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


Posing for the photo, alumna Trish Gunby smiles for the camera. If elected, she will be representing homes of the Parkway West District that are North of Manchester Road, West of Weidman, East of Baxter and North of Fontbonne West. “After Michael Brown was killed, I started learning about racial justice and voting rights,” Gunby said. “So I’ve had this arc of LGBTQ+ inclusion, racial justice and voting rights and all that led me to where I’m at right now.”

From student council president to State Representative hopeful, Alumna Trish Gunby shares strategy for getting into office

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor October 1, 2019

After hearing much encouragement from her peers, 1979 alumna Trish Gunby decided to take her involvement to the next step by choosing to run for Missouri State Representative of the 99th District. If...

JV tennis coach Audra Hartwell gives sophomore Betsy Weaver parade line up details before the Homecoming parade begins. Hartwell made a point to her players about having fun while also competing at a high level. “ I want tennis to be the best part of their day because it keeps them coming back,” Hartwell said. “I want them excited to come to practice or a match.”

Alumna Audra Hartwell returns to reverse roles from player to coach

Tre Bell, Staff Writer September 24, 2019

Turning right at the stoplight into 14653 Clayton Road is not out of the ordinary.  Gearing up in Columbia Blue Longhorn apparel seems like an old habit. After a six-year hiatus from playing softball...

Four couples share their love stories, and their chance meeting at West High.

Alumni share how they met their soulmates

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer August 27, 2019

Look to your right, look to your left, you never know if that person sitting next to you in class will be your forever. Four couples share their love stories, and their chance meeting at West High. Adam...

Looking out over the pool, JV coach Brian Welch and alumni Mitch Griffin celebrate a goal at the State water polo championship against St. Louis University High, May 11. The varsity team walked home with second place. “The game was so tight and every possession was heavily contested,” Welch said. “Every goal felt like a breath of air after being underwater in between goals.”

Photo of the week – May 13

Emma Caplinger, Podcast Artist May 17, 2019

After punching her fist into the air for the Black Power Movement and the Palestinian Crisis, alumna Yasmin Younis receives a standing ovation from the audience after her speech came to an end. Younis was chosen to give the commencement speech out of five other finalists after presenting to a committee. “I couldnt believe that people out there thought I was as inspirational as some incredible people,” Younis said. “Just to be recognized and compared to them is such an honor.”

Alumna Yasmin Younis reclaims her identity

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer October 18, 2018

As you scroll through The 74 website on 7 of This Year’s Most Memorable—and Inspiring—Graduation Speeches you see Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter and alumna Yasmin Younis. Younis’...

Mondonna Ghasedi poses for a headshot for her profile on St. Louis County Courts. She was able to learn how to apply rules to real-world situations at 14 years old as the only female baseball umpire at the Ballwin Athletic Association. “It took a lot of courage to make the calls on a diamond full of older male teenagers, but I quickly learned that a firm grasp of the rules and the confidence to apply them made me one of the more sought after umpires by coaches and players alike,” Ghasedi said. “It was not always easy and sometimes the answer was not clear but, with attentiveness, commitment and an understanding of the rules, I made the calls with confidence. These experiences only enhanced my commitment to justice and fairness and furthered my desire to know the rules that applied to those principles.”

Alumna Mondonna Ghasedi pursues her dream career as an associate circuit judge

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach September 20, 2018

Alumna Mondonna Ghasedi has fulfilled her dream of becoming a judge after getting her law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Ghasedi was appointed associate circuit judge for...

James Bosanquet sits with his wife Jill, his son Grant and his daughter Clara at the Muny entrance for a family picture. Grant and Clara are both future longhorns and Jill currently a family physician practicing weight loss medicine. “As a critical care physician, we work some long, yet predictable hours. I could not ask for a more supportive family,  Bosanquet said. My wife, Jill, is the rock of our family and keeps everything scheduled, planned and moving forward.

Alumnus James Bosanquet saves lives through critical care medicine

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach September 11, 2018

Since graduating in 2001, alumnus James Bosanquet has pursued a career as a Critical Care Physician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and has been practicing critical care medicine since July 2015. “I...

Kaitlyn Yang and her crew attend a premier party for Miss 2059, a show that her team did visual effects for last year for Verizon go90.

Alumna Kaitlyn Yang aspires for change in the entertainment industry through Alpha Studios

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach August 30, 2018

After graduating in 2007, alumna Kaitlyn Yang founded Alpha Studios in 2013. Alpha Studios is a post-production company Yang created in Los Angeles, CA. “We do visual effects, motion graphics, titles,...

Writing down notes, alumna Shannon Anderson records information about mussels for her paid internship, which gives insight into the health of streams. Because Anderson is interested in many different aspects of biology, she is using this internship and the variety of classes at Emory to explore her options. “I started off not really knowing if I wanted to do more of a genetics and bio-engineering focus or if I wanted to stick to more of an ecology focus,” Anderson said. “The way that the curriculum works, you can choose classes that fit whatever you want to focus on studying, so I’m going to take classes in both of those.”

Alumna Shannon Anderson follows her passions in biology and social justice

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EIC August 15, 2018

Between planning walkouts, doing an ecology internship and studying abroad in Australia, 2016 alumna Shannon Anderson keeps herself busy while going into her third year at Emory University, studying biology...

Alumnus Scott Schaefer survives and thrives after taking on the popular family business

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer March 22, 2018

After graduating in 1998, alumnus Scott Schaefer expressed interest in managing Schaefer AutoBody, founded by his father Steve Schaefer in 1985, and began the process of taking over the business in 2010....

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