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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....

Common Core is coming

Common Core is coming

Shannon Anderson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


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 Although 45 states have adopted the Common Core Standards created by governors and state education officials, the effort has begun to raise concerns from parents. “Common Core allows us as educators to move away from factoid, trivial questions, more towards the nature of problem solving. What is ta...

Teddy bears traded for romance this Valentine’s Day

Teddy bears traded for romance this Valentine’s Day

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


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The aisles of CVS stores are flooded with chocolates, candy, flowers, jewelry and stuffed animals with the "Be Mine?" phrase coined on them. What day is fast approaching? Valentine's Day! With childhood memories of home made cards and candy fading, Valentine's Day takes on a new meaning as teenagers...

Shortage of salt may affect safety of sidewalks

Shortage of salt may affect safety of sidewalks

Marisa Drajeske, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


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Parkway School District is experiencing a shortage of salt due to the extreme weather and greater than average snow falls in this winter season. MoDot, Missouri’s Department of Transportation, is essentially out of salt after the last storm. This may cause the sidewalks to be more slippery, affecting...

The debate team takes Jefferson City

The debate team takes Jefferson City

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014


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The debate team is getting ready to go to their first out of town tournament, in Jefferson City, on Friday, Jan. 31 during third hour. The team of 40 will participate in both Speech and Debate competitions. “I am excited to debate because I am participating in the Public Forum Debate with my partner...

Girl Scout cookies destroying the rain forest

Girl Scout cookies destroying the rain forest

Allison Wright, Staff Writer

January 28, 2014


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The Girl Scouts of America have made headlines due to the recent discovery of palm oil usage in their cookies. The use of palm oil is threatening the survival of humankind’s closest relative, orangutans. Five years ago, two eleven year old Girl Scouts Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen completed...

Marketing’s trip to New York

Marketing’s trip to New York

Alya Bajwa, Staff Writer

January 20, 2014


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Twenty-four students in Marketing I and II went to New York City on Jan. 15 and returned on Jan. 19. Students were accompanied by Marketing teacher Glen Sutton, Annette Sutton and Business teacher Laura Glenn. “The purpose of the trip was to allow students to experience real world marketing activities,”...

Wayland vs. Chazen: the battle’s results

Wayland vs. Chazen: the battle’s results

Brendan Riehl, Staff Writer

December 17, 2013


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Modern US History teacher Anne Wayland defeated Modern US History teacher Jeff Chazen in a competition that shook the Social Studies department and had the school choosing sides. Their charitable competition, driven by student participation, resulted in a total recorded donation of 2,875 canned goods...

Gossett for upcoming Teacher of the Year

Gossett for upcoming Teacher of the Year

Tori Downar, Staff Writer

December 16, 2013


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Receiving a “Monday Memo” from Principal Jeremy Mitchell on  Nov. 4, every teacher was asked to nominate a colleague for the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year Award.  Each nomination included a two or three sentence description of why they thought that teacher should be chosen.  A ballot with the fo...

Facebook’s new Privacy settings redefine borders for teens

Facebook’s new Privacy settings redefine borders for teens

Kayla Everett, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013


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Facebook has modified their privacy policy to expand the amount of information shared with other Facebook users and anonymous Internet browsers. As of the fall of 2013, the company relaxed their teen privacy settings to allow users between the ages of 13 and 17 a wider online audience. Teens can now...

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