Student activism takes on a new look through COVID-19

Parkway families join together at a Black Lives Matter march June 14.
September 28, 2020

Student activism has been apparent for many years, however now it takes on a new look with restrictions from COVID-19. Students have had to adapt their ways of protesting to ensure safety while still fighting...

Voter registration event breaks record

Filling out the information on the registration form, seniors Fariha Hossain and Muneebah Qayyum register to vote at the voter registration drive. The Feminist Club, with the League of Women Voters held the event Wednesday, Jan. 29 and registered 73 students. “If you have an option to vote and support something, you should,” senior Fariha Hossain said. “You can use your voice to help people.”
January 30, 2020

The Feminist Club held its first ever voter registration drive event for students Wednesday, Jan. 29. The club partnered with the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis, who provided volunteers to help...

Feminist Club organizes voter registration drive

Outside of the cafeteria, junior Ulaa Kuziez hangs up a sign advertising the voter registration event organized by Feminist Club. Other methods of registering include online or at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), but Wednesday, Jan. 29, students will have the opportunity to register at school during both lunches. “By being registered to vote, [students] will be able to take part in the political process and make a difference,” Kuziez said. “It's important that students reclaim that power and use it for good.”
January 28, 2020

In a few months, registered voters will have the opportunity to take part in the primary presidential elections and the 2020 presidential election. The primaries will take place March 10 and the presidential...

Feminist Club sells stickers to support ALIVE

Sophomores Mira Nalbandian and Anna Newberry prepare to sell stickers during first lunch to support the ALIVE program. Nalbandian was grateful for the opportunity to support a cause that was important to her. “If you see other people supporting something, it makes you feel better by supporting it because nobody likes to be alone when they're doing something,” Nalbandian said. “If you have a bunch of people who buy stickers and you can see the stickers, you will think this is a cause that matters, and it's okay to support it.”
December 13, 2019

Sharing a message of equality, Feminist Club is raising funds to support the Alternatives to Living in a Violent Environment  (ALIVE) organization, a domestic violence shelter for women in the St. Louis...

Raising hope: Feminist club fundraises for Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program

Selling an “I STAND WITH REFUGEES” wrist band to junior Jon Ma during second lunch, junior Sabrina Bohn and sophomore Ulaa Kuziez raise awareness for the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program. The feminist club voted earlier in the year to provide money to that group in order to expand their impact on the global community. “Last semester we had a group vote between three different charities. We had one that was a women's shelter that helped women who experienced domestic abuse, the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s program and another women's shelter with a different focus. The group members voted and decided on the Immigrant and Refugee program to bring awareness, not just in our community and school, but to a bigger world,” Bohn said. Photo by Kathryn McAuliffe
May 2, 2019

A desire to take progressive action on the global issue of immigration and a refusal to remain complacent inspired Feminist club to hold their second fundraiser of the year to once again benefit the Immigrant...

Feminist Club sells pins and keychains to benefit the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program

Buying a pin from seniors and Feminist Club co-leaders Lizzy Calvert and Allani Gordon, senior Kaitlyn Taylor helps Feminist Club in their mission to donate money towards immigrant and refugee women and children. The club sold pins and keychains for $1 each. “The concept of being active in West’s community and volunteering in West County and the St. Louis community is a great experience,” Calvert said. “To be able to donate money to a program that will benefit women and others is always a nice feeling.”
November 16, 2018

Having spent the past two weeks cutting, creating and preparing pins and keychains to sell, Feminist Club debuted their craftsmanship Nov. 12 as a fundraiser for the Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program...

Feminists speak out for equality

Students hold up feminist posters that say ‘#GIRLPOWER’ and ‘#FEMINISM’.
September 28, 2017

The word ‘feminism’ can often elicit negative responses due to the skewed views people have of it. However, feminists on campus are working to represent feminism positively. “I define feminism...

Dignity Period speakers visit West

Dignity Period administrator Jane Unger, Mariam Seba, Freweini Mebrahtu and senior Mariel McMindes pose for a picture after Mebrahtu’s speech.
May 4, 2016

Dropping out of school because you got your period is unfathomable for girls in the United States, yet for thousands of Ethiopians menstruation is an education deal breaker. On April 28 Feminist Club...

Week of Sept 21 – 25

Week of Sept 21 - 25
September 28, 2015
The Feminist Club is busy planning a charity concert in October to raise money for Operation Keep Girls in School.

#BringBackOurGirls march for awareness

Junior Sidney Baker and sophomore Stephanie Sanders hold a poster in the march. Students chanted phrases like
April 23, 2015
The Feminist Club organized a march to raise awareness for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.
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