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


Abruptly pulled out of Honors English I for a surprise fire drill, freshman Samir Shaik kills time on the football field by having a thumb war with freshman Mya Jenkins. Shaik’s class was working on a research project before they were interrupted by the fire drill and took the moment to just relax and have fun. “Mya and I were goofing off, not really doing anything in particular. I was just having a lot of fun, and I’m glad [this moment] was captured,” Shaik said.

Photo of the Week- Oct. 22

Tanvi Kulkarni, Features Editor October 22, 2021

Our school showed a lot of longhorn pride at homecoming week. Here are some of the highlights.

Life of a longhorn

Achyuta Ambal, Staff Writer September 27, 2021

Laying out her papers, freshman Allison VanValkenburgh does her homework. VanValkenburgh is getting used to switching over from paper to digital. “in normal school we wouldve had more paper assignments.and I learn and test the best on paper,” VanValkenburgh said. “With learning being 90% online, its hard adjusting to the new norms and expectations.”

Zoom university: Freshmen share their experiences

October 2, 2020

Virtual schooling has hit the mid quarter mark now, and the freshmen class has adjusted to their first weeks of high school, well actually, virtual school. From online PE to learning music through a screen,...

Link Crew coordinators begin to prep commissioners and leaders for this years group of freshman through virtual meetings.

A warm welcome from Link Crew

Bri Davis August 19, 2020

As the new school year comes into view, Link Crew is working to welcome the freshmen as the next chapter of their life begins: high school. Despite the global pandemic, Link crew still plans to welcome...

Adjusting the different pieces of her outfit, sophomore Emily O’Connor displays her style. O’Connor often finds her clothes at thrift stores, such as Avalon Exchange. “[When I find something while thrifting] I get so excited. It’s really fun and I always try to think of what would look good with other pieces when I’m [thrifting],” O’Connor said. “[Thrifting] definitely expands your life and your wardrobe.”

Students and staff express themselves through fashion

Mira Nalbandian and Leah Schroeder February 28, 2020

Using their clothes to express their feelings and personality, students and staff describe what goes into their fashion choices and the impact it has on their daily life.

Some students utilize the library as a place to organize their study materials. The library is open to all students and offers computers, textbooks, whiteboards and a place to sit. I make timelines with colorful markers on a whiteboard in the library to prepare for history finals, junior Zoey Womick said.

5. The official freshman guide to finals: By peers; for peers

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer December 11, 2019

On these final days leading up to finals (pun intended), study habits spring into full force. This is the time where students buckle down, lock themselves inside their room with Cheez-its and a textbook...

Making a pass down the field, senior and varsity midfielder Carly Anderson strikes the ball past a Clayton defender. Anderson has played varsity all four years of high school. I am really excited about this season, Anderson said. We started out a lot stronger than usual and were determined to finish out the season that same way.

Field hockey: new teams and new titles

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator September 20, 2019

From the first day of fall sports tryouts, the field hockey program has been breaking traditions. With more than 50 players, the program formed three teams and welcomed their first Pool Championship in...

Freshman Martin Franciscus practices ball handling as he plays a pick up game with his friends. Diagnosed with diabetes in fourth grade, Franciscus does not let that affect his love for the game. “The team completely understands my condition and totally accepts it and understands
it,” Franciscus said. “Most people don’t know a lot diabetes. They are like, ‘wait you have diabetes?’”

Freshman Martin Franciscus overcomes diabetes through basketball passion

Drew Boone, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

Freshman Martin Franciscus catches the ball and shoots a three-pointer, banking it in off the glass as the crowd erupts and the players on the bench get to their feet, yelling Franciscus’ name. Franciscus...

Freshman Jenna Mercer poses with the kids at Haven of Grace

Freshmen give back through volunteer opportunities

Gaby Van Winkle, Staff Writer April 24, 2017

Three freshmen prove giving back to the community has no age limit. For two of three hours a week, freshman Matthew Loaney volunteers at Promise Christian Academy, a special needs school in St. Louis....

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