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Longhorns hoping to trample Colts at annual Mayor’s Cup game

Set on the line of scrimmage, senior Chris Atkinson and his fellow Longhorns face off against Oakville Sept. 6. “Because we’re playing for the Mayor’s Cup and it’s our senior night, throughout practice we’ve been a lot more in it and focused,” Atkinson said. “We’re really confident for tonight, and on a scale of one to 10, we’re a nine. It's going to be a fun game, but it’s just sad that it’s senior night.”

Madi Foppe, Ava Kayser, and Megan Hoenecke

October 17, 2019

Once a mere placeholder on the varsity football schedule, the annual Mayor’s Cup game against Parkway Central has evolved into a highly-contentious affair between the two crosstown rivals. Fresh off a historic victory last year, the Longhorns look to defend their home turf–and possession of the Cu...

The class of 2020 breaks traditions with new senior jerseys

Worn at Powderpuff, football games, spirit days and other school events, senior jerseys are a long standing tradition.

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

From the senior campout to Mr. Longhorn, many traditions define senior year. Worn at Powderpuff, football games, spirit days and other school events, senior jerseys are another long standing tradition. Having remained virtually the same since their inception, this year's designer, senior Caroline Judd,...

Parkway introduces online physical education course

Junior Caroline Judd attempts to follow an online weightlifting video. In the summer of 2020 Parkway is introducing a new online physical education course available to all students.

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

April 17, 2019

Students scale rock walls, dance to cultural music, toss frisbees, lift heavyweights and earn scuba certifications within the large assortment of physical education courses that Parkway offers. Adding to the selection of physical education courses, online physical education is going to be offered beginnin...

Freshmen experience their first Day of Service

Writing messages about how to include everyone, freshmen Tre Bell and Ethan McLeod write a note about what they will do to inspire change in the community.  “I never really thought about everything that happens around me. I really have just been worried about myself, but I realized other people go through a harder time then I do. Now I am going to try help around and be a better person in the community,” Bell said

Ella Roesch, Convergent Media Writer

March 14, 2019

For the second annual Day of Service, the upperclassmen went off campus to give back to the community, while the freshmen class remained on campus and participated in three sessions of their choice, as well as Vivian's Pledge.   The freshmen choose from 15 different speaker sessions to attend thr...

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

Posing on the podium, the members of the state team receive the second place trophy. This was the team’s first all-state performance since 1990. “It was a huge step forward for us.  We were always on the outside looking in at all major meets,” coach Charles Cutelli said. “We slowly knocked down barriers, winning conference championships, district championships, and sectional championships, and finally having an all-state finish. I’m proud of this group.”

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 30, 2018

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 ...

Photo gallery: girls cross country

On their marks, the JV squad waits for the gun to sound at the Dale Shepherd Invitational Sept. 29. JV placed first with a team score of 55 points. “I try to get out to the front of the pack pretty early on and from there I pay close attention to the people racing around me, like listening to their breathing and footsteps, and that helps me decide when to make my move,” senior Hannah Rushing said.

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 2, 2018

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

Alumnus Ed Alizadeh continues to make a difference in the community as the CEO of Geotechnology

Working near the St. Louis Arch, alumnus Ed Alizadeh’s crew drills into the ground as preparation for the beginning of construction for the new St. Louis Arch museum.

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

October 26, 2018

From overseeing and participating in the construction of the current Busch Stadium to public works projects in the City of Blue Springs, 1980 alumnus Ed Alizadeh has participated in many engineering and environmental projects as the CEO of Geotechnology. The company specializes in projects in environmental sciences, drilling, cons...

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