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Social media breeds biased information

Social media breeds biased information

by Lily Hart, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2020

With an increasing amount of Americans choosing social media to consume their news, many in the STA community emphasize the importance of finding reliable sources.

Learning through observing

Learning through observing

by Ella Norton, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

STA watched the film “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality” Jan. 31, so the Dart explores the efficiency of teaching through films.

Students prioritize acting development

Students prioritize acting development

February 6, 2020

New and experienced student actresses appreciate the acting-focused feature of plays.

The financial “draft”: the U.S. military’s presence in high school

The financial “draft”: the U.S. military’s presence in high school

by Claire Smith and Rachel Robinson

February 6, 2020

Jan. 3, a day after the U.S. issued a drone strike on an Iranian general in Baghdad, Iraq, junior Lilly Stafford opened TikTok. As she swiped through videos, she saw one overwhelming trend on her “For You” page: jokes about “the draft.” At first these jokes were funny, but she soon began to see comments expressing fear about the possibility of a draft becoming a reality.

‘Tis the Season: how relationships work at STA

‘Tis the Season: how relationships work at STA

by Faith Andrews-O'Neal, Opinion Editor

December 23, 2019

Late fall and early winter is a season that is connoted with relationships, and STA students handle this in various ways in their different relationship statuses.

Star Spotlight: Emma Marsh

Star Spotlight: Emma Marsh

by Becca Speier, Photo Editor and Writer

December 19, 2019

Senior Emma Marsh has been ice skating competitively since she was 4 years old and discussed why she still finds herself on the ice.

Christmas puppies: planning for responsibility

Christmas puppies: planning for responsibility

by Carmon Baker, Web Editor

December 17, 2019

Despite noticing a negative public opinion on adopting animals as holiday presents in the past, local animal shelters such as KC Pet Project and Wayside Waifs encourage adopting pets as gifts under certain circumstances.

Giving the gift of heritage

Giving the gift of heritage

by Cara Barone, Writer

December 13, 2019

At-home DNA testing has given millions the opportunity to learn about their ancestry for their own reasons.

Talent over gender

Talent over gender

by Rachel Robinson, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2019

By giving roles to the actor best suited to them without regard to gender, Prentiss hopes to shed light on the trivial nature of gender as a social construct.

Food Served from the Heart

Food Served from the Heart

by Claire Smith, Design Editor

November 26, 2019

The “family owned” restaurant trend is seen throughout the downtown Kansas City and plaza area, but some of these restaurants are more successful than others.

Journaling Club revitalizes reflection

Journaling Club revitalizes reflection

by Mary Massman, News Editor

November 26, 2019

New Journaling Club helps students factor reflection into their routines.

The price of standardized testing

The price of standardized testing

by Katie Massman, Twitter editor

November 25, 2019

There is evidence that standardized tests may not be very good predictors of how well students will do in college, but are good measures of accumulated opportunity.