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At the monthly food distribution in April, food pantry volunteers pass out dates and halal chicken to Muslim families. The pantry altered its previously biased practices to better serve all who receive pantry services. “The observance of Ramadan prompted my thought process and helped the light bulb to go off in my head,” Food Pantry Director Diance Peterson said. “I
Food pantry grapples with inequitable practices
Ulaa Kuziez, Staff Writer • 1 hour ago

The food pantry recently had a reckoning with its practices and services. In April, for the first time, there was zabiha-halal meat and dates distributed to Muslim families observing Ramadan. Diane Peterson, director of the pantry, said there was a deep personal and professional process that caused this...

Taking a selfie with fellow teachers, librarian Lauren Reusch displays her vaccination card. Reusch travelled with English teachers Erin Fluchel and Shannan Cremeens to Illinois to be vaccinated. “I am most excited to go out to eat in an actual restaurant with my husband,” Reusch said.
The vaccination situation
Leah Schroeder, Features Editor • April 29, 2021

With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, more and more individuals have gained access to a vaccination. However, the experiences of students and staff have varied greatly. From types of vaccines received, to symptoms post-shot, to thoughts and beliefs, this process has been different for everyone....

Paraprofessional Chris Powers poses with one St. Luv’s treat bags and one treat.
New Vegan-nings
April 27, 2021
Waltzing with the chambelanes, May Trejo-Vasquez and her court perform the second dance in her quinceañera. Although everything played out smoothly in the end, Trejo-Vasquez and her court had some problems performing the waltz in the rehearsals leading to the big night, due to Trejo-Vasquez’s ball gown. “It was pretty difficult, the boys kept slipping on [the dress] in our last practice but we got it down,” Trejo-Vasquez said.
The Finale
April 21, 2021
A review of all the spring sports
Varsity spring sports midseason review
Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator • April 28, 2021

After a cancelled season last year due to COVID-19, spring sports have made a strong return. Approaching the midseason mark, varsity teams have now gotten comfortable with...

Putting your study skills to the test

Leah Schroeder, Managing Editor-in-Chief
May 6, 2021

The sun beats down on your beach towel laid out by the cool waters of a refreshing pool. Your mind is clear, besides considering what plans you should make later. Life is...

Disposable cameras, lifelong memories

Maddy Truka, Social Media Manager + Video Section Editor
April 22, 2021

Apple “bake” with Brinda

Brinda Ambal, Opinions Editor
April 22, 2021

Parfait with Brinda

Brinda Ambal, Opinions Editor
April 20, 2021

Photo of the week – May 7
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This is episode two of the mini-series, "Carieal Doss, Forever 18." Carieal passed just weeks before her high school graduation with the rest of Parkway West
Episode Two: Carieal Doss, Forever 18
Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer • April 30, 2021

Link to audio version [a beat comes in] Before we begin, a quick disclaimer. This episode will focus solely on facts and personal stories,...

Music teacher Brian Parrish (pictured) and several other staff members answer the question, “What is one thing your students might not know about you?”
What students don't know about their teachers
Maddy Truka, Social Media Manager + Video Section Editor • April 29, 2021
Music teacher Brian Parrish (pictured) and several other staff members respond to the question, “What is one thing your students might not know about you?”
Seniors Grace Putnam, 
Emma Breidecker, Maddie Brueggenjohann, Eli Fassler and Katelyn Tyree encourage you to buy a yearbook.
Making the best of it
April 14, 2021
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The truth about Acting School applications
Debating the quarter system

Debating the quarter system

History is more than a timeline

History is more than a timeline

It’s not just 2020

It’s not just 2020

A photo illustration featuring a transgender symbol and the transgender flag colors.
Transgender healthcare bans become a transparent threat
Mira Nalbandian, Entertainment Editor • April 28, 2021

American legislature has a dark history of targeting trans people. Whether it be “bathroom bills” which try to keep trans people from using the bathroom with the gender identity they belong to, or...

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