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  • The last day to add a class is Jan. 16. Please start finalizing your schedule to fulfill your graduation requirements. Have a good semester!

  • Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your Day of Service permission form to Ms. Cibulka in the freshman office.

  • Tickets for Ted Drewes frozen custard will be available for $3 from all science teachers until Jan. 28. Don't miss out!

Four students prepare for upcoming National Speech & Debate Tournament

Four students prepare for upcoming National Speech & Debate Tournament

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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After posting a combined 13-1 record at the Eastern Missouri district tournament, junior Gokul Venkatachalam and senior Haran Kumar qualified for the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament in policy debate while seniors Ryan O’Connor and Cheryl Ma made the cut in public forum debate. “I k...

Denis Nasufovic brings textbook pages to life

Denis Nasufovic brings textbook pages to life

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


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Bosnian immigrant and Parkway West parent Denis Nasufovic discussed his experiences and knowledge of the Bosnian War in AP World History and AP European History teacher Jim Hermann’s class Apr. 20.  “The idea [to speak to students] maybe came up about a month or so ago, and I was asked to ta...

Virtual Enterprise Earns National Recognition

Virtual Enterprise Earns National Recognition

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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After competing in Virtual Enterprise National Online Competitions, Virtual Enterprise (VE) companies Global Goodies and Vivid+ attained recognition throughout the nation among high school-run companies. “We won for [the] state of Missouri, which qualified us to go to New York,” Global Goodies Chief Executive Officer and senior Ja...

LOCO revises election process to draw larger student participation

LOCO revises election process to draw larger student participation

Gabe Davis, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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May 4 was the last day for voting for student government, known as Longhorn Council (LOCO), positions and the end of schoolwide elections. This election marked the first year of video campaigns, Google forms ballots and voting for representatives and secretaries rather than president and vice preside...

Senior Cheryl Ma seeks support for her essay in the Celebrating Student Voices contest

Senior Cheryl Ma seeks support for her essay in the Celebrating Student Voices contest

Emily Dickson and Betsy Wait

May 7, 2018


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Seeking scholarships to fund her education at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the fall, senior Cheryl Ma entered an essay contest through Celebrating Student Voices at the end of March. The contest awards 10 scholarships that range from $1,000 to $5,000. “The prompt was to tell a story that will ...

Orchestra students embrace the culture of New Orleans

Orchestra students embrace the culture of New Orleans

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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After a 13 hour bus ride, 40 orchestra students–led by orchestra teacher Ed Sandheinrich–jazzed their way into New Orleans. From April 12 to 15, students toured the birthplace of jazz. At Tulane University, students completed an hour-long clinic with Dr. Maxim Samerov where he critiqued the orch...

Students protest against gun control

Students protest against gun control

Lydia Roseman, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


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While recent walkouts and protests against gun laws in our community continue to raise media coverage, there is a side to the story that has not been widely shared: those who advocate against gun control rather than in favor of increased security measures. Students empathize with victims of school sh...

Indoor walkout sparks student criticism

Indoor walkout sparks student criticism

B Antonenko, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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Stepping into leadership in hopes of making a difference, students including sophomores Emma Caplinger, Sabrina Bohn, Lydia Harter and Cate Mcbride, juniors Tim McAuliffe and Maryam Oyebamiji and senior Charlie Woodruff met with principal Jeremy Mitchell in order to host a march against gun violence, a...

Students participate in a national school walkout

Students participate in a national school walkout

Lydia Roseman, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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In light of recent events, students and teachers chose to stand up and walk out of class on March 14 at 10 a.m. to protest gun laws in the United States. To show their support for the 17 victims of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting, students and teachers chose to spend 17 minutes away from their dai...

Remembering alumnus Max Critchfield

Remembering alumnus Max Critchfield

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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In March, West lost a alumni and friend to many, Max Critchfield. He graduated in 2017, and was attending the University of Missouri as a freshman. “I would describe Max as the most kind hearted, happy, giving person. He was never in a bad mood, and if he was, it went away in five seconds and h...

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