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SCW Smoke Signal

The Student News Site of St. Charles West High School

SCW Smoke Signal

Sophomore Alivia Zeier running in the 4x400 in April 2022.
Eight SCW students place at state track meet
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • June 2, 2022

This past Friday and Saturday, members of the St. Charles West track team headed to Jefferson City to compete in the MSHSAA state championship...

Freshman Genna Wacker running at the track meet on April 18th.
Six members of the track team qualify for state meet
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • May 25, 2022

On Saturday, May 21st, the members of the St. Charles West track team who qualified for sectionals competed in the Montgomery Country track meet...

Freshman Brenan Goering and senior Dylan Patterson hugging at the baseball jamboree.
SCW baseball loses sectional game against John Burroughs
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • May 25, 2022

Yesterday, the St. Charles West baseball team faced the Class 4 District 5 champions the John Borroughs Bombers in a MSHSAA state matchup. In...

Mrs. Weil and Mrs. Hockmeyer taking selfies with students.
2021-2022 Photo Recap
Mackenzie McGuire and Anna Prize (photographer) May 23, 2022

This gallery reflects the 2021-2022 school year as a whole.  Congratulations to the class of 2022 and your future endeavors! A big hello...

Senior Clair Ott during her senior photos.
Senior Sendoff - Clair Ott
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • May 5, 2022

Today, we are recognizing senior Clair Ott.  Clair has been apart of science club, HOSA, NHS, and has helped in the homecoming decoration committee...

Mrs Weil with her taquito and QT Drink.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • May 4, 2022

Throughout this week at St. Charles West, students and staff have been participating in National Teacher Appreciation Week, a set of days set...

Junior Krish Mehta working the Pie-A-Principal fundraiser on April 26th for NHS Philantrophy Week.
NHS Philanthrophy Week
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • April 27, 2022

This week, the St. Charles West National Honors Society chapter is hosting their philanthropy week.  Each school hosts their own philanthropy...

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Jesus is King, by Kanye West.
Kanye Reviews - Yeezus, the Life of Pablo, Ye, Jesus is King, Kids See Ghosts, Donda
Ian Nixon, staff writer • May 24, 2022

Yeezus What is by many thought to be one of the most experimental albums ever, was Kanye’s 2013 album Yeezus. Starting the whole album...

Watch the Throne, by Kanye West
Kanye Review - Watch the Throne
Ian Nixon, staff writer • May 12, 2022

Watch the Throne  His first collaboration album is with Jay-Z, and for two of the best artists ever, the album is for the most part underwhelming....

Riley McGuire during an out-of-state tournament
Freshman Friday: Riley McGuire
Mackenzie McGuire, staff writer • January 14, 2022

For our Freshman Friday, we are celebrating Riley McGuire. Riley is a very passionate soccer player and has hopes for joining the St. Charles...

Anna White during the State Cup.
Freshman Friday: Anna White
Mackenzie McGuire, staff writer • January 7, 2022

On this week's Freshman Friday, we are celebrating freshman soccer player Anna White.  Anna has not played a fall sport at West this year, however...

Senior Jacqueline Gurley during her senior pictures.
Senior Sendoff - Jacqueline Gurley
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • May 6, 2022

The next senior the SCW Today Staff would like to commemorate is Jacqueline Gurley.  Jacqueline has been apart of FCA, Key Club, NHS, Welcome...

Senior Paige Ryherd
Senior Sendoff - Paige Ryherd
Mackenzie McGuire, editor in chief • May 6, 2022

This senior sendoff is honoring the accomplishments and achievements of senior Paige Ryherd.  Paige has been apart of Renaissance Club as vice...

Should schools start later in the day?
Should schools start later in the day?
Grace Matthews, staff writer • February 9, 2022

Should schools start later in the day? The CDC has found that over 70% of high school students are not getting enough sleep. This is mainly due...

Meet the Staff

Ian Nixon is a sophomore and current staffer for the St. Charles West newspaper.  In his free time, he plays football and basketball for St. Charles West and is known for writing about the Kanye West...

Amber Littleton
Amber Littleton
staff writer

Amber Littleton is a sophomore staff writer for the St. Charles West Smoke Signal and newspaper.  She loves reading fictional stories and spends most of her free time reading and sleeping.  She has a...

Tyler Prize
staff writer

Tyler Prize is a current sophomore at St. Charles West and is a first year staffer for the newspaper staff.  In his free time, he enjoys coffee shops, hanging with his friends, and talking with teachers...

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