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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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Unofficial Instagrams have swept through the school to entertain the student body.

The unofficial Instagrams of West

Madi Michajliczenko, Staff Writer 6 days ago

Student-run Instagram accounts have been on the rise and our school has been no stranger to them. With accounts dedicated to sleeping students, teacher quotes and even promoting local canned food drives,...

Photo II student Bri Davis uses this photo to answer how has quarantine affected her? This is one of three pictures she took that got posted on the account for the assignment.
I edited the sides to kind of shut out everything on the outside to really emphasize that this is what I am doing, Davis said. Theres nothing else to it. I am just stuck in the house with the same objects.

Photography students stay connected through an Instagram account

Olivia Bradshaw, Staff Writer April 14, 2020

A red shoe bag lined the whiteboard in the Photography classroom for students to place their phones in during the hour. However, during times of quarantine, the device that was prohibited in the classroom...

Sophomore Emily O’Connor smiles in a photo that she edited. O’Connor hopes that her posts have a positive effect on her followers. “Sometimes it’s hard if I’m about to post something and I think, ‘are people going to like this?’ or, ‘are people going to think I’m weird for posting this?’, but then I think about how it could affect someone and know that it could affect them positively and I just go for it,” O’Connor said.

Inside look: student influencers make the most of social media

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

Kylie Jenner. David Dobrik. Emma Chamberlain.  With social media being so prominent in today's society, everyone has heard the names of these Instagram influencers. Even if not everyone knows their...

Posing with a bok choy, Webster Groves freshman Bree Tokraks and sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe relish in their inside jokes from Kode with Klossy, a free two-week summer camp designed to empower teen girls interested in coding. McAuliffe discovered the program through Peerlift, an organization that strives to help prepare high school students for the future. “I’d like to do Kode with Klossy next year, and I will apply for sure, but there are a couple of other opportunities I’m more interested in. I don’t even know what those opportunities might be, but I’d like to do something more in my interests with journalism or activism,” McAuliffe said.

Sophomores Kathryn McAuliffe and Maddy Truka empower others through Peerlift

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer October 8, 2018

While most high school students look forward to the awaited spring break trip and forgetting about school, sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe used this time to further her preparation for college. While touring...

Applying eye shadow, senior Bailey Goughenour completes a makeup look. Goughenour started her makeup Instagram and YouTube accounts this summer in order to further her hobby and do more freelance makeup. “As of right now, I’d say my Instagram account is what I’m most proud of because I put a lot of effort into it, and it’s really satisfying to see people following me, commenting or direct messaging me asking if I can do their makeup,” Goughenour said.

Senior Bailey Goughenour shares makeup talents through freelance and social media

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EIC Intern September 26, 2018

After experimenting with makeup in middle school for fun, senior Bailey Goughenour began doing her friends' makeup for homecoming and other events. Now, she does freelance as a self-taught makeup artist,...

Debuting her song “You and Me,” junior Charlize Chiu plays the guitar for her first live recording on Youtube. Chiu spent almost three months working on additional verses and instrumental parts. “The most challenging aspect of running social media accounts is finding ways to stay motivated and please everyone on each platform, including myself,” Chiu said. “Sometimes people don’t like the same things as I do, and that makes things hard.”

Junior Charlize Chiu explores the impacts of growing social media accounts

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor August 24, 2018

Growing up, junior Charlize Chiu spent her days watching Youtubers like nigahiga, Smosh and Shane Dawson. Now, she finds herself following in their footsteps with her growing Instagram and Youtube accounts....

Photo illustration of a student displaying the @longhorn.love Instagram account on their cell phone.

Anonymous student-run Instagram account aims to spread positivity

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer April 4, 2018

Student social media use has been the subject of much scorn, with critics citing the web as an enabler of online harassment and cyberbullying. Others, however, view this same technology as a pipeline for...

Posing with her camera, sophomore Caroline Judd explores the Redwoods. Caroline vacationed in California over spring break and, inspired by Instagrammer @zoelaz, took many photos and shared them on her personal Instagram, @cjuddc. “I love lifestyle photos and I also really like National Geographic because you see parts of the world that you didn’t even know existed,” Caroline said.

A behind-the-scenes look at the operator of @pwestpub

Lydia Roseman, Staff Writer December 12, 2017

Promoting her school and doing what she loves at the same time, sophomore Caroline Judd manages the official Instagram of Parkway West High School, @pwestpub. Seeking to bring the school to life, Judd...

Senior Bama Nanić poses with her colored ttdeye contacts and green diamante scarves hijab. In 20 hours, the picture gained 3,460 likes. “Middle school was when I fell in love with makeup, and in high school, I just really felt like stepping my game up,” Nanić said.

Highlights of senior Bama Nanić’s instagram influence

Nayeon Ryu, Convergent Media Writer October 27, 2017

With cheekbones sharper than a knife and a hijab placed delicately on her head, senior Bama Nanić kills the Instagram game with her following of 29.3k. Nanić has a public Instagram account where...

An Instagram post for the childhood cancer awareness challenge.

Pooh Bear: the cure to cancer

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2017
Oh, Instagram challenges str just another hat we put on to make ourselves look benevolent on the Internet.
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