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


In the morning of Thursday, Jan. 24, a staff member of the Tan-Tar-A Resort announced the seating arrangement of each instrumental section with Anthony Su as Concert Master. I was shocked, actually. I did not think I would do that well, Su said. The concert featuring Sus talents went from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Anthony Su receives title of Concert Master at All-State Conference

Catharine Conway, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 28, 2013

On Thursday Jan. 24, Anthony Su was presented with the honor of being Concert Master, also known as first chair, at the All-State orchestra conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. The...

Fulfilling their destiny

Annie Spewak, Editor in Chief January 28, 2013

After eight years, the day has finally come: Destiny's Child is getting back together!! The famous R&B group included singers Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The group split up in...

Senior Seth Betzler received a scholarship on Saturday Jan. 12. I received a certificate for the scholarship. It is worth $1,000 and can be used for tuition, books, etc, Betzler said, As a part of the scholarship, I am also a student member of the Educational Theatre Association and STAM, Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri. Betzler plans to attend either Truman State University or Lindenwood University in the fall.

Big honors received at the Missouri State Thespians Conference

January 26, 2013

On Thursday Jan. 10, 40 West thespians went to attend The Missouri Thespian Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown St. Louis. Selected Running with Scissors members competed in the Improv...

The Jazz Choir unofficial mascot is born

January 9, 2013

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, senior John Pappas began a tradition of giving a junior in Jazz Choir a stuffed beaver for the annual Secret Santa gift exchange, during the final period. It began Dec. 2011 when...

At improv club on Dec. 12, junior JD Lister takes part in the improv game ‘Jeopardy’ while juniors Annie Schuver, Yasmin Younis, Claire English and Rachel Rigden look on. Lister is also on the improv team, Running with Scissors.

They like to run with scissors

Debra Klevens, Reporter December 20, 2012

AWOP-BOTTA-LOO-BOP!  AWOP-BAMM-BOOM! To those on the improv team, Running with Scissors, or simply anyone who’s been to improv club before, this grouping of nonsense words is familiar.  To signal the...

During rehearsal over the weekend, stage manager Jaron Ma discovered that Kristin Branson did not know how to wink. At the end of rehearsal, the cast all sat around trying to give Branson tips on how to wink.

Theatre Performance Showcase today

Debra Klevens, Guest Reporter December 14, 2012

The Theatre Department is hosting a Performance Showcase today at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., in the theatre. The Performance Showcase consists of performance from students who will be competing at the...

Theatre department to put on a puppet show for children

Nathan Rands, Reporter December 6, 2012

In January 2012 the Theatre department received a $1000 grant for a Community Outreach Project.  Their plan was to perform a puppet show at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, but because of the rule...

The Music Department presents annual Winter Choir Concert

Catharine Conway, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 3, 2012

On Wednesday Dec. 5, in the West High main gym, all high school choirs will be joined by Parkway West Middle's choir at 7:30 p.m to perform their annual production of holiday themed musical selections....

The Finale has arrived

Catharine Conway, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 3, 2012

The last installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part II, starring Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, emerged at number one for the third week in a row at the box office. The...

Safe travels with Jukebox the Ghost

Catharine Conway, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 16, 2012

In 2003, Ben Thornewill, Tommy Siegel and Jesse Kristin met at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and later formed an indie rock band.   Two years later they named themselves Jukebox the...

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