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SPIRE students draw national attention

SPIRE students draw national attention

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
February 27 • 20 views
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Twenty-seven high school business students launched SPIRE, a digital marketing and creative services firm, which runs out of room 2312 through an international program called Virtual Enterprise International (VEI). “In Virtual Enterprise we actually run a virtual business. We create awesome and eye-catchi...

Health classes raise money for Kids Under Twenty One

Health classes raise money for Kids Under Twenty One

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
February 23 • 223 views
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For the first time, Health teacher Katelyn McCreary’s fifth hour class sold slime during first and second lunch for $1 to raise money for Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO). KUTO is a non-profit organization that helps and informs teens about depression, anxiety and suicide. The organization visited ...

PAWESEHI is nominated for 2016 NSPA Pacemaker award

PAWESEHI is nominated for 2016 NSPA Pacemaker award

Emily Dickson, Conceptual Editor in Chief
February 15 • 107 views
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Yearbook. While to many people it may just seem like a simple chronicle of a year at school, it is an adventure, an occupation and even an entire world to those who create it. With the 2016 yearbook, PAWESEHI was put on the map of scholastic journalism for a second year. On Feb. 8, the yearbook s...

Debate team prepares for Districts

Debate team prepares for Districts

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
February 14 • 187 views
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With the post-season approaching, the Speech and Debate team has been preparing for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) and Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) districts, hoping to later qualify for nationals or state. The competitors range from freshman novices ...

Community unites to plan Special Olympics

Community unites to plan Special Olympics

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer
February 10 • 396 views
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Five hundred volunteers. Two hundred athletes. And countless hours all poured into one memorable event on Feb. 13: Special Olympics 2017. “Every year, the number of participants in Special Olympics grows, and this year, we have the largest amount [ever],” Science Academic Support teacher Susan...

Latin club sells liver grams for Valentine’s Day

Latin club sells liver grams for Valentine’s Day

Claire Smout, Organizational Manager
February 9 • 149 views
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According to Latin teacher and sponsor of Latin club Tom Herpel, nothing shows your special someone that you care more than a Valentine’s Day card shaped like a human liver. For the third consecutive year, Latin club is selling liver grams, in the cafeteria, from Feb. 6-13 for $1. “Students can ch...

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
February 7 • 277 views
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For the first time, the St. Louis Zoo will be offering a Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) to all students in grades six to 12 from Feb. 10-12. The goal of the program is to stimulate interest among midwestern students in creating and kickstarting their own nonprofit conservation projects. “...

Traffic problems put students in a jam

Traffic problems put students in a jam

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer
February 6 • 609 views
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It’s 7:19 a.m. You left your house at 7 a.m. but still have not made it off of Clayton Road. With sweaty palms and a pounding chest, you’re anxious about making it to class on time. Your fears are not in isolation.   At the start of school Principal Jeremy Mitchell contacted Missouri Departmen...

Senior Meamuna Paracha’s video goes viral

Senior Meamuna Paracha’s video goes viral

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief
February 2 • 591 views
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“My name is Meamuna Paracha and we are going live from Daar-Ul-Islam Masjid in St. Louis, MO,” Paracha said in a live video she posted to IlmFeed, which has then since gathered over half a million views. Paracha, a senior at West, was at the library at the Islamic Center when her imam told her a...

Granting dreams program makes students aspirations become reality

Granting dreams program makes students aspirations become reality

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
February 2 • 934 views
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Whether it be Japanese lessons for a elementary school student, a medical mission trip to Honduras or a student wanting to take a robotics class, the Parkway Alumni Association (PAA) gave away $23,700 in grants to 200 students in 2016 through a program called Granting Dreams. Anyone in grade K-12 can...

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