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Freshman Paige Wehrmeister finds her strength in wrestling

Hand raised after her first pin of a male opponent, Wehrmeister grins at her triumph. “I feel like I am in control of them [when I’m on top], and if I wanted to I could control everything that was happening in that moment,” Wehrmeister said. “They can’t get up if I don’t let go.”

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

February 1, 2019

Freshman Paige Wehrmeister had not always seen herself as a strong person—then she started wrestling. Joining sophomore Emma Carter as one of two female wrestlers in Parkway, Wehrmeister has already carved out a reputation for herself: the girl who smiles every time she steps onto the mat. “H...

Freshman Brinda Ambal models her religion with integrity

Sitting in front of the Hindu Temple of Saint Louis, freshman Brinda Ambal dons traditional attire. Ambal has been a member of her temple's Youth Group since 2016. “In St. Louis I can make [Hinduism] my own. The small things aren't that important, it's about how you live your life and follow the religion as a whole,” Ambal said. “A lot of our Holy Texts have stories about courage and trusting yourself so that you are best able to serve others.”

Bella Hatzigeorgiou, Convergent Media Writer

January 23, 2019

Walking through the Hindu Temple of St. Louis, freshman Brinda Ambal leads a group of tourists through the maze of deities, showcasing the religion she follows: Hinduism. “The values of Hinduism are a big part of Indian culture. Integrity, in the sense of upholding one's word. In many instances,...

Freshman Zoe Deyoung spreads joy through her New Year’s Resolution

INSTANT ENCOURAGEMENT, freshman Zoe Deyoung sends a text. As part of her New Year's resolution, Deyoung plans to encourage someone through a note or text daily. “Everyone’s got their own story,” Deyoung said. “I think that everyone can use a little encouragement.”

Kelsey Long, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

In a season of resolutions, freshman Zoe Deyoung decided her New Year’s resolution would be to send an uplifting text or note to someone every single day. “We have this opportunity to talk [to people] so quickly, and I think that it’s a really good way to encourage someone,” Deyoung said. ...

Freshman Max Werner’s love for succulents blossoms

Freshman Max Werner holds one of the succulents he brought in for the club, adorning a jacket with patches and pins, one of which being a succulent pin.

Sydney Kinzy, Photo Editor

September 22, 2017

Over the last year, Tumblr has become obsessed with the tiny, delicate plants called succulents, which are now peaking the interest of young gardeners. Freshman Max Werner is one of these succulent lovers. “They are the hipster plant,” Werner said. “One thing for sure, if you look them up, is ...

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Reema Alhachami and her family are heading to Dubai this spring break, but faced many political complications along the way.

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

What was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime is now quickly becoming an issue as freshman Reema Alhachami struggles with her international spring break plans. Alhachami was going to visit both Dubai and Iraq this March to sightsee and visit family, but due to political differences between the U.S. an...

Students spend spring break on mission trips

Senior Abby Allgeyer poses with a group from the Life Teen program in Haiti.

Emily Wind

April 21, 2016

While some West students spent their spring break catching rays on the beach and relaxing, seniors Abby Allgeyer, Jacob Cupps, Rachel Osborne and freshman Natalie Butler spent their time off sharing their Christian faiths on mission trips, both abroad and locally.

Flip kicking on a homegrown board

Freshman Cody Corbin skates around the bowl.

Bridget Noonan, Staff Writer

April 3, 2016

Refine Skateboard Co. began three years ago when freshman Cody Corbin and his dad, Mike, decided that they would rather skate on boards that they made than the boards you could buy in the store.

Freshman Tess Allgeyer scores a place on the varsity team

Going in for a layup, freshman Tess Allgeyer makes the shot.

Bridget Noonan, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

After two years of not having a freshman make the girls varsity basketball team, the pattern was broken.

Sink or swim: challenges of being a little fish in a big pond

Sink or swim: challenges of being a little fish in a big pond

Bridget Noonan, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

As students walk past the cork board hanging outside the swimming pool, one name sticks out in particular: freshman Maria Newton.

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