The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


Shaping a bowl with her feet, junior Gabi Badami competes in the Clay Olympics. The class spent the hour participating in clay challenges. I was excited because it was something Ill never get to do again, Badami said. Plus it was just fun to be the center of attention.

Photo of the Week – Jan. 7

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer
January 7, 2022
Holding his hand up while harmonizing, junior Andrew Gwin stands back to back with senior Connor Dolan as they perform at the December Jazz Choir concert. Gwin feels lucky to be performing on stage for an audience again. “Everyone was having a great time working and performing off of each other,” Gwin said. “It was refreshing to be able to perform again after a year of not being on stage. Its a great feeling having the audience watch you do your thing.”

Photo of the Week – Dec. 20

Drew Boone, Staff Writer
December 20, 2021
Senior Luke Mathiesen portrays Benvolio for the first act of Romeo and Juliet in the The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged. Mathiesen enjoyed getting into character as Benvolio, as he was able to be very overdramatic and silly. “The play in general was extremely fun,” Mathiesen said. “The name looks like something that’s boring but, even if you don’t understand Shakespeare, [I think] it’s the most fun thing ever.”

Photo of the Week – Dec. 13

Ellie West, Staff Writer
December 17, 2021
Stacking cans of food for Chazen vs. Wayland canned food drive, seniors Bryce Drake and Aamon Naig work together to load the cart. Chazen vs. Wayland is a longstanding campus tradition between social studies teachers Jeffrey Chazen and Annie Wayland; Wayland defended her title as champion and Chazen added to his now 14-year losing streak. We all put our best foot forward and spent a couple of hours filling the carts, it felt great to be a part of something so neat and we all had a fun time doing it, Drake said.

Photo of the Week – Dec. 10

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer
December 10, 2021
Jumping toward the basket, above his opponents, junior Tyler King launches the ball. Ending the game 84 to 61, King made one of the winning baskets. “Beating [Parkway] South was one of my favorite parts of the game. We played to crush them and that is what we did,” King said.

Photo of the Week- Nov. 29

Emma Iswarienko, Staff Writer
December 3, 2021
Unwrapping the finished product, senior Triniti Cook admires the pumpkin pie she baked for Thanksgiving dinner. Cook went to her aunts house for Thanksgiving dinner. “My favorite part about making [the pie] was listening to Christmas music and singing as I made it. We do it every year and it gets me in the Christmas spirit,” Cook said. “I love this time of year, it makes me so happy and I get excited for the family gatherings and gifts.”

Photo of the Week – Nov. 26

Tre Bell, Staff Writer
November 26, 2021
Scooping up pumpkin muffins, junior Rainier Neuwirth-Deutsch practices baking in Prostart One. Neuwirth-Deutsch enjoyed making friends with his kitchen group and making jokes as they worked together. “I wanted to have an apron that showed who I was and some things I love. The camera is because I like photography, the remote controller is because I like video games, a spaceship because I love space and astronomy and dinosaurs because they are my favorite animals,” Neuwirth-Deutsch said.

Photo of the Week – Nov. 12

Addie Gleason, Staff Writer
November 12, 2021
Sophomores Leah Liefer and Caitlyn Allendorph participate in Geometry A teacher Patrick Mooney’s “The Amazing Race” activity. The duo’s class worked on Congruent Polygons. “Caitlyn and I got to the fifth envelope, out of seven. I was trying to cooperate but I was also trying to win because I am a somewhat competitive person,” Liefer said.

Photo of the Week – Nov. 5

Achyuta Ambal, Staff Writer
November 5, 2021
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