Leslie Seay overcomes the struggles of being fluid

Posing in front of the transgender and gay flag, freshman Leslie Seay wears their

Tony Morse, Convergent Media Writer

January 31, 2017

Freshman Leslie Seay is a girl, boy, both, and none at the same time. In other words, Seay is genderfluid, a gender identification where the individual feels as though their gender is constantly changing.

The battle to become a man

Morse stands in front of the international transgender flag.

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016

Freshman Tony Morse is a huge alternative music fan and absolutely loves animals. He is a boy full of hopes and dreams of fully transforming into his true self. The only difference separating him from his peers is that Morse came out as transgender in March 2014. “I wasn’t exactly happy as a gir...

Approved sex education curriculum causes controversy

The new curriculum will introduce a new variety of topics including LGBTQ identities.

Sydney Kinzy, Features Editor

April 28, 2016

It has been over a month since the new sex ed curriculum was passed, but controversy has sparked into a possible lawsuit.

Parkway approves new Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health Curriculum

Parkway approves new Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health Curriculum

Betsy Wait, Managing Editor-in-Chief / EiC Intern

March 11, 2016

After months of turmoil, petitions, heated debates, the Parkway School Board of Education reached a decision regarding the Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health Curriculum, passing the material in a 4-3 vote.

LGBT Spotlight: New Rights

Freshman Quinn Licata sits in front of the mission statement for West High's GSA.

Nell Jaskowiak, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

More than 200,000 people converged in downtown St. Louis to celebrate one of the largest PrideFests in the country on June 26-28.

AJ McNamee wins a 20 Under 20 award

AJ McNamee and other winners of the 20 Under 20 Award celebrate at Missouri GSA's Night of Noise.

Allison Wills, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

Junior Asher McNamee, president of West’s Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA), was nominated and then awarded the 20 Under 20 Award by the Missouri GSA. “It’s for twenty influential people that are under twenty years old, sponsored by,” McNamee said. In this case, ‘influential’...

Understanding Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration” bill

Governor Pence speaks at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference on February 27.

Emily Dickson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015

In the past few weeks alone, Apple has pulled out of the Big Data conference scheduled for the end of April in Indiana, the NCAA Mid-American Conference has announced a boycott all events and championships in Indiana, and many celebrities are cancelling performances in Indiana, all whilst tweeting profusely...

Fixing society for Leelah Alcorn

Although Leelah Alcorn's parents did not allow her to wear girls' clothes, she tried on dresses in private.

Sydney Kinzy, Features Editor

January 21, 2015

After a transgender teen commits suicide, students want to bring awareness to the school to prevent future deaths.

Teacher Spotlight: Patrick Mooney

Math teacher Patrick Mooney and his partner Greg Lyon.

Ritoma Ganguly, Staff Writers / News Editor

December 11, 2014

At age 10 Mooney realized he had a different sexual orientation, but did not come out until age 21.

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