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Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Earth Sciences camp inspires junior Lauren Beard to pursue Meteorology

Maria Newton, Features Editor

September 5, 2018

Junior Lauren Beard visited an atmospheric and Earth sciences camp at the University of Wisconsin (UW) over the summer to further her knowledge of meteorology. “I’ve just found myself drawn to [meteorology],” Beard said. “I’ve always found it really interesting how [different events around...

Science department explores wildlife in Costa Rica

Science department explores wildlife in Costa Rica

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

Through the science department, 24 students and four teachers traveled to Costa Rica for six days to study the various ecosystems. “We moved around a lot, but we had three main areas that we did some science activities. We visited Sarapiqui, the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde,” science teacher Amy V...

Sophomore Anjali Shah follows her passion for STEM through research projects

Sophomore Anjali Shah follows her passion for STEM through research projects

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EiC Intern

March 5, 2018

While most students dread the thought of writing a research paper, sophomore Anjali Shah got a head start on her future last fall by writing a textbook passage about ophthalmology and an informational article on retinas. To do this, Shah worked with graduate students training to become retina doctors from a...

Nick Bateman’s research at WUSTL

Nick Bateman’s research at WUSTL

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

While other students are busy cramming their AP government packets and Gatsby reading over summer break, senior Nick Bateman was researching TAU proteins and Alzheimer's disease at the labs in Washington University in St. Louis. “I was interviewed by one of my father’s colleagues and after they decided to let me into the lab, I started working right away,...

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

The St. Louis Zoo offers an ocean conservation conference

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

For the first time, the St. Louis Zoo will be offering a Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) to all students in grades six to 12 from Feb. 10-12. The goal of the program is to stimulate interest among midwestern students in creating and kickstarting their own nonprofit conservation projects. “...

Meet the animals

Meet the animals

Sydney Kinzy

October 19, 2016

When walking into the zoology classroom, the first thing you may spot might be Louie the hamster scampering across the black lab tables to grab his owner Duncan McBride’s neon pink highlighter between his mouth. Or perhaps, you notice the turtle pushing rocks through his gigantic tank. Biology and ...

Mohammad Hadij offers an alternative to traditional tutoring

Mohammad Hadij offers an alternative to traditional tutoring

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.

Week of April 18-22

Week of April 18-22

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

On Thursday, acclaimed 80's singer and songwriter Prince passed away at age fifty-seven.

Dinky data tables

Dinky data tables

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

March 28, 2016

Evidently, Parkway doesn’t see its students like scientists in their science fair. The narrow judging rubric treats science like a one-size-fits-all equation, when in reality, the most successful and ground breaking projects often develop not as rigid experiments, but as ideas, inventions and cumulative research.

Guest speaker Timothy Brown visits astronomy classes

Guest speaker Timothy Brown visits astronomy classes

Nell Jaskowiak, Staff Writer

March 20, 2016

On Friday, Mar. 11, a pioneer in the field of helioseismology, the study of the movements of the Sun, Timothy Brown, spoke to Colleen O’Toole’s Astronomy classes. Brown has made numerous contributions to the Kepler telescope. “There are three kinds of astronomers. The people who do theory, they’re al...

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