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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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Experience a Day in My Life: A Day in Silence

Experience a Day in My Life: A Day in Silence

Raj Jaladi, Staff Writer January 11, 2022

 Raj Jaladi · Experience Transcript: Raj Jaladi 0:01 Welcome, welcome to Pathfinder podcast in our series on experience a day in my life a day in silence. We are here today with sophomore...

Getting ready to be recorded, sophomore Katelynn Meyer (right) takes position to sign the news for the day. As a member of Longhorn Sports Production and News (LSPN), Meyer, along with sophomore Mackenzie Brown, anchored the daily round up news which included general announcements, clubs & activities and a featured story. “After-school clubs gave me a place to be, other than the DHH room, and an opportunity to meet and to communicate with my hearing peers,” Meyer said. “LSPN News in particular helped me feel really confident in communicating with others and with larger crowds.”

Navigating the world in silence

Raj Jaladi, Multimedia Editor December 16, 2021

Living in a world of silence is the common reality for those suffering from hearing impairment. According to the CDC, as many as 15% of school-age children have significant hearing loss in at least one...

Freshmen Elle Rotter and Sami Eveland have a conversation during ASL club’s Friendsgiving meeting. The club had pizza and soda while chatting and playing games. “I enjoy visiting ASL club and talking to my friends,” Eveland said. “I’ve met some cool new people who are interested in ASL just like me.”

Behind the scenes: ASL Club

Brooke Moss, Convergent Media Writer February 21, 2020

As you enter room 3314 on Thursday morning at 7:05 a.m., you could hear a pin drop in the silent room. It is an American Sign Language (ASL) Club meeting where hand gestures are the mode of communication,...

Taking advantage of ASL Club time after school in ASL Club Sponsor Jessie Menchak’s room, freshman and ASL Club member Bella Neisius cuts out hand-shaped Valentines. Club members gathered together to cut out cards and make tissue paper flowers for Valentines. “I like learning new things about the Deaf community at West and [meeting] all the Deaf kids within [our school] and connecting with them,” Neisius said.

The Deaf community spells out “I LOVE YOU” for Valentine’s Day

Elle Rotter, Staff Writer February 10, 2020

Gathered as a small group in American Sign Language (ASL) Club sponsor Jessie Menchak’s room Jan. 30, both Deaf and hearing students spent time making valentines for classmates to be sold the week of...

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