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CHS Music Department Places 5th In State
Dance Tryouts
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Rocky Bridges Invitational
Haley Hoskin, Sting Editor • April 18, 2024

Rocky Bridges Invitational was held at Chester on April 19th. Chester boys placed 1st over all with 120.5 points beating 8 other teams. Chester Girls placed 2nd overall with a score of 129, losing to Okawville. The girls...

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Teacher of the Month
Teacher of the Month- February
Elizabeth Wilson, Jr. Editor • March 18, 2024

CTE Month
Career and Technical Education Month
Haley Hoskin, Sting Editor • February 15, 2024

Celebrate CTE Month this February! Career and Technical Education Month is a public awareness campaign. Each February is the national CTE...

Cartoon by Chelse Mathis on the Propel Ban
Snacks Ban Lifted
Hannah Stueve, Sting Reporter • November 15, 2023

CHS principal, Mr. Blechle, announced a new ban, on Tuesday, November 7th, during 5th hour. He stated that there is no more eating or drinking...

Mothman Graduates
Mothman Graduates
May 9, 2023

cartoon by Julia Nicole Venus
Nightmare Zoo
Julia Nicole Venus, Sting Reporter • May 5, 2023

Guess the Teacher Week 5
Guess the Teacher Week 5
Aden McFarland, Associate Editor • April 19, 2024

Congrats Camryn for correctly guessing Mrs. Clendinen last week Here are your week 5 clues 1. Favorite subject: Philosophy 2. Favorite sport: Skateboarding 3. Favorite CHS memory: The Secret...

Life Is Killing Me by Type O Negative
Albums of the Week #31
April 12, 2024
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Somber Storms
Somber Storms
Chance Murphy February 21, 2024

The air trickles like a majestic waterfall Rain falling like a dancer Prancing and prancing toward the ground Forever dancing to the earth Smiles...

The Sunny Filter
Summer Valleroy February 20, 2024

I used to see the world in a sunny filter Yet now it seems that it has faded It’s not the same as it used to be Everything seems...

The Life Cycle
The Life Cycle
Brook Webb February 10, 2024

The world spins, a carousel of life and death. An unending cycle. A newborns cry echoes in the dawn, a life ignited, a flame in the darkness....

My Adopted Step Mom
My Adopted Step Mom
Miranda Burgdorf February 7, 2024

She was there since the day I met her. I always knew of her, but never met her in person until the day she walked into my life. She became...

The Silence
The Silence
Peyton Cole January 4, 2024

Whenever you unwillingly said goodbye Silence greeted me at the door. or did it? because when i checked your pulse and felt no beat...

Brook Webb January 4, 2024

In the quiet space of a morning, there's a cat named Socks. A creature of comfort, a whisper of softness in a world that often forgets to be...

TJ Lyons & Will Welge
Lyons, Welge Win Poetry Contest
Cesar Marquez, Sting Reporter • April 19, 2023

“Share the wonder and power of your poetry.” Two Chester students won top honors in the Southwestern Illinois College Poetry Contest. The...

Car of the Week- Paige Hamilton
Car of the Week- Paige Hamilton
Elijah Lanier, Sting Reporter • September 18, 2023

Owner - Paige Hamilton (11) Car - 2021 Dodge Charger GT Info- Seats 5, Octane red, rear wheel drive Other- V6 motor, modified headlights,...

Car of the Week- Tami Hickman
Car of the Week- Tami Hickman
Elijah Lanier, Sting Reporter • September 12, 2023

Owner- Tami Hickman Car- 2008 Toyota Prius/Make Info about car- Seating capacity-5 Dimensions- 175.0” x 58.7” Front-wheel drive Facts...

Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week
Isabel Smith, Sting Reporter • April 5, 2024

These are Elizabeth Wilson’s dogs! Elizabeth is also a member of the Sting! Her dog's names are Hank, Lulu, and Charlie. Hank is a five-year-old...

Senora Zeiger with her cat, Pearl.
Pet of the Week- Pearl
Isabel Smith, Sting Reporter • March 4, 2024

This is Pearl, she is Mrs. Zeiger’s cat. Mrs. Zeiger is the Spanish insturtor here at CHS. Pearl was adopted by the Zeiger family when...

Smiths family cat, Burt.
Pet of The Week- Burt
Isabel Smith, Sting Reporter • February 21, 2024

This is Burt, Isabel Smith’s cat. He is a Russian blue cat. But Burt isn't any normal cat, he has three legs! When he showed up at our house,...

Jack Kennedy, age 7, spending time with his horse.
Pet of the Week- Lakota
Hannah Hoskin, Sting Reporter • February 7, 2024

Lakota is Jack Kennedy's (9) Missouri Foxtrot horse. He eats Carrots, grass, apples, horse grain, and hay. Lakota is 16 years old but in horse...

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