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


From April 24 to May 3, students in the Parkway West Spanish club sold woven bracelets called ‘Pulseras.’ Pieces were sold outside of the cafeteria by Spanish club members. “Its my way of giving back. Its just a cool project in general for students to be exposed to a nonprofit organization thats not in the U.S. and deals with other cultures and other countries,” Spanish club sponsor Dominique Navarro said.

Pulsera power: Spanish Club’s mission to make a difference

Keira Lang and Zoya Hasan May 13, 2024

From April 24 to May 3, the Parkway West Spanish Club arranged a nonprofit event called The Pulsera Project. In Spanish, Pulsera directly translates to bracelet, and that’s precisely what the club offered...

For the past three years, Parkway has administered high school finals after winter break, a practice that proves to be detrimental to the success as well as the mental health of students. With finals after break appearing to do more harm than good, the question of what changes can be made arises time and time again. “The pressure for finals is difficult, and to have that [pressure for] a few weeks because youre on [a] break can make you generally sad. Its a bummer in general. I wish [finals] were before break, so we [could] have a break to sleep, celebrate and not study. Everyone Ive talked to about it is like yeah, finals sucks, and I wish that wasnt a thing,” junior Meadow Kostial said.

Post-break panic

The problem Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, a new schedule — pushing back the academic year and shifting finals to after winter break — was adopted district-wide. From students to teachers,...

During fourth hour planning period, Dominique and Francisco Navarro discuss lesson plans. The Navarros enjoy sharing teaching strategies and having the opportunity to brainstorm what is best for students together. I love to inspire people and [make them] a little more open-minded to the world around us,” D. Navarro said.

Los dos Navarros: spouses and Spanish teachers in the same corridor

Tasneem Nasufovic, Convergence Journalism Writer December 6, 2019

It all started with a lunch date in Madrid, talking about archaeology and boasting about raising chickens. Traveling and learning different languages and cultures brought Spanish teachers Francisco...

New teacher Joe Milliano teaches AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2.

Meet the new faces of our staff

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer September 16, 2019

Joel Fischer will be teaching Band and Guitar.  What is your favorite thing about the subject that you teach?   “My favorite thing about teaching music is that you can look at the same piece...

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