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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.

The Weight of the Classroom

The Weight of the Classroom

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 47 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...

Praise for the honors ceremony

Praise for the honors ceremony

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor
May 16, 2017 • 402 views
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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...

Make our voices heard: every teacher needs to give course evaluations

Make our voices heard: every teacher needs to give course evaluations

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor
May 2, 2017 • 280 views
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One of the most influential factors in our high school experience is the teachers that we have throughout it. Teachers we don’t like can turn our love for a subject into hatred, and teachers who understand our learning styles best can get us to learn things we would have never thought possible. Al...

Prom in perspective

Prom in perspective

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017 • 780 views
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As Prom season arrives, juniors and seniors are planning the perfect promposals, picking out outfits and going about Prom court preparations… just like they did earlier this year for Homecoming. Homecoming (or Prom) court is an event used to name active students in the school community and award th...

How to limit cell phone use in the classroom

How to limit cell phone use in the classroom

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017 • 385 views
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The only way to solve the cell phone distraction is by having teachers’ involvement, with more than a warning. To keep student use of phones under control, teachers should establish their own rules and punishments, as it gives both teachers and students a voice in creating the classroom cell phone rules.

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Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
April 3, 2017 • 2,737 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...

A story only an artist can tell

A story only an artist can tell

Claire Smout, Organizational Manager
March 3, 2017 • 256 views
Filed under features

Papers and canvases stretched out in front of them, pencils and paints laid out on the the table, a quiet classroom full of other artists. This is the atmosphere where art students at West spend hours perfecting their compositions. “I was drawn to art, especially drawing, because I just love to make. ...

SPIRE students draw national attention

SPIRE students draw national attention

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017 • 665 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...

Life decisions have no place with underclassmen

Life decisions have no place with underclassmen

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017 • 400 views
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For most, the biggest challenge of childhood is winning a game in gym class or trying the convince your teacher to give you extra recess. While middle school places more emphasis on academics, the future is still clouded by hall passes and hand-raising. Once the transition is made from eighth grader...

Common Ground kills class time

Common Ground kills class time

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor
January 24, 2017 • 424 views
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During the 2016-17 school year, there are 12 Common Ground days built into its schedule, taking away seven hours of class time.

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