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


Junior Zachary Schade sits in front of his family christmas tree while studying for finals. Schade thought that having finals after winter break caused unnecessary stress which makes it harder to enjoy the holidays. “I think finals after break forces students to study instead of enjoying what should be time with their family [away] from school,” Schade said. “It places an unpleasant cloud over the holiday experience and doesn’t allow a break before the start of a new semester.”

Final-ly Winter Break

Parkway Editorial Board December 31, 2021

The doors of the school swing open and students pour out, sprinting to their respective cars and overjoyed about the beginning of break. After escaping the chaos of the parking lot, you finally pull into...

Madi and Addie prepare for the winter season with matching pajamas and a movie night.

The Madi and Addie winter chronicles: The Lion, the Witch and the beginning of winter

Madi Michajliczenko and Addie Gleason December 8, 2021

Colorful leaves fall from trees with branches left bare, stores are filled with red and white decorations and radio stations are starting to play holiday music. To celebrate the changing seasons and prepare...

Day 286: Indigenous Peoples Day. We serendipitously stumbled across Berkeleys alternative to Columbus Day celebrations by Quinn  Dombrowski. Photo used under Creative Commons Licenses.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day or Columbus Day? A holiday of conflict

Sarah Boland, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

Columbus Day has long been seen as a moment celebrating the discovery of the Americas. While this celebration is beloved by many, what it often fails to acknowledge is the many atrocities committed by...

With iftar time arriving, junior Fatema Rehmani and her family gather to break their fast with dates and water, a tradition rooted in the religious teachings of Prophet Muhammad.

Religious observances during quarantine

With holidays arriving during a pandemic –and social distancing measures remaining in effect across the globe to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus–students describe how their practices changed...

Embracing the holiday vibes from the previous snow day, senior Sophie Ellis is anxious for the holidays to roll around. “My favorite part about the holidays is being with family. We all get together at least a couple times during the holidays and get to play games like spoons and left center right,” Ellis said.

Top Seven Holiday Songs To Dance To This Season

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer December 14, 2018

 1.All I Want for Christmas - Mariah Carey   One of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, it’s clear that the reason it’s so prominent is the energy and the beat of this song. Carey’s...

Wrapping gifts and organizing supplies, sophomore Rachel Deadwyler, junior Johnathan Stephens and senior Brandi Beaubien set up for Marketing IIs holiday wrapping event. Community members have the opportunity to bring the gifts for marketing and DECA students to wrap in exchange for a donation to the Day of Service programming. For parents who are really busy this time of year, its really helpful for them to just be able to drop off gifts. It relieves a lot of stress and its for a really good cause, Beaubien said.

Marketing students DECA the halls with holiday gift wrapping event

Sabrina Bohn, Features Editor December 1, 2017

To get into the holiday spirit and help out the community, DECA, along with Marketing II students, are doing a holiday gift wrapping event Dec. 5-7. “Community members will bring unwrapped gifts to...

Y-Kiki Divers to host scuba photos with Santa on Dec. 3

Y-Kiki Divers to host scuba photos with Santa on Dec. 3

Emily Dickson, Conceptual Editor in Chief December 2, 2016
In order to participate, divers must be certified and bring at least $15 worth of canned food or product donations to donate.
Students at the Tea Time meeting for first lunch discuss the new Star Wars movie coming out with science teacher and creator of the holiday, Amy Van Matre-Woodward.

Weekly traditions gain momentum in the science wing

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer November 22, 2015
Science teacher Amy Van Matre-Woodward has made it her goal to create a holiday for every day of the week.
Lovely Livers

Lovely Livers

Sarah Burnham, Staff Writer May 14, 2015
Juniors Molly Sewester and Carol Moseley read over the liver grams they received from friends for Valentine's Day on Feb. 13.

Holiday food for thought

Bayleigh Williams, Staff Writer December 15, 2014
West High students describe their favorite holiday food.
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