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2017 Prom Court Announced

2017 Prom Court Announced

Betsy Wait, Managing Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2017


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Juniors: Jack Gieseking Matthew Dixon Jack Galkowski Chaz Pilz Sarah Bonnett Anabelle Padilla Rachel Wang Sophie Wojdylo Seniors: Nehemiah Colyer Nate Hughes Wyatt Yess Nick Wotruba Haley Derbak Pharis Sippel Abby Kottmeyer Kailyn Dossett ...

Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

April 3, 2017


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Three seats on Parkway’s school board of education are up for election on April 4, where two incumbents will be facing nine other candidates. The candidates include Debbie Hopper and Chris Jacob, who previously served three year terms, in addition to Robert Gore, AnnMarie Puhan, Peter Meisinger, Matthew Ec...

Racquetball places first at National Championship

Racquetball places first at National Championship

Ellie Widowski, News Writer

March 31, 2017


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For the first time in Parkway West history, the racquetball team won the National High School Racquetball Championship. The tournament lasted from Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5 and took place in St. Louis at Vetta Concord, in South County and the Missouri Athletic Club West, in Town and Country. “Nationals...

Gateway2Change summit motivates change

Gateway2Change summit motivates change

Dani Fischer, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2017


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St. Louis has seen its fair share of race-based issues. Spurred by the events in Ferguson in 2014, many conversations about inequality in race, sexuality and religion have been brought to the surface. Gateway2Change, a seminar series put on by Character Plus Education, seeks to be the forum for students...

Racing for a Cure

Racing for a Cure

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a foundation that fundraises to support breast cancer research. For junior class secretary Sandy Fitzwilliam and business teacher Laura Glenn, both breast cancer survivors, the cause is near to both of their hearts.  Fitzwilliam was diagnosed with breast cancer N...

Key Club and Longhorn Council unite to host Cash-for-Cancer

Key Club and Longhorn Council unite to host Cash-for-Cancer

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017


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Rather than continuing Key Club’s tradition of hosting Cash-for-Cancer, for the first time the club combined efforts with Longhorn Council (LoCo) and will host the event together at the pep rally Friday March 24. Just like previous years, all proceeds raised from raffle tickets sold by Key Club...

Bands take spring break trip to New York City

Bands take spring break trip to New York City

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017


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Armed with pillows, blankets and a surplus of gadgets to keep them entertained on the nearly 12 hour bus ride to Columbus, Ohio, 62 students boarded two charter buses at 7:45 am on March 10, marking the first major trip for the bands under the new band director Brad Wallace. “Probably the mo...

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


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What was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime is now quickly becoming an issue as freshman Reema Alhachami struggles with her international spring break plans. Alhachami was going to visit both Dubai and Iraq this March to sightsee and visit family, but due to political differences between the U.S. an...

Choir teacher Brian Parrish receives The Albert Award

Choir teacher Brian Parrish receives The Albert Award

Grant Aden, Sports Editor

March 13, 2017


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During Boys Chamber choir, on March 9, members of the Parkway Alumni Association entered into music teacher Brian Parrish's class with a surprise, he was named The 2017 Albert Award recipient. "When they entered my classroom I was surprised - nothing like this has happened before! I feel overwhelming...

Medical club exposes students to the medical world

Medical club exposes students to the medical world

Anjali Shah, Staff writer

March 8, 2017


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From cardiothoracic surgeons to dance therapists, the medical field offers a wide variety of professions. Even for those with an interest in science and medicine, choosing a profession can be difficult for students without an introduction into the field. With the help of student-led Medical Club, fo...

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