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The power of superdelegates

Office of the Maryland Governer

Nell Jaskowiak, Editorial Editor

August 19, 2016

California resident Matt Johnson’s vote matters more than yours, as does Jimmy Carter’s. These men are just two of the Democratic Party’s 713 superdelegates, and they are the Democratic Party’s way of rewarding party officials and politically successful Democrats. These men and women vote...

Students push to raise awareness for lack of teacher diversity

Out of 166 certified teachers at West, only six are of color, making student diversity greater than teacher diversity.

Emily Dickson, Convergent Media Writer

May 12, 2016

The school has been making an effort to promote religion, gender and racial inclusiveness in Common Ground, but many students feel this is rendered ineffective with an undiversified teaching staff.

Adverse issues of dog fighting

Adverse issues of dog fighting

Alex Rossi, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

According to a 2015 survey by The American Pet Products Association (APPA), of the 79.7 million homes that have a pet, 54.4 million of those homes own one dog.

Dinky data tables

Kumar presents his research to the board during the judging panel. The young computer programmer had to face two rounds of rigorous judging before being awarded second place.

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

March 28, 2016

Evidently, Parkway doesn’t see its students like scientists in their science fair. The narrow judging rubric treats science like a one-size-fits-all equation, when in reality, the most successful and ground breaking projects often develop not as rigid experiments, but as ideas, inventions and cumulative research.

The optimal human diet

The optimal human diet

Samantha Gaddis, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016

A lifestyle that feeds the hungry, saves the planet, prevents cancer and saves the lives of 56 billion animals—annually.

Your ultimate alternative spring break calendar

Students look for fun plans to take advantage of  in St. Louis for the rapidly approaching spring break.

Emily Wind, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016

Instead of bingeing on Netflix in bed or trying to break your record for the most days you can go without showering, try these activities to make the most out of your staycation.

Voter turnout sees extreme highs and lows

Voter turnout sees extreme highs and lows

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

Compared to other countries, we are terrible in that that we do not have everyone participating, and voting is truly the center of democracy.

Mattel misses the mark with plus-sized Barbies

Mattel misses the mark with plus-sized Barbies

Gwenn Pietrowski, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

The “new and improved” Barbie dolls have made their way into the spotlight. The dolls are no longer all tall and skinny, they have three different body types: tall, curvy and petite.

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