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Attendance is Mandatory: Behind the scenes of @PWest Superfan

Attendance is Mandatory: Behind the scenes of @PWest Superfan

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

After noticing a lack of school spirit and attendance at sporting events in previous years, seniors Cameron Neisler and Garrett Larsen found a way to motivate the student body and boost attendance through an Instagram account called @PWestSuperfan. “Since freshman year, I felt the school spirit h...

Senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson take advantage of the chance to dance as teammates

Senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson take advantage of the chance to dance as teammates

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

September 11, 2019

Sisters share lots of things, whether it be clothes, shoes, a car or even a room. This year, senior Kristin Wilson and freshman Kelsea Wilson are sharing a one time experience of dancing on the varsity poms team together.   Coming from a competitive dance background, Kelsea was eager to try out for p...

Tune into “Parkway West Coaches Corner”

Tune into “Parkway West Coaches Corner”

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Upbeat music plays as head boys basketball coach John Wright and varsity softball coach Jeff Chazen introduce their guest star in their new podcast, “Coaches Corner.” This podcast covers a variety of topics, ranging from coaching philosophies to athletic happenings at West.  History teachers John Wright and...

Cross country team comes together by practicing in the off-season

Cross country team comes together by practicing in the off-season

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Waking up with the sun, athletes on the boys and girls cross country teams unite at 6 a.m. to begin their weekly practices in hopes of improving for the upcoming fall season. “The thing about running during the offseason is how well it prepares you for the regular season,” senior captain Emma Ca...

Olympic Rowing Development Camp trains junior Emma Wistuba for success

Olympic Rowing Development Camp trains junior Emma Wistuba for success

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

An email pops in junior Emma Wistuba’s inbox from the US Rowing Olympic Development Camp (ODP). “Congratulations,” it reads, “You’re accepted!” Submitting an application led to Wistuba’s invitation to spend a month in Philadelphia, where she focused solely on getting fitter and faster. “I got ...

Sophomore Paige Wehrmeister develops wrestling skills at National Championships

Sophomore Paige Wehrmeister develops wrestling skills at National Championships

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

The stadium seats rise up around her with the capacity to seat 19,000. On the mat wrestling at the U.S. Marine Corps Junior Nationals, also known as Fargo, is sophomore Paige Wehrmeister. Wehrmeister traveled with her team, consisting of around 100 boys and 56 girls, to Fargo, N.D. from July 12 to 19 in ho...

Sophomore Ella Roesch utilizes grit and God to win soccer championships

Sophomore Ella Roesch utilizes grit and God to win soccer championships

Claire LeDuc, Staff Writer

August 19, 2019

Looking at the field in front of her, sophomore Ella Roesch hears the first whistle blow in Saginaw, Mich. for the final game that week during the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships. Roesch’s Lou Fusz Soccer Club team is taking on Iowa Rush in the Championship game. Roesch’s team played f...

Baseball team celebrates another season of superstition, awards and hot wings

Baseball team celebrates another season of superstition, awards and hot wings

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

From pregame rituals to weekly awards, superstitions have been a part of the baseball program. Each level of play has their own unique awards and rituals. On the C-team, there are three different awards given out every week: a “Silver Stick” for the best batter, “Gold Glove” for the best ...

Freshman Benjamin Noonan leaps over the competition

Freshman Benjamin Noonan leaps over the competition

Samantha Schultz, Convergent Media Writer

May 15, 2019

Braiding his horses hair, freshmen Benjamin Noonan listens to classical music to calm his nerves and get his head into the game before the dressage, the first phase of the horseback riding competition. As the dressage begins, Noonan must forget everything. He must stay calm in hopes of keeping his hors...

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