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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

Duking it out! Spotify vs Pandora

Duking it out! Spotify vs Pandora

Rowan Hamilton, Reporter
January 31, 2013 • 7,877 views
Filed under arts & entertainment

Ever since its release in 2008 and its subsequent rise to popularity, Spotify has been threatening to snatch away Pandora's top spot for music listeners. Though both make music come out of your speakers, there are significant differences between the two. Pandora is part of the Music Genome Project,...

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

John Watson, Staff Writer
January 31, 2013 • 1,011 views
Filed under features

As the days dwindle down to the start of Super Bowl XLVII, the Harbaugh family has found themselves in a unique situation. The family will be watching their own two sons coaching against each other with the best teams in professional football on the biggest stage North America has to offer. The game...

Gatorade makes changes to their ingredients

Gatorade makes changes to their ingredients

Susie Watson, Editor in Chief
January 31, 2013 • 1,556 views
Filed under news

PepsiCo Inc. is removing an ingredient called brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its Gatorade drinks. The ingredient is a synthetic material that is bonded to the element Bromine. However, the National Fire Protection Association deems the elements flammability as a 0 (no fire hazard).  According...

Building for Biology

Building for Biology

Rowan Hamilton, Reporter
January 29, 2013 • 1,563 views
Filed under features

For the first time in the district this year, West is offering a Biotechnical Engineering class. “The Engineering and Biotechnology classes are part of Parkway's Project Lead the Way, a program started at Rochester college and Purdue university, that incorporates math and science with engineering...

Smashfest 2012

Smashfest 2012

Austin Moran, Photo Editor
January 29, 2013 • 1,329 views
Filed under snapshot

A small crowd watches as seniors Travis Lowenstein and Kerry Xiao fight in Super Smash Bros. Melee.  Seniors Andrew Smith, George Krachenfels, Sonny Jadali, John Frost, John Pappas, Audra Hartwell, Tyler Rhoads, Lowenstein and Xiao all took part in the Smash Bros. tournament on Dec. 29.  "Travis and...

The hidden war

The hidden war

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor
January 29, 2013 • 7,466 views
Filed under editorials

The hidden war is a battle that continues as the others end.  It is a war that still exists even as President Obama said, “We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.” I am not speaking of the wars that the President spoke of in his inaugural...

A second round of budget cuts in Parkway

A second round of budget cuts in Parkway

Susie Watson, Editor in Chief
January 29, 2013 • 842 views
Filed under news

In addition to the $8 million Parkway School District cut from the budget in 2012,  an additional $2-4 million will be cut in the 2013-2014 school year. “Initially, we knew that this was a two year process,” Parkway’s Board of Education President Beth Feldman said. “The cuts that were made...

Hanging by a thread

Hanging by a thread

Austin Moran, Yearbook Reporter
January 28, 2013 • 933 views
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A project composed of glue, yarn and balloons was installed in the library on Friday, Jan. 25.  The project was part of Ashley Drissell’s Sculpture class.  “Even though it was messy and I found yarn everywhere the rest of the day, the project was a lot of fun,” senior Tyler Delhougne said.

Anthony Su receives title of Concert Master at All-State Conference

Anthony Su receives title of Concert Master at All-State Conference

Catharine Conway, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 28, 2013 • 987 views
Filed under arts & entertainment

On Thursday Jan. 24, Anthony Su was presented with the honor of being Concert Master, also known as first chair, at the All-State orchestra conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. The orchestra concert consisted of three pieces: Festive Overture, Pictures of an Exhibition, and Sieben...

Fulfilling their destiny

Fulfilling their destiny

Annie Spewak, Editor in Chief
January 28, 2013 • 6,734 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music

After eight years, the day has finally come: Destiny's Child is getting back together!! The famous R&B group included singers Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The group split up in 2004 in order to pursue solo careers. Out of the group, Beyoncé had the most successful solo run....

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