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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.

Ladies of the 2013 VMA’s face drama-filled night

Ladies of the 2013 VMA’s face drama-filled night

Tori Downar, Staff Writer
August 30, 2013 • 2,378 views
Filed under features, showcase

Outrageous clothes or the lack thereof, a new location at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclay’s Center, and a plethora of famous faces made for one of the most interesting pop culture events of 2013 thus far.  Among those faces were stars dressed to impress including Ellie Goulding in a spiked neutral...

Girls golf team driving for state

Girls golf team driving for state

Brendan Riehl, Staff Writer
August 29, 2013 • 847 views
Filed under sports

This year, Parkway West’s Girls Golf team is determined to go to state. Such confidence comes after the team’s performance at the MSHSSA districts last year, when then-junior Emily Goldenstein secured the first victory in 32 years with a score of one under par. She later advanced to sectionals...

Obama’s gambit

Obama’s gambit

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief
August 29, 2013 • 5,245 views
Filed under editorials, showcase

Images of multiple dead bodies emerged from Syria last week. It was claimed that poison gas killed the victims, with the total numbering in the hundreds.  Others claimed the photos were faked while others said the rebels were at fault. The dominant view, however, maintains that the al-Assad regime...

Running back to State?

Running back to State?

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer
August 29, 2013 • 1,068 views
Filed under sports

The loss of six varsity seniors that finished in 8th place at state last year will not be a challenge for the Cross Country team. “We’ll need more people to step up on the team. We all have to work hard in practice, and run competitively together at meets,” senior captain James Morse said. Wi...

Boys soccer season starts, team sets high goals

Boys soccer season starts, team sets high goals

Tori Downar, Staff Writer
August 28, 2013 • 1,146 views
Filed under showcase, sports

With a team change in place at the junior varsity level and a varsity team returning from a close loss at last year’s district championship, all levels of boy’s soccer have set goals for their upcoming season. The freshmen team transformed into a JV C team after only nine freshmen tried out. “I...

Girls Tennis Season Preview

Girls Tennis Season Preview

Lily Briscoe, Staff Writer
August 28, 2013 • 797 views
Filed under sports

The girls’ tennis is starting the season with only two returning varsity players,  leaving multiple spots open for new talent. “I have high expectations for the upcoming season. I plan to win at least 70% of our matches and develop all the new freshmen we have,” coach Jason Townsend said, “I...

Swinging into Softball Season

Swinging into Softball Season

Alya Bajwa, Staff Writer
August 28, 2013 • 1,238 views
Filed under sports

The first home game for the school's Softball team will be August 28.  Hitting off the fifth season as the girl’s varsity softball coach, Jeff Chazen is prepared. “We have a lot of experience returning which is a strong factor in our favor,” Chazen said. “If everyone focuses on their specific...

Respect the skirt: Girl’s Field Hockey

Respect the skirt: Girl’s Field Hockey

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer
August 28, 2013 • 1,701 views
Filed under showcase, sports

After a summer apart, the girl's field hockey team reunited on July 29 at training camp. With 32 freshmen trying out, the team has almost doubled in size. “The freshmen are doing really well! They are picking up skills quickly and seem to have a lot of enthusiasm about the sport,” sophomore Emily...

Summer Soccer Showcase

Summer Soccer Showcase

Debra Klevens, Staff Writer
August 27, 2013 • 638 views
Filed under sports

The Soccer Summer Showcase was held from July 11-13.  Thirty-five teams from around Missouri participated. “The weather was very hot, so the managers and coaches made sure the players were well hydrated during the tournament,” Head Boys Varsity Soccer Coach Michael Skordos said. Aside from...

Girl’s Volleyball Serves up the Season

Girl’s Volleyball Serves up the Season

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writer
August 26, 2013 • 1,020 views
Filed under sports

The girl's volleyball program will begin August 30 at home against Cor Jesu. Last year the Longhorns won one of three games against Cor Jesu. “Cor Jesu has always been a big competition for us,” senior Abby Lathrop said. “You can never underestimate your opponent.” The team’s ultimate...

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