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


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

The unofficial Instagrams of West

Madi Michajliczenko, Staff Writer January 11, 2022

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,...

A photo illustration showing a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Round two: COVID-19 booster vaccines

Mira Nalbandian, Managing Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2021

As the world goes through phase after phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, through stay-at-home orders, vaccine distribution and mask mandates, we prepare to enter a new stage. The Centers for Disease Control...

Politics Club meets over Zoom, Feb. 1. The club met to discuss President Joe Biden’s first week in office and debate the effectiveness of his recent executive orders in order to expand their political awareness. “Of course its important to avoid being in an echo chamber and to learn from different ideas, but where do you draw the line at what exactly an opinion is, and when do you decide that some opinions simply are not valid?” Liu said.

Politics Club aims to spread political awareness

Sarah Boland, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Tensions rose across the country in the wake of another election year as protests erupted calling for change, rioters attacked the Capitol building and then President Donald Trump questioned election results....

On her desk at home, junior Emma Bateman completes her math homework. This is also how and where Bateman plans to take exams for AP Physics I and AP Government. “Honestly, I’m not happy about the testing [being] online because I focus better in a classroom or testing environment than my room,” Bateman said. “Also, I don’t like that its going to be all FRQ based this year.”

“They’re not canceled?”: AP testing from home

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator April 15, 2020

Though the world is at a standstill, the long-awaited Advanced Placement (AP) exams are still on schedule for May 11-22. The tests will now be administered online so that they can be taken from home. Each...

Jamming out to “Don’t Stop” by DJ D-Sol, teachers Jeff Chazen, Jessica Wheeler and Katelyn Arenos get ready to ramp up the endorphins. When teacher Emily Lovercheck is not able to make it to the spin sessions, Arenos takes over leading the class with her playlist. “Music, especially with spinning, dictates how fast we go, if we add resistance [and] if we get a break. When the song speeds up, we speed up. When the song slows down, we slow down,” Arenos said. “I’m just really thankful that the school provides us with this opportunity to have a nice workout center. We are just thankful to have this space.”

Spinning at school: Teachers jam out to hits as they get a workout in

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

If you happen by the fitness center after school, you might hear a subdued pulsing of Major Lazer’s “Know No Better.” No, someone didn’t forget to turn off Z107.7. Teachers Emily Lovercheck,...

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Chazen, social studies teacher

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Chazen, social studies teacher

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer October 8, 2015

Where do you go to high school? Parkway North High. What year did you graduate? 1989. Did you play any sports or were you in any clubs? Water polo and Baseball. What is the funniest thing that happened...

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