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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 • 127 views
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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...

Students TEAM up for national competition

Students TEAM up for national competition

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 293 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...

School says farewell to sophomore secretary Joyce Weis

School says farewell to sophomore secretary Joyce Weis

Samantha Gaddis, Staff writer
April 13, 2017 • 1,356 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 ...

Becoming Bulgarianism

Becoming Bulgarianism

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016 • 1,196 views
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Though senior Peter Petev is known for his excellence in debate and other extracurriculars such as boys tennis and National Honor Society, on the Internet, he is known for his YouTube channel, as Bulgarianism. “At first when I saw his channel on Youtube, I was really shocked because it was kind of ran...

Junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsh gets semicolon tattoo to symbolize struggle with depression

Junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsh gets semicolon tattoo to symbolize struggle with depression

Samantha Gaddis
October 3, 2016 • 729 views
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She ran to her room and felt like her world was closing in around her. Feeling an overwhelming sadness, she had no idea how to handle it. This was the first time junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsch thought she might have depression. “I came home and I couldn’t breathe. I was so sad and I didn’t know...

Scholastic dishonesty damages integrity of high school academics

Scholastic dishonesty damages integrity of high school academics

Maddie Cooke
September 27, 2016 • 845 views
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A total of 43 pages make up the student handbook, detailed with rules and regulations. But not a single page includes the expectation surrounding academic integrity that teachers enforce in their classrooms. “Academic integrity is the right thing to do, but sometimes, I feel so much pressure to do...

Mohammad Hadij offers an alternative to traditional tutoring

Mohammad Hadij offers an alternative to traditional tutoring

Claire Dreller, Staff Writer
May 9, 2016 • 661 views
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Hadji, Nayak, and Zhao created the tutoring program at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, and Hadji noticed attendance has increased as finals draw nearer.

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Students plan to survive second semester

Students plan to survive second semester

Claire Dreller, Staff Writer
January 13, 2016 • 311 views
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As students get in the groove of second semester, some find that motivation is hard to find. For seniors, this is the last stretch of their high school career; for juniors it is the final days of the “hardest year of high school.” Sophomores and freshmen still have a while to go.

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A new face for the Parkway West Longhorn

A new face for the Parkway West Longhorn

Emily Dickson, EiC Intern
October 1, 2015 • 2,054 views
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On Sept.15, Activities Director Brian Kessler released a bright new set of Longhorn logos to the student body. Dramatic rumors about the switch had been brewing all Summer, although Kessler says the process started long before that.

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Welcome back

Welcome back

Sydney Kinzy, Cartoonist
August 27, 2015 • 878 views
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Welcome back to school!

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