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Mother Evelyn O’Neill Award

by Anna Massman, Feature Editor May 17, 2024

As STA is an institution dedicated to helping the dear neighbor, service has always been an essential part of the community. The dozens of clubs and extracurricular opportunities encourage students to...

The Class of 2024’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian

by Lina Kilgore and Sarah Schwaller May 17, 2024

Kelly Riffle Valedictorian What was your favorite class? “My favorite class was AP Statistics with Ms. Sirridge.” What advice would you give students trying to achieve consistent academic excellence? “To...

Academy Woman Named at Annual Awards Ceremony

by Tierney Flavin, Editor in Chief May 17, 2024

Lauren Sweeny Lauren Sweeny is a proud member of the STA Dance team, Spirit Club, FBLA and Sources of Strength. She volunteered as both a Kairos and freshman retreat leader this past year, and enjoys...

Drew Kasyjanski

by Rebecca McGannon, Staff Writer May 17, 2024

Q: What is Camp Pals? A: Camp Pals is a program for people with and without down syndrome. It's like a summer camp where you get paired one to one with someone who has down syndrome. We go to amusement...

Around the World With STA Alumnae

Around the World With STA Alumnae

by Chloe Denk and Wynnie Sprague March 6, 2024
“I think it's really important to learn how to be independent,” Hirner said. “I grew up a lot while I was abroad…I've enjoyed it so much and learned a lot about myself, and been comfortable being by myself and spending time alone…you also get to see so many cool places and meet so many cool people.”
A park bench sits by a frozen pond on Jan. 30.

Third Spaces

by Olivia Cooper and Sarah Schwaller February 10, 2024

  In the years during and since COVID-19, there have been reports of an increase in closures of businesses that support common interests, places that provide a space to be outside of work (or school)...

Star Spotlight: Annie Severns

by Cassie Hallier, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Q: What is your podcast called? A: It is called "Purple Feet and Banana," which are our nicknames for each other. I call my cousin Purple Feet and she calls me Banana. We basically just talk about our...

Hadley Folscroft class of 2024 poses with a flower in her hair, photo courtesy of Tricia Baska

Senior Snapshots

by Stella Baska, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

“Senior Sunday!” reads yet another Instagram post as high schoolers everywhere are hustling to get pictures done for their big senior year. Two photographers connected to STA recently gave their take...

To Trick-or-Treat or Not to Trick-or-Treat

by Stella Baska, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

Trick-or-treat!” This phrase echoes in many students’ heads as a memory of a fun Halloween activity. However, as they grow older, this echo dulls into the sound of party music. St. Teresa’s students,...

Hensons son, Jack, plays with technology. Photo Courtesy of Sarah Henson.

Tech Vs. Toys

by Stella Baska, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

As Christmas lists pile up and parents scavenge for the best deals, technology will somehow earn a place in Holiday crazes, whether that be an iPad for a 6-year old or a Fitbit for Mom. The recent addition...

A crowd around 300,000 jammed the Country Club Plaza on Thanksgiving evening to witness Kansas Citys traditional herald of the Christmas season in 2000. photo courtesy of The Kansas City Star.

The History of The Plaza Lights

by Olivia Cooper, Web and Lifestyles Editor December 10, 2023

The Plaza Christmas Lights, an iconic Kansas City tradition, have been lit for their 94th official year. Beginning in November 1929, the Country Club Plaza hosted its first official lighting ceremony featuring...

Activism at STA

by Rebecca McGannon, Lina Kilgore, and Jo Marshall December 8, 2023

On the morning of Oct. 13, STA president Siabhan May-Washington and academic principal Barb McCormick joined Adam Tilove, the head of the school of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in assisting at the school’s...

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