The concept of woke should be put to rest

Students stand together wearing shirts that advertise activism.
January 29, 2019

It seems cyclical. Every week there’s a new trendy cause to support. Whether it be sharing a post to your story to save the rhinos or tagging an Instagram post with as many activism-themed hashtags as...

Hike St. Louis: the best destinations for your next outdoor excursion

Hikers enjoy multiple lookout points throughout the trails in Castlewood State Park. Castlewood is one of over 30 parks in the St. Louis County parks system.
January 25, 2019

With nine inches of snow on the ground, getting out into nature can seem impossible and it can be hard to see that spring is just a short time away. If you’re looking to fulfill your New Years Resolution...

Substitutes, not study halls

Students see substitutes as an excuse to not work as hard or as thoroughly as they would for their normal teacher; is this really what we are willing to settle for?
November 30, 2018
The day that a teacher is out sick and a substitute from Kelly Educational Staffing comes to take their place, students respond with either surprised glee or a suppressed groan.

Top five tech items for students

Rocketbook offers their free app available on App Store and Play Store to scan pages to the cloud
November 30, 2018

The shift into technology’s presence in our everyday lives has never been more common than now. It affects how we live, work, play and most importantly, how we learn. Thus, here are five items for students...

The Wendigo in the room: our Columbus Day carnage

A student looks at his planner, which indicates that there is no school on Columbus Day. Despite the fact that Columbus brought mostly harm to Indigenous people, many schools still get off school to celebrate his legacy.
October 8, 2018

The Algonquin people believe in a mythical monster known as the Wendigo. Depicted as a terrifying monster with a ghoulish appearance, the Wendigo is usually associated with heinous acts committed by deranged...

Out with the old and in with the new: the tradition of Homecoming Court

Waiting for the announcement of the Homecoming Queen, the 2017 Homecoming court sits in the gym during the fall pep rally.
September 27, 2018

Between the football game, dance, Powder Puff, spirit week and other festivities, the traditions of Homecoming week are greatly celebrated and anticipated. However, are all of these high school traditions...

9. Acceptance into elite colleges is the wrong goal

A student looks on at an array of school materials.
September 4, 2018

It begins with a schedule filled to the brim with honors and AP classes to gain the upper hand in a frenzied GPA free-for-all, followed by several more hours allocated to an extensive array of athletics...

Virtual learning: a balancing act

A student uses Schoology as a supplement to study for their AP Government class.
August 20, 2018

The change that has been rolling out around the district is now making its way to West High: every incoming freshman will have a Chromebook for this school year. Parkway’s continual expansion of online...

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Running down the street, freshman Emma Caplinger trains for upcoming cross country summer camps.
May 23, 2017

Catcalling, commenting or yelling at women passing by, is a widespread problem among the girls who run track and cross country.   “They tell me and my teammates to run faster, they comment on our...

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