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BREAKING NEWS: St. Louis prepares for largest social justice demonstrations since Ferguson

BREAKING NEWS: St. Louis prepares for largest social justice demonstrations since Ferguson

Carly Anderson, Managing EiC Intern

September 15, 2017


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Left turns create chaos

Left turns create chaos

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

September 15, 2017


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It is a scene that everyone knows and groans about: leaving school after the 2:30 p.m. bell, only to be held up at the top of the junior lot by a car that has decided to turn left and force their way into traffic.

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Community reconnects through through 50th Anniversary Celebration

Community reconnects through through 50th Anniversary Celebration

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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In honor of the doors opening 50 years ago, current students and alumni will come together on Sept. 23 for carnival events and treats, followed by a noon home football game vs Ladue. “If you've done something for 50 years, and have done it as well as we have here at Parkway West, we should celebrate...

Parkway’s food policy benefits athletes

Parkway’s food policy benefits athletes

Sabrina Bohn, Features Editor

September 14, 2017


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Although Parkway’s "food safety expectation" policy, implemented for the 2018 school year, has created uproar among students and staff, it does not apply to extracurricular activities, including athletics. “Originally, the policy wasn’t going to allow us to do what we needed to do after school, beca...

Community hosts drive to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief

Community hosts drive to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief

Emily Dickson, Conceptual Editor in Chief

August 31, 2017


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Producing devastation so critical that critics are comparing it to Katrina in 2005, hurricane Harvey has already dumped more than 50 inches of rain on the Houston, TX area since midnight of Aug. 25. Recovery is expected to cost at least 40 billion and take years. Recognizing the impact of this disaster, West alu...

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam prepare for FBLA Nationals

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Junior Cheryl Ma and sophomore Gokul Venkatachalam’s summers will be spent going to an event only a few thousand students nationwide will attend: the FBLA National Leadership Conference. From June 29 to July 2, Ma and Venkatachalam will be going to Anaheim, Calif. to showcase their skills and to compe...

The Weight of the Classroom

The Weight of the Classroom

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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With finals week upon us, textbooks, laptops and binders are just a few of the heavy items that spill out of backpacks as students stuff their bags to the brim. Despite the practicality of backpacks, they may endanger the health and safety of students. “Since at least 1998, we’ve noticed back...

Students TEAM up for national competition

Students TEAM up for national competition

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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This summer juniors Alec Zhou, Adam Johnson, Haran Kumar, Yash Nayak, Sophia McMorrow, Sophia Malpocker, Alexa Ling and Rachel Wang are participating in the Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) national competition in Orlando, FL.   From June 21-24, the students will work as a team...

Students work to earn highest rank in Boy Scouts of America

Students work to earn highest rank in Boy Scouts of America

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


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Nineteen Boy Scout members this year, ranging from freshmen to seniors, completed the prerequisites and 21 merit badges to earn the title of Eagle Scout: the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America. “Twelve [merit badges] are Eagle required. Some of those are citizenship in the nation, community in...

Students attend National White Privilege conference

Students attend National White Privilege conference

Grant Aden, Sport Editor

May 15, 2017


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As a six year old, it manifests itself as not having a bandaid that matches the color of your skin when you scrape your knee on the playground and go to the nurse. At 16, it’s the looming fear of being pulled over by a cop because the hands (your hands) driving the steering wheel are black and not white. ...

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