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Spicing up Parkway with the Culinary Cook-Off

Spicing up Parkway with the Culinary Cook-Off

Austin Oakes, Staff Writer

March 13, 2014


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On March 5, seniors Catherine Kuehner, Ricardo Perez, Claire Patterson and junior Gus Unwin competed in a culinary cook-off at Parkway South High School.  The competition included all four Parkway schools. "Whenever any of our teams compete against other Parkway schools, there's automatically a sense...

Speech and debate seniors headed to State

Speech and debate seniors headed to State

Shannon Anderson, Staff Writer

March 11, 2014


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Five seniors qualified for the annual speech and debate State competition to be held in April at Mizzou.The competitors were selected for any of 10 speech events and three debates. Speech events range from public address to interpretation and acting. The three debates are Policy, which concerns passing...

Chess Success

Chess Success

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014


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At Battle High School in Columbia, Missouri, the chess team competed in the Missouri Chess Association (MCA) state championship on Mar. 2, placing secnd with a team score of 12 out of 16 possible points, improving upon last year’s fifth place finish. “Boards are set up so that the strongest play...

Science Olympiad competes at regionals

Science Olympiad competes at regionals

Ruthie Jia, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014


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With a blend of science and engineering, the Science Olympiad regional competition was held on Feb. 22 at Lindenwood University. Out of 19 teams, the Parkway West team received seventh place. “We got ready for competition by taking notes and using practice tests that we found online. The best part of...

Circle Star Ranch provides enriching volunteer opportunities

Circle Star Ranch provides enriching volunteer opportunities

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer

February 25, 2014


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With Special Olympics festivities coming to an end, inspiring volunteer opportunities may seem a thing of the past. However, there is another upcoming opportunity to volunteer at Circle Star Ranch, a camp run by the Erin Eickmeier Foundation (EEF). "The mission of the EEF is to enrich the lives of...

Missouri debates legalizing marijuana

Missouri debates legalizing marijuana

Macky Kavanaugh, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014


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Following the national trend, Missouri might be the next state to vote on the legalization of marijuana in the 2014 polls. With marijuana as an offense to the criminal justice system, possession of any amount is punishable by law in most states. Missouri has the strictest laws in America regarding the...

Reflections magazine goes online

Reflections magazine goes online

Ruthie Jia, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014


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As the world of online media continues to grow, the Reflections art and literary magazine will go online for the first time by the week of Feb. 24 in the hopes of reaching a bigger audience. “We try to highlight two different types of talents: art and writing. We’ve had some incredible artists a...

Robotics team gearing up for state championship

Robotics team gearing up for state championship

Shannon Anderson, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014


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The robotics team is headed to the state competition this week in Belton, Missouri after a successful season, placing near the top at multiple tournaments. “At the past two competitions we placed second. I had a problem with my robot flipping over, so we added wheels to fix that,” sophomore Annika...

Subway: Eat not-so-fresh

Subway: Eat not-so-fresh

Marisa Drajeske, Staff Writer

February 20, 2014


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Last week, Subway announced they will be removing the chemical azodicarbonamide from their bread. The additive is used in a variety of products such as yoga mats, and has been linked to causing asthma and respiratory problems. Although it is banned in Australia and some European countries, the Food...

COW joining forces with surrounding schools for a good cause

COW joining forces with surrounding schools for a good cause

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


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Community Outreach at West is collaborating with similar organizations at Parkway South, Central and North to support a local St. Louis non-profit organization on March 3-7. “Community Outreach at West is built upon helping those in our community whether that be through volunteering or through philanthropy....

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