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Girl’s cross country’s second place finish is best state performance since 1990

Girl’s cross country’s second place finish is best state performance since 1990

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 30, 2018


Filed under sports

A moment of quietness and stillness. Then the gun goes off and an anticipatory shout rises from the crowd. After the runners go by, flocks of parents, teammates and coaches scatter every direction to line the course in order watch the race unfold. The state cross country meet has just begun. After ...

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under A & E, showcase

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. These fields have been pushed on us since we were young. Elementary schoolers take art and music classes once or twice a week, but are drilled in their times tables almost every day. When schools are short on funding, art programs are the first on the c...

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...

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 2, 2018


Filed under sports

As the girls JV cross country season winds to an end, the varsity squad is preparing to compete in the state meet Oct. 3.

Cheerleaders help the community by volunteering at nursing home

Cheerleaders help the community by volunteering at nursing home

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under sports

With stunts, flips and synchronized cheers, the cheerleading squad brings excitement and enthusiasm to sporting events across the school, but for the varsity squad, cheer does not stop at the sidelines. Every Wednesday night, a group of cheerleaders volunteers at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home’s ...

Students start Asian Appreciation Association to spread awareness for the Asian culture

Students start Asian Appreciation Association to spread awareness for the Asian culture

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under news

The Asian Appreciation Association brings together a group of students every other Wednesday to celebrate Asian food, holidays and culture. Founded by seniors Sianna Xu, Vannia Ung and Maddie Cooke, the club was created after they were inspired by a recent cultural trend to celebrate their Asian roots....

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Softball team carries on annual prank and other long standing traditions

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 19, 2018


Filed under sports

What do toilet paper, donuts and sticky notes have in common? They are all key aspects of the softball team’s unique traditions. Each season the team has a sleepover where they teepee the coach’s house. The tradition began eight years ago when Hal Whittaker was the head coach. Now, head coach...

Parkway implements new check-in protocol in effort to keep students safe

Parkway implements new check-in protocol in effort to keep students safe

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under news

While waiting for the vote for Prop S on the November ballot, administration has incorporated new security measures that run background checks on every visitor that enters the building. “It used to be that you just signed in and we knew your name, but we didn’t know who you were or if you were a ...

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...

Blue Brew off to a strong start

Blue Brew off to a strong start

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 3, 2018


Filed under news

After surveying student opinions, executing a week-long soft opening in the spring and working on improvements, Blue Brew officially launched Aug. 20. Located in the main lobby and open from 6:40 to 7:20 a.m. daily, the coffee shop is run by the Blue Brew Crew, made up of seniors Erin Clay, Aliso...

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