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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...

IUPAC recognizes four new elements, completing Periodic Table’s seventh row

IUPAC recognizes four new elements, completing Periodic Table’s seventh row

Alex Rossi, Staff Writer

January 10, 2016

On Dec. 30, Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 were officially recognized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the US-based world authority on chemistry. This recognition completes the seventh row of the Periodic Table, but at the same time also makes tens of thousands of textbooks obsolete.

Week of Dec. 14 – 18

Week of Dec. 14 – 18

Mary Galkowski, Staff Writer / Photographer

December 23, 2015

Jim Hermann's AP World History class had an ethnic food day where students brought food from their ancestral background heritage lands.

High Five Friday raises student morale

High Five Friday raises student morale

Sarah Booth, Convergent Media Writer

November 19, 2015

Every Friday students’ energy, along with their hands, are raised for High Five Friday.

Anderson celebrates his 17th annual Halloween Spooktacular

Anderson celebrates his 17th annual Halloween Spooktacular

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

Around Halloween time each year, you might hear small explosions or see smoke and lights from the edges of the door of room 1212. You might wonder what goes on inside. This is the product of Chemistry Teacher Joel Anderson’s Halloween Show.

Throwback Thursday: Lauren Perez, science ASC

Throwback Thursday: Lauren Perez, science ASC

Kjell Hagen, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Where did you go to high school? Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves. How was high school similar/different to high school now? There were only girls there and technology was different. We had a computer lab compared to everyone having their own computer. Internet was fairly new, we used it f...

Math teacher Ruth Knop sets a National precedent for teaching

Math teacher Ruth Knop sets a National precedent for teaching

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

October 23, 2015

Ruth Knop, who teaches Algebra II and Honors Precalculus at West, met President Obama when she was honored with a Presidential Award for Mathematics Teaching this summer.

Jan Gagstetter nominated for U.S Presidential Scholars Program

Jan Gagstetter nominated for U.S Presidential Scholars Program

Claire Martin, Staff Writer

March 31, 2015

Senior Jan Gagstetter was nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and will find out if she gets into the program in May.

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