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Junior Alex Sevastianos raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Posing for a picture, junior Alex Sevastianos takes a picture with his parents along with Parkway South senior Subah Shovik and her mother. Sevastianos met Shovik from Spark and the two ran the campaign together. “We had really good communication with each other, and always checked up on whatever project we were working on for the campaign,” Sevastianos said.

Karina Christ

May 19, 2020

After his grandfather passed, junior Alex Sevastianos sought to honor his legacy by creating positive change. “After my grandfather’s passing six months ago, I made a promise to myself: I’d open up, try new things and bring about positive societal change. I figured if I could meet these goals,...

The road not taken: Aaron Bashirian, rock star gone teacher

History teacher Aaron Bashirian plays a gig at a local fair in his hometown of Elroy, Wis. July 1998. “I would say [my music] is pop-y,” Bashirian said. “It’s a happy-go-lucky sort of pop. There are some rock elements to it but it really is just feel good, fun music.”

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

When West’s newest social studies teacher, Aaron Bashirian, graduated from college and got his degree in history, it would be almost two decades before he got to use it. Instead, Bashirian pursued his passion for music. “When I was 16, I went to a Motley Crue concert, and that changed my life,...

Sophomore Ismail Hacking clocks high earnings selling brand-name shoes

Tossing up Adidas Yeezy Boost’s, sophomore Ismail Hacking shows two pairs of shoes that are currently sold out in the retail marketplace. “My favorite thing to talk about is shoes, I know so much about them and I love to tell other people,” Hacking said.

Gabe Davis, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Reselling Yeezys earns sophomore Ismail Hacking up to a profit of $1200 per pair. Yeezys are sneakers made by Adidas, in collaboration with Kanye West, and when new pairs are released on the Adidas website, they sell out within hours. “I started buying Yeezys a year and a half ago. Some of my fri...

Shooting for success

Senior Duncan Mcbride aiming with her double barrel shotgun.

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

Senior Duncan McBride is not only a sharp student, but a sharp shooter. Her passion for shooting started as a family tradition, and is now her competitive sport.

Carolyn Richards discovers aerial arts

Carolyn Richards practices aerial arts downtown at Bumbershoot.

Lily Briscoe, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015

After seeing Pink’s 2012 AMA performance, senior Carolyn Richards was inspired to get into aerial arts.

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