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Parkway implements new check-in protocol in effort to keep students safe

Parkway implements new check-in protocol in effort to keep students safe

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 15, 2018


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While waiting for the vote for Prop S on the November ballot, administration has incorporated new security measures that run background checks on every visitor that enters the building. “It used to be that you just signed in and we knew your name, but we didn’t know who you were or if you were a ...

Junior Matthew Hopper honors Brynn Haun through Eagle Scout project

Junior Matthew Hopper honors Brynn Haun through Eagle Scout project

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

October 10, 2018


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Junior Matthew Hopper paid tribute to his late friend he knew since elementary school by constructing a bench outside the tennis courts in Brynn Haun’s memory. As Hopper searched for potential Eagle Scout Service Project ideas, tennis coach Katelyn McCreary approached him last spring to gauge his interest in dedicating a...

Junior Andrew Jolly and senior Ali Yumuk release debut rap album

Junior Andrew Jolly and senior Ali Yumuk release debut rap album

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 8, 2018


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Sparked by a shared interest in music and their favorite rapper Logic, senior Ali Yumuk and junior Andrew Jolly, wrote, recorded and produced their own rap album. After meeting for the first time, the two realized their shared passion and a collaboration began. “I met Ali in ASL class on the f...

Remembering alumnus Chris Hanson

Remembering alumnus Chris Hanson

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EIC

October 5, 2018


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Described by his friends, family and teachers as kindhearted and optimistic, alumnus Chris Hanson passed away Sept. 28 in a car crash. A graduate of the class of 2017, Chris planned to attend technical school to study mechanics.   “He was always the kind of person who could put a smile on your face,” junior and friend Gaby Van Wink...

Blue Brew off to a strong start

Blue Brew off to a strong start

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 3, 2018


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After surveying student opinions, executing a week-long soft opening in the spring and working on improvements, Blue Brew officially launched Aug. 20. Located in the main lobby and open from 6:40 to 7:20 a.m. daily, the coffee shop is run by the Blue Brew Crew, made up of seniors Erin Clay, Aliso...

Speech and debate team honors Haran Kumar through tournament

Speech and debate team honors Haran Kumar through tournament

Kathryn McAuliffe, Convergent Media Writer

October 2, 2018


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Alumni Haran Kumar’s legacy will be integrated into the first speech and debate Eastern Missouri invitational tournament, hosted at Parkway West Oct. 12 and 13. “We want to live the things that he lived and with the types of values he had, to advocate for people who couldn't advocate for themsel...

Muslim students unite to form Muslim Student Association

Muslim students unite to form Muslim Student Association

Ridwan Oyebamji, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


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Due to the demand for a Muslim Student Association (MSA) from Muslim members of the student body, seniors Areeba Naseer, Sara Imdad and Farhan Hassan appealed to their needs by creating the club. Naseer hopes to break down the false interpretations of Islam. “The benefits of joining the MSA are to ha...

The increasing responsibility of the modern secretary

The increasing responsibility of the modern secretary

Maria Newton, Features Editor

September 28, 2018


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Secretaries are a critical part of school communities. However, there is some dispute on the functions of their office, especially after the retirement of front desk receptionist Vickie Hankammer. The task of the modern secretary has shifted with technology: computers have simplified many duties tha...

Cast and crew look ahead to premiere of The 39 Steps

Cast and crew look ahead to premiere of The 39 Steps

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

September 20, 2018


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This week marks the culmination of a four-month production process dating back to last May as the fall play, "The 39 Steps," is slated for a Sept. 21 debut, followed by two showings the next day. “It’s a lot of fun. It’s like an old spy movie but taken on stage,” senior director MJ Strick...

Student activists to host voter registration event

Student activists to host voter registration event

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


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Students who are at least 17 1/2 years old will receive the opportunity to become more politically active Tuesday, Sept 18. when Parkway West is scheduled to hold a voter registration drive. As the midterm elections Nov. 6 near, voter turnout rates remain lower among 18-to-29-year-old voters than...

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