Coffin competitors rise to the challenge • All six of the aspiring coffin-dwellers who took Six Flags of St. Louis’ challenge to spend 30 hours in a wooden coffin went the distance Sunday.
Each won their coffin, two gold season passes for 2019, $300 and other prizes.
The challenge started at 1 p.m. Saturday with a “laying to rest ceremony,” and ended at 7 p.m. Sunday with a “raising from the dead.” Competitors were required to stay in the coffins the whole time, except for a six-minute bathroom break every hour and a series of mini-challenges.
As a senior at University City High School in 1960, Sanford J. Kornberg was part of what would become the most comprehensive study of teenagers ever conducted.
Against the backdrop of the heated space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the test of 440,000 students set out to identify the strengths and interests of the new generation to see if American teens were being guided into a career that would make the best use of their talents.
Editors note: The following story ran on Oct. 18, 1999.
In 1966, CBS put Webster Groves in the spotlight with a one-hour documentary on the St. Louis County community and its high school students. When "Sixteen in Webster Groves" aired, many residents were outraged, saying they were unfairly portrayed as out of touch, spoiled and overbearing. Instead of shining in the spotlight, they got burned.
So it's understandable that some folks were on edge when Time magazine camped out at Webster Groves High School this fall for an article on high school in the post-Columbine era.
FERGUSON • McCluer South-Berkeley High School will turn into a selective academy and three schools will close under the redistricting plan the Ferguson-Florissant School District chose Wednesday night.
Dozens of parents and community members packed the School Board meeting to demand a delay in the decision amid concerns that they hadn’t been given financial details of the plan and that the redistricting would leave Berkeley without any public schools.