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It’s time to address Proposition S


Hannah Hoffmann, News Editor

October 14, 2014

Why it's a problem that students seem to be blind to some of the bigger issues that impact Parkway and beyond.

Standardized tests inaccurately judge student abilities

Junior Sarah Burnham looks over ACT and SAT information in the College and Career Center.

Sarah Burnham

October 10, 2014

Like many high schoolers today, I am a college-bound student and have done everything in my power to make sure I land myself in a university after high school. Between playing a sport, doing volunteer work and earning good grades in honors and AP classes, I thought college was in the bag. But, unfortunately,...

Popularity gets a bad reputation

Popularity gets a bad reputation

Betsy Wait, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

Whether you love or hate the concept, the label is still a prominent stereotype in high schools nationwide.

Primary education should include second languages

Multilingual junior Hira Hamirani studies Urdu, Memoni and some Arabic at home. While at school, she speaks English and takes French  IV.

Bronte Segura

October 3, 2014

As English is the second most used language in the world after Mandarin Chinese, countries whose official language is English make less of a push for a greater understanding of other languages. While English is the predominant language in the world, it is important to be able to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds in their language.

A Healthy Alternative

Freshman, Anna Chen buys her lunch in the cafeteria everyday.

Vaishal Shah, Staff Writer/ Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2014

Stepping into the cafeteria, you may have noticed some changes to the menu. From decreasing lunch portions to “healthifying” the food served, students and administration are expressing their views on this new change.

What Teachers Make

What Teachers Make

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer

September 25, 2014

A synopsis of Taylor Mali's poem, "What Teachers Make," and what it means to you as a student.

Editorial: Should West High and other Parkway schools start later?

Keith Marty, superintendent of Parkway School District.

Vaishal Shah, Staff Writers

September 22, 2014

Sleep. For some people it’s a time of restful comfort, but for high school students it’s practically non-existent in their busy lifestyles.

Editorial: Students react to Bradford’s bad luck

Editorial: Students react to Bradford's bad luck

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer

September 9, 2014

Bobby Connor gathers student opinions on Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford's torn ACL.

Editorial: The wrongs of prom

Junior Stefanie Elsperman tries on her $305 prom dress for final alterations.

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer

April 28, 2014

No matter how much we don't want to admit it, prom brings stress and insecurity to all teenage girls. With the big day right around the corner, girls are going through extreme measures to get ready for the infamous day. From excess shopping and working out to fake tanning and professional beauty treatments,...

Editorial: Vaping on campus: why it has no place in Parkway

Editorial: Vaping on campus: why it has no place in Parkway

Kayla Everett, Staff Writer

April 14, 2014

Most high school students are not avid smokers; it’s become rare to find a full ashtray in a student’s car and to see tobacco-stained fingertips in the hallways. However, glass pens that emit delicious flavors and pleasant smelling value clouds are rising where students gather. A new form of smoking...

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