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


Nayeon Ryu

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor

Grade: 12

Years on Staff: 3

What's your coffee order? Iced coffee with Dunkin' Dark Roast with toasted almond, caramel, and cream from Dunkin' Donuts.

What song describes you best? imreallytiredthisdaysucks by Boy Pablo

What is the one thing you cannot live without? Fried chicken.

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Focusing on the burettes, seniors Jon Ma and Jason Yang titrate in hopes of victory. The annual Battle of the Burettes, consisting of over 20 teams from schools around St. Louis, was held at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Feb. 24. “I hope to continue my studies in chemistry in college because I love how the subject combines academic knowledge with practical, in-lab experience,” Ma said. “Things like Battle of the Burettes offer an ideal context in which I can apply what I’ve learned in the classroom.”

Photo of the Week – Feb. 24

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor
February 28, 2020
Waiting for his blood to fill the bag, senior Bailey Mosher donates blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 5. The event was organized by the Red Cross Club, and donors ages sixteen and up could participate. “I thought it would be helpful to donate. I knew a lot of people from West wouldn’t be able to, and we didn’t have a lot of time to spread the word,” Mosher said. “You save around three lives just by donating blood, so it’s a cool thing to do to help other people.”

[Photo] Photo of the week – Oct. 7

Sophie Gulino, Convergent Staff Writer
October 11, 2019
Holding hand-made signs in front of St. Louis City Hall, sophomore Maura Collins, senior Sabrina Bohn, juniors Ulaa Kuziez, Abby Caudill, Zoe Rutledge and Gillian Davis and senior Jack Carusa protest against inaction on environmental crises during school hours Sept. 20. Kuziez participated in the organization of the climate strike to plan out the logistics of the walkout and facilitate greater high school involvement. “The climate crisis is obviously the biggest threat to our lives and to our future. I still don’t think many people are treating it as a crisis, but it’s imminent, and it’s already happening right now,” Kuziez said. “A lot of the things [the speakers] were talking about was new information, so I treated it as a learning experience so I could become more educated about the issue. One of the speakers talked about how the climate crisis is fueled by capitalism and greed from fossil fuel companies who care about profits [more than] people. Her speech was talking about how it is important to think about the climate crisis as an extension of these capitalistic, colonial systems.”

Photo of the week – Sept. 16

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor
September 20, 2019

[Video] Red & Blue Night spirit

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor
August 30, 2019
Imagine yourself listening to this playlist as you shop, sunbathe, or even fish on the Santa Monica Pier.

Ultimate summer 2019 playlist

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor
August 2, 2019
1:23 p.m.
Focusing on the music, sophomore Salma Ahmed and junior Theresa Monteleone play with the Symphonic orchestra during class. The Symphonic orchestra attended a 12-hour festival at University of Missouri-St. Louis Jan. 8. The conductor [Darwin Aquino] was super helpful; he really helped us with dynamics and showed us techniques to improve our tone, Ahmed said. He was really funny too and made us feel welcome.

[Photo] 1:23 p.m.

February 4, 2019
Chipping her ball at a target, junior Ava Pfeil shows off her skills at Red and Blue night. This is her first year on the team, one of six new people on JV. “I decided to join [golf] because I wanted to do another sport in the fall [in addition to cheer] and golf seemed like the most fun one because you can chill with friends and relax,” Pfeil said. “My favorite part of the season has been the team bonding because since we’re a small team we can get really close.”

[Photo] JV girls’ golf faces undefeated season

Dani Fischer, Managing Editor in Chief
September 20, 2018
Smashing a pie into Assistant Principal Mario Pupillos face, sophomore Hillary Herrera celebrates Pie Day with her classmates. Each year Key Club holds a Cash for Cancer fundraiser for Friends of Kids With Cancer. “When they called my name to pie Mr. Pupillo in the face my heart stopped,” Herrera said. “All my friends were cheering for me, and he gave me a high-five afterwards. It’s such a crazy and bizarre thing to do, so I’m really happy I got to pie my principal in the face.”

[Photo] Photo of the week – March 19

Carly Anderson, Conceptual Editor in Chief Intern
March 23, 2018
Dropping into the splits, senior Clayton Jensen completes the final pose of their Mr. Longhorn dance. The pep rally was the first time Jensen showcased his splits during the dance. “[The pep rally] was definitely more special. It was a feeling that I won’t be able to experience ever again,” Jensen said.

Spring Pep Rally Photo Gallery

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer
March 23, 2018
After successfully spinning senior Chris Bass, senior Lance Griffith and Bass celebrate. The duo reenacted the “Time of My Life” dance from “Dirty Dancing” as their talent. “I couldn’t have been happier with the whole thing. I feel like we each did our part exceptionally well,” Bass said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”

Mr. Longhorn 2018 Photo Gallery

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer
March 20, 2018
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