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Parkway Step Team performs at the Sista Strut

Parkway Step Team performs at the Sista Strut

Ellie Widowski

September 30, 2016


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After catching the attention of the student body at the Homecoming pep rally, the Parkway District Step Team is practicing and modifying their routine to perform in front of an even bigger crowd at the Sista Strut put on by 100.3 the Beat on Oct. 1. Raising awareness for breast cancer among African American ...

West ranked top 5 in 2016 Missouri End of Course exams

West ranked top 5 in 2016 Missouri End of Course exams

Nell Jaskowiak

September 30, 2016


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With each year, West comes closer to really being best. Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores were released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education early on the morning of Friday, Sept. 30. West is also ranked second out of all high schools in Missouri on  SchoolDigger.com. At West High, the test scores used were the End of Course (EoC) exams taken...

Girls cross country recovers from iron deficiencies to start season strong

Girls cross country recovers from iron deficiencies to start season strong

Grant Aden

September 29, 2016


Filed under showcase, sports

After the 54th Hancock invitational on Sept. 24, the girls varsity and JVcross country team remains undefeated. “The race went well, I was a little worried because it was at 11:30 [a.m.] so it was pretty warm on Saturday. We haven't really caught a break so far, we have had either heat or rain,...

Girls tennis team prepares for districts

Girls tennis team prepares for districts

Emily Dickson

September 29, 2016


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The girls tennis team beat every team they have played, with the exception of Lafayette, leading them to a 7-1 record. “Our biggest competition was definitely Lafayette. Lafayette’s team is really really loaded and they got a lot of new good freshmen,” junior Rachel Wang said. “It was goo...

The battle to become a man

The battle to become a man

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016


Filed under features, showcase

Freshman Tony Morse is a huge alternative music fan and absolutely loves animals. He is a boy full of hopes and dreams of fully transforming into his true self. The only difference separating him from his peers is that Morse came out as transgender in March 2014. “I wasn’t exactly happy as a gir...

Tired and thirsty

Tired and thirsty

Convergent Media Writers

September 28, 2016


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Taking a drink out of the water cow, freshman Nolan Barbre rests before getting back on the field. The freshmen team won 35-13 at their first home football game. “It wasn’t my first time on the field, but as a high school football player it felt pretty good because it felt like it was actually my...

Student Talking Point: First Presidential Debate

Student Talking Point: First Presidential Debate

Hannah Hoffmann

September 27, 2016


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[row cols_nr="2" bg_color="ffffff"][col size="6"] [/col][col size="6"] BRETT QUICKSILVER, JUNIOR “Last night was actually pretty interesting. I really think that Hillary made her point by actually giving facts and plans - what she’s going to do. Donald Trump, when he was asked a question, would look at t...

Scholastic dishonesty damages integrity of high school academics

Scholastic dishonesty damages integrity of high school academics

Maddie Cooke

September 27, 2016


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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...

Caring for Columbian children through painting

Caring for Columbian children through painting

Mary Moriarity

September 27, 2016


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To further adapt to Parkway’s new mission of “Caring,” AP Art Studio Teacher Peggy Dunsworth has encouraged her artists to give back in a whole new way. For $15, her students are providing a Colombian child that has faced neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence and or extreme poverty a gift: a hand...

Drawing without looking

Drawing without looking

Convergent Media Writers

September 26, 2016


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Focusing on the contour of her hands, freshman Lauren Adam  brings out the lines and detail for a Drawing class assignment called Blind Contouring. Adams focused on the hard curves of her fingers and finished the drawing by adding flowers and a pop of color. “I learned that I am able to draw without...

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