Shearwater High School, a charter school for high-school dropouts, opened in August of 2010 on the campus of Ranken Technical College. This morning it will celebrate its first nine graduates in a ceremony at Saint Louis University.
"I never thought I'd graduate," says Ashleigh Roseman, 21. "I was i ... More >>
Image courtesy of Amy LeeLast summer's students on delivery with one Campus Kitchen's clientsNationwide, 29 Campus Kitchen Projects operate with college student volunteers who learn about cooking, nutrition and food conservation while preparing and delivering meals for the needy. But what hap ... More >>
courtesy of the National Guard BureauThe Missouri National Guard, on the ground in Joplin. (It does kind of look like WW II, no?)
The news in Joplin, Missouri, is even worse than initially feared. Not only are there at least 89 people dead, but a broad swatch of the town has been destroyed. T ... More >>
Vincentennial: The Legacy of Vincent Price opens tonight at the Sheldon Art Galleries. Some highlights from the exhibition celebrating 100 years since Price's birth in St. Louis include his baby shoes and baby book, locks of hair, his high school yearbook, letters written by Price, his SAG and AFTR ... More >>
Today's comment of the day comes in response to Chad Garrison's post about a Fenton man who wants to do away with the state's personal property tax -- which Garrison compared to billionaire financier Rex Sinquefield, who's trying to eliminate the earnings taxes in St. Louis and Kansas City.As "J. Br ... More >>
Image viaOn December 14, Phaseone is releasing a new single, "Being With You" b/w "Right & Wrong," on cassette and CD. The single is a part of Lefse Records' Way Slow series, a limited-edition run of releases. Phaseone's particular contribution is two covers.
"'Being With You' is by Soul Fo ... More >>
image viaThis is Wesley Scroggins, the man who will protect the children of Republic from dirty books.And by "banned books" we don't mean honoring books that allegedly concerned parents want removed from library shelves so they don't corrupt their sweet little innocents. We mean a concerted e ... More >>
image viaThe Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has just received a $25,000 grant to participate in the National Endowment of the Arts' Shakespeare for a New Generation program, plus an additional $10,000 from Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Rep will use the m ... More >>
All eyes on the high schoolers of the world.According to the statistics presented in the documentary Two Million Minutes, the time elapsed between eighth grade graduation and high school graduation is two million minutes. It beggars the mind to consider that a certain panderer of calendars sp ... More >>
Let's face it, there are few things more entertaining (on the most puerile level, of course) than watching people blow stuff up. The Discovery Channel has long been aware of this burning human need, which is why they show stuff like MythBusters.But even MythBusters only features explosions sporadica ... More >>
At the finish of a 28-year career that includes 248 victories and four state titles, Sumner Bulldogs coach Larry Walls takes some parting shots at deseg -- which he claims has decimated the city's once-mighty Public High League