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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.

The debate team takes Jefferson City

The debate team takes Jefferson City

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer
January 30, 2014 • 1,501 views
Filed under news

The debate team is getting ready to go to their first out of town tournament, in Jefferson City, on Friday, Jan. 31 during third hour. The team of 40 will participate in both Speech and Debate competitions. “I am excited to debate because I am participating in the Public Forum Debate with my partner...

Beauty pageants: exploitive or esteem boosting?

Beauty pageants: exploitive or esteem boosting?

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer
January 30, 2014 • 11,880 views
Filed under editorials

Googling just the search term “beauty pageants coming up” 1,020,000 results will appear in 0.34 seconds. Throughout history, beauty pageants have been held for both women and men. By giving young people a bleached white smile and an expensive outfit to look up to, people around the world are presented...

Pantone names “Radiant Orchid” as the 2014 color of the year

Pantone names “Radiant Orchid” as the 2014 color of the year

Tori Downar, Staff Writer
January 30, 2014 • 3,157 views
Filed under columns

I have to be honest. Before I started writing this article, I only faintly remembered that the 2013 Pantone color of the year was a shade of green. The color just happened to be more specific: emerald. So as Pantone recently named the 2014 color of the year “radiant orchid”, I question what impact...

Wrestling team doubles in size, looking to increase fan base

Wrestling team doubles in size, looking to increase fan base

Shannon Anderson, Staff Writer
January 30, 2014 • 1,413 views
Filed under sports

The wrestling team pinned down their goals for this winter season, striving for growth and development one match at a time. West’s wrestling program has 18 competitors, small in comparison to competing schools. They have doubled in participation and skill, despite various obstacles. “Everything...

2013 regrets

Debra Klevens, Staff Writer
January 30, 2014 • 916 views
Filed under multimedia, videos

Homophobic laws in Russia may cause tension at the Sochi Olympics

Homophobic laws in Russia may cause tension at the Sochi Olympics

Marisa Drajeske, Staff Writer
January 29, 2014 • 1,149 views
Filed under editorials

Currently, the LGBT community is facing prejudice to the extent of violence in Russia. No human being is deserving of this treatment, especially not for an aspect that they cannot change and is not harming others. In June 2013, a law was passed in Moscow, Russia that banned the propaganda of “non-traditional...

“Saving Mr. Banks” review

“Saving Mr. Banks” review

Macky Kavanaugh, Staff Writer
January 29, 2014 • 4,604 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, movies

Emotionally riveting with the magical touch of childhood, John Lee Hancock’s “Saving Mr. Banks” brings the shocking untold backstory of the timeless classic “Mary Poppins” to life on the screen in such a fantastic way that you’ll fall in love with Disney all over again. Although the film...

Singers stun in light neutral gowns at 2014 Grammy’s

Singers stun in light neutral gowns at 2014 Grammy’s

Tori Downar, Staff Writer
January 29, 2014 • 2,211 views
Filed under columns

Before Beyonce took the stage to kick off the 2014 Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, I was already noticing a successful top trend of the night: light neutral colored gowns.  Steering clear of overwhelmingly loud colors, stars managed to dazzle as they put their own unique twist on the nights most popular look....

Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar captivate Grammy audience

Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar captivate Grammy audience

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer
January 28, 2014 • 3,929 views
Filed under columns

Violins swelled, smoke cleared and Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds emerged in all-white clothing from behind the stage-crafted veil as the words of the song that had first made its way onto the radio merely nine months before as the attendees (and viewers) of the 2014 Grammy Awards braced themselves...

Student Spotlight: Rebecca Su

Student Spotlight: Rebecca Su

Ruthie Jia
January 28, 2014 • 841 views
Filed under features

The snow day of Dec. 6 impacted musicians of the Missouri All-State Orchestra. Sophomore Rebecca Su was one of the three students from Parkway West High School that was accepted into the program through a non-traditional process. Although musicians normally meet in Columbia for an audition through the ...

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