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Record breakers

Record breakers

Debra Klevens, Reporter

November 12, 2012

Parkway West swimmers senior Sam Luethy, juniors Ryan Schlueter, Grant Keesling and Tommy Christensen broke the 1978 200 medley relay record, 1:40.48. The new time is 1:39.87. "I knew we had a good chance. The adrenaline was pumping for the final round, which we usually do faster in. I was pretty sure...

Bringing home the ratings

Bringing home the ratings

Debra Klevens

November 6, 2012

Senior Editor-in-Chief Abby Narishkin reviews the 2011-2012 National Award winning yearbook with junior Design Editor Megan Reilly. West High’s yearbook staff, received a First Class Rating with a mark of distinction for design from the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) critique service....

All My Sons

All My Sons

Debra Klevens

November 5, 2012

During Dan Barnes Honors Enhlish III class, juniors Tori Downar, Brenda Whitten and Tim Petersen act out a scene from Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."  Downar played the main character, a 1940's housewife.  "I forgot one of my lines which was really awkward, but once I got it I finished it off well,"...

The Claw

The Claw

Debra Klevens

November 1, 2012

Drilling a PVC pipe to be used for a claw, senior Mohammad Ahmed prepares his robot. The claw was to pick up a foam practice golf ball and place it on a big arm that is moving toward the robot. The robot must avoid the arm while trying to place the ball on it."Learning new skills is essential for life. ...

Paparazzi

Paparazzi

Debra Klevens

October 26, 2012

Between third and fourth hour, Beginning Journalism students sophomores Eileen Tully and Sami Corbitt work with Dave Condit, from Prestige Portraits.  Condit was a guest speaker to the group and worked with students on using the proper ISO and apertures.  "It was great practice learning to stop action...

Painting Spirit

Painting Spirit

George Krachenfels

October 25, 2012

During Honors Chemistry junior Mitch Regel makes paint as part of a lab.  With the paint, students made spirit posters to hang in the gym.  "The lab was a fun way to learn about Chemistry, and it was also a great way to contribute to school spirit," Regel said.

Slithering Python

Slithering Python

Debra Klevens

October 24, 2012

Kaa, the Burmese Python belonging to Biology III Anthony Piccinni, lounges in his cage under a heat lamp.  Piccinni has owned Ka for 15 years. “All he needs is water and food once a month and he’s good to go,” Piccinni said.

Success in Singing Solfége

Success in Singing Solfége

Catharine Conway

October 22, 2012

Singing the solfége note, fa, freshmen and sophomores in Mixed Chamber Choir work through their sight singing book. Solfége is a strategy used to learn notes before word memorization. "It gets you to learn where the intervals are," sophomore Victoria Klemm said, "We practice for 10 minutes everyday."

Marching to the Coliseum

Marching to the Coliseum

Debra Klevens

October 19, 2012

Practicing daily from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., freshmen Caleb O'Conner, sophomores Arturo DeVillar, Zach Schmidt, freshmen Sam Merriman, sophomore Josh Davis and freshman Lucy Vehlewald prepare for the Francis Howell Central Coliseum Classic on Saturday, October 20.  In addition to the Coliseum Classic, the...

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