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


Enjoy reading our review of Chinese cuisine from Hunan Empress.

Nalbandian Nosh: December review

Mira Nalbandian, Entertainment Editor December 21, 2020

Welcome back to the Nalbandian Nosh. As the weather gets colder and the holiday season quickly approaches, we decided it was time for some good old fashioned comfort food. By that, we mean Asian cuisine....

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.

“evermore” reveals an ever-growing Taylor Swift

Kathryn McAuliffe, Managing Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2020

Bring your hands together for the woman who has single-handedly saved 2020. While most of us struggled to make our weekly Zoom meetings and get dressed every day, Taylor Swift was creating some of her...

I am tiptoeing along the very fine line between properly smushing my sandwich and breaking my waffle maker.

Grilled cheese with Brinda

Brinda Ambal, Opinions Editor December 15, 2020

I know, I know. Grilled cheese, Brinda? Your column is literally titled Breakfast with Brinda. How is grilled cheese a breakfast food? Oh, just you wait. The opportunities are endless when you expand your...

Rushing to get breakfast set up before class can pose a variety of hazards including, but not limited to, tripping over nothing in your hurry. Exercise caution.

Smoothie with Brinda

Brinda Ambal, Opinions Editor December 11, 2020

Ah smoothies. We all know and love them, so much so you might be asking, why Brinda? Why dedicate a whole edition of Breakfast with Brinda to smoothies? They’re not that hard to make. But this is...

With school being virtual, this is a guide to staying motivated and productive at home.

Dealing with homework during distance learning

Fatema Rehmani, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2020

Given the many difficulties of 2020, we have neglected one particular tragedy for students: all our work is homework, the majority of that being independent assignments. As we advance in our academic careers,...

Enjoy reading our review of the Italian cuisine from Mia Sorella.

The Nalbandian Nosh: November review

Mira Nalbandian, Entertainment Editor November 10, 2020

Welcome to the first edition of the Nalbandian Nosh, our very own father-daughter monthly food review. In our family, good food is very important. My dad has been tirelessly crafting both adventurous and...

Using Procreate 5X, senior Rebecca Vierck demonstrates how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and social anxiety can make someone feel like being watched. Vierck’s piece conveyed the alienation felt from their peers. “A lot of media representation about ADHD is built upon stereotypes. Because of the comorbidity of my ADHD and social anxiety, I tend to feel anxious to stim in front of people in fears of seeming weird,” Vierck said. “Ive had to cut off friends because of their disrespect for my sensory triggers. As a child, I would have multiple breakdowns a week over the texture of dinners that I was made to eat.”

Students showcase their ‘draw dropping’ artwork

Addie Gleason, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Through a combination of mediums, students from Katy Mangrich’s AP 2D Art and Design class, Ashley Drissell’s Design Arts class and Kat Briggs’ AP Drawing class made pieces that investigate cultural...

Picking apples with the family, freshman Presley George and her brother Henry George enjoy a day at Eckerts Farm. Going pumpkin picking is a great way to celebrate Halloween, and P. George and her family were able to have a safe, healthy day. The pumpkin patch and apple orchard at Eckerts Grafton Farm are spread out, and you could do both things while distancing. The closest you get to others is when you are on the wagon ride, but if you are just a few people on the wagon, you should be able to social distance safely, and have fun, P. George said.

Halloween ideas to lift your spirits

Sara Albarcha, Staff Writer October 23, 2020
This Halloween has the potential to be one of the best we've experienced in a while. Halloween is on a Saturday, which means a day full of candy, costumes, and work free fun is a possibility. To ensure a safe, and health conscious day, here's a compiled list of the best activities for a haunting Halloween 2020.  
Nectar, released Sept. 25, is Japanese singer-songwriter Jojis second studio album.

Joji is back, and he brought more bops for emo teens

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2020

Since the release of his debut album “BALLADS 1” in 2018, Joji has been a mainstay in every teen sad boi hours playlist. If you’re under the age of 20 and haven’t blasted “SLOW DANCING IN THE...

After receiving feedback from her friends about what they wanted to see on the cover of the school planner, senior Maddy Truka combined her own ideas with friends to create it. Truka was to hoping to represent diversity in her design. “[Planners] help to just keep track of anything your teacher may assign that’s not listed up on the board like usual,” Truka said. “Also, class set up may be more difficult and there is definitely more work to do so it’s important that students are organized now more than ever.”

Five tips for online school

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator September 23, 2020

As we near the halfway mark of the first quarter, students and teachers are adapting to the approach and offer advice on how to make the most of this time. Take Breaks  The five minute passing...

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