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Video: An Animated Life

Video: An Animated Life

Samantha Gaddis, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under multimedia, showcase, videos

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam’s summers will be spent going to an event only a few thousand students nationwide will attend: the FBLA National Leadership Conference. From June 29 to July 2, Ma and Venkatachalam will be going to Anaheim, Calif. to showcase their skills and to compe...

The Weight of the Classroom

The Weight of the Classroom

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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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...

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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Catcalling, commenting or yelling at women passing by, is a widespread problem among the girls who run track and cross country.   “They tell me and my teammates to run faster, they comment on our bodies or they just yell and try to scare us,” sophomore Natalie Butler said. According to junio...

Students TEAM up for national competition

Students TEAM up for national competition

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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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...

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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Christine Allen, a Parkway alumni, founded Ark of the Rainbow in 2009 with the goal of stopping human trafficking. “What I realized during my time in India was that trafficking was a symptom of extreme poverty.  It’s impossible to end human trafficking without addressing the root cause and ...

After Laughter Album Review

After Laughter Album Review

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


Filed under A & E

As a long term lover of Paramore, I was beyond excited to hear about the release of their new album “After Laughter,” even though it came after a four year hiatus. Paramore is an alternative pop-rock band that formed in 2004. They have a Grammy for best rock song and five studio albums. There sound...

Eight apps save students’ grades

Eight apps save students’ grades

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


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With finals week approaching, students begin the search for the most efficient ways of studying. Listed below are eight apps that can help you based on your preference of studying.   Quizlet Based on your method of studying, Quizlet offers different strategies of studying from matching to writi...

Praise for the honors ceremony

Praise for the honors ceremony

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

May 16, 2017


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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...

Over-studying never equals success

Over-studying never equals success

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


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One word can incite instant panic for high school student: finals. The realization that they need a 400 percent on that Chemistry final is game-changing. This extreme anxiety is often the only source of motivation for a burnt-out student, resulting in intense study sessions weeks in advance. But t...

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