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


A jumbotron at Busch Stadium sends a thank-you to former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright after his postgame concert on Sept. 30. Wainwright performed multiple original songs as a celebration of his 18-year career. “The postgame concert was crazy,” Wainwright said.

End of an era

Will Gonsior, Staff Writer 1 day ago

As much as we repeat the axiom that “all good things must come to an end,” we humans never quite believe it. Each time a reliable presence suddenly waves goodbye, we’re consistently shocked, as if...

Female tennis players thrive regardless of their limitations. While there are many issues within the sport — unequal pay, no maternal care for athlete-mothers, unequal opportunities for different races and more — many activists have been advocating for change within the industry. “I hope there are a lot more milestones set along the way and a lot more improvements in [tennis],” freshman and JV tennis player Sara Ashok said.

Game, set, equality

Ruthvi Tadakamalla, Social Media Manager October 27, 2023

The United States Open Tennis Tournament, commonly known as the U.S. Open, was transformational for women's equality nationwide. Competitor Coco Gauff won the women’s singles division and earned a $3...

Freshman Mireya David stands in a tennis court, swinging her racket in front of her while stepping forward.

Eyes on the prize

Lia Emry, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

With girls tennis season in full swing, freshman Mireya David stepped onto the court hitting hard and precise shots in the first week of tryouts. The 14-year-old took the court by storm, winning point...

Loading the hands and getting ready to swing it, Senior Grant Meert is taking his place to face the pitch in the last game of the season against Marquette High School. Meert has been playing baseball since age three.“I love baseball and like with anything else in life, youre gonna have your ups and downs,” Meert said.


Raj Jaladi, Newsletter Editor June 1, 2023

  In this episode, meet senior Grant Meert, who was accepted into Johns Hopkins University to play D3 baseball. Listen to learn the secrets behind his success. TRANSCRIPT Junior Raj Jaladi:...

Senior Julia Liguore looks for a pass on the soccer field

The net ninja

Ruthvi Tadakamalla, CJ1 Writer May 8, 2023

Arms pumping, heart pounding and sweat dripping, senior Julia Liguore dribbles toward the goal. She spins around one, two, three players before shooting the ball, which swooshes up against the back of...

Reaching new heights, Watts sprints the 300 meter hurdles at the 2023 Northwest Invitational track meet. With her best time at 48.27 seconds, Watts qualified for the 2022 MSHSAA Track and Field State Championships and placed 11th as a junior. “My greatest accomplishment is competing at [the state championships]. I remember breaking two personal records at Conference and medaling in all of my events and feeling on top of the world. I knew at that moment that I had a chance to go to state. My favorite track memory is running the 300 hurdles at sectionals and getting fourth, barely making it to state. I remember finishing the race and running toward my hurdles coach [Kat] Briggs and yelling ‘Did I make it? Did I make it?’ She gave me the biggest smile and hug and said I made it to state,” Watts said.

Senior Cece Watts named St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

Senior Cece Watts was one of 18 students awarded the St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete award this past Wednesday. In its 57th year, the program honors one student from every area school, the requirements...

Propelled into the air, senior Donateaus Moore jumps over a hurdle, leaving the other racers behind. At the Henle Holmes Invite 2023, Moore placed first in the 300-meter hurdles and second in the 110-meter hurdles. “My biggest weakness is my trail leg, the leg that’s behind me when I hurdle. I hit it a lot, and it’s bled about five times this year,” Moore said.

Setting the bar high

Cindy Phung and Audrey Ghosh April 19, 2023

Back sweaty, legs aching, the wind rushing through his hair, senior Donteaus Moore pushes through, clearing one hurdle after another with only one goal: going as fast as he can. Yet as he flies to the...

Juniors Tristen Banks, Kimora Jones, Nylah Thompson and Chris Williams smile with the trophy after winning the national Stage Breakers competition on April 15. Five teams competed for the championship. “Things that we [had] were [competitiveness], eagerness and determination, because the other teams who were here did good. To be able to beat other step teams, you need to [be the best in] precision, rhythm, and know how to put first things first,” Banks said.

A step to glory: Parkway step team wins national title

Elizabeth Franklin and Samari Sanders April 17, 2023

Rho Sigma Delta became national champions this past Saturday. Competing at the Stage Breakers step competition in Dallas, the high school team brought home a 3 ½ ft tall trophy to Parkway School District. Together...

Performing at the Spring Pep Assembly, junior and co-captain of the Parkway South-West Winter Guard Cora Tiemeier takes center stage alongside fellow members on the rifle line. With this season being her sixth, Tiemeier played the lead in their routine, “Pity Party.” “I will remember this team; they have my whole heart. I love each one of them and the connections we made so dearly. Its really sad when the season ends because you dont see your teammates every day at school,” Tiemeier said.

Spin it

Triya Gudipati, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

On Saturday, April 1, the Parkway South-West Winter Guard competed at the Mid Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA) Championships against five other teams at Willard High School. The guard, made up...

Knees bent, freshman James Callahan lifts the ball for a fast pass during the 2021 Young Men’s National Championship in Virginia Beach. Despite his high skill level, it is difficult for Callahan to find opportunities to play with other boys. “I can’t play in any tournaments in St. Louis. To get practice with other boys, I’d have to fly out to California or Pennsylvania. You have to spend $400 to pay for the practice, and you pay for a plane ticket. We don’t even know if they’re giving us rooms, [or if] we also have to get the hotel and transportation,” Callahan said.

New boys field hockey league comes to Parkway

Risa Cidoni, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

Starting this March, a new spring sport is coming to Parkway: boys field hockey. Established by girls field hockey coach Dawn Callahan, the Boys Inaugural Field Hockey League is an opportunity for boys...

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