For nearly two weeks in January, I traveled to Doha, Qatar with 27 classmates and friends from John Burroughs School to take part in The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) Qatar. Even with the grueling 14-hour flight and eight-hour layover, the trip was life-altering — I had a…

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For nearly two weeks in January, I traveled to Doha, Qatar with 27 classmates and friends from John Burroughs School to take part in The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) Qatar. Even with the grueling 14-hour flight and eight-hour layover, the trip was life-altering — I had a…

Aside from being a competitive dancer, a volunteer and a traveler, helping children with disabilities has always a passion of Maddie Goldberg, MICDS senior and member of Congregation B’nai Amoona.

To many friends and previous students, Andrea Newstead, a member of Congregation Shaare Emeth, has been known as either a teacher from her work as the director of technology at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School or as a colleague from her volunteerism with the National Council of Jewish W…

Roughly 700,000 people marched in more than 300 locations across the United States for this year’s annual Women’s March on Jan. 19. The most recent marches were much smaller than the inaugural marches in 2017, which drew more than 4 million people. Some believe the numbers were down in part …

From spring break of my junior year to Oct. 24 of my senior year, I visited 11 colleges in 10 states. I consulted college counselors and essay specialists, and I spent long hours obsessing over the word count for my personal statement. My parents and I made countless pro-con lists, weighing …

After nine years of battling a form of brain cancer known as neuroblastoma, Arianna Dougan sadly lost her life on November 11, 2017, at age 11. However, with the help of her family, her impact on St. Louis remains strong, and her light continues to spread.

My mom recently showed me an old photo of my grandmother, where the octogenarian appears no older than 25. She sits poolside with one manicured hand on her knee, and the other atop her hip. Her elaborate one-piece bathing suit is ribboned at the chest and narrow at the waist. Under the shade…

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) is a nationwide organization for Jewish teens in grades 8 through 12, designed for them to connect through both social and community service activities. In St. Louis, there are six different chapters of the teen-led organization, two of which just becam…

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