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


After hearing that the King of Hearts dance got canceled, Student Body President senior Esha Francis immediately turned her car around and returned to school in search of a solution. After staying in constant communication with the rest of the LoCo Executive Board, Francis met with Principal John McCabe to reinstate the dance. “This year, McCabe and our student council have been more in touch than in previous years. I feel like theres a greater trust there. He told us that he knows that we can do it and that were capable. Weve put things together last minute for our school before, and he knew that we could do it. McCabe and I have a good professional relationship, we have a better connection, and were on the same page about a lot of things, so I dont always have to go to the local sponsors to get things done. Its great that I have a direct connection to him - we can get things done within a day,” Francis said.

Save the last dance

Triya Gudipati, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

On Monday, Jan. 9, freshmen parents received an email from the administration notifying them that the King of Hearts (KOH) dance would be canceled. KOH, a biennial winter dance thrown by Longhorn Council...

Alumni Grant Aden and Emily Dickson take a photo with their former Latin teacher Tom Herpel to commemorate their engagement. The two have dated for six years and will be living together in Omaha, Neb. as of summer 2022. “What Im most excited about getting married is coming back to St. Louis at some point. I think as much as I [pretend] I dont like St. Louis, we definitely want to come back to raise our family,” Dickson said. “Im looking forward to that, and Grant wants to be a pediatrician. Hes just so good with kids. Im excited about that chapter of our lives.”

A pop quiz proposal

Madi Michajliczenko, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

For many students, the mention of the words “pop quiz” creates a feeling of panic. However, alumnus Grant Aden, class of 2017, and alumna Emily Dickson, class of 2018, have come to know a different...

Freshmen Ryan Feng and Hope Green smile with the KOH poster Green made.

Girls ‘Ace’ hearts for King of Hearts

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor January 24, 2020

Hope Green, 9 Who did you ask? Green: “Ryan Feng (Fenger Banger), and he’s a freshman.” How did you ask? “Originally, I just pulled him aside at a friend’s house and asked him, but...

Seniors Jessica Schlueter, Sam Walkoff and Maggie Newberry dance and enjoy the glow dance that was held last year. “I think glow dance is more fun because it’s not a formal,” Newberry said. “Around this time in the year I don’t want to go to another formal because we already have so many, especially with prom for the upperclassmen, and it’s a great opportunity to let loose.”

King Of Hearts dance greeted with discourse from upperclassmen

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer February 17, 2018

King of Hearts (KOH), the upcoming winter dance, caused a commotion with the upperclassmen after being formally picked Monday, Jan. 22. The dance was chosen by the student body, via a Google Form sent...

Smiling for the camera, sophomores Emily Weaver, Charlotte Zera, Olivia Meara, Emily Lofgren, Kristen Boyd and Susie Seidel pose for homecoming pictures. Five of the six girls purchased dresses online for the event. I like buying dresses online because there is a better selection and it is easier than going to the store and trying on millions, Zera said.

The top four online stores for King of Hearts dresses

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer January 23, 2018

Hearts fluttered Monday afternoon when the Longhorn Council officially announced the 2018 winter dance would be King of Hearts. Unlike Homecoming, this time around girls are encouraged to ask guys to the...

Students at this years homecoming dance parade around the room in a conga line.

Senior makes a change to King of Hearts music

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer March 11, 2016
Senior Donte Hopkins is disregarding tradition and trying a new way of picking what music to play at school dances, letting the students choose.
Students get creative with King of Hearts proposals

Students get creative with King of Hearts proposals

Sydney Kinzy, Features Editor March 7, 2016
Four upperclassmen girls tell the stories of their creative KOH proposals for the upcoming dance.
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