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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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The influential women of our lives

Triya Gudipati, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

March was Women’s History Month, recognizing the innovative, trailblazing and inspiring women. What started as a local holiday in Santa Rosa, Calif. transformed into a global, month-long celebration,...

Taking a selfie with fellow teachers, librarian Lauren Reusch displays her vaccination card. Reusch travelled with English teachers Erin Fluchel and Shannan Cremeens to Illinois to be vaccinated. “I am most excited to go out to eat in an actual restaurant with my husband,” Reusch said.

The vaccination situation

Leah Schroeder, Features Editor April 29, 2021

With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, more and more individuals have gained access to a vaccination. However, the experiences of students and staff have varied greatly. From types of vaccines received,...

Paraprofessional Chris Powers poses with one St. Luv’s treat bags and one treat.

New Vegan-nings

Kathryn McAuliffe and Jordan Scales April 27, 2021

Mixing vegan chocolate chips, powdered sugar and peanut butter together, paraprofessional Chris Powers crafts a new treat for his vegan business St. Luv. Outside of class, Powers runs a vegan bakery and...

Acting in a scene together, alumni Carson Lolley and Charlie Foy lead the show for Missouri State Improv. Lolley joined fall 2019, and helped recruit Foy who joined fall 2020. “Over the summer, I saw Carson post about it and I had reached out to a few other members of the team about joining,” Foy said. “You don’t really understand how refreshing it is to know someone on the team you want to be a part of, and she really made the team way more welcoming for me.”

Alumni Charlie Foy and Carson Lolley steal the show on Missouri State Improv

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

From high school co-captains of the Running with Scissors Improv team to college presidents of the Missouri State Improv team, alumni Carson Lolley and Charlie Foy lead the Missouri State Improv team together....

Activities secretary Joyce Debenport enjoys decorating her yard with a variety of plants and flowers.

Students and staff spring into gardening

Ulaa Kuziez, News and Sports Editor April 15, 2021

As we enter spring, many are welcoming the new season by gardening. From landscaping and flowers, to fruits and vegetables, students and teachers are working in their homes and at school to fulfill their...

Surrounded by mountains of shoes like Nike SB Dunk Chicago, Yeezy 350 Bred, Jordan 11 Concord and Jordan 4 Raptor, sophomore Nick Malchanav uses his basement to store his inventory. Through pulling off great deals with resellers, collectors and consumers, Malchanav has been able to attain the skill of negotiating. “Whenever I negotiate with people, I just ask them the price theyre looking to get the shoes for, so I can know if were on the same page,” Malchanav said. “But if they dont give me a price that theyre looking for, I just throw them a low balling offer just to see where the dice rolls. Because if they base their emotions, I can see how negotiable theyre going to be on the deal.”

Making the big bucks: sophomore Nick Malchanav and his pathways to fortune

Anijah Wilson and Hannah Choi April 14, 2021

All it took was a global pandemic for sophomore Nick Malchanav to begin his journey to making thousands. With extra time on his hands, he began to search for ways to make money and was able to find great...

Proud of the new school store renovations, School Accounts Secretary Denise Heinle sits in front of her desk. Over the summer, Heinle added some flavor to the office with the help of three bus drivers and her late husband. The room was transformed by a paint job, new furniture and hand created decor. “I wanted it [the room] to be more spirited. The school store just had all these college posters in it and they were old and nasty,” Heinle said. “It had never been decorated until I got there.”

Rocking Kindness

Bri Davis, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

When life gave School Accounts Secretary Denise Heinle a curveball, she knew there would be a lot on her plate. From her husband passing from cancer, family members struggling with COVID-19 to undergoing...

Student Delegates meet with Dr. Anthony Fauci during the week-long United States Senate Youth Program to discuss the pandemic and the government’s response. Jaladi also met with Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court to discuss the appointment process. “The United States Youth Senate program is an incredible experiential learning opportunity for students interested in government and politics to get a deeper understanding of our government and its functions,” Jaladi said.

The future of politics: senior Sri Jaladi and the United States Senate Youth Program

Ellie West, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Senior Sri Jaladi rolled over and checked his phone, still groggy with sleep. He scrolled through emails and notifications, stopping when he saw a message from the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)....

Bending wires around a stone, sophomore Addie Gleason creates jewelry from silver wire and stones or sea glass. Gleason draws inspiration from nature to create her designs. “When I want to create a piece, Ill first look through all of the sea glass and stones I have and pick one that I like or that inspires me,” Gleason said. “Sometimes I dont really think about a design and just see what happens, other times Ill have a specific idea that I want to create. Ill just keep the idea in mind as I create the piece.”

Old treasures become a new business for sophomore Addie Gleason

Sarah Spillman, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Sophomore Addie Gleason quickly turned her camera off of the FaceTime screen and pulled up her messages. She had been showing her friends the new necklace she made, a fossil intertwined in a design of...

Making use of his design talent, Tyler uses Photoshop for this design, which is
the program that he is most comfortable with. He started a design for the “Make it Happen Esports Team” that was commissioned to him. “I do quite a bit of commission, I have about 1-3 commissions every week from someone. Not a lot, but I’m working on expanding commission request.

Gaming and graphic design: sophomore Devin Tyler merges his passions

Jordan Scales, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Combining graphic design with his hobby of playing Rocket League, sophomore Devin Tyler has made video game graphic designing into a job. Tyler can make multiple styles of graphic design, including logos,...

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