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Seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan share students’ stories of immigration

Seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan share students’ stories of immigration

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EiC

December 10, 2018


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While most students would groan at the thought of an English project, seniors Kinza Awais and Hira Khan used the opportunity to address a topic they care about by creating a video raising awareness about immigration through students’ personal stories. “I wanted to do something I was really ...

Behind the glitz and glamor: junior Aaliyah Weston’s fight against black stereotypes

Behind the glitz and glamor: junior Aaliyah Weston’s fight against black stereotypes

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


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“Being a token black kid, not being allowed to be angry ever because people just know me as–” Junior Aaliyah Weston pauses, searching for the right words before redirecting her line of thought. “You know when kids say, ‘I have a black friend?’ I’m that black girl, so it’s really hard fo...

Zip code and skin color: the power in the stories that nobody tells

Zip code and skin color: the power in the stories that nobody tells

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


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Sixty years ago, 10 before Parkway West opened its doors, Arkansas governor Orval Faubus infamously shut down the entirety of Little Rock’s public high school system following pressure from the federal government to enforce the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Supreme Court ruling. In...

Saving birds one wing at a time

Saving birds one wing at a time

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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Volunteering her time as a medical intern at Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (WBR),  junior Carly Anderson works doing various activities, ranging from spraying down old cages to digging up worms. Initially, Anderson was not excited to work for the rehab center, and she did not intend to work ther...

Junior Makenna Rugani pursues a career in law enforcement

Junior Makenna Rugani pursues a career in law enforcement

Layne Bierk, Convergent Media Writer

November 30, 2018


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Every morning by 7:35 a.m., junior Makenna Rugani stands in a single file line ready for inspection at South Technical High School. Rugani's relationship with her grandfather inspired her to serve as an officer when she grows older. “My grandfather used to volunteer at a fire department and I loo...

Senior Gokul Venkatachalam and sophomore Tyler Kinzy address mental health concerns at the state-level

Senior Gokul Venkatachalam and sophomore Tyler Kinzy address mental health concerns at the state-level

Lexie Pilz, Convergent Media Writer

November 18, 2018


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After losing alumni Haran Kumar who battled depression, senior Gokul Venkatachalam and sophomore Tyler Kinzy contacted State Senator Jill Schupp. “We are working with Jill Schupp to try and improve mental health access and have more mental health curriculums in schools,” Venkatachalam said. A...

Sophomore Ayesha Malik dons minimalist lifestyle

Sophomore Ayesha Malik dons minimalist lifestyle

Maddi Foelsch, Convergent Media Writer

November 2, 2018


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Looking in her closet, sophomore Ayesha Malik gets ready to pick out an outfit from her three pants and seven shirts. Malik is a minimalist. “To me, minimalism is a philosophy, or a way of life,” Malik said. “It helps [me] eliminate things or distractions from [my] life and helps [me] focus o...

Senior Matthew Showers uses improv skills to land a job

Senior Matthew Showers uses improv skills to land a job

Carson Lolley, Convergent Media Writer

October 31, 2018


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For most, fall means the opening of haunted houses, but for senior Matthew Showers, it means going to work. Showers spent his weekends in October working as an actor at the Lemp Haunted House. “I always wanted to go to a haunted house, but I’d never actually been in one, so I thought I might ...

Freshman Giselle Bauer overcomes brain tumor

Freshman Giselle Bauer overcomes brain tumor

Maddie Brueggenjohann, Convergent Media Writer

October 26, 2018


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As her body begins to shake, 9-year-old Giselle Bauer tastes rotten blueberries. Her head begins to ache and her face begins to twitch. She feels a flash. Three weeks later, Bauer–now a freshman–learned this “flash” was actually a seizure. “The flashes felt really weird,” Bauer said. “The doctors ...

Senior Lauren Chapman undergoes a bone marrow transplant for severe Aplastic Anemia

Senior Lauren Chapman undergoes a bone marrow transplant for severe Aplastic Anemia

Irene Yannakakis and Katelyn Tyree

October 24, 2018


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After noticing several random bruises scattered on her body and getting a blood test from her doctor when she was 13, senior Lauren Chapman was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with severe Aplastic Anemia. Aplastic Anemia is when your body stops producing sufficient blood cells and the immune system reacts by destroying bone marrow in your body.   Chapman withst...

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