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


Three munchkins reviewed in the article sit on a table on top of Dunkin Donuts napkins.

Munchkins: Your guide to find your munch

Sravya Reddy Guda and Allison Rueschhoff May 22, 2023

Have you ever wondered where to go when you want a sweet and bite-sized snack? We have the perfect answer for you! Visit Dunkin Donuts for some Munchkins. You’ve probably heard about this delicacy...

Thrash metal band Metallica released their 11th studio album, “72 Seasons,” April 14. While some fans are calling “72 Seasons” Metallica’s best album in a long time, the band’s new album is mediocre and more annoying than anything. The bright album cover is starkly different from the band’s other cover art with its obnoxiously loud color and doesn’t blend well with the album’s sound. (Photo from Metallica)

“72 Seasons:” yet another disappointing Metallica release

Mikalah Owens, Staff Writer May 19, 2023

After 40 years of releases and four decades of being simultaneously loved and loathed, Metallica returns with their new album “72 Seasons.”  Honestly, I’m not a big Metallica fan, but I understand...

Belting out her opening song, “Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince,” Taylor Swift fans sing along for the first performance of the Eras Tour. Dancers around Swift put on a show with large, feathery fans representing the colors of her “Lover” album.

Shaking it off through the years: Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour turns back time with a dash of sass

Hannah Jacquin, CJ1 Writer May 18, 2023

As the countdown clock approaches zero, the energy in the stadium reaches a fever pitch. Fans jump up and down, hearts race and cameras flash around the stage, waiting to capture the main event of the...

Three dupes found at beauty counters including Kosas Wet Lip oil, Merit Slick Shade Oil and Lux Lip oil by Colourpop.

Beauty on a budget

Casey Bowman, CJ1 Writer May 12, 2023

After Dior lip oil became popular on TikTok, brands across the country began creating dupes. Dupe price points ranged from $8.25 to $24 with a similar packaged look. Dior Lip Glow Oil The original...

Raising her drink for a cheer with sophomore Sally Peters, sophomore Alessia Taranda tries the Lemon Galaxy Flower Tea at the boba shop Hitea. As the popularity of classic milk-based boba tea grows, many people remain unaware of the additional variety of drinks that boba shops offer, such as fruit teas or smoothies. “My favorite place used to be Hitea because my sister and I always went together, but Hitea is expensive,” Taranda said. “My favorite drink at Hitea is the strawberry milk tea, but Im lactose intolerant, so I dont get it very often. Instead, Ill usually get a strawberry smoothie. [This time], I tried the Lemon Galaxy Flower Tea, [which] is pretty good and cool to look at.”

Best of Boba

Risa Cidoni and Cindy Phung May 5, 2023

Bubble tea — more popularly known as boba, which originated in Taiwan in the 1980s — has become an increasingly trendy craze amongst today’s youth in America. While the term “boba” is commonly...

Located in the woods, Peter Sutherland and Rose Larkin escape the cabin hideout just before they were trailed to be killed. “The Night Agent,” starring Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland, the protagonist, was released on Netflix March 23.

“The Night Agent”: A D.C. Metro bombing to a presidential coup

Samari Sanders, Staff Writer May 3, 2023

Disclaimer: This review mentions murder and contains spoilers  What started as a novel published in 2019 has become the biggest Netflix debut since the show “Wednesday” — “The Night Agent.”...

The Iced Pistachio Latte, Strawberry Acai Refresher with Raspberry Syrup, and the Iced White Mocha were selected as the top three teen drinks based off of results from snapchat polls.

Starbucks Review

Grace Garetson, CJ1 Writer May 1, 2023

Since 1971, Starbucks has established itself as a global leader in the coffee industry, with a reputation for high-quality coffee and baked goods. Today, the chain is particularly popular among teenagers,...

Diverse flavors
of Lays potato chips from across the world.

All for crunch time

Addie Smith and Audri VanKirk April 28, 2023

Has the cold weather got you feeling like a hungry couch potato? Then stop “lay”ing around and rush to your local Pan-Asia for delicious Lay's potato chips. At an average price of $2.99, the assortments...

Hands with rings on each ring finger in the shape of a heart.

“Love is Blind,” but we aren’t

Anna Claywell and Elizabeth Franklin April 26, 2023

“Love Is Blind” is a typical reality dating show. Singles are sent on dates to test their compatibility over the season, ending with weddings where they decide if they want to spend the rest of their...

The famous punk band Green Day rereleases its fifth studio album, “Nimrod,” for its 25th anniversary. The album details Billie Joe Armstrongs struggle with fame, love, heartbreak, and substance abuse. “Nimrod” has been one of Green Days most applauded albums among fans and critics for its step away from the punk scene.

“Nimrod”: Twenty-Five Years of Meh

Mikalah Owens, CJ1 Writer April 19, 2023

Before Green Day took on the U.S. government in 2004 with the iconic album “American Idiot,” they experimented with "Nimrod" in 1997. Whether that was the ska influence of “King for a Day” or the...

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