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President Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife, first lady Jill Biden, stands next to him during the 59th presidential inauguration.

Teachers reflect on the importance of inaugurations

Thomas Bruns, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Many teachers paused their classes Jan. 20 and turned their attention to the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Students were masked and socially distanced as they watched Biden place his hand on the...

The Georgia Senate runoffs election occurred Jan. 5, one day prior to the riots at the Capitol building.

Runoff Recap: What you missed about the Georgia runoffs

Leah Schroeder, Features Editor January 13, 2021

Just before riots protesting the official certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election descended into chaos, Georgia hosted its Senate runoff elections Jan. 5 between the Democrat Rev....

Staying six feet apart, senior Laura Young collaborates with fellow teammates in order to run a smooth and efficient tournament. Young was part of the several students selected by Borgsmiller to go to the library and run the online tournament in-person. “While it made communication harder, it was really nice to be able to see my teammates, even from a distance,” Young said.

Speech and Debate team host Parkway’s first online debate tournament

Thomas Bruns, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

Switching from running around rooms, to managing Zooms, the debate team made history by hosting Eastern Missouri’s biggest debate tournament, Oct. 6-7. Led by head coach and debate teacher Cara Borgsmiller,...

Seniors have a wide variety of colleges to pick from as they search for the school that is right for them.

Senior struggles with college applications during the era of COVID-19

Bri Davis, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

“It feels like you're taking your pants off in front of a whole crowd.” That is how senior Amina Aser describes her college applications process. The fear of being vulnerable to those close to you...

Freshmen Katie Wallace and Cora Tiemeier spend a windy day outside at O’Day Park in O'Fallon, Mo. Nov. 15. Wallace has been spending time with her friends outside and masked, finding new activities and rediscovering old ones. “When I went to have a picnic with my friend, we went on the playground too, even though we're in high school. Just think outside of the box,” Wallace said.

Safely spending time with friends: winter edition

Ellie West, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

With December approaching, dropping temperatures are posing a new challenge to students who are having socially distant get-togethers with their friends. Rain, cold fronts and temperatures falling well...

The WPO fundraiser Google Form included descriptions such as “celebrate Christmas in an elegant way” and “expressing your spirit of Christmas.”

WPO fundraiser sparks questions about inclusivity

Brinda Ambal, Opinions Editor November 17, 2020

The West Parent Organization (WPO) sent an email Nov. 2 to students and parents announcing their new holiday wreath fundraiser running through Nov. 15. This email included a digital order form of products...

During a home game against Clayton Oct. 22, freshman Josh Seager kicks the ball away from the goal. Seager and his team played in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Athletes honor those affected by breast cancer

Sara Albarcha, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
“The highlight of the event was playing for those affected by cancer and winning the game,” Seager said. “I played for my mom’s friend who died because of breast cancer, it was a good way to honor her.”
History teacher Zaven Nalbandian stands outside of a polling place at the St. Louis County Government Center. Nalbandian experienced socially distant lines, mask wearers and a comfortable and tolerant feeling in the air. “I stood in the rain for the chance to once again exercise my right. I was feeling nostalgic as I thought back to that Tuesday in November in 1988 when I walked into the gym at Francis Howell North High School and punched the card,

Despite a pandemic, students and teachers exercise their right to vote

Thomas Bruns, Staff writer November 2, 2020

As the 2020 election season comes to a close, students and faculty alike are preparing to vote on Nov. 3. This is seniors’ first time at the ballot, and for teachers, their first time voting during a...

Parkway Nurses come together to chair a fundraiser for the Parkway Food Pantry, creating a cookbook they plan on selling in December.

Parkway nurses ‘eggspress’ their interest in food pantry by creating cookbook fundraiser

Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

‘Pandemic Pound Cake’ is one of the many recipes submitted by Parkway staff for the “Parkway Pandemic Cookbook.” This district-wide project is a ‘legend in the baking,’ led by Green...

The senior hallway has been unoccupied by students since March.

An inside look at teaching during a pandemic

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer October 21, 2020

Before we left school March 13 of last school year, we were told to empty our lockers and bring all of our textbooks home.  Some felt this was an overreaction by administration, but many minds were...

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