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Latin club sells liver grams for Valentine’s Day

Latin club sells liver grams for Valentine’s Day

Claire Smout, Organizational Manager

February 9, 2017


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According to Latin teacher and sponsor of Latin club Tom Herpel, nothing shows your special someone that you care more than a Valentine’s Day card shaped like a human liver. For the third consecutive year, Latin club is selling liver grams, in the cafeteria, from Feb. 6-13 for $1. “Students can ch...

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


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For the first time, the St. Louis Zoo will be offering a Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) to all students in grades six to 12 from Feb. 10-12. The goal of the program is to stimulate interest among midwestern students in creating and kickstarting their own nonprofit conservation projects. “...

Traffic problems put students in a jam

Traffic problems put students in a jam

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


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It’s 7:19 a.m. You left your house at 7 a.m. but still have not made it off of Clayton Road. With sweaty palms and a pounding chest, you’re anxious about making it to class on time. Your fears are not in isolation.   At the start of school Principal Jeremy Mitchell contacted Missouri Departmen...

Senior Meamuna Paracha’s video goes viral

Senior Meamuna Paracha’s video goes viral

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2017


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“My name is Meamuna Paracha and we are going live from Daar-Ul-Islam Masjid in St. Louis, MO,” Paracha said in a live video she posted to IlmFeed, which has then since gathered over half a million views. Paracha, a senior at West, was at the library at the Islamic Center when her imam told her a...

Granting dreams program makes students aspirations become reality

Granting dreams program makes students aspirations become reality

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


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Whether it be Japanese lessons for a elementary school student, a medical mission trip to Honduras or a student wanting to take a robotics class, the Parkway Alumni Association (PAA) gave away $23,700 in grants to 200 students in 2016 through a program called Granting Dreams. Anyone in grade K-12 can...

Student opinions on President Donald Trump taking office

Student opinions on President Donald Trump taking office

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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The inauguration of President Donald Trump went smoothly amidst event security concerns.  Trump’s plan for his first 100 days in office placed a strong emphasis in cleaning up Washington, restoring American jobs and restoring security and the rule of law. “I am most worried about if we will be goi...

Robotics team prepares for state

Robotics team prepares for state

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


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After claiming the victory in the Parkway Central VEX Robotics Tournament, the robotics team will compete in the state competition at Rolla, Missouri at Feb.18. Parkway West’s two teams, Three Screws Loose and Moose Herders, joined forces at the competition and utilized both of their robots in an alliance.

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Students further education to prepare for future careers

Students further education to prepare for future careers

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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With over 230 classes to choose from, students have access to experience a wide variety of fields of study at the high school level. Elective classes range from cooking to ceramics to scuba diving. Taking classes like these could just be a fun way to achieve credits for graduation, but for some, takin...

Parkway launches a new district-wide interface

Parkway launches a new district-wide interface

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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After hours spent revising and reformatting the district wide website, the only thing left to change are teacher pages.

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Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

Claire Smout

January 26, 2017


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With 2016 being a presidential election year and 2.3 billion active social media users increasing, fake news has never been more prominent. “I have only encountered fake news on social media. I typically see people sharing and posting things that are clearly not true and asserting them as fact,” Engli...

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