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Wayland wins canned food drive for seventh consecutive year

Wayland wins canned food drive for seventh consecutive year

Dani Fischer, Managing editor in chief

December 8, 2018


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Standing in the main foyer surrounded by 3,768 cans of food, social studies teachers Jeffrey Chazen and Annie Wayland direct students on how to stack the remaining cases. The next morning, volunteers from Parkway’s Food Pantry will be arriving at school to pick up all the donations; for now, the tea...

Scholar Bowl qualifies for nationals

Scholar Bowl qualifies for nationals

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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After a 216-word question is read, senior Neil Tomala slams his hand down on the buzzer to qualify for nationals for scholar bowl in a 2-1 victory. According to Tomala, part of the team’s success came from a variety of people being able to excel in different subjects. “We usually split up different tasks so pe...

Former Missouri state representative speaks to Feminist Club

Former Missouri state representative speaks to Feminist Club

Nadia Messmer, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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In her last Veto session as a legislator, Democrat Stacey Newman of the 87th district said goodbye to her nine-year career as a representative for Missouri. But in an effort to spread her message to a younger audience, Newman visited the Feminist Club to share what she has learned as a member of a minori...

Feminist Club sells pins and keychains to benefit the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program

Feminist Club sells pins and keychains to benefit the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

November 16, 2018


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Having spent the past two weeks cutting, creating and preparing pins and keychains to sell, Feminist Club debuted their craftsmanship Nov. 12 as a fundraiser for the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program (IRWP). “We used to sell candy canes and candy cane grams, but we couldn’t do that this year be...

Girls cross country follows birthday traditions

Girls cross country follows birthday traditions

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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Lining up 500 varying sized cups of water, the girls cross country team prepared for coach Charlie Cutelli's belated surprise birthday celebration. Rather than decorating his room on his birthday Oct. 11, the team waited four days to reveal their surprise. “[The team was] originally going to dec...

Senior students add to the youth voter surge in the 2018 midterm election

Senior students add to the youth voter surge in the 2018 midterm election

Maria Newton, Features Editor

November 8, 2018


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The number of early voters aged 18-29 is up 188 percent from the 2014 midterms. Twenty-two million more voters showed up to the 2018 ballots than the 2014 midterms in the record-breaking turnout; it was the first time the number has ever exceeded 100 million with 49 percent of the voting population pa...

Girls cross country team poised to podium at state

Girls cross country team poised to podium at state

Maria Newton, Features Editor

November 1, 2018


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The varsity girls cross country team is preparing for their state meet Oct. 3. Sophomore Leah Selm, junior Emma Caplinger and seniors Natalie Butler, Chloe Hershenow and Claire Smout are returning members of the state qualifying team. Other members include freshman Kate Yates and sophomore Emily Sipp....

Jewish Student Union strives to create a welcoming community

Jewish Student Union strives to create a welcoming community

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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With goals to create a safe place for students of all different religions and cultural backgrounds, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) was started this year. The formation of JSU was initially implemented by senior Lexi Bratton, following growth in her own faith over the summer. “I went to Israel this s...

The role of a third party in modern America

The role of a third party in modern America

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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Since 1948, no declared presidential candidate from a third party has received a single electoral vote in the electoral college. At the Parkway School District Student-Sponsored Candidate Forum, Libertarian Candidate Larry Kirk sat alongside Democratic Candidate Cort VanOstran, stating his opinions and shar...

Students take charge in Student-Sponsored Candidate Forum

Students take charge in Student-Sponsored Candidate Forum

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018


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With nearly three months of planning behind them, students involved in organizing and executing the Parkway Student-Sponsored Candidate forum have put together a meeting for Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Parkway Central High School theatre. “This is a student-sponsored forum, so we want the focus to be...

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