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  • Our next district late start is tomorrow morning! Classes start at 9:35 a.m., and don't forget to bring your Ted Drewes tickets!

  • Seniors: commencement speaker applications are available in Dr. Sink's office.; they are due Fri. March 15 at 2:45 p.m.

  • Did you play a fall sport or participate in a performing art? Have a 3.0 GPA? Pick up your free Best of West tee shirt from Mrs. Debenport!

St. Louis youth gather downtown to demand action regarding climate change

St. Louis youth gather downtown to demand action regarding climate change

Maria Newton and Sabrina Bohn

March 15, 2019


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The Youth Climate Strike US held a national walkout today, March 15, attended by students across the United States as part of a global movement; it is estimated that about one million students worldwide in 125 different countries took part, with over 100 students in St. Louis going on strike in front o...

The Parkway Step Team plans to attend a national competition in Virginia

The Parkway Step Team plans to attend a national competition in Virginia

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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The nationally acclaimed step team is back at it once again. With plans to travel to Virginia next week for the Spring Showdown Step Competition, the team continues to practice to make the trip worth their while. Last year, the team got first in their division, along with first overall in this com...

Students organize a walkout combatting environmental apathy

Students organize a walkout combatting environmental apathy

Maria Newton, Features Editor

March 14, 2019


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A nation-wide walkout is being organized by students all over the nation, including senior Noah Wright, to pressure lawmakers to take action regarding climate change. “It is a call to action for lawmakers to address the threat of climate change. There are some specific demands, the most important...

Latin program faces potential cuts

Latin program faces potential cuts

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

March 13, 2019


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Due to an enrollment drop in Latin in recent years, the future of the program is being threatened. If more students do not start taking Latin I and II, the number of sections of the class will only continue to decrease as students move through levels III, IV and V. “We are seeing that students have way more...

What’s the buzz? Everything you need to know about this year’s buzzbook

What’s the buzz? Everything you need to know about this year’s buzzbook

Maria Newton, Features Editor

March 7, 2019


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Due to complications in the printing and formatting of this year’s buzzbook, an official booklet will not be distributed to the student body. However, freshman Jack Andrews and sophomore Ariej Rafiq are still being recognized as this years cover-contest winners. “At first, I thought [my design] was just ...

Students and staff prepare for second annual Day of Service

Students and staff prepare for second annual Day of Service

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

March 6, 2019


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Organizations set, permission slips signed, students put into groups, supplies gathered. It must be about time for Day of Service. March 7, every student will be either volunteering with Special Olympics or participating in the second annual Day of Service. “Honestly, in its first year, I thi...

SSJLAC attends book discussion with best selling author Nic Stone

SSJLAC attends book discussion with best selling author Nic Stone

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


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Sitting in the University City High School library, sophomore Tiye’ Hyler had a realization—no matter what you expect, plans and life can always change. Hyler came to this realization after hearing how best selling author Nic Stone attended college for Psychology and ultimately became a writer. “...

Chess team savors last year with four senior players as state championship nears

Chess team savors last year with four senior players as state championship nears

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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Surrounded by silence, five chess players duke it out against their rival, Ladue High School, in an intense battle on the boards. Four of the five players are seniors Matt Boyd, Jason Wan, Paul Gipkhin and Neil Tomala. Tomala feels optimistic about earning a high placement at the Missouri State Champi...

Day of Service inspires First Annual Month of Love

Day of Service inspires First Annual Month of Love

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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Students walk into the main entrance toting plastic bags filled with donation items, everything from school supplies to pacifiers. Boxes filled with donations line the walls outside of counseling, a result of students and staff who have helped children, animals and families in need by donating items to fo...

African-American students strive to embody qualities of leadership

African-American students strive to embody qualities of leadership

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


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Pairs of eyes peer into sponsor Carly Roach’s gaze as she explains why all African-American students in the school are in this room. Why have they been singled out? “The very first meeting we had, you could feel there was a lot of distrust in the room. [So] we talked about the elephant in the ...

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