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  • The last day to add a class is Jan. 16. Please start finalizing your schedule to fulfill your graduation requirements. Have a good semester!

  • Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your Day of Service permission form to Ms. Cibulka in the freshman office.

  • Tickets for Ted Drewes frozen custard will be available for $3 from all science teachers until Jan. 28. Don't miss out!

Environmental Sustainability class puts on second successful benefit concert

Environmental Sustainability class puts on second successful benefit concert

Maria Newton, Features Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under news

The tradition of altruism from the Honors Environmental Sustainability class lived on in the second annual benefit concert, Pwest for Flint. The city of Flint, Michigan is still without clean drinking water after a pipe crisis in 2016 where their tap water was contaminated with lead and E. Coli. “[F...

Top Seven Holiday Songs To Dance To This Season

Top Seven Holiday Songs To Dance To This Season

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under A & E, music

 1.All I Want for Christmas - Mariah Carey   One of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, it’s clear that the reason it’s so prominent is the energy and the beat of this song. Carey’s choice to hold the notes only add to the fun of singing along to this song. Personally, it is a ye...

Jazz Band gets a full instrumentation

Jazz Band gets a full instrumentation

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under A & E

For the first time since 2001, the Jazz Band has a full instrumentation. This means that the band has players for each instrument required for musical pieces written for large bands, including saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitar, bass, drums and a piano. “It’s really fun because we can do chart...

Senior oboist Gwyn Allendorph works to make her passion a career

Senior oboist Gwyn Allendorph works to make her passion a career

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features

If you want to find senior Gwyn Allendorph, check a practice room, a stage in Webster Groves or perhaps Powell Hall. An accomplished oboist, Allendorph is currently in four symphonic orchestras and has represented the school in the All-Suburban and All-State Bands. This passion and drive for musi...

Showcase concert sets music department off on a strong start

Showcase concert sets music department off on a strong start

Maria Newton, Features Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under A & E, music, showcase

As parents, friends and students poured into the gymnasium, they were met with the rhythmic pounding of the Marching Band. The strong metronome, meant to keep the marchers in synchronization, was captivating. This was the beginning of the First Annual Music Department Showcase Concert: a concert inclu...

Junior Andrew Jolly and senior Ali Yumuk release debut rap album

Junior Andrew Jolly and senior Ali Yumuk release debut rap album

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under news

Sparked by a shared interest in music and their favorite rapper Logic, senior Ali Yumuk and junior Andrew Jolly, wrote, recorded and produced their own rap album. After meeting for the first time, the two realized their shared passion and a collaboration began. “I met Ali in ASL class on the f...

“Bloom” Album Review

“Bloom” Album Review

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under A & E, music

With early beginnings as a YouTube personality, Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan officially graduated from making videos to composing and recording his own music in 2014. Sivan released his sophomore album “Bloom” Aug. 31, 2018 after months of teasing the album on social media. Whi...

Musicians flourish with auditioned bands

Musicians flourish with auditioned bands

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under news, showcase

Walk down the music hallway at any given time of day and there is probably a band student working in a practice room. Come back during third, fifth or sixth hour and find a full band rehearsing their pieces, sound spilling into the science hall nearby. With an actively growing program, band director ...

“Pray For The Wicked” review

“Pray For The Wicked” review

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor

June 28, 2018


Filed under A & E, music

Panic! At The Disco’s latest album “Pray For The Wicked” needs some prayers itself. The album was lackluster, choppy and while the messages that the band was trying to convey about their journey through the music industry were fairly clear, their method of deliverance felt rather empty. This album...

Three students attend prestigious All-State music conference

Three students attend prestigious All-State music conference

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under news

From the morning of Jan. 24 through the evening of Jan. 27, music permeated the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks. At the 80th annual Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) conference, juniors Jason Wan and Gwyn Allendorph and senior Joon Bang ensured that Parkway West was well-represented.F...

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