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


Senior Henry Dittmar celebrates his 18th birthday in recovery from a drive-by shooting that left him seriously injured. During this birthday, Dittmar was still unable to walk from the effects of a bullet that ripped through his calf.  The most challenging part of this experience was being patient with everything, Dittmar said. Building that patience was definitely the best thing for me, [because] I am definitely not a very patient person. I learned a lot about myself during this experience.

Overcoming the unthinkable

Katie Wallace, Staff writer June 2, 2023

Aug. 9, 2022, 11:45 p.m., a siren sounds, and red and blue lights illuminate a car pulled over in a bank parking lot peppered with bullet holes. Minutes earlier, senior Henry Dittmar and his girlfriend...

Steering towards his goals, Greg Schade poses in front of his 1972, generation three Corvette. Schade was interested in this car model because of the engine power, body style and chrome bumpers. “When I first had the idea of doing a restoration and researching for it, I thought about getting a ‘67 Corvette, a C2 generation. But I dont like the way it looks as much. I like the C3s more, and they’re less expensive, so it was a no-brainer,” Schade said.

Fueling dreams into reality

Emma Herrmann and Tiffany Ung May 25, 2022

Growing up in St. Louis, science teacher Greg Schade went to car shows with his dad to admire the hot rods and varieties of cars. However, one car has always stood out to him — the Corvette. Schade’s...

Junior Michaela Linden sits on the trunk of her car. She now has her license, but there were a few instances in the weeks following the accident that Michaela needed to walk home. “The rest of last year I walked home a total of three times after I got hit, and every time I had a panic attack,” Michaela said. “It was very soon after [the accident] and I was still very on edge about it. I got rides from friends when I could, or I had parents pick me up.”

One year anniversary of car accident outside school brings reflection for juniors Michaela Linden and Jessie Crawford

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer January 14, 2020

Besides four inches of snow covering the ground, the walk home from school Jan. 15, 2018 was mundane for juniors Michaela Linden and Jessie Crawford.  “It was a normal day,” Jessie said. “You...

Throwback Thursday: Nancy Sachtleben, social studies teacher

Kjell Hagen, staff writer April 28, 2016
It was the same high school but is a little more diverse than what we were.
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