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


Physically, Yemen and Ukraine are only four countries apart, yet reporters call wars in Yemen “uncivilized,” not doing the same in Ukraine. Moreover, Russia has committed many war crimes in Ukraine by purposely targeting civilians, behavior not deemed “uncivilized” by news outlets.

A crisis in our news: the media is failing people of color

Audrey Ghosh, Awards Coordinator June 2, 2022

Uncivilized. The singular word echoes through the heads of countless Middle Easterners, used yet again by the West against people of color. But, surprisingly, this time, it is not the obnoxiously loud...

A picture of the Arch in downtown St. Louis. Officially opened in 1965, the Gateway Arch is St. Louis’s most well-known landmark and described as the “Gateway to the West.”

Beyond the statistics

Elizabeth Franklin, Opinions Editor May 24, 2022

I grew up in the city of St. Louis until I was 11. I lived in the Old North neighborhood, a neighborhood particularly known for its community gardens and the famous Crown Candy kitchen. I would ride my...

Ukrainian refugees on the Poland-Ukraine border.

Close to home: how the Ukrainian-Russian War impacts us

Serena Liu, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

The sky is gray. A few cars are parked on the edge of a dusty road on the Polish-Ukrainian border. Carefully cradling a child swathed in blankets, a small family of Ukrainian refugees prepares to board...

Yard signs Pierremont parents have used to voice their opinions peacefully.

Keep Pierremont at West Nov. 17

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

Nov. 17 is a day that could change the futures of many young students’ lives. On this day, the school board is voting on a plan that was proposed last spring. Starting next fall, Pierremont Elementary...

Free press in our community

Tanvi Kulkarni, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

The Challenges to Democracy class taught by social studies teacher Kristen Collins explored the personal sacrifices of journalists in censored nations and commemorated 24 journalists that were killed on...

President Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife, first lady Jill Biden, stands next to him during the 59th presidential inauguration.

Teachers reflect on the importance of inaugurations

Thomas Bruns, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Many teachers paused their classes Jan. 20 and turned their attention to the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Students were masked and socially distanced as they watched Biden place his hand on the...

Photo collage of some of the memes that have resulted from the tension between Iran and the United States.

Social media provides a new outlook amid conflicts with Iran

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer January 15, 2020

A student scrolls mindlessly through Instagram. Liking posts from the past weekend, pictures of celebrities, photos of food, they come across a meme that jokes about the possibility of World War III.  Many...

Writing a Teacher of the Year nomination note in World History teacher Amy Thornhill’s class, sophomore Kate Yates gets the opportunity to thank her teacher of choice, as well as possibly nominate them as Teacher of the Year. “[Teachers] spend so much time and effort to teach us and make sure we understand the content. We need a way to appreciate them so they know we are thankful for everything they do for us,” Yates said. “We should [have a say] because we spend the most time with [teachers]. We are the ones in their classes all day.”

Editorial: Teacher versus colleague of the year

Drew Boone and Brinda Ambal November 26, 2019

Each November, staff members receive an email encouraging them to nominate a fellow staff member for the annual school-wide Teacher of the Year award. However, when students are the ones first-handedly...

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