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Freshman Connor Gusky merges sports and math to create Sports Analytics Club

Freshman Connor Gusky merges sports and math to create Sports Analytics Club

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

May 20, 2019

Whether it’s making brackets, dressing in team jerseys, placing bets or attending games and matches, sports fans support their teams in a variety of ways. For some, the love of the sport goes beyond the game. Freshman Connor Gusky combined his passion for sports and math by starting the school’s...

Missouri abortion bill strikes up controversy

Missouri abortion bill strikes up controversy

Sabrina Bohn and Lydia Roseman

May 19, 2019

Students took to social media to voice their opinions in light of the Missouri General Assembly passing H.B. 126, a bill restricting abortion that Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign into law within a week. The bill, which would instantly become one of the most stringent abortion policies in the U...

The Environmental Club plants seeds for change

The Environmental Club plants seeds for change

Lilly Rahm, Convergent Media Writer

May 17, 2019

In an attempt to promote green living and a healthy lifestyle, the Environmental Club began planting vegetables to donate to the Parkway Schools Food Pantry. “After being at this school for two years, I’ve recognized the need for environmental activism. I have always loved all things nature, so ...

Seniors reflect on the time spent with their instruments during high school

Seniors reflect on the time spent with their instruments during high school

Ross Harter, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

The Orchestra program is putting on one last ‘hurrah’ for the seniors by allowing them to pick the music for the Senior Reflection ceremony. “I think that the songs we are playing at Senior Reflection shows just how unique and diverse we are, but also how special and significant we are too,...

The journey of fasting through finals

The journey of fasting through finals

Ridwan Oyebamiji and Fatema Rehmani

May 16, 2019

As the time of sunset, “Maghrib,” grows closer, senior Farhan Hassan’s stomach growls at the thought of food; he looks forward to eating the dates and drinking the water in front of him. During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from su...

Anthony Piccinni basks in the idea of retirement

Anthony Piccinni basks in the idea of retirement

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

May 16, 2019

Smiling in the science hallway, greeting students during passing periods and caring for his snake, science teacher Anthony Piccinni has decided to retire after this year since joining the staff in 2011. “[This decision] was hugely difficult. It is still difficult. The plus side is that I will still b...

Common Ground undergoes second revamp

Common Ground undergoes second revamp

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Common Ground will be undergoing an overhaul starting in August, where multiple students from the  Superintendent’s Social Justice Leadership Advisory Council (SSJLAC) are planning to form a new club to design the lessons. Common Ground is a monthly school-wide meeting, where students are split into...

Debate team has emotional return to nationals

Debate team has emotional return to nationals

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

After a successful districts tournament, the speech and debate team will send six students to compete in three different events at the national tournament in Dallas this June. The events of last year have made this years road to nationals particularly emotional for the team. “Considering the dis...

Global Competency Cohort strives to give minority students a platform

Global Competency Cohort strives to give minority students a platform

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

May 13, 2019

After listening and engaging in a student panel discussion April 24 to increase cultural and religious awareness, science teacher Amy Cohen, assistant principal Beth Middendorf and journalism teacher Debra Klevens hope to let minority students voice their opinion to break stereotypes. In their aspira...

Parkway teachers take a stand for increased inclusion

Parkway teachers take a stand for increased inclusion

Dani Fischer

May 9, 2019

“Tolerance for racism is racism” and “no room in this room for racism”: both of these are phrases that are hung in teachers’ classrooms across Parkway. Below the white text is a hashtag—#EndRacismInParkway. These posters come from a campaign started by Parkway teachers after the racist inci...

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