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.
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.
When Southeast Missouri State University says we want to invest in you, we mean it! With our new Copper Dome Scholarship program, 70 percent of students are eligible. Plus, the awards are stackable, have progressive values and straightforward renewal criteria.
Thirty SIUE students were forever changed when they traveled more than 3,000 miles to Costa Rica. Their global service learning adventure developed knowledge and skills that can’t be taught from the comforts of home. With kindness, compassion and courage, they impacted countless lives and walked away longing to do more.