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The facts you need to know about the new snow day make-up policy

Are you thoroughly confused about snow days? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We did the digging for you.

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

January is nearing its end, and we are already three snow days and one early dismissal in. The question of how many snow days we have left before make-up days are added floats unanswered around school with each possible inclement weather day. This year is different than past years, in that the state...

Junior Ryan Egan uses STEM courses to pursue a career in music

Strumming his guitar and singing into the microphone, junior Ryan Egan performs with his band The Brink STL at last year’s benefit concert. Egan has been playing concerts in the St. Louis area for four years. “I love performing,” Egan said. “It’s a lot of fun. I enjoy playing in front of a crowd and just playing music in general. I hope to release some music so that I can spread my messages of positivity, perseverance and dedication.”

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

January 23, 2019

What kind of art are you interested in? I play in a band called The Brink STL. I’ve been playing guitar for eight years, and I’ve been playing gigs and concerts around St. Louis for the past four years. We play a little bit of everything. We play covers of pop bands like Panic! at the Disco a...

Back to the grind playlist

Back to the grind playlist

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

We’ve been in school for over a month now, but it never gets any easier. In order to help you get back into the grind (or watch your grades plummet), we made this playlist, appropriately titled “help we’re back at school.” Now, we know that not everyone listens to the same music when they...

The Weight of the Classroom

Sophomore Katharine Segrave suffers from chronic back issues like scoliosis, making it hard for her to carry heavy backpacks.

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

With finals week upon us, textbooks, laptops and binders are just a few of the heavy items that spill out of backpacks as students stuff their bags to the brim. Despite the practicality of backpacks, they may endanger the health and safety of students. “Since at least 1998, we’ve noticed back...

Students TEAM up for national competition

The Parkway team finishes first in local competition at St. Louis Community College, becoming state champions.

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

This summer juniors Alec Zhou, Adam Johnson, Haran Kumar, Yash Nayak, Sophia McMorrow, Sophia Malpocker, Alexa Ling and Rachel Wang are participating in the Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) national competition in Orlando, FL.   From June 21-24, the students will work as a team...

School says farewell to sophomore secretary Joyce Weis

Sophomore Secretary Joyce Weis reflects on all of the students she has met over the 19 years serving Parkway.

Samantha Gaddis, Staff writer

April 13, 2017

After 19 years of working at West, sophomore secretary Joyce Weis plans to retire with her sixth class in May. After receiving her job four years ago, Sophomore Assistant Principal Jenn Sebold met with Weis to introduce herself. “She had this motherly stern look and said, ‘If you can remember ...

Junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsh gets semicolon tattoo to symbolize struggle with depression

Junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsh gets semicolon tattoo to symbolize struggle with depression

Samantha Gaddis

October 3, 2016

She ran to her room and felt like her world was closing in around her. Feeling an overwhelming sadness, she had no idea how to handle it. This was the first time junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsch thought she might have depression. “I came home and I couldn’t breathe. I was so sad and I didn’t know...

Scholastic dishonesty damages integrity of high school academics

According to the Pwestpathfinder conducted survey, over 65 percent of students have seen or cheated on a test. Out of the 65 percent, five people admitted to using their phone to do so.

Maddie Cooke

September 27, 2016

A total of 43 pages make up the student handbook, detailed with rules and regulations. But not a single page includes the expectation surrounding academic integrity that teachers enforce in their classrooms. “Academic integrity is the right thing to do, but sometimes, I feel so much pressure to do...

Mohammad Hadij offers an alternative to traditional tutoring

At 6:45 a.m., freshman Natalie Butler prepares for her Honors Geometry final.

Claire Dreller, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016

Hadji, Nayak, and Zhao created the tutoring program at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, and Hadji noticed attendance has increased as finals draw nearer.

Students plan to survive second semester

Students plan to survive second semester

Claire Dreller, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016

As students get in the groove of second semester, some find that motivation is hard to find. For seniors, this is the last stretch of their high school career; for juniors it is the final days of the “hardest year of high school.” Sophomores and freshmen still have a while to go.

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