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


In an article for The Atlantic on Dec. 6, 2022, just one week after ChatGPT’s release date, Canadian author Stephen Marche proclaimed that “the college essay is dead” and that “no one is prepared for how AI will transform academia.” Since then, the news has seen an enormous influx of different people—everyone from professors and computer scientists to average citizens—giving their input on what artificial intelligence means for academia and for the world.

Is this “the death of academia?”

Samir Shaik, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

As the keyboard clicks and the screen flickers to life, a sense of anticipation fills the air. The hum of the computer and the soft whir of the fans provide a background soundtrack to the task at hand....

Holding her nose, senior Kennedy Whitaker peeks out of a porta-potty. Porta-potties were created to save time as temporary toilets — perfect for cross country meets. “They are very [beneficial] for my running because they allow me to feel good and not have to go to the bathroom when I run,” Whitaker said.

A cross country porta-potty perspective

Cindy Phung, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

Disclaimer: "Potty" words are mentioned. Six total toilets: >Parkway Quad >Stan Nelson Invitational >Paul Enke Invitational [Sioux Passage] >Dale Shepherd Invitational  >Patriots/Statesmen...

Arms reaching out, sophomore Emma Nunnelee plunges into the pool. During the meet Jan. 20, the dive team lost to Lafayette 88-98.  “Weve done well, [but] it hasnt been easy. I feel  we could do a lot better if we had better conditions,” Nunnelee said.

How the swim team pooled together to promote major renovations

Emma Herrmann and Serena Liu May 12, 2022

Broken diving boards, draining water and slipping tiles-these are just a few of the numerous safety hazards within our pool. Parkway pools are around 50 years old and no longer meet updated code and safety...

Working on a terrarium, sophomore Joe Cunningham studies ecology in Honors Biology 2 class. The students constructed the terrariums the class period before but spent the hour cleaning them before they sealed it. “I loved how [Mr. Cutelli] created engaging activities so we could learn the content without getting bored. Worksheets have a place in the classroom, but lessons that involve only worksheets tend to lead to less participation from the class,” Cunningham said.

Photo of the Week — May 6

Achyuta Ambal, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

Hitting the taco, senior Christian Frank hits a pinata in Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher Charlie Cutelli’s class to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. After noticing pinatas on his desk, students of Cutelli’s decided to bring in candy and have a pinata fiesta during class. “We studied for a little bit and we did this for the rest of class. It was nice to relax since we have a test next Friday,” Frank said.

Photo of the Week – October 29

Thomas Bruns, Opinions/A&E Editor October 29, 2021

The stories of student cadet teachers assisting in classrooms.

Cadet teachers reporting for duty

Madi Michajliczenko, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

Able to complete administrative tasks like collecting materials, grading papers and passing out books, student cadet teachers gain experience teaching first-hand without the responsibility of teaching....

Activities secretary Joyce Debenport enjoys decorating her yard with a variety of plants and flowers.

Students and staff spring into gardening

Ulaa Kuziez, News and Sports Editor April 15, 2021

As we enter spring, many are welcoming the new season by gardening. From landscaping and flowers, to fruits and vegetables, students and teachers are working in their homes and at school to fulfill their...

Junior Alex Nozka dives for the ball after a fumble. Over the past eight years, the water polo team has advanced to the state semifinals six times. “We all work really hard to get where we are,” Nozka said. “We all push each other in practice and we all find pride in our work.”

Water Polo competes at state

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer May 23, 2018

With a 28-10 record, the varsity water polo team advanced to the championship game to face rivals St. Louis University High School (SLUH) after defeating Ladue May 12th in the semifinals. “It is...

Looking for someone to pass to, sophomore Zaide Johnson prepares to throw the ball.

Varsity water polo team heads to state

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn May 5, 2017

With a 26-5 record, the varsity water polo team will be heading to state beginning on May 5. “I feel like this group really puts the team ahead of themselves this season,” head coach Charles Cutelli...

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