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


Climate activists Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland were arrested Oct. 14 after tossing a can of tomato soup at Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.” Plummer, at just 21 years old, attempted to glue her hand to the wall before telling onlookers that with the rising cost of oil, many families do not have enough money to heat soup.

Is art worth more than life?

Serena Liu, News Editor November 2, 2022
A viral video shows two activists flinging tomato soup at Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.” Then, with the $81 million painting dripping red, the activists superglued themselves to the wall and asked the crowd, “Is art worth more than life?”
Riots at Capitol Hill Jan. 6 prompted discussion among students and teachers.

A national tragedy: Students and teachers reflect on recent riots

Kathryn McAuliffe, Managing Editor-In-Chief January 9, 2021

Zooms were turned off and cable news was turned on. Long days turned into longer nights as millions of Americans tuned into news broadcasts of the Jan. 6 riots at Capitol Hill. As a mob of right-wing extremists...

The emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement has become stronger than ever and will continue to grow.

What can you do?

Bri Davis, Staff Writer June 11, 2020

Moving further into 2020, the death of George Floyd caused by police officers has awakened the Black Lives Matter movement. For the past two weeks, protests have been spreading all over the world, from...

Rallying across the street from the Parkway School Board Candidate Forum at the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Parkway students, parents and alumni share signs that address white supremacy on the Board of Education. Students also protested and talked to voters at polling sites April 3 to help spread their message. “At about eight different locations, [students] protested basically all day, holding up signs, talking to voters and making sure that they knew to make an informed decision,” senior Cheryl Ma said.

Students stand up against school board candidate Jeanie Ames

Sabrina Bohn and Carly Anderson April 3, 2018

Students across Parkway have formed the group “Not on Our School Board” to protest school board candidate Jeanie Ames’ campaign for a position on Parkway’s Board of Education after controversy...

Students stand along Clayton road as a part of the nationwide walkout on March 14. Teachers threatened students walking out of the school with detention, but 14 students went anyway instead of attending the protest in the gym. “It felt good, to stand out there in solidarity with other students across the nation,” junior Harper Stewart said. “We linked arms, and as cars passed by they honked at us and drivers encouraged us. It was an incredibly powerful experience.”

Leaving the building and looking ahead

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer April 2, 2018

Over 200 students walked out of their classes and went to the gym to rally together with students across the nation on March 14. However, 14 students walked out the doors and to the front marquee despite...

Administrators and teachers stand at the doors of the main gym, observing the demonstration. Other Parkway schools allowed students to walk out of the building, but West students were warned of detentions when they tried to leave. “When we tried to leave the actual building teachers told us to stop or we would get detentions, so we went out another door and stood along Clayton road, willing to face the consequences,” junior Maria Newton said.

Photo of the week – March 12

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer March 21, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: St. Louis prepares for largest social justice demonstrations since Ferguson

BREAKING NEWS: St. Louis prepares for largest social justice demonstrations since Ferguson

Carly Anderson, Managing EiC Intern September 15, 2017

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Surrounded by other supporters, junior Vicky Marshall holds a sign showing support for her brother.

Junior Vicky Marshall raises autism awareness through rally for brother

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer February 10, 2017

Students gathered at the middle school in support of Mark Marshall, a 12-year-old boy who has been a victim of bullying due to his autism. School has been anything but fun for Marshall for the past...

Michele Mordica, an art teacher at Parkway Central Middle, and her husband stand in solidarity with the local Muslim community at the Daar-Ui-Islam Masjid.

Senior Meamuna Paracha’s video goes viral

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2017

“My name is Meamuna Paracha and we are going live from Daar-Ul-Islam Masjid in St. Louis, MO,” Paracha said in a live video she posted to IlmFeed, which has then since gathered over half a million...

Freshman Sydney Kinzy holds out a hand, with her ring finger painted pink in protest.

A moment of silence for silent protests

Hannah Hoffmann, News Editor January 23, 2015

Sitting down during the pledge of allegiance. Pink fingernails. Students not uttering a single word for all six hours of the school day. Anything in common here? If you said no, you are far from alone...

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