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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!

Students and teachers discuss gun regulation in light of school shootings

Students and teachers discuss gun regulation in light of school shootings

April 1, 2018


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Through walkouts and political advocacy, students at West aim to spread awareness and encourage legislation limiting access to guns after recent school shootings.

6. Parkway Board of Education election brings controversy

6. Parkway Board of Education election brings controversy

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

March 23, 2018


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With student participation in politics on the rise across the nation, Parkway’s own Board of Education election approaches. Community members will vote for the two open seats April 3, and the candidates are  Jeanie Ames, Amy Bonnett, Kevin Seltzer, Matt Schindler and Jonathan Taylor. “Electio...

Students collaborate to produce original film “Glitch”

Students collaborate to produce original film “Glitch”

Maria Newton, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


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Senior Emily Foy and juniors Dani Fischer and Kristin Priest went on a self-led expedition to write, film and produce an original short film this semester. They did this through an independent study sponsored by business teacher Laura Glenn. “[Foy, Fischer and Priest are] awesome, amazing, hardworking, ...

Jazz Choir performs at New York Voices Festival

Jazz Choir performs at New York Voices Festival

Justin Cupps, Conceptual Editor in Chief Intern

March 15, 2018


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Out of dozens of submissions from top vocal jazz ensembles in the nation, the Jazz Choir was selected to perform at the New York Voices Jazz Festival at St. Charles North High School in St. Charles, IL on March 17. “I’m super excited because there’s only six high schools and six college groups ...

African-American Read-In celebrates excellence

African-American Read-In celebrates excellence

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

March 11, 2018


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As librarian Brian Welch stands at the podium on Feb. 22, students laugh between mouthfuls of pizza at his commentary on the Southern accent he is about to use. This was the start of the 15th annual African-American Read-In, and after Welch finished his passage, around 30 students took the podium to ...

Black History Prospers Throughout School History

Black History Prospers Throughout School History

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018


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For over almost 100 years, Black History Month has been celebrated throughout the month of February in the United States and in order to localize the national observance, librarian Brian Welch promoted African-American literature by showcasing African-American authors in the library. “All cultu...

Senior Ann Truka advances in Poetry Out Loud competition

Senior Ann Truka advances in Poetry Out Loud competition

Carly Anderson, Conceptual EiC Intern

March 7, 2018


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After four years of competing in Poetry Out Loud [POL], senior Ann Truka placed first in the St. Louis Regional Competition and has qualified to perform at the state competition in Jefferson City, Mo. March 8. “I was really hoping to win the school competition this year because I thought it'd be cool to win again as...

Three students attend prestigious All-State music conference

Three students attend prestigious All-State music conference

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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From the morning of Jan. 24 through the evening of Jan. 27, music permeated the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks. At the 80th annual Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) conference, juniors Jason Wan and Gwyn Allendorph and senior Joon Bang ensured that Parkway West was well-represented.F...

Seniors Charlie Woodruff and Victor Folk go from debate to life partners

Seniors Charlie Woodruff and Victor Folk go from debate to life partners

Maddie Cooke and Hannah Hoffmann

March 5, 2018


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While seniors Charlie Woodruff and Victor Folk may have entered the Feb. 16 Marquette Invitational as debate partners, the pair left engaged. “I’ve known Charlie for about three years. We met at this tournament freshman year,” Folk said. “[The proposal] was in front of a lot of people, but I wa...

2. Breaking news: we are safe, today

2. Breaking news: we are safe, today

Katie Spillman, Photo Editor

March 1, 2018


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A student threatened to open fire at Parkway West on March 1 via a Snapchat story around 10 p.m. last night. Within minutes, the post circulated to hundreds of students. In wake of the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14, which heightened awareness to gun safety, the news of this threat spread rapidly throughout ...

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