Alternative Thanksgiving celebrations embrace gratefulness

by Mary Massman, Lifestyles Editor

November 26, 2018

Exploring the various ways students and their families celebrate this American holiday.

Reaching Out: The Inner Workings of STA’s Recruitment Process

Seniors Leah Dorris, left, Caroline Penner and Mo Burns represent STA at the St. Paul’s high school fair Sept. 27. Dorris and Penner are alumnae of St. Paul’s. photo by Gabby Staker

by Mary Massman, Breaking News Editor

October 26, 2018

A look at the different ways that the admissions department aims to influence and impact eighth graders’ high school decisions.

Addressing a catcalling culture

by Sophia Durone, Breaking News Editor

October 25, 2018

The Dart explores how catcalling takes form and emotionally impacts young women long-term.

The Struggle for Equity: Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Rockhurst University sign that welcomes students to the entrance of the University September 22. Rockhurst provides a diverse campus life with residential dorms, sports facilities, and dining halls. photo by Claudia Benge

by Ella Norton and Anna Ronan

October 24, 2018

Affirmative action has been used since the 1960s and is being challenged by students.

Star Spotlight: Maggie Dodderidge and Mady Mudd

Sophomores Maggie Dodderidge and Mady Mudd dance together at the Teresian dance Sept. 22. photo by Maddie Loehr

by Olivia Wirtz, Writer

October 23, 2018

The sophomore couple discusses the experience of their first STA dance.

Sleep: A friend or foe

Junior Lauren Fallis lays in bed scrolling through social media at 12 a.m. Aug. 25. Fallis is part of the 70% of high schoolers receiving less than the eight to 10 recommended hours of nightly sleep. photo illustration by Amy Schaffer

by Olivia Wirtz, Writer

September 18, 2018

The rising trend in sleep deprivation among high school students reveals that sleep is a low priority.

Star Spotlight: Ha Truong

Freshmen Ha Truong poses with a card she bought in Vietnam before coming to Kansas City Aug 31. Truong arrived in the United States over the summer. photo by Maggie Hart

by Sophia Durone, Breaking News Editor

September 17, 2018

Freshmen Ha Truong traveled from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to join STA students for her high school years.

STA Chinese: from online to in-person

Mandarin teacher Libby Bai teaches her class Aug. 3. This is STA’s first year with a face to face Mandarin teacher. photo by Grace Fiorella

by Lily Hart, Managing Editor of Web

September 15, 2018

Libby Bai will be teaching Chinese one, two, and four at STA for the 2018-2019 school year.

Catholics at a Crossroads: Community Reactions to a Culture of Abuse

Catholics at a Crossroads: Community Reactions to a Culture of Abuse

by Margaux Renee, Gabby Staker, and Julia Kerrigan

September 14, 2018

The Dart sat down with three members of the local Catholic community to explore their unique perspectives.

STA appoints Brianna Walker as diversity and inclusion director

Brianna Walker smiles in her office in Donnelly Hall Aug. 29. Walker is the first person to hold the title of “diversity and inclusion director” at St. Teresa’s. photo by Carmon Baker

by Carmon Baker, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

According to Walker, St. Teresa’s decided to make Diversity and Inclusion Director a separate position because McKee’s job as academic counselor often took time away from her responsibilities in diversity and inclusion.

Living the Loose life

The sun shines over Loose Park April 23. Loose Park is known as a hangout for high school kids. photo by Meghan Baker

by Ella Norton, Writer

May 2, 2018

Loose Park is a popular park in Kansas City where many people go for a variety of activities.

Fighting for a voice: Exploring the New Voices Act

Fighting for a voice: Exploring the New Voices Act

by Gabby Staker, Margaux Renee, and Meghan Baker

May 2, 2018

The Walter Cronkite New Voices Act will benefit scholastic journalists.