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Alison Owen to be released from Children’s Hospital today

Alison Owen to be released from Children’s Hospital today

Eileen Tully, Staff Writer

February 28, 2013


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Today, Feb. 28, sophomore Alison Owen will be released from Children's Hospital after receiving treatment for the past 26 days. On Friday, Feb. 1, Owen was involved in a car accident and initially suffered a brain hemorrhage, broken vertebrae, bruised lungs and had fluid in her abdomen. With her occupational,...

St. Louis County canine unit visits West

St. Louis County canine unit visits West

Susie Watson, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2013


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On Feb. 25, the St. Louis County canine unit performed their first search at 8:22 a.m. "It was an exterior search," Principal Dr. Jeremy Mitchell said. St. Louis County police officer Brian McCauley and his German Shepherd, Olla, performed the search.  The search lasted 30 minutes. Initially....

Governor Nixon proposes longer school year

Governor Nixon proposes longer school year

Shane Frazier, New's Writer

February 21, 2013


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On Friday, Jan. 11, Governor Jay Nixon proposed his state budget budget plan while visiting Oak Brooks Elementary School, expressing interest in extending the school year for Missouri's schools. Governor Nixon, who is in the beginning phases in his second term, also explained that Missouri currently...

New sign-up for parent teacher conferences

New sign-up for parent teacher conferences

Annie Spewak, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2013


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In years past, parents signed up outside classroom doors the night of conferences to meet with their child's teachers. On Feb. 26, however, parents will sign up online for a seven minute conference slot for each of their child's teachers. The goal of this new format is to improve conference efficiency. West...

Students place in engineering competition

Students place in engineering competition

Susie Watson, Editor in Chief

February 19, 2013


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For the second year in a row, an academic team from West High has taken top honors at the regional Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) Competition held at St. Louis Community College in Florissant Valley on Feb. 15. TEAMS is an annual competition for middle and high school...

High school families invited to Career Fair Feb. 20

High school families invited to Career Fair Feb. 20

Debra Klevens, Staff Writer

February 18, 2013


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Parkway is hosting the 2013 District-Wide Career Fair from 6:30-8 p.m.on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Parkway Central High School, 369 N. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, 63017. Students from all five high schools will have the opportunity to talk with a variety of professionals as they describe their...

Vegas at West

Vegas at West

Shane Frazier, New's Writer

February 13, 2013


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While people placed their bets and predictions in Las Vegas the weeks before the Super Bowl, Parkway West English teacher Dan Barnes was doing his own prediction board. In the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, Barnes opened his entire white board for students at Parkway West to write their predictions....

Talking and texting: Alison Owen update

Talking and texting: Alison Owen update

Annie Spewak, Editor in Chief and Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


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As of Monday Feb. 11, 10:00 AM, sophomore Alison Owen is progressing. She is beginning to talk, telling her mother that she loved her. She told her mom, "you're so pretty." Owen has been able to only make small bodily movements and head nods until today. There is still concern that the right side...

Alison Owen updates and trends

Alison Owen updates and trends

Annie Spewak, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2013


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Throughout the week, students have decided on ways to show their support for sophomore Alison Owen. Students have been glued to their phones, awaiting updates on Owen's condition and progress. In addition to the signs outside of school and the tweets that tag "#Hope4Ali," on Wednesday, Feb. 6, students...

#Hope4Ali

#Hope4Ali

Annie Spewak, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2013


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On Friday, Feb. 1, sophomore Alison Owen was involved in a car accident. After hitting two trees, Owen was taken to Mercy Hospital and then transferred to Children's Hospital. She suffered from a brain hemorrhage, a broken vertebrae, bruised lungs and has fluid on her abdomen. Doctors have asked friends...

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