy theater department Shana Prentiss has coped with these protocols by establishing a Reader’s Theater this fall instead of proceeding with the usual fall musical. 

Performing arts students find new outlets amid pandemic

by Beatrice Curry, Writer April 29, 2020
After the cancellation of live student productions, senior Genesis Jeffries chose to direct her student production remotely.
Senior Kylie Schuster sings and plays guitar while practicing with “Yellow House” in her basement Feb. 12. Schuster is the only member of her band to attend STA, so rehearsals are held outside of school. photo by Amy Schaffer

Bands channel students’ creativity

by Cara Barone, Writer March 9, 2020
Members of musical groups at STA share their experiences being in a band.
- Junior Gracie Swanson laughs as she practices her lines Jan. 27. Swanson will
appear in STAs upcoming production of Men On Boats. photo by Beatrice Curry

Students prioritize acting development

February 6, 2020
New and experienced student actresses appreciate the acting-focused feature of plays.
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