The student publication of Fort Zumwalt West High School

The Solitaire

The student publication of Fort Zumwalt West High School

The Solitaire

The student publication of Fort Zumwalt West High School

The Solitaire

Signing up
Placing the pen on the pad of letter paper, senior Natalie Hendren signs up for her last, first show of high school. Signing up is one of the first steps to audition. 

“I feel motivated and antsy because I want to know what [role] I’m gonna get,” Hendren said.

Break a Leg

Amber Zhu, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022
Custodial Stories

Custodial Stories

Chloe Mechler, Staff Writer
November 7, 2021
Being a close-knit unit has always been a top priority for the team. This makes them feel like they perform better and are a better team overall. “I always try to talk to [my teammates] in a positive manner,” Webb said. “I don’t want to come off as rude or make them think that I am superior to them, so I think coming off as a teammate standpoint is the biggest way to motivate people and get them to stay positive rather than getting down on themselves and putting themselves in a bad place.”

Practice Makes Perfect

Lauren Seurer, Publications Student
January 22, 2019
Sophomores Grace Cooper and Kylie Orbin spent the Fourth of July Downtown at the Arch. They enjoyed listening to the music and watching the fireworks. “The Arch is a great place to go because of the beautiful view,” Cooper said. “I like going up in the egg-shaped elevators.”

Travelers Guide To Exploring St. Louis

Lauren Hoffmann, Publications Student
January 14, 2019
Sporting his favorite hoodie, senior Mckay Rodabough stops mid-adventure. “In the winter I generally layer more, at least three layers on usually, an elongated t-shirt, a hoodie and then a jacket,” Rodabough said.

All Bundled Up

Natalie Rodabough, Staff Writer
December 18, 2018
Speech and Debate host their first home tournament in over ten years. “The tournament is exciting for everybody,” sophomore Allison Merz said. “Everyone has been working really hard, we’re very excited.”

Debate Day

Sami Bowlin, Staff Writer
December 10, 2018
Hungry for domination after their loss as juniors, the seniors finally took home the win. “It’s a very bitter-sweet feeling,” senior Sydney Ivie said. “I loved both of my powderpuff experiences and wish I could play again next year.”

Rough, Tough and Powderpuff

Ella Brown, Staff Writer
October 29, 2018
The varsity dance team spreads the homecoming excitement by riding in the back of a truck, throwing treats to the people lining the streets. “My favorite part was being able to celebrate the spirit of the school with my best friends and the team that I have grown so close to,” sophomore Halley Taylor said.

The Homecoming Parade

Paige Fitton, Staff Writer
October 25, 2018
In the cool 6:30 a.m. air, the flutes, along with the rest of the band, start with stretches before setting some new drills to their 2018 show ‘Continuum’. “Even though it is super early, we get a lot of work done and our show comes together quickly,” flautist Ashlyn Taylor said.

Morning Band Rehearsal

Sydney Perry, Staff Writer
October 18, 2018
Senior year holds a whirlwind of activities, events, good times and stuff nobody wants to miss out on. “Trying to get the best grades that I can and aiming for a good ACT score while also controlling everything at work can be very overwhelming,” Yeager said. “Focusing on one thing at a time really helps especially while trying to be involved in my senior year.”

Day in the Life of Kate Yeager

Sara Norris, Staff Writer
October 16, 2018
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