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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.

Video: An Animated Life

Video: An Animated Life

Samantha Gaddis, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017 • 319 views
Filed under multimedia, showcase, videos

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 • 403 views
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Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam’s summers will be spent going to an event only a few thousand students nationwide will attend: the FBLA National Leadership Conference. From June 29 to July 2, Ma and Venkatachalam will be going to Anaheim, Calif. to showcase their skills and to compe...

The Weight of the Classroom

The Weight of the Classroom

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 391 views
Filed under news, showcase

With finals week upon us, textbooks, laptops and binders are just a few of the heavy items that spill out of backpacks as students stuff their bags to the brim. Despite the practicality of backpacks, they may endanger the health and safety of students. “Since at least 1998, we’ve noticed back...

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 713 views
Filed under editorials

Catcalling, commenting or yelling at women passing by, is a widespread problem among the girls who run track and cross country.   “They tell me and my teammates to run faster, they comment on our bodies or they just yell and try to scare us,” sophomore Natalie Butler said. According to junio...

Track athletes head to state

Track athletes head to state

Chris Bass, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 456 views
Filed under showcase, sports

On May 22, male and female athletes competed in the Class 3 and Class 4 Sectional track and field meet. In the event 14 athletes qualified for the annual state meet on May 25 and 26. “I’m really because of the fact we qualified both in distance and in sprints,” Girls Head coach Kristen Witt said...

Students TEAM up for national competition

Students TEAM up for national competition

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 510 views
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This summer juniors Alec Zhou, Adam Johnson, Haran Kumar, Yash Nayak, Sophia McMorrow, Sophia Malpocker, Alexa Ling and Rachel Wang are participating in the Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) national competition in Orlando, FL.   From June 21-24, the students will work as a team...

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 1,274 views
Filed under features

Christine Allen, a Parkway alumni, founded Ark of the Rainbow in 2009 with the goal of stopping human trafficking. “What I realized during my time in India was that trafficking was a symptom of extreme poverty.  It’s impossible to end human trafficking without addressing the root cause and ...

After Laughter Album Review

After Laughter Album Review

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017 • 263 views
Filed under arts & entertainment

As a long term lover of Paramore, I was beyond excited to hear about the release of their new album “After Laughter,” even though it came after a four year hiatus. Paramore is an alternative pop-rock band that formed in 2004. They have a Grammy for best rock song and five studio albums. There sound...

Eight apps save students’ grades

Eight apps save students’ grades

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017 • 230 views
Filed under arts & entertainment

With finals week approaching, students begin the search for the most efficient ways of studying. Listed below are eight apps that can help you based on your preference of studying.   Quizlet Based on your method of studying, Quizlet offers different strategies of studying from matching to writi...

Praise for the honors ceremony

Praise for the honors ceremony

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor
May 16, 2017 • 662 views
Filed under editorials, showcase

Every year, the entire student body congregates in the gym to celebrate the students that have achieved great things. We get out of class for a while, get to hear about students we might not know and generally relax before finals truly bear down on us. Last year, Holt Priest was given the Founder’s...

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