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


Freshman Ella Early works to publish and display her artwork and writing, which she has practiced for years. Early learned techniques from her grandmother’s art and found her talent through writing. I remember my teachers reading my books out loud to the class and being very proud of them. I said, ‘look, guys, I wrote a book,’” Early said.

Inside her story

Esta Kamau, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

When freshman Ella Early was in elementary school, she was often caught doodling and writing on her class notes; now, her teachers praise her for her drawings and stories. Early’s passion for drawing...

“I’m proud of my art and where it’s taken me. I’m proud of what I’ve been able to do; I surprised myself, [and] I think it could take me places. [Art] means a lot to me. It’s a different way to look at the world. I remember after taking a photography class, I would look outside and be like ‘oh, that would make such a great photo.’ When you become more into art, you look at the world differently and in a more artistic way. Art is different for everyone. Everyone creates their own art and it’s such a cool way to express yourself and in such different ways. And that’s really beautiful. ” - Amy Rein, 11

Amy Rein

Emily Early, Features Editor January 19, 2023

Climate activists Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland were arrested Oct. 14 after tossing a can of tomato soup at Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.” Plummer, at just 21 years old, attempted to glue her hand to the wall before telling onlookers that with the rising cost of oil, many families do not have enough money to heat soup.

Is art worth more than life?

Serena Liu, News Editor November 2, 2022
A viral video shows two activists flinging tomato soup at Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.” Then, with the $81 million painting dripping red, the activists superglued themselves to the wall and asked the crowd, “Is art worth more than life?”
Junior Gabi Badami smiles, expressing with pride in her bisexuality. Badami says she has struggled with her identity since elementary school, so she channels her struggles into artwork and goals for her future. “I’m proud of who I am, confident in who I want to be and excited for what I know I can do,” Badami said.

Coloring the rainbow

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Since beginning her self-exploration journey in middle school, junior Gabi Badami has used art as an outlet to express the struggles of being an LGBTQ teen. Badami aims for her work is to emphasize pride...

From sharing the same aisle to sharing the same passion, Megan and Madison Cauley fuel their twin flame through art. Since elementary school, the girls have grown their artistic spirit side by side and are now both looking to go into animation. “Madi is one of my biggest inspirations and motivators, theres always something we can learn from each other,” Megan said. (Photo courtesy of Madison Cauley)

Kindred spirits: Sisters Megan and Madison Cauley share an artistic passion

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

Ever since childhood, when they worked on the same canvas, juniors Megan Cauley and Madison Cauley brought their interests and emotions to life through a shared love for art. The two continue to inspire...

Junior Darcie Morgan and senior Annie Zahoran work on teapots in their Ceramics II class. The requirements for the project included the use of slabs and the creation of a linoleum stamp to make a functional teapot. “[When doing ceramics], you have an original idea in your head, and then [when] you try it out, and it doesnt work out, you have to go back and revise,” Morgan said. “Originally, I was going to have different plugs on the teapot, but then I realized I didnt go with my design, so I changed it so itd be more geometric.”

Ceramics students have a “clay-day” in Craft Alliance’s Tea Reflections

Sarah Boland, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

Rolling slabs, cutting shapes and pressing in designs were all part of the process that came with the creation of teapots. Ceramics teacher Ashley Drissell selected junior Darcie Morgan and senior Annie...

Special Education assistant Jeff Taylor shows off his first-place trophy from the 2016 Pyromania fireworks competition. In this nationwide contest known as SkyWars, Taylor arranged fireworks from a provided selection and designed a visual display in four hours. “There was a lot going on. I wasn’t crazy about it during the moment, but the more I did it, the more interested I got in fireworks,” Taylor said.

Special Education staffer Jeff Taylor’s out-of-this-world outlet

Tiffany Ung, Staff Writer January 27, 2022

In October 2020, thousands of people gathered on a hill in Moscow Mills, Mo. buzzing with anticipation. With the first fizz and crackle, everyone held their breath and looked up as the show began. This...

People gather to see the exhibit at “Beyond Van Gogh: The immersive experience.”

Beyond Van Gogh review: An exhibit worth ‘Gogh-ing’ to

Emily Early and Anna Claywell January 13, 2022

Pulling up to the parking lot of the St. Louis Galleria, most would not expect to see an exhibit of Vincent van Gogh’s life stationed there for the winter. Packed into a tent on the Galleria Parkway...

A collage of coasters painted by the Special Education program.

Special education students coast through communication skills

Sara Albarcha, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

At 12:50 p.m. room 2302 changes from a classroom to a full-fledged business operation for students in Jessica Bowman’s Job Experience class.  Bowman found an innovative way to teach life skills,...

Art teacher Katy Mangrich sits at her desk working on the virtual art show for others to see students artwork. Every year, Mangrich has prepared the art displays to be available to students and parents to see in the hallways. “I actually enjoy doing things like that. Its part of creating a visually pleasing piece of work,” Mangrich said.

Regional art show upgrades with technology

Bri Davis, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Trading the ice rink at Queeny Park for a virtual platform, the art department got creative in the production of their annual art show. By making the show virtual, there was room for experimentation in...

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