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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.

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017 • 1,209 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...

Choir teacher Brian Parrish receives The Albert Award

Choir teacher Brian Parrish receives The Albert Award

Grant Aden, Sports Editor
March 13, 2017 • 596 views
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During Boys Chamber choir, on March 9, members of the Parkway Alumni Association entered into music teacher Brian Parrish's class with a surprise, he was named The 2017 Albert Award recipient. "When they entered my classroom I was surprised - nothing like this has happened before! I feel overwhelming...

Medical club exposes students to the medical world

Medical club exposes students to the medical world

Anjali Shah, Staff writer
March 8, 2017 • 503 views
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From cardiothoracic surgeons to dance therapists, the medical field offers a wide variety of professions. Even for those with an interest in science and medicine, choosing a profession can be difficult for students without an introduction into the field. With the help of student-led Medical Club, fo...

AP classes replace honors courses

AP classes replace honors courses

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017 • 4,789 views
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Even with over 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the West curriculum, only 28 percent of the student population enrolls in at least one AP class during their years in high school. To encourage more students to enroll, Principal Jeremy Mitchell is working with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to add...

Business department offers trip abroad

Business department offers trip abroad

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor in Chief
March 6, 2017 • 523 views
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An informational meeting is being held Tuesday, March 7 about the Summer 2018 Global Studies trip to Berlin and Dublin. Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops and speakers in Germany and Ireland, along with meeting students from around the world with similar interests in business, leadership...

Science department plans a trip to Costa Rica

Science department plans a trip to Costa Rica

Dani Fischer, Arts and Entertainment editor
March 2, 2017 • 234 views
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What do rainforests, volcanoes and bat traps have in common? They are all sights students can see if they choose to go on the science department’s trip to Costa Rica trip spring 2018. “I've done a lot of traveling myself and have always wanted to find a way to give students the opportunity as...

Twenty three seniors take the stage at Mr. Longhorn March 1

Twenty three seniors take the stage at Mr. Longhorn March 1

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017 • 609 views
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Senior guys. Dancing. Dressing up in ridiculous outfits. It’s no wonder the male beauty pageant also known as Mr. Longhorn has sold out every year for the four years it has taken place. There will be 23 senior contestants competing to be crowned Mr. Longhorn. All students who signed up get to participate. “I’m...

SPIRE students draw national attention

SPIRE students draw national attention

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017 • 671 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-ca...

Oscar nomination roars with triumph

Oscar nomination roars with triumph

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017 • 177 views
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Though the movie Lion only earned over $30 million, it demonstrates an indescribable level of joy woven into a story of pain and sorrow that is not shown in a typical commercial movie. Directors Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder make sure that everyone’s heart will be touched by this movie, especially because o...

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, 2017 • 570 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 ...

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