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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.

School says farewell to sophomore secretary Joyce Weis

School says farewell to sophomore secretary Joyce Weis

Samantha Gaddis, Staff writer
April 13, 2017 • 1,336 views
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After 19 years of working at West, sophomore secretary Joyce Weis plans to retire with her sixth class in May. After receiving her job four years ago, Sophomore Assistant Principal Jenn Sebold met with Weis to introduce herself. “She had this motherly stern look and said, ‘If you can remember ...

Fashion merchandising travels to Chicago

Fashion merchandising travels to Chicago

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017 • 280 views
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In order to experience fashion firsthand, FACS teacher Renee Broemmelsick’s Fashion Merchandising class traveled to Chicago from April 2-4 to further their learning in fashion. “The trip’s purpose was to expose students interested in a career in fashion merchandising to the many career options ...

2017 Prom Court Announced

2017 Prom Court Announced

Betsy Wait, Managing Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2017 • 1,304 views
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Juniors: Jack Gieseking Matthew Dixon Jack Galkowski Chaz Pilz Sarah Bonnett Anabelle Padilla Rachel Wang Sophie Wojdylo Seniors: Nehemiah Colyer Nate Hughes Wyatt Yess Nick Wotruba Haley Derbak Pharis Sippel Abby Kottmeyer Kailyn Dossett ...

Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
April 3, 2017 • 2,736 views
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Three seats on Parkway’s school board of education are up for election on April 4, where two incumbents will be facing nine other candidates. The candidates include Debbie Hopper and Chris Jacob, who previously served three year terms, in addition to Robert Gore, AnnMarie Puhan, Peter Meisinger, Matthew Ec...

Racquetball places first at National Championship

Racquetball places first at National Championship

Ellie Widowski, News Writer
March 31, 2017 • 423 views
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For the first time in Parkway West history, the racquetball team won the National High School Racquetball Championship. The tournament lasted from Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5 and took place in St. Louis at Vetta Concord, in South County and the Missouri Athletic Club West, in Town and Country. “Nationals...

Gateway2Change summit motivates change

Gateway2Change summit motivates change

Dani Fischer, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 29, 2017 • 318 views
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St. Louis has seen its fair share of race-based issues. Spurred by the events in Ferguson in 2014, many conversations about inequality in race, sexuality and religion have been brought to the surface. Gateway2Change, a seminar series put on by Character Plus Education, seeks to be the forum for students...

Racing for a Cure

Racing for a Cure

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017 • 257 views
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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a foundation that fundraises to support breast cancer research. For junior class secretary Sandy Fitzwilliam and business teacher Laura Glenn, both breast cancer survivors, the cause is near to both of their hearts.  Fitzwilliam was diagnosed with breast cancer N...

Key Club and Longhorn Council unite to host Cash-for-Cancer

Key Club and Longhorn Council unite to host Cash-for-Cancer

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
March 25, 2017 • 235 views
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Rather than continuing Key Club’s tradition of hosting Cash-for-Cancer, for the first time the club combined efforts with Longhorn Council (LoCo) and will host the event together at the pep rally Friday March 24. Just like previous years, all proceeds raised from raffle tickets sold by Key Club...

Bands take spring break trip to New York City

Bands take spring break trip to New York City

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer
March 19, 2017 • 1,565 views
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Armed with pillows, blankets and a surplus of gadgets to keep them entertained on the nearly 12 hour bus ride to Columbus, Ohio, 62 students boarded two charter buses at 7:45 am on March 10, marking the first major trip for the bands under the new band director Brad Wallace. “Probably the mo...

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017 • 1,199 views
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What was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime is now quickly becoming an issue as freshman Reema Alhachami struggles with her international spring break plans. Alhachami was going to visit both Dubai and Iraq this March to sightsee and visit family, but due to political differences between the U.S. an...

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