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Seniors Joe Roseman, Joe Butler and Peter Martin collaborate to create short films

Seniors Joe Roseman, Joe Butler and Peter Martin collaborate to create short films

Noah Gwin, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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Seniors Joe Roseman, Joe Butler and Peter Martin have worked since 2015 to create short films and post them on YouTube. “Around sophomore year I was introduced to this awesome youth group called Krew, and they have a video competition called Krewtube every year. Roseman and  Butler won the compet...

Students participate in BreakDown STL

Students participate in BreakDown STL

Kelsey Long, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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Through a program called BreakDown STL, student leaders from around 20 high schools across the St. Louis area, give performances and teach healthy living classes all across the St. Louis area throughout the school year. The topics BreakDown covers are drugs, alcohol, sex, abstinence, self-harm, suicid...

Senior Haran Kumar commits to Harvard University

Senior Haran Kumar commits to Harvard University

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

April 10, 2018


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As the end of the year approaches, seniors are starting to make final decisions about where they will continue their academic journeys in the fall. After weighing his options,  senior Haran Kumar will be attending Harvard University in fall 2018 . “The main thing I am taking into considerat...

The Foelsch sisters support their father through stage four cancer recovery

The Foelsch sisters support their father through stage four cancer recovery

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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Whether it is during a Sunday night scrimmage in the backyard or hearing him cheer them on during a soccer game, senior Alex Foelsch and sophomore Maddi Foelsch have always felt the support of their father, Geoffrey Foelsch. Last year, the sisters witnessed their father’s perseverance as he battled stag...

Alumnus Leul Mesfin scores big for Italian soccer team

Alumnus Leul Mesfin scores big for Italian soccer team

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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Pursuing his dreams of being a professional soccer player, Alumnus Leul Mesfin arrived in Verona, Italy Jan. 7 after graduating a semester early to play for Chievo Verona, a series A team, as a defensive midfielder. “The soccer in Italy is a lot different than soccer in the United States because of how much mor...

Science Teacher Amy Cohen retells her adventures overseas before teaching at West

Science Teacher Amy Cohen retells her adventures overseas before teaching at West

Kelsey Long, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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Science Teacher Amy Cohen retells her adventures overseas before teaching at West. After graduating from Drake University in 1997, science teacher Amy Cohen joined the Peace Corps and taught students in a developing country. “I had already done some study abroad programs in both high school and college,...

English Teacher Taylor Rose receives a nomination for the 2018 Albert Award

English Teacher Taylor Rose receives a nomination for the 2018 Albert Award

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


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With only one year under her belt in Parkway, English Teacher Taylor Rose was nominated for the 2018 Albert award. The Albert award is a Parkway commendation award that applies to new teachers in their first through fifth year in the classroom. One teacher from each level (elementary, middle and high school) receive...

Sophomore Maggie Lyerla dances through EDS

Sophomore Maggie Lyerla dances through EDS

B Antonenko, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


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Passionate about dance, sophomore Maggie Lyerla has been twirling since the age of two. However, she faces a genetic disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), where joints are overly flexible, dislocate easily and that leads to bruised skin. “My joints are more hypermobile than other people. My elbow go...

Sophomore Anjali Shah follows her passion for STEM through research projects

Sophomore Anjali Shah follows her passion for STEM through research projects

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EiC Intern

March 5, 2018


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While most students dread the thought of writing a research paper, sophomore Anjali Shah got a head start on her future last fall by writing a textbook passage about ophthalmology and an informational article on retinas. To do this, Shah worked with graduate students training to become retina doctors from a...

Sophomore Gabe Davis volunteers to teach French to children

Sophomore Gabe Davis volunteers to teach French to children

Erin Slutzky, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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Combining her love of the French language and desire to help others, sophomore Gabe Davis’ uses her passions to teach children, ages five to 12, French, at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) once a week. As a French III student, Davis was inspired to tutor children in French and proposed her idea t...

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