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‘You matter’: The teacher behind the Don’t Give Up Movement at West

‘You matter’: The teacher behind the Don’t Give Up Movement at West

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

4 days ago

Having experienced a nationwide spike of anxiety and stress in students in recent years, history teacher Mel Trotier felt as though action needed to be taken. After learning of the Don’t Give Up Movement, Trotier chose to spread the movement to his own classroom and eventually throughout the school. ...

Parkway works to reduce carbon footprint

Parkway works to reduce carbon footprint

Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

The National Public Radio reported earlier this month that the Australian bushfires were fully extinguished. Fueled by prolonged drought and enduring for over 240 days, the bushfires burned through more than 27 million acres of land, claimed the lives of at least 30 people and destroyed about 3,000 home...

Global pandemic hits home: St. Louis reacts to COVID-19

Global pandemic hits home: St. Louis reacts to COVID-19

Bri Davis, Convergence Journalism Writer

March 13, 2020

What has dominated headlines since January has officially hit St. Louis County as the first case of the coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19 is confirmed. After family members of an infected person attended a school function, citizens across St. Louis found themselves at risk. This has reverberated into o...

Missouri House Bill to potentially provide public school restrooms with free period supplies

Missouri House Bill to potentially provide public school restrooms with free period supplies

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Girls restrooms throughout the school are equipped with shoeboxes stuffed with tampons and pads thanks to Go With the Flow, a club created “in hopes of destigmatizing periods, providing easier access to feminine hygiene products and lobbying for the removal of the Pink Tax.” With the introduction of Missouri Ho...

AP Human Geography classes write letters to foreign governments in hopes of change

AP Human Geography classes write letters to foreign governments in hopes of change

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

After studying conflicts due to political indifferences, the AP Human Geography classes wrote letters to foreign leaders in an effort to pressure governments to protect political prisoners and their rights through Amnesty International. Each student learned about a prisoner that was being held captive without a...

Social media provides a new outlook amid conflicts with Iran

Social media provides a new outlook amid conflicts with Iran

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

A student scrolls mindlessly through Instagram. Liking posts from the past weekend, pictures of celebrities, photos of food, they come across a meme that jokes about the possibility of World War III.  Many opinions have been circulating social media after President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Irani...

Student to Student: Three juniors teach others what it is like to be Jewish

Student to Student: Three juniors teach others what it is like to be Jewish

Zoey Womick, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 10, 2020

Placing Challah and a Shofar on a table in front of them, juniors Joe Rosenberg, Ella Seigel and Sara Marks stand in front of a classroom of strangers waiting for their presentation to begin. The three  participate in Student to Student, a program in which Jewish high schoolers around St. Louis present about their faith at a variety of high...

First semester finals set to commence after winter break

First semester finals set to commence after winter break

Charlotte Zera, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 20, 2019

Governor Mike Parsons passed a bill in July that will allow school to start only 10 or fewer days before Labor Day. The bill is intended to give families another week of summer vacation and increase tourism in Missouri.  As a result, the Parkway calendar committee pushed first semester finals to Ja...

Feminist Club sells stickers to support ALIVE

Feminist Club sells stickers to support ALIVE

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Sharing a message of equality, Feminist Club is raising funds to support the Alternatives to Living in a Violent Environment  (ALIVE) organization, a domestic violence shelter for women in the St. Louis area, by selling stickers.  “The mission and purpose of the ALIVE program are definitely very i...

Ending hunger one holiday at a time

Ending hunger one holiday at a time

Madi Foppe, Convergence Journalism Writer

November 26, 2019

The Parkway Food Pantry hosted a “Stuff the Turkey” event Nov. 19 to create Thanksgiving bags for students and families in need. “It's an attempt by the Parkway School District food pantry to collect food, money, etcetera for those in our own district who might be in need of it,” Principal...

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