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WPO fundraiser sparks questions about inclusivity

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

Athletes honor those affected by breast cancer

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.
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.”

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

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

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

An inside look at teaching during a pandemic

The senior hallway has been unoccupied by students since March.
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...

Zoom university: Freshmen share their experiences

Laying out her papers, freshman Allison VanValkenburgh does her homework. VanValkenburgh is getting used to switching over from paper to digital. “in normal school we would've had more paper assignments.and I learn and test the best on paper,” VanValkenburgh said. “With learning being 90% online, it's hard adjusting to the new norms and expectations.”
October 2, 2020

Virtual schooling has hit the mid quarter mark now, and the freshmen class has adjusted to their first weeks of high school, well actually, virtual school. From online PE to learning music through a screen,...

Students give back to the community

Wearing gloves and a mask, sophomore Nikita Bhaskar prepares sandwiches for the Hindu Temple of St. Louis. This was Bhaskar’s first time volunteering. “I felt really accomplished,” Bhaskar said. “I think it’s important to volunteer because we worry about ourselves 24 hours a day, so volunteering gives us an opportunity to step back and spend our time thinking about someone else instead.”
September 25, 2020

After realizing the impact of the pandemic, some students used their time off during the summer to volunteer for organizations supporting people in need.  In order to be safe, sophomore Nikita Bhaskar...

School behind screens changes jobs for support staff

Virtual school has taken away a lively learning environment for most. For several support staff members, transferring online was not an option.
September 16, 2020

Walking the almost empty halls at 7 a.m., you might have made a stop at the bookstore before heading to the cafeteria for a morning snack. On your way to class, you may have said hello to a custodian as...

A warm welcome from Link Crew

Link Crew coordinators begin to prep commissioners and leaders for this year's group of freshman through virtual meetings.
August 19, 2020

As the new school year comes into view, Link Crew is working to welcome the freshmen as the next chapter of their life begins: high school. Despite the global pandemic, Link crew still plans to welcome...

Community reflects on police presence in schools

The recent national uprising against police violence has reignited campaigns to remove officers from schools, with organizers saying School Resource officers harm students of color and don’t maintain general student safety.
July 11, 2020

Student and community organizers are calling on schools across the country to cut their ties with police departments. While campaigns to remove armed officers from school campuses have been ongoing for...

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