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


During the upcoming spring spirit week, Longhorn Council challenges students to “Stop the bop.” To fundraise for the CHADS Coalition, they will play a song every day during passing periods and for five minutes before the school day begins; to stop the song, students must reach a fundraising goal. “I’m really excited for ‘Stop the bop,’” sophomore Cindy Phung said. “It’s a crazy, new idea and sounds fun. I can’t wait, but I’m worried that I’ll maybe be annoyed when it happens.”

“Stop the Bop” rocks West

Madi Michajliczenko, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2023

Five days. Five passing periods. $1,000. “Stop the bop” has reached Parkway West High School.  During spring spirit week, Longhorn Council (LoCo) has decided to embrace a new form of fundraising...

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 Nicole Simmons, Lisa Savage and Casey Glasby dance at the 2015 Glow Dance. The Glow Dance was held Feb. 27 in the gym. “It was amazing. I had the best day of my life there. Everyone was all happy and dancing and partying; it was a great day,” Simmons said.

Go with the Glow

Elle Rotter and Madi Michajliczenko March 8, 2022

The Glow Dance has finally made its return. Last year, due to COVID-19 protocol, Longhorn Council (LoCo) could not host a winter formal for the student body. However, with restrictions slowly lifting,...

Browsing through racks, LOCO senior class representative Emily Lofgren shops for a new sweater at Mod On Trend. Lofgren helped organize the fundraiser and spread the word on social media. “I was so excited to hear that LOCO was holding a fundraiser with Mod,” Lofgren said. “I get to shop at one of my favorite stores while also contributing to an amazing cause.”

Make-A-Wish Day: LOCO partners with Mod On Trend for fundraiser

Angie Jia, Convergent Media Writer November 15, 2019

Longhorn Council (LOCO) is holding a fundraiser at Mod On Trend, a local boutique, Nov. 16 in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  The event was set up because Mod On Trend previously worked with...

Admiring their work, students take a photo after decorating the sidewalks leading into the school Sunday, March 28. Longhorn Council wrote positive phrases and messages in bathrooms throughout the school and on sidewalks to prepare for Pay it Forward Week. “I had a fun time decorating mirrors and sidewalks on Sunday,” junior Quinn Berry said. “It’s so rewarding to spread positivity and make someones day in unexpected ways.”

Longhorn Council pays it forward to the environment

Lydia Roseman, News Editor May 7, 2019

Positive phrases written in colorful lettering adorn the mirrors of the bathrooms and sidewalks outside of school in honor of the annual Pay it Forward Week. The week, planned by Longhorn Council, promotes...

Bobby Connor delivers donations of Cheerios and canned chicken into a grade level office for the Help Heal Ferguson food drive.

‘Help Heal Ferguson’ collects donations for those in need

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writers August 26, 2014
Looking for information on LoCo's feed Ferguson drive? Look no further.
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