Don't Miss

U-19 Bash at Chesterfield Amphitheater to showcase local bands

By DAN BOEMEKE On  Aug. 16, students of the local School of Rock franchise will take the stage at Chesterfield Amphitheater for the U-19 Bash, a 9.5-hour concert featuring the School of Rock house band, students’ own bands and special guests Jon Anderson of Yes and Steve Ewing of The Urge. For many of the school’s students this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not only will the students’ bands be billed with these two highly accomplished guest artists, but members of the school will form the backing band for each artist. Scott Rinaberger, owner of the St. Louis franchise of ...

Read More »

Health Capsules: Healthier than a handshake

Healthier than a handshake When it comes to healthy greetings, fist bumps beat high-fives and handshakes hands-down, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. Researchers in the United Kingdom had a greeter immerse a sterile-gloved hand into a container of germs. When the glove dried, the greeter exchanged a handshake, high-five or fist bump with a sterile-gloved recipient for varying lengths of time and at varying intensities of contact. Next, researchers counted the bacteria transferred to the recipient and found that compared to the high-five, handshakes transferred almost twice as many ...

Read More »

Migdal to turn professional

Joe Migdal’s swan song to amateur golf finds in him playing in the nation’s top event. Migdal will be playing in the U.S. Amateur set for Aug. 11-17 at the Atlanta Athletic Club. A De Smet Jesuit and University of Central Missouri graduate, Migdal earned his way into the nation’s top amateur tournament with a first-place finish in the 36-hole qualifier at the Jefferson City Country Club. The Ballwin native fired back-to-back 69s for a 4-under par 138 to grab a spot in the U.S. Amateur for the first time. “I was just real happy I did that,” Migdal said. ...

Read More »

High school cheerleading

The Marquette and Eureka cheerleading teams are headed to the state competition in Class 5. They delivered some outstanding performances at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association St. Louis Regional Competition. In the Class 5 large category, the Marquette cheerleading team placed first. Eureka placed second. They will both travel to the state competition. Marquette also placed first in the junior varsity large competition.  

Read More »

Westminster Students Participate in UMSL Bridge Program

Westminster Christian Academy students prepared for college and beyond through their enrollment and participation in the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Bridge Program. Each year, students may apply to the pre-collegiate program for opportunities to excel in math, writing and science, and to prepare for college and career. Westminster Christian Academy Director of Diversity Aaron Layton is in his fifth year as Bridge instructor and teaches an intensive writing course “I really admire these students because they have chosen to spend four weeks out of their summer participating in such an intensive program,” Layton said. “The UMSL Bridge Program will equip ...

Read More »

Editorial: A nation of nomophobes

Admit it, you’re never more than a few steps away from some form of technology. Your computer sits in your lap or fits in your hand. Your phone is perpetually in your purse or pocket. It might even be in your ear, although bluetooth doesn’t seem to be as popular as it once was. If by some chance you leave the house without your phone, you make a u-turn and retrieve it. Who knows who might call while you’re running to the market for a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk? We have become a nation of nomophobes. ...

Read More »

Cover art questioned

To the Editor: With almost 30 out of the 68 profiled businesses with women as sole-owners or quoted directors, your cover illustration shows only male images. In 2014. Really? Lynne Gronefeld Creve Coeur

Read More »

In favor of the Lafayette greenhouse

To the Editor:  Speaking as a soon-to-be senior at Lafayette this fall, I approve of any plans to institute a greenhouse. Such a resource would be fully utilized to enrich the entire Lafayette community. I, myself, have learned many skills and gained experience in various areas via practical arts courses offered at Lafayette. I would appreciate the availability of even more practical learning. If Mr. Shaughnessy’s findings are met with approval from the Rockwood School District Board of Education, the attached greenhouse will greatly benefit the school, the students and the community. Ian Greenwood  

Read More »

Responding to ‘Border Madness’

To the Editor: Here he goes again. Thomas Sowell in “Bordering on Madness” (West Newsmagazine, July 30) bemoans our lack of immigration policy and yet Republicans have refused to bring immigration reform to the table. They have blocked every effort to do so. President Obama has greatly increased border security but it takes money and the House has refused again to fund increased border patrols. We cannot place a border guard every 10 feet. The great wall has been breached by smugglers time and again. Deportations are up and have been vastly increased under Obama. Sowell apparently accuses recent immigrants ...

Read More »

Regarding ‘Applauding Gov. Perry’

To the Editor: The border madness is without a doubt a national disgrace. It is a moral failure that belies belief!! Children sent by desperate parents hundreds of miles alone with no food, money or an adult. We have to make some hard choices, painful as they might be. However Mr. Stoeffler’s solution (“Letters to the Editor,” West Newsmagazine, July 30) is so absurd its makes me laugh. Missouri is never going to provide money or allow the National Guard to be deployed. Stoeffler reminds me of  a modern day “Man of LaMancha” dreaming the impossible dream. This theme is ...

Read More »
X