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


Losing Fridays and getting longer weekends sounds great, but this would definitely make school days longer.  There would be closer due dates for assignments and tests and afterschool activities would run later. “I would be excited about four-day weeks because I could go home and rest on the weekend after a hard week with practices and games,” sophomore Wyatt Larsen said.

Quality versus quantity

Owen Ulmer, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

Notoriously, school weeks have been Monday through Friday; kids are at school on the weekdays, and on the weekends they aren’t. But in February 2024, the Fox School District in Arnold, Mo. announced...

Laughing with a group of friends, freshman Valarie Vang takes in the spirit of positivity week. Members of the longhorn council volunteered to work at the table, facilitating lots of excited students. ”I wrote a lot of notes because like I just want the people that I love to know that I love them and appreciate them for like being in my life. It was really fun,” Vang said.

Spreading sunshine

Ruthvi Tadakamalla, Social Media Manager April 29, 2024

Sometimes a small smile and a few kind words are all it takes to let a friend know they are loved. From Apr. 21- Apr. 25, students across West High have been spreading positivity with kind notes, neon...

This morning, thousands of AT&T customers were unable to call or text. Cricket Wireless also experienced outages, which would be interesting if anyone used Cricket Wireless. “I was on my way to school this morning, and I was trying to look up my schedule for my sports game tonight. It wasn’t loading, and I noticed that I didn’t have any cellular service. It made me really confused and kind of mad because I’m paying good money for this and they’re not giving me any service,” AT&T customer and sophomore Jake Herrman said.

I have no data, I must scream

Serena Liu and Lauren Holcomb February 22, 2024

Students everywhere were left shell-shocked today as they were greeted by an ominous “no connection” warning on every social media app. It soon became clear that Parkway West was the latest victim...

Each year, senior boys compete in Mr. Longhorn, a talent show and pageant designed to raise money for charity. “It’s going to be a blast, it’s going to be a great time,” Haun said. “I think its going to be exciting. Im not too scared, as long as I dont mess up, itll be great.”

The show must go on

Triya Gudipati, News Editor November 16, 2023

On Friday, Nov. 17, 16 senior boys will take the stage to compete for the coveted title of Mr. Longhorn. To win the crown, participants must score the highest cumulatively in three categories: occupational...

Celebrating the 2021 Fall Pep Assembly, seniors Esha Franics and Maya Malhorta dress in spirit colors red, white and blue. The duo worked on planning the Homecoming assembly, parade and Powder Puff game. “Im more in charge of the parade and the floats. Esha is more in charge of the pep assembly and Powder Puff,” senior Maya Malhorta said. “There’s a lot of things to do behind the scenes, especially picking [main] theme and planning all of the spirit day themes, but it is a lot of fun. I picked disco [for the class theme] because I think it would be the most fun. I am disappointed the teachers didn’t get rock; I was hoping they would.”

Longhorn Council shares their pride, passion and plans

Elle Rotter, Deputy Conceptual Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2022

The Longhorn Council is a team of high school students who plan activities like Homecoming, spirit week, prom, pep assemblies and other school events. The executive board is a smaller group of students...

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