The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


Singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo poses, biting her thumb and displaying the rings on her hand spelling out her sophomore album’s name, “GUTS.” The album came out Sept. 8, charting all 12 tracks on the top 40 of the Billboard Top 100. Tracks on her album vary from pop to punk and have relatable lyrics to entice her fans.

Olivia Rodrigo spills her ‘GUTS’ with sophomore album

Audri Van Kirk, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

“I know my age, and I act like it:” this rage-filled line is screamed in the opening song of singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo’s newest album “GUTS.” On May 21, 2021, when Rodrigo’s...

Part of the reason why vinyl records are still popular today is because original pressings of classic punk albums, like the Ramones’ “Rocket to Russia” or the Sex Pistols “Nevermind The Bollocks,” are considered collectable items. Besides being classic, essential punk albums in their own right, the pressings helped jumpstart the popularity of vinyl records in the ‘70s since it was the only form of media available to listen to these impactful records. Decades later, the iconic punk albums still stand as two of the most vital records for a vinyl collector.

Punk: Dead or alive?

Mikalah Owens, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

The infamous and unapologetic genre of punk rock music became popular in the late ‘70s amongst teens; people either loved it or saw it as music for delinquents. Today, the boisterous movement has been...

Popular ‘90s band, Nirvana, celebrates the 30-year anniversary of their final album, “In Utero” on Sept. 21. The album was met with a lot of anticipation as it followed the record-breaking success of their sophomore album, “Nevermind.” Many fans praise “In Utero” as being the perfect conclusion to the band due to Kurt Cobian’s unexpected death, but I find it rather disappointing and misdirected.

“In Utero”: Nirvana’s upsetting finale

Mikalah Owens, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

Content warning: The following article mentions explicit content and rape in the context of the album.  On Sept. 21, 1993, grunge icon Nirvana released their final album, “In Utero.” The album...

Boxes of Nutty Buddy Cereal, Cheerios, Peep Cereal, and Oreo-Os in a line.

Is it cereal-ously worth the buy?

Keira Lang and Ella Marcinkiewicz August 28, 2023

Cereal is one of the most common go-to’s when it comes to breakfast. It is quick, easy and delicious. It is one of the rare foods where you can pick and choose what flavor you want. But have you ever...

 Freshman Zoya Hasan smiles as she holds up Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia and Raspberry Cheesecake ice cream. Hasan and freshman Sophie McCarthy found a passion for review writing during Convergence Journalism 1. “I’m funny and it gives me an opportunity to show that,” Hasan said.

Beat the heat with these refreshing summer delights

Zoya Hasan and Sophie McCarthy June 2, 2023

Summer doesn’t have to be a person's favorite season for them to be counting down the days until it begins. School is out, the sun is up every day, the pool is open and — most importantly — it’s...

The last day of school comes with a breath of relief, but for high school students, this momentary rest soon flutters away as we rush to pursue our summer plans.

Brighter days ahead

Audrey Ghosh, Opinions Editor June 1, 2023

With three months of uninterrupted respite from the monotony of school life, our anticipated summer break can be a time to relax, delve into our passions or socialize with family and friends, amongst other...

This weekend, we followed junior Thalea Afentoullis at the St. Louis Greek Fest.

Ancient Culture in a Modern World: The Sights and Sounds of the STL Greek Fest

Samir Shaik and Cindy Phung May 30, 2023

SOPHOMORE SAMIR SHAIK: Many people forget that Saint Louis is a cultural melting pot. Each year, countless cultural festivities are held that celebrate people from all walks of life.  SOPHOMORE...

Junior Neil Dhiman strikes a pose by shifting his weight to his right leg and looking down at his left heel. The words Longhorn Lookbook are displayed against a blue background.

Longhorn Lookbook: Neil Dhiman

Serena Liu, Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2023

Donning a long, draping, vampire-esque coat, junior Neil Dhiman walks through a crowded school hallway. Dhiman’s gloomy appearance, made complete by an ornate silver pendant, certainly stands out against...

What font are you?

What font are you?

Grace Loethen, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Grunge icons Pearl Jam released their new live album “Deep: Touring Band 2023” April 20. The live album is gaining praise for being one of the band’s best live albums and most vulnerable records in years. Though some people are harshly critiquing singer Eddie Vedder’s mature voice, for a band that’s been around for 30 years and has gone through many changes, I think this is an impressive album from the group. (Photo from Pearl Jam)

Pearl Jam: “Deep” or outdated?

Mikalah Owens, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

From being the first band to ever publicly protest in favor of the pro-choice movement on live television on MTV Unplugged in 1992 to hanging from 20-feet rafters at concerts to being the first band to...

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