A Fresh Freshman Year

Freshmen Julia Chartier (from left), Taylor Atwood, Alice Coates and Josephine Britt discuss their freshmen year experience in the quad Sept. 3. There has been a lot to discuss because of all the changes made for the COVID- 19 pandemic. photo by Lucy Doerflinger

by Caroline Hinkebin, Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

COVID-19 rules and restrictions have caused a shift in the freshman year like never before.

The Education Experiment: Reopening Schools in a Pandemic

Junior Lissette Sessler sits working on her computer during her history class Aug. 28. During class, students are divided by plastic shields that separate each student. photo by Becca Speier

by Claire Smith and Rachel Robinson

September 18, 2020

“It was exhausting,” Liz Baker said. “I will not lie. It was like, I mean, if you turn to the calendar, it’s the six month into this pandemic, and for six months that's all I've thought about is COVID-19 and how to keep kids safe.”

Isolated Athletics

by Carmon Baker, Web Editor

September 17, 2020

Spirit Club is continuing to support athletes virtually during the pandemic.

USPS financial decline brings agency’s future, mail-in ballots into question

Junior Audrey Flavin overlooks one of many post office centers in Kansas City, Missouri Aug. 27. The USPS has bound our nation together by maintaining the national mail delivery. photo by Becca Speier

by Sophia Rall, Features Editor

September 15, 2020

The United States Post Office has its roots in the very beginning of our nation, as Benjamin Franklin was declared the first Postmaster General in 1775. It evolved from a mail service between the American colonies to a newspaper delivery service to the service Americans know today — a package and ma...

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.