Blind student is “off the chain”

July 27, 2015

Danny Lawrence walked across the concrete deck of the Forest Park pool, climbed down the ladder on the 12-foot end and began to get acclimated for swimming class.  “Oooh, the water’s cold today,” he said. […]

Faculty and staff try Gardening 101

July 6, 2015

Two new gardens are helping to beautify Forest Park’s urban campus.  Faculty and staff members have planted a butterfly garden in front of A Tower, and this is the second summer that produce is being grown in the cafeteria courtyard.  The 20-by-18-foot butterfly garden is a part of the Milkweed for Monarchs Initiative, which is designed to boost declining monarch butterfly populations. […]

Former prostitute helps women get off streets

May 5, 2015

Katie Rhoades was a 19-year-old stripper in Portland, Ore., when she met a woman who introduced her to a pimp. Three days later, they were on their way to San Francisco. “We were going there for the purpose of prostitution,” said Rhoades, now 34 and living in St. Louis. […]