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Editorial: The true meaning of yearbook

Editorial: The true meaning of yearbook

Brittany Thompson, Staff Editor

April 10, 2014

A yearbook is something that brings back memories through every page display of pictures and captions and helps us relive the past.  Upon graduating, people flip through their Yearbook to feel something that happened before. English teacher Valerie Townsend is a prime example of someone who supports...

City-county merger: good or bad idea?

City-county merger: good or bad idea?

John Watson, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2014

In 1876, St. Louis city and St. Louis county separated in what was known as "The Great Divorce." Given the circumstances at the time, this was a good deal for taxpayers within the city. However, a lot can change in 138 years. Spoiler alert! A lot changed. The separation, which was prompted by the...

Editorial: Dressing for the dress code

Editorial: Dressing for the dress code

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014

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

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

2013 Mr. Longhorn winner, Jaron Ma (left) and 2012 Mr. Longhorn winner, Andrew Kuehnle (right).

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

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

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

Junior Claire Webster sends a snap to one of her friends between classes.

Kayla Everett, Staff Writer

February 10, 2014

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

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

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?

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

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...

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