Author Archives: Josh Renaud

About Josh Renaud

I'm the Emperor of the Renaud Empire, which is to say that I'm the husband of a Boliviana and the father of three daughters and one son. When I'm not conquering lands and expanding borders, I'm a newspaper designer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Find me on Twitter (@Kirkman) or Google+.

The Current at 50

In November 1966, UMSL’s student newspaper published its first issue under the name “Current.” That means The Current turns 50 this year! To celebrate, this year’s editor-in-chief, Kat Riddler, put together a fantastic banquet for the current Current staff, alumni … Continue reading

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Viper Bots go to the Capitol

On March 3, Jadzia and her Viper Bots teammates joined the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri for a STEM expo at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

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Jadzia: District spelling bee champ!

Ferguson-Florissant, there’s a new champ in town. Jadzia won first place in the district-wide spelling bee!

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Star Wars on the brain

From the Joseph Files: Writing capital letter H for homework is so much more fun when you realize you can turn them into drawings of TIE fighters.

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Still thankful for the Rams

I’m definitely feeling all the outrage over the Rams leaving St. Louis to return to Los Angeles. They were, overall, terrible for most of their years in St. Louis. They fleeced us to come here in 1995, and they fleeced … Continue reading

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The Viper Bots

This year, our elementary school introduced a new Girl Scouts robotics team. I was asked if I might like to help out. I like programming and Legos, so I thought it sounded like it could be fun. I didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Our great summer: San Antonio

What would summer be without a trip to San Antonio to see all our family? Evenings spent swimming in Nan’s pool, the buzz of cicadas, the tinkling of wind chimes, the dry heat.

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Our great summer: Swim lessons

For the last several years our kids have taken swim lessons at January-Wabash Park.

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Our great summer: Ferguson swim team

This summer we embarked on a new adventure: Ludi joined the Ferguson Swim Team.

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Our great summer: Science and reading

This summer our kids had more science and library activities than ever before. In June, Vogt Elementary held a weeklong “Scary Science” camp at the school. Each day there was a scary theme, like making a mummy or eating bugs. … Continue reading

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