Editorial: Will the Rams Leave St. Louis?

Justin Frazier, Turret staff writer

The Rams have become the favorites to move to Los Angeles says Profootballtalk.com. That is the shocking truth for most die-hard Rams’ fans.  The Rams have been a fixture in St. Louis since 1994 and have won the organizations only championship in 1999. The Rams haven’t been to the playoffs since 2004, but still carry a solid fan base. CBC sophomore Joseph Chamberlain said that his family has had season tickets for as long as he can remember.  On the flip side, sophomore Max Nicholson said no one really cares about the Rams. Every game I have ever gone to I have seen almost as many open seats as fans and many of the fans  are wearing jerseys other than the Rams.

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Cadets Punch State Title Ticket with Win Over Pioneers

Tom Hartbeck, Turret staff writer

In 2006 the Mehlville High Panthers fell 38-28 with a 2nd half comeback by David Kannapple, Rayon Simmos, and Clay Wolfe to send CBC to its first Show-Me Bowl. In 2011 Dalton Demos, Jonathan Parker and Aarion Penton willed the Cadets to a 66-10 victory over Saint Louis University High School. In 2014, senior Calen Taylor, junior Tré Bryant, and a stout defense led CBC to its third Show-Me Bowl appearance in school history.

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Mother Mentors Aid Teens in Parenting Program

Justin Frazier, Turret staff writer

Parenting for Success is a program of the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center in East St. Louis, Illinois.  It serves teenage mothers and their children.

Gia Moore, the program coordinator for the program said “My biggest joy is seeing the moms come back and say ‘My baby is in college now.’”

The program has certified women who go to the teens’ homes and help them with things they may need. They also have mothers who teach the teens what and what not to do. They can also find quality schools for the baby once he/she becomes old enough for such. They teach the parents about the development of the child.

Parenting for Success takes the mothers on field trips without their baby so they can get time alone.  The program served 85 teen mothers last year. When the program runs out of room they direct them to other shelters.

Moore began to work for Parenting for Success when she was looking for a job. She just signed up not knowing how it would change her life.

“Teen mom shows glorify being a teen mom, when really it’s a hard job,” said Moore.

Caring and Commitment in Action

Andrew Grunik, Turret staff writer

From providing school uniforms to giving out teddy bears, the Assistance League of St. Louis is an all-volunteer organization located in Ellisville, Missouri that does it all. This organization is comprised of 353 members that take part in six different programs. Coming from the National Assistance League, which has been active in communities for over 100 years now, the Assistance League of St. Louis covers the whole St. Louis Region.

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Center Helps Protect People from Domestic Violence

Craig Summers, Turret staff writer

The Violence Prevention Center is a shelter in Southwestern Illinois that protects people from all forms of domestic abuse, whether it is physical, emotional, sexual, financial or social.

“Our staff saves lives,” said Patricia Mayberry-Vecchio, the Director of Development at the Center. “Not every person gets to go to work every day, knowing that they’re helping people in need.”

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