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


Science teacher Paul Hage points to his Smartboard in the middle of a lecture. Hage feels that topics in the subject that he teaches, specifically in his biology classes, have become increasingly relevant in recent years during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think that science can be really relevant. Different people might have different opinions [about science],” Hage said.

Behind the Biases

Leah Schroeder, Managing Editor in Chief January 5, 2022

American politics have rarely been as contentious as they are today; the mere mention of a political sway can sound alarms for many. However, for some individuals, the restrictions surrounding the discussion...

Stacking cans of food for Chazen vs. Wayland canned food drive, seniors Bryce Drake and Aamon Naig work together to load the cart. Chazen vs. Wayland is a longstanding campus tradition between social studies teachers Jeffrey Chazen and Annie Wayland; Wayland defended her title as champion and Chazen added to his now 14-year losing streak. We all put our best foot forward and spent a couple of hours filling the carts, it felt great to be a part of something so neat and we all had a fun time doing it, Drake said.

Photo of the Week – Dec. 10

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Senior Paige Matthys-Pearce tallies donations during the 2020 Parkway Holiday Cup. Longhorn Council hopes we defend our title as champions again this year.

BREAKING: Parkway Holiday Cup moves Chazen vs. Wayland canned drive one week earlier

Brinda Ambal, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2021

Students are gearing up for two weeks of food donations through two holiday food drives; here’s your guide to both. First up is the Chazen vs. Wayland canned drive Dec. 6-10, which is then followed...

Softball coach Jeff Chazen and boys basketball Coach John Wright pose with Tim Corteville, a retired teacher and coach of boys basketball, boys track and boys volleyball. Chazen and Wright began a podcast over the summer after discussing the idea together. “It’s fun to look at current and past coaches and players from Parkway West athletics. There are some great stories and memories that are shared,” Chazen said.

Tune into “Parkway West Coaches Corner”

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer September 9, 2019

Upbeat music plays as head boys basketball coach John Wright and varsity softball coach Jeff Chazen introduce their guest star in their new podcast, “Coaches Corner.” This podcast covers a variety...

Carrying boxes of food raised in the annual history canned food drive, seniors Bailey Silva and Chris Kastberg add to the growing pile of over 3,500 cans. “It’s really important to help other people who might have less than we do. Bringing in a few cans seems like a really small thing but it can add up and do a lot to help other people,” Silva said.

Wayland wins canned food drive for seventh consecutive year

Dani Fischer, Managing Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2018

Standing in the main foyer surrounded by 3,768 cans of food, social studies teachers Jeffrey Chazen and Annie Wayland direct students on how to stack the remaining cases. The next morning, volunteers from...

Students aid Mrs. Annie Wayland as they put boxes of donations from the canned food drive in the back of a truck to be taken to Circle of Concern. We’re being thankful and then we’re going into winter break where we’re reflecting as a community about how much we have. It’s just a perfect correlation for us to give back to the community and give back to those that are in need, Wayland said.

Competition of the Cans

Allie Collins, Photo Editor December 12, 2014
After three years of the annual Wayland vs. Chazen canned food drive, the event reached record highs in donations to Circle of Concern.
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