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Editorial: Dressing for the dress code

Editorial: Dressing for the dress code

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014


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After a harsh winter, spring has finally sprung! However, this means warmer weather, more flowers, more fun and unfortunately, more skin showing. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for shedding the sweats when summertime comes around, but not at school. Outside of school, feel free to dress however you wa...

Missouri considers passing anti-gay bill to protect religious freedom

Missouri considers passing anti-gay bill to protect religious freedom

Marisa Drajeske, Staff Writer

March 31, 2014


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Missouri senator Wayne Wallingford has proposed a bill that would allow business owners to refuse to cater to homosexual couples, using religious belief as a justification, and takes away a homosexual person’s ability to sue the company for doing so. This was inspired by a similar bill proposed in...

Missing out on Mr. Longhorn

Missing out on Mr. Longhorn

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014


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For the past two years, the senior boys have provided the West community with one of the most exhilarating events of the year: Mr. Longhorn. Mr. Longhorn is essentially a male beauty pageant that allows the senior boys to strut their stuff one final time on the theatre stage. However, this year, the...

Colleges smothering sophomores

Colleges smothering sophomores

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer

March 12, 2014


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It has begun. Colleges have started sending letters to the sophomores who took the the Preliminary Scholarship Aptitude Test (PSAT). The test requires that students include their addresses and emails for further contact, and it does not go unused. The test itself is taken to predict scores for the SAT...

Snapchat Scare: What to learn from the latest leak

Snapchat Scare: What to learn from the latest leak

Kayla Everett, Staff Writer

February 10, 2014


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Snapchat users were sharing more than confetti-filled pictures as they rang in 2014; they were unwittingly sharing their phone numbers and usernames as well. On Jan. 1, 4.6 million Snapchat users had parts of their usernames and phone numbers published on an anonymous hacker website titled SnapchatDB.info, wh...

Parkway West Twitter accounts

Parkway West Twitter accounts

Macky Kavanaugh, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014


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It takes 140 characters or less to wound someone’s image, and students have abused the powers of staying anonymous on Twitter against peers. Students have created countless twitter accounts that tweet insulting things about Parkway West’s student body. While most of the students can agree that t...

Shooting down shooting debates

Shooting down shooting debates

Brendan Riehl, Staff Writer

February 3, 2014


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Mass murders, terrorist threats and school shootings have become America’s favorite political conversation-starters, it seems. It’s not that these conversations haven’t resulted in action; this backdrop of violence, death and loss brings attention to national and local security, as well as gun...

Beauty pageants: exploitive or esteem boosting?

Beauty pageants: exploitive or esteem boosting?

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014


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Googling just the search term “beauty pageants coming up” 1,020,000 results will appear in 0.34 seconds. Throughout history, beauty pageants have been held for both women and men. By giving young people a bleached white smile and an expensive outfit to look up to, people around the world are presented...

Homophobic laws in Russia may cause tension at the Sochi Olympics

Homophobic laws in Russia may cause tension at the Sochi Olympics

Marisa Drajeske, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014


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Currently, the LGBT community is facing prejudice to the extent of violence in Russia. No human being is deserving of this treatment, especially not for an aspect that they cannot change and is not harming others. In June 2013, a law was passed in Moscow, Russia that banned the propaganda of “non-traditional...

Duck dynasty drama

Duck dynasty drama

John Watson

January 22, 2014


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Reality T.V. has become the cornerstone of the new generation of entertainment. Shows like Pawn Stars, Keeping up with the Kardashians and The Voice are all television series that document unscripted situations and actual occurrences, all while featuring a previously unknown cast. Typically, reality...

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