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Monday, January 4, 2021 - 1:06pm

After the coronavirus forced the cancellation of high school concerts and plays last spring, music and theater teachers were determined their students could still learn and perform as the pandemic stretched on.

“How do we teach performing arts online? How do we keep them engaged and interested?” said Tali Allen, director of education at the Muny. “It’s challenging but I think if there’s anything good about this, we’re all challenged together.”

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 3:07pm

Every winter, Gavin and Wyatt Hunsel look forward to the occasional snow day. They grab their sleds and head for the hills in their backyard or nearby Blanchette Park in St. Charles, then settle in on the couch with hot chocolate and a movie.

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 3:07pm

ST. LOUIS — The University of Missouri-St. Louis announced Wednesday it will waive application fees for undergraduates in 2021, continuing its effort to loosen policies for admissions and online learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Completion of a standardized test will also be optional for first-time undergraduate admittance in fall 2021, a move UMSL said is intended to accommodate students who may not have access to testing.

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 3:07pm

Rich Altis of Ballwin is a veritable horseshoe whisperer. The 82-year-old Missouri Horseshoe Hall of Famer and savant of the game who knows everything there is to know about pitching horseshoes. Pitchers young and old seek him out when they have questions and concerns or just need guidance about their game.

After a few times seeing Melanie Zerr pitching horseshoes, he knew she was something special.

“I went up to her and told her she was going to be state champion one day,” he said.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 11:22am

A former St. Louisan — who bounced between foster homes and often slept on couches at the homes of friends — has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.

Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, a 2016 graduate of the Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in England.

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