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


“I’m a captain [of the Varsity Cheerleading team]. I think its fun and I like leading. In practice, we stretch [with] everyone and then we make up quarter and timeout [routines] for the games. Its kind of sad [that it is my last year here], but at the same time Im excited for [what comes after high school]. I like the pep rallies. [One piece of advice is that] you should always be kind because you never know what someones going through. You dont want to look back at your high school years and be like, ‘Why did I do that?’ So make sure you think everything through. I want to go to college. Im looking [forward to either going to] Arizona [for college], but also Mizzou. I want to do something [in the] medical [field], but I want to do something with kids as well. I’m kind of scared, [but I would] probably do pre-med, [and become] a [pediatrician]. Ive always liked helping [others] and being around little kids. I feel like it would be really rewarding to help little kids, especially if theyre hurt and to make them feel better.” - Marissa Thomasson, 12

Marissa Thomasson

Andrea Restrepo, CJ1 Writer February 5, 2024

Prior to their State final round, A Team ran into Mo the mascot, smiling for a picture. With half of A Team graduating this year, senior Owen Arneson hopes that their State title will attract more people to the program. “No matter what you show up there to do, as long as you have a positive attitude and have a good time, [you’ll] be fine because you can compete as seriously or casually as you want,” Arneson said.

The road to victory: Scholar Bowl clinches their first-ever state title one buzz at a time

Triya Gudipati, News Editor June 2, 2023

On May 6, seven West students traveled to the University of Missouri to compete in the MSHSAA Scholar Bowl State Championship. Ranging from freshmen to seniors, these members of the A-Team placed first...

Before beginning their college football journey, alumni Ja’Marion Wayne and Tre Bell smile after one of their final rides together. The athletes kept in contact and encouraged and inspired each other along their new paths. “I miss everything about high school football. I wish I had another year to play with [alumni] Ja’marion Wayne, Seth Young, Tyree Simms and [senior] Phillip Jordan and [junior] Trent Livingston. I miss all of my guys and playing in front of a student section where you know every kid. It isn’t something you get in college,” Bell said.

We know you miss them!

Makinsey Drake, Multimedia Editor November 22, 2022

Blinding lights, packed stadiums and screaming students, alumni Ja’Marion Wayne, Tre Bell and Seth Young enter a new era of their lives. After retiring their red, white and Columbia blue West uniforms,...

Senior Ja’marion Wayne’s football career doesn’t stop in high school

Achyuta Ambal, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

On a hot day in the summer of sophomore year, the Wayne family household’s silence was interrupted with the shrill shriek of the phone. Picking the phone up, senior Ja’marion Wayne’s expression shifted...

Junior Melany Yeung participates in 2 A.P. science courses.

Students seek higher education over Summer

Bronte Segura, Staff Writer May 13, 2015
Starting in June, two juniors and five sophomores will participate in different summer programs focused on giving students experiences beyond what is presented in high school
During her NYU visit, senior  Ela Sutcu enjoys the big city experience.

POW: Ela Sutcu, 12

Debra Klevens February 26, 2015

What event, as a senior, do you look forward to most this year? “I’m looking forward mostly to April 1 because I hear from all of my colleges that I applied to that day. It’s really nerve-racking...

Senior Brian Ingberg walks to the next hole at Forest Hills Country Club for the varsity district tournament.

Student Spotlight: Brian Ingberg

Kyla Hatton, Staff Writer February 20, 2015
Senior Brian Ingberg recieved the Evans Scholarship for close to a full ride to Mizzou.
Senior Forward Joey Twellman surveys the Rockwood Summit defense last year in a game at Parkway West.

New season, new team, new expectations

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer November 19, 2014
The varsity boy’s basketball team begins their regular season on Dec. 1, at Parkway Central, against Parkway South High School, in the Annual Parkway Tournament. The team is coming off an 17-11 record from last season.
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