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An open door to more life and love

An open door to more life and love

Taylor Tucker, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Humanity: the most precious form of life. Whether American Indian, Asian, African American, Pacific Islander, or Caucasian the one thing that unites us is humanity itself, but we couldn’t look any less united. We make war with malevolence, break apart families with carelessness, hate others with ...

Options operations

Options operations

Tatum Guidry, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Three basketball players, three football managers, two bowlers, one swim team member, one cheerleader.  These are only some of the many talents that students in the St. Thomas More Options Program possess.         So, what’s so special about our school’s program for our classmates?  A better...

STM alumni work with area homeless

STM alumni work with area homeless

Grace Miholic, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Within my state of Louisiana, the number of homeless as of 2017 was 3,305 people according to “Louisiana’s Homeless Population declines nearly 20% since 2016 according to HUB report,” an article by WAFB reporter Nick Gremillion of Baton Rouge. The homeless can seek many forms of help, but I decid...

15 Things I Would Never Do Again

Addison Wright, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

15 Things I Would Never Do Again Watch The Exorcist and then go to sleep. Never. Again. Kennedy Welborne (‘21) says, “I will never use a public restroom again. It was so nasty!” I’d have to agree with Kennedy on this one. Most public restrooms are a no-go for me. Sleep outside. Tak...

God’s calling me…where?

God’s calling me…where?

Sophie Varisco, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Magdolyn LeBlanc, Seth Ransonet and Joseph Benton are among many St. Thomas More students and graduates who have gone through a period of discernment to seek out their call in life. What is discernment and how might this work? For starters, discernment is the ability to recognize and apprehend; th...

“Yeah, We Lift”

“Yeah, We Lift”

Gabe Chiasson, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

South Louisiana is known for many things: great food, great people, and great trucks. STM is no exception to these things. Our parking lot is filled with all sorts of lifted and modified trucks, but no one really knows why they modify them. A few proud truck owners stepped forward to talk about their tru...

Study Habitats

Study Habitats

Gabe Chiasson, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

The universally hated (or sometimes loved) activity of school: studying. Whether it’s the time that people take out of their day or the stress that it includes, people typically do not like studying. One of the ways people deal with the anxiety of studying, is finding a place where they can best lea...

Schools around the world and how we differ

Grace Miholic, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Features

All around the world students are educated in different ways. From things as simple as the beginning of school, to others as tedious as grading scales, schooling around the world is vastly different from one another. The age for starting school varies from place to place, but according to the Oxfor...

It’s fall, y’all!

It’s fall, y’all!

Tatum Guidry, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Football on the TV.  Leaves changing.  A glimpse of cold weather in South Louisiana.  Pumpkin flavored everything.  Everyone’s favorite season has finally arrived - Fall! There’s so much to love about the season, as it brings about so many things that are special to the months of Septembe...

Snack time

Snack time

Anna Guillory, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features

  Snack machines: the lovely creation which gives you the possibility to eat three-hundred-something calories for just one dollar! At STM, vending machines are the new hot topic since they are now running the second half of the school day. Can you believe it? Before a few weeks ago, in a...

New Cougar Additions

New Cougar Additions

Addison Wright, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Not Pictured- Sara Duvernay. Art I, Art II, Art IV Honors, and Media Arts. She says teaching at STM so far “is crazy but a really good time.”  When asked about her favorite part of the job, she says, “I love seeing all the kids’ faces light up when they see they're doing something right...

Saigon summer

Saigon summer

Khoa Pham, Guest Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features

“Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking…” The announcements went on for a couple of minutes and then faded into the void. And as I turn and take a look around at those strangers on the same flights, their eyes, either fully awake or half-sleep, half-awake, are full w...

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