Appreciating What We Have This Holiday
Dec09

Appreciating What We Have This Holiday

Jariah Mosley, a 7th-grade student at Lyon Academy at Blow, says her favorite time of year is during the holidays in winter. While she loves her math and science classes, she is excited to have some time off from balancing her busy schedule of school, cheerleading, and her after-school program at North Campus to celebrate Christmas with her family.  “Every year, we set up a Christmas tree and make cookies. This year our tree is white...

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Surgeon Teaches Kids Life-Saving Techniques
Nov29

Surgeon Teaches Kids Life-Saving Techniques

A St. Louis trauma surgeon who has treated hundreds of gunshot victims is teaching north side kids and community members how to “stop the bleed” in a life-or-death situation. Dr. Laurie Punch, a trauma surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and an Associate Professor at Washington University, is the co-director of Stop the Bleed STL. The nonprofit offers free, one-hour seminars led by doctors, surgeons and EMT professionals that teach...

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Students learn empathy through art after school
Nov15

Students learn empathy through art after school

On a cold Tuesday night in the O’Fallon Park neighborhood, students are inside The Meghan A. Flannery Learning Center finishing dinner and getting ready for their nightly enrichment classes. A group of students are gathered around a table filled with different colored chalk pastels. Students, like third grader Darius Holmes, have their hands covered in chalk dust as they fill their paper with different tints, shades, and tones of...

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Telling a Storyteller’s Story
Oct25

Telling a Storyteller’s Story

Madelyn, a 9th grade student at Cleveland NJROTC, says her favorite class is English, not because it’s easy or that it’s taught by her favorite teacher, but because she loves reading, writing, and telling stories. “Scary stories and movies are my favorite because they keep me on my toes. You know how they’re going to end and what’s going to happen, but it still scares you and it’s exciting to see how everything happens,” Madelyn says....

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Ivy League Studies St. Louis
Oct18

Ivy League Studies St. Louis

Right now, there is a group of 12 graduate students at Harvard University studying north St. Louis. From 1,200 miles away, they are reading books, writing papers, meeting for weekly discussions and creating projects all centered around north St. Louis and its neighborhoods. When Daniel D’Oca, Associate Professor at Harvard in the Practice of Urban Planning, was approached about creating a class that focuses on art and design combined...

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