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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Parkway alumnus Christine Allen’s mission to end human trafficking

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017 • 1,902 views
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Christine Allen, a Parkway alumni, founded Ark of the Rainbow in 2009 with the goal of stopping human trafficking. “What I realized during my time in India was that trafficking was a symptom of extreme poverty.  It’s impossible to end human trafficking without addressing the root cause and ...

How to limit cell phone use in the classroom

How to limit cell phone use in the classroom

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017 • 550 views
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The only way to solve the cell phone distraction is by having teachers’ involvement, with more than a warning. To keep student use of phones under control, teachers should establish their own rules and punishments, as it gives both teachers and students a voice in creating the classroom cell phone rules.

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Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Meet the Parkway school board election candidates

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn
April 3, 2017 • 2,981 views
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Three seats on Parkway’s school board of education are up for election on April 4, where two incumbents will be facing nine other candidates. The candidates include Debbie Hopper and Chris Jacob, who previously served three year terms, in addition to Robert Gore, AnnMarie Puhan, Peter Meisinger, Matthew Ec...

Sophomore Meghan Beckmann travels with Kiwanis International Japan Exchange Program

Sophomore Meghan Beckmann travels with Kiwanis International Japan Exchange Program

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017 • 682 views
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After her first year in Key Club (formerly COW), sophomore Meghan Beckmann is taking advantage of its opportunities and is on her way to Japan this June. “I just became involved in Key Club,” Beckmann said. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to get involved because it’s easy hours...

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017 • 885 views
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Over the past five years, through both my sister and I’s involvement at West, it’s been fairly obvious to me that our school cares a lot about its community. Whether sports teams are honoring those affected by cancer, classes are raising money for charities or students just show appreciation for our school, we d...

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017 • 546 views
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For the first time, the St. Louis Zoo will be offering a Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) to all students in grades six to 12 from Feb. 10-12. The goal of the program is to stimulate interest among midwestern students in creating and kickstarting their own nonprofit conservation projects. “...

Granting dreams program makes students aspirations become reality

Granting dreams program makes students aspirations become reality

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017 • 1,389 views
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Whether it be Japanese lessons for a elementary school student, a medical mission trip to Honduras or a student wanting to take a robotics class, the Parkway Alumni Association (PAA) gave away $23,700 in grants to 200 students in 2016 through a program called Granting Dreams. Anyone in grade K-12 can...

Parkway launches a new district-wide interface

Parkway launches a new district-wide interface

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017 • 466 views
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After hours spent revising and reformatting the district wide website, the only thing left to change are teacher pages.

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Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

Claire Smout
January 26, 2017 • 341 views
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With 2016 being a presidential election year and 2.3 billion active social media users increasing, fake news has never been more prominent. “I have only encountered fake news on social media. I typically see people sharing and posting things that are clearly not true and asserting them as fact,” Engli...

Publications adviser Debra Klevens awarded Teacher of the Year

Publications adviser Debra Klevens awarded Teacher of the Year

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer
December 4, 2016 • 413 views
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Newspaper and yearbook teacher, Debra Klevens received the Teacher of the Year award for the 2016-2017 school year after dedicating 18 years to Parkway West High. The administrative team and support staff entered into room 3000 holding a large bouquet of flowers during the middle of fourth hour on...

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