Uncertainty for college athletes

Uncertainty for college athletes

by Sophia Rall, Lifestyles Editor

May 12, 2020

     Throughout the spring, high school seniors preparing for collegiate sports would normally be playing club or high school sports and working out with teammates. However, these activities have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has affected various professional sports league...

Seniors’ college decisions are impacted by COVID-19

Senior Charlotte McKee will be attending University of Kansas - Lawrence Apr.20. McKee will be majoring in marketing and communications. photo courtesy of @seniorstars_2020.

by Cara Barone, Writer

May 12, 2020

For seniors, springtime means finalizing decisions about where to go to college, but for the class of 2020, this process has coincided with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Star Spotlight: Faith Andrews-O’Neal

Senior Faith Andrews-O'Neal poses for one of her senior pictures at Wonder Wonder, a photography studio in Oak Park Mall Sept.28. Andrews-O'Neal is motivated  to do great things in her school community because of how much support she has received these past years. photo courtesy of Amy Schaffer

by Iris Roddy, Writer

May 11, 2020

Senior Faith Andrews-O’Neal talks about her time at STA.

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.

The environment in response: truth and activism under a pandemic

The environment in response: truth and activism under a pandemic

by Anna Ronan, Design Editor

April 20, 2020

The Dart investigates what is true about the environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friendships prevail amidst COVID-19

Sophomores Iris Kline and Ava Cusumano catch up over a zoom facetime call Apr. 6. Kline and Cusumano use zoom as one way to communicate with their friends at least a few times a week. photo by Katie Massman

by Sophia Durone, Features Editor

April 16, 2020

Friend groups at STA find new ways to communicate amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

Star Spotlight: Mia McManamy

Junior Mia McManamy sings with a group of high school students at Interlochen Center for the Arts this past summer. McManamy looks forward to being surrounded by many talented people next year. photo courtesy of Mia McManamy

by Katie Massman, Twitter Editor

March 26, 2020

Junior Mia McManamy will be transferring to Interlochen Center for the Arts in Traverse City, MI beginning next fall.

Supplying life

by Sophia Durone, Features Editor

March 12, 2020

Blood drives provide opportunities for students to help their peers and community members.

Local bakeries blend tradition with community values

A child admires the cookies on display at McLain's Bakery Feb. 21. McLain's cookies come in a range of sizes and their flavors alternate every day. Photo by Beatrice Curry

by Lauren Brackney, Page Designer

March 11, 2020

“I really believe that local business is a way that you can change communities, just in being able to really understand the needs of the community and what the desires are of this community,” Cacy said.

Corona phobia

by Faith Andrews-O'Neal, Opinion Editor

March 10, 2020

According to the New York Times, the Coronavirus is named for the crown-like structures that take place atop the microscopic parasites that create viruses. It can affect animals and people, and can exhibit itself in a range of respiratory illnesses, from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, also known as SARS.

Bands channel students’ creativity

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

by Cara Barone, Writer

March 9, 2020

Members of musical groups at STA share their experiences being in a band.

Relay For Life connects cancer to the community

Jennifer and Rose Olson recount the changes they had to make to their daily routines when Jennifer goes through chemotherapy Feb. 19.  Both Olsons emphasize the importance of raising cancer awareness and talking about the impact of cancer on the STA community. photo by Becca Speier

by Anna Ronan and Lily Hart

March 5, 2020

The Dart investigates cancer’s effects on the STA community leading up to the Relay For Life benefit event.