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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:04am

Students march around the Old Post Office in downtown St. Louis on Friday.

It marked the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, which killed 12 students and one teacher. The two students who plotted the attack killed themselves.

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:22pm

A seventh-grader from Christ the King School in University City won the state-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Friday at Moberly Area Community College, the event's organizers said.

With his victory, Jackson Cooper won a $200 cash prize, the “National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition,” and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington to represent Missouri in the National Geographic Bee Championships, May 20-23.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:33am

A pair of prominent STL men will join the ranks of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College in Fulton.

The local honorees are businessman and philanthropist Sam Fox, who also was the former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium; and Westminster alumnus Neal F. Perryman, of the Lewis Rice law firm.

The ceremony is 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, which is part of the National Churchill Museum on the school's campus.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:06pm

LEBANON • Of course, she gets just a little nervous waiting to find out which word officials at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee will throw at her, Alice Liu admits.

But Liu is a pro. She’s been through the St. Louis bee before and into the late rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington.

She makes sure she’s thinking of the same word the judges are saying before she visualizes it, ticking through the questions she’s allowed to ask judges: definition, use in a sentence, word origin, pronunciation. Most important, she said: “Stay calm.”

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:06pm

ST. LOUIS • Students from at least two dozen schools in the St. Louis area walked out of class or held assemblies as part of a national day of protests one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

The coordinated school walkouts were loosely organized by Empower, the youth wing of the Women's March, which brought thousands to Washington, D.C., last year.

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