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Science department plans a trip to Costa Rica

Science department plans a trip to Costa Rica

Dani Fischer, Arts and Entertainment editor

March 2, 2017


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What do rainforests, volcanoes and bat traps have in common? They are all sights students can see if they choose to go on the science department’s trip to Costa Rica trip spring 2018. “I've done a lot of traveling myself and have always wanted to find a way to give students the opportunity as...

Twenty three seniors take the stage at Mr. Longhorn March 1

Twenty three seniors take the stage at Mr. Longhorn March 1

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


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Senior guys. Dancing. Dressing up in ridiculous outfits. It’s no wonder the male beauty pageant also known as Mr. Longhorn has sold out every year for the four years it has taken place. There will be 23 senior contestants competing to be crowned Mr. Longhorn. All students who signed up get to participate. “I’m...

SPIRE students draw national attention

SPIRE students draw national attention

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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Twenty-seven high school business students launched SPIRE, a digital marketing and creative services firm, which runs out of room 2312 through an international program called Virtual Enterprise International (VEI). “In Virtual Enterprise we actually run a virtual business. We create awesome and eye-ca...

Oscar nomination roars with triumph

Oscar nomination roars with triumph

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


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Though the movie Lion only earned over $30 million, it demonstrates an indescribable level of joy woven into a story of pain and sorrow that is not shown in a typical commercial movie. Directors Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder make sure that everyone’s heart will be touched by this movie, especially because o...

Health classes raise money for Kids Under Twenty One

Health classes raise money for Kids Under Twenty One

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

February 23, 2017


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For the first time, Health teacher Katelyn McCreary’s fifth hour class sold slime during first and second lunch for $1 to raise money for Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO). KUTO is a non-profit organization that helps and informs teens about depression, anxiety and suicide. The organization visited ...

SPARK! Sets students on a pathway to success

SPARK! Sets students on a pathway to success

Ellie Widowski, News Writer

February 20, 2017


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Shadowing professionals, participating in local competitions and getting hands-on experience are some of the reasons that Parkway SPARK! Is a common alternative education program for students. SPARK! is a program that develops learning experiences for students based on their fields of interest. It ...

PAWESEHI is nominated for 2016 NSPA Pacemaker award

PAWESEHI is nominated for 2016 NSPA Pacemaker award

Emily Dickson, Conceptual Editor in Chief

February 15, 2017


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Yearbook. While to many people it may just seem like a simple chronicle of a year at school, it is an adventure, an occupation and even an entire world to those who create it. With the 2016 yearbook, PAWESEHI was put on the map of scholastic journalism for a second year. On Feb. 8, the yearbook s...

Debate team prepares for Districts

Debate team prepares for Districts

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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With the post-season approaching, the Speech and Debate team has been preparing for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) and Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) districts, hoping to later qualify for nationals or state. The competitors range from freshman novices ...

Community unites to plan Special Olympics

Community unites to plan Special Olympics

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


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Five hundred volunteers. Two hundred athletes. And countless hours all poured into one memorable event on Feb. 13: Special Olympics 2017. “Every year, the number of participants in Special Olympics grows, and this year, we have the largest amount [ever],” Science Academic Support teacher Susan...

Junior Vicky Marshall raises autism awareness through rally for brother

Junior Vicky Marshall raises autism awareness through rally for brother

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


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Students gathered at the middle school in support of Mark Marshall, a 12-year-old boy who has been a victim of bullying due to his autism. School has been anything but fun for Marshall for the past few months. Students bullied him at the isolation of the bus stop, and made fun of him while playin...

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