Blood drive feared low turn out

Blood drive feared low turn out

March 3, 2011

Howell held its annual blood drive in the A-gym Mar. 3. The drive was carried out by the Red Cross. Students had to meet certain requirements to donate blood. “You have to be 16, you have to be a certain weight, a certain height. It gets crazy,” nurse Rose Holmes said. Students decided to give...

Sophomores visit Holocaust museum

Sophomores visit Holocaust museum

March 3, 2011

Written by: Erica Nolan Golden Stars of David.  Striped uniforms.  Photos of a genocide. Sixty-six years after World War II ended, as part of English II, 240 sophomores met with Holocaust survivors at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum. “It was shocking how brutal they (the Nazis) were with people...

Recycling suffers from lack of parking passes

Recycling suffers from lack of parking passes

March 3, 2011

Written by: Zachary Bayer Recycling bins overflow because no one picks them up after school.  School administrators decided parking passes could no longer be given out for being in SAFE Club. Thus SAFE ended after school recycling. “I was very angered by the situation and don’t understand ...

Invisible Children raises Ugandan awareness

Invisible Children raises Ugandan awareness

March 3, 2011

Written by: Lauren Galbierz Imagine being woken in the middle of the night, demanded to kill your family, and then being taken in as a Ugandan solider.  This is what 300,000 children under the age of 18 have faced since the beginning of the war in Uganda 23 years ago. “The LRA (Lords Resistanc...

AP students rewarded for exam scores

AP students rewarded for exam scores

March 1, 2011

Seniors who took AP tests during last May will be rewarded tomorrow, March 2, during Howell Time. Refreshments will be served in the library, where a reception will be held to recognize outstanding academic achievement. Students who qualified to attend the event received invitations via their teachers...

Snow causes district officials to rearrange schedule

Snow causes district officials to rearrange schedule

February 18, 2011

With the multiple snow days the school district encountered in the past two months, staff and students have been waiting to hear if dates would be changed on the district calendar. Travis Bracht, director of student learning, recently stated in an email that administration came to the conclus...

Budget cuts affect staffing positions for next year

Budget cuts affect staffing positions for next year

February 15, 2011

With economic struggles hitting the entire nation, it is hard to find someone who has not been affected. “A decision to eliminate positions throughout our schools has been proposed the School Board, and they will announce their decision Feb. 17,” Principal Chris Greiner said. The district r...

Boys State Interviews for summer

Boys State Interviews for summer

February 15, 2011

Attention all Junior boys: The 2011 American Legion Boys State of Missouri announces the leadership week A Week to Shape a Lifetime June 11-18. Students may get an application in the A102 office, or complete an online application found on the Boys State website. http://www.moboysstate.org/ We recom...

Dunaway becomes student partner

Dunaway becomes student partner

February 14, 2011

The Scholastic Press Rights Commission has chosen its new Student Partners. These partners will work on a project called 45words. Among them is sophomore Alison Dunaway. “I was really nervous, applying for this,” Dunaway said. “I really love journalism and the First Amendment is really im...