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Parkway teachers take a stand for increased inclusion

Parkway teachers take a stand for increased inclusion

Dani Fischer

May 9, 2019

“Tolerance for racism is racism” and “no room in this room for racism”: both of these are phrases that are hung in teachers’ classrooms across Parkway. Below the white text is a hashtag—#EndRacismInParkway. These posters come from a campaign started by Parkway teachers after the racist inci...

Teacher of the Year takes on new challenges after 10 years in the classroom

Teacher of the Year takes on new challenges after 10 years in the classroom

Drew Boone and Joey Grove

May 9, 2019

Excitement buzzes in room 2312 as Principal Jeremy Mitchell enters with a basket of gifts and a certificate for business teacher Emmanuel Young, the 2019 Parkway West Teacher of the Year. Young has taught for the last 10 years, the past four of those spent at West as a business teacher. “I b...

Longhorn Council pays it forward to the environment

Longhorn Council pays it forward to the environment

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

May 7, 2019

Positive phrases written in colorful lettering adorn the mirrors of the bathrooms and sidewalks outside of school in honor of the annual Pay it Forward Week. The week, planned by Longhorn Council, promotes positivity and community service among students and staff by encouraging everyone to reciprocate acts of...

Raising hope: Feminist club fundraises for Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program

Raising hope: Feminist club fundraises for Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program

Kathryn McAuliffe, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

A desire to take progressive action on the global issue of immigration and a refusal to remain complacent inspired Feminist club to hold their second fundraiser of the year to once again benefit the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program (IRWP), a local charity providing education to more than 380 immigrants in St. Louis. Immigrants face difficult transit...

Mail Driver Mike Keehnast receives the Light of Parkway Award for his work

Mail Driver Mike Keehnast receives the Light of Parkway Award for his work

Samantha Kranzusch, Convergent Media Writer

May 1, 2019

Driving from school to school picking up and delivering mail is Parkway employee Mike Keehnast's daily job. After completing his noon deliveries March 12, Keehnast was surprised to receive the Light of Parkway Award. “I was very humbled and honored to receive this award. When [the award] was pre...

From students to published authors: Creative Writing 2 will host E-book release launch party at the Wolf Cafe

From students to published authors: Creative Writing 2 will host E-book release launch party at the Wolf Cafe

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

In a frenzy to finish before their deadline, the Creative Writing 2 class logs hours that will result in a published E-book on the Amazon Kindle Store. Amazon’s self-publishing program, Kindle Direct Publishing, will help students enrolled in Creative Writing 2 achieve their goals of becoming published...

Scientists compete head-to-head in regional science bowl

Scientists compete head-to-head in regional science bowl

Grace Fassler, Convergent Media Writer

April 26, 2019

Standing on platforms awaiting their final question, sophomore Caleb Levy and senior Lindsay Perrett compete in the Missouri Regional High School Science Bowl. “You always have to be a little on edge while answering questions; it was nerve-racking but also exciting,” Levy said. “I would say that placing we...

Students redesign hand wall after controversy

Students redesign hand wall after controversy

Mary Hardy, Convergent Media Writer

April 23, 2019

When seniors Natalie Butler and Bailey Goughenour found out that their design for the senior hand wall in the cafeteria had won over the hearts of 75% of the senior class, they were excited because they thought the design was clever and relevant. However, shortly after, assistant principal Corey Sink received ...

Parkway introduces online physical education course

Parkway introduces online physical education course

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

April 17, 2019

Students scale rock walls, dance to cultural music, toss frisbees, lift heavyweights and earn scuba certifications within the large assortment of physical education courses that Parkway offers. Adding to the selection of physical education courses, online physical education is going to be offered beginnin...

Senior students receive Glory of Missouri awards for embodying values of the state

Senior students receive Glory of Missouri awards for embodying values of the state

Dani Fischer and Maria Newton

April 15, 2019

Every year, 14 high school seniors are chosen as representatives of the 14 values of Missouri. The students then travel to Jefferson City to receive their awards from their district representative and take a tour of the capitol building. “The coolest part of the trip was getting to go up in the ...

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