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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.

Science Olympiad competes at regionals

Science Olympiad competes at regionals

Ruthie Jia, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014 • 1,012 views
Filed under news, showcase

With a blend of science and engineering, the Science Olympiad regional competition was held on Feb. 22 at Lindenwood University. Out of 19 teams, the Parkway West team received seventh place. “We got ready for competition by taking notes and using practice tests that we found online. The best part of...

“Monuments Men” review

“Monuments Men” review

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer
February 27, 2014 • 1,649 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, movies

Disclaimer: What follows are specific plot details and spoilers of “Monuments Men.”  The review contains spoilers regarding the movie.  Do not read this review if you have not watched the movie yet and you wish to in the future. Taking the heartbreaking and devastating events during World War II ...

The 86th Academy Awards: Predictions and thoughts

The 86th Academy Awards: Predictions and thoughts

Jacob Cupps, Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2014 • 5,400 views
Filed under columns, showcase

I have done it.  I've watched every single Oscar-nominated movie for the 86th Academy Awards, and I think 2013 might have just been one of the best years cinema has seen in quite some time.  At times, making an article on "what will win" and "what should win" doesn't even feel right, because even the...

Circle Star Ranch provides enriching volunteer opportunities

Circle Star Ranch provides enriching volunteer opportunities

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer
February 25, 2014 • 1,793 views
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With Special Olympics festivities coming to an end, inspiring volunteer opportunities may seem a thing of the past. However, there is another upcoming opportunity to volunteer at Circle Star Ranch, a camp run by the Erin Eickmeier Foundation (EEF). "The mission of the EEF is to enrich the lives of...

Missouri debates legalizing marijuana

Missouri debates legalizing marijuana

Macky Kavanaugh, Staff Writer
February 24, 2014 • 1,318 views
Filed under news

Following the national trend, Missouri might be the next state to vote on the legalization of marijuana in the 2014 polls. With marijuana as an offense to the criminal justice system, possession of any amount is punishable by law in most states. Missouri has the strictest laws in America regarding the...

Reflections magazine goes online

Reflections magazine goes online

Ruthie Jia, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014 • 899 views
Filed under news

As the world of online media continues to grow, the Reflections art and literary magazine will go online for the first time by the week of Feb. 24 in the hopes of reaching a bigger audience. “We try to highlight two different types of talents: art and writing. We’ve had some incredible artists a...

Robotics team gearing up for state championship

Robotics team gearing up for state championship

Shannon Anderson, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014 • 1,122 views
Filed under news

The robotics team is headed to the state competition this week in Belton, Missouri after a successful season, placing near the top at multiple tournaments. “At the past two competitions we placed second. I had a problem with my robot flipping over, so we added wheels to fix that,” sophomore Annika...

Your dream Valentine’s Day

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer
February 20, 2014 • 785 views
Filed under multimedia, videos

Subway: Eat not-so-fresh

Subway: Eat not-so-fresh

Marisa Drajeske, Staff Writer
February 20, 2014 • 1,064 views
Filed under news, showcase

Last week, Subway announced they will be removing the chemical azodicarbonamide from their bread. The additive is used in a variety of products such as yoga mats, and has been linked to causing asthma and respiratory problems. Although it is banned in Australia and some European countries, the Food...

Geranium brings boutique twist to West County Mall

Geranium brings boutique twist to West County Mall

Tori Downar, Staff Writer
February 20, 2014 • 1,657 views
Filed under columns, showcase

Opening its doors in November of 2013, the new boutique Geranium has brought a local twist to West County Mall.  One of two locations, both in St. Louis, Geranium at West County markets mainly to young women. After working for a clothing and handbag designer, Geranium President Tina Anthon wanted to...

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