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


Debate diaries: A vlog journey

Sravya Reddy Guda and Triya Gudipati March 20, 2024

Follow the Speech and Debate team’s journey to Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri. They compete at their first overnight tournament following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sophomore Anijah Wilson, sophomore Printéz Harris, freshman Somer King, senior Ja’Khai Aiken-Guerrier, senior Daniellie McLaurin and junior Brian Campbell model their hair. Collage uses photographs by Kelsea Wilson, Addie Gleason, Abbi Vanvalkenburgh and Brinda Ambal.

The pride and culture of Black hair

Elizabeth Franklin, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

Since the days of American slavery, Black hair has been a widely debated and criticized topic. In the early 1700s, white people degraded slaves with natural hair by calling it “wool,” comparing Black...

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. Its going to be a fun game, but it’s just sad that it’s senior night.”

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

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...

Parting the curtain separating the senior lounge from the senior hallway, senior Nolan Barbre walks the red carpet the morning of Thursday, Sept.12. In honor of the senior class theme for Homecoming week, West Coast Glam, Barbre dressed up as singer/songwriter Elton John. “This has been the best spirit week I’ve seen in all four years, just because of the participation. I see a lot more people participating, everyone’s doing it rather than just the upperclassmen. Glam Day has been my favorite day so far because I got to dress up as Elton John.”

Photo of the week – Sept. 9

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor September 13, 2019

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

The class of 2020 breaks traditions with new senior jerseys

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....

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.

Parkway introduces online physical education course

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...

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

Freshmen experience their first Day of Service

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...

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