Posing with their prom dates, senior Luke Lung and his friends celebrate planning their own prom. The group dined, danced and sung during the night. “My favorite moment of the night probably had to have been when we did karaoke. Everyone in the group has amazing voices and we had a blast singing and just enjoying the night,” Lung said.

In a year without Prom, seniors plan their own

Madi Michajliczenko, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Glamorous floor-length dresses, laundered tuxedos and limousines have all come to be staples for a high school rite of passage: Prom. Prom dates back to the 1900s, becoming more extravagant in the 50s...

Advice from seniors to freshmen

Maddy Truka, Social Media Manager + Video Section Editor April 23, 2021

Senior Skyler Ji converses with students on a video call. Ji, who has been speaking Chinese since birth, treasured the opportunity to talk with native Chinese speakers. “I wanted to join because of the opportunity to talk to and interact with people in China. I used to go to town a lot, but, recently, I haven’t been,” Ji said. “I also wanted to join because of the opportunity to talk to Chinese people and see how COVID[-19] has been impacting them.”

The Speech King: Inside senior Justin Xu’s English tutoring organization

Thomas Bruns, Staff writer March 14, 2021

After spending hours on a plane to visit his grandparents in rural China, senior Justin Xu noticed a disparity between rural English speakers and urban English speakers. He was invited to a local middle...

2021 Senior send-off map

2021 Senior send-off map

Paige Matthys-Pearce, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Looking at black hair, there is more value and meaning than what the eye may see.

It’s not Black and White: Lets hair about it!

Bri Davis March 1, 2021

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Seniors have a wide variety of colleges to pick from as they search for the school that is right for them.

Senior struggles with college applications during the era of COVID-19

Bri Davis, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

“It feels like you're taking your pants off in front of a whole crowd.” That is how senior Amina Aser describes her college applications process. The fear of being vulnerable to those close to you...

History teacher Zaven Nalbandian stands outside of a polling place at the St. Louis County Government Center. Nalbandian experienced socially distant lines, mask wearers and a comfortable and tolerant feeling in the air. “I stood in the rain for the chance to once again exercise my right. I was feeling nostalgic as I thought back to that Tuesday in November in 1988 when I walked into the gym at Francis Howell North High School and punched the card,

Despite a pandemic, students and teachers exercise their right to vote

Thomas Bruns, Staff writer November 2, 2020

As the 2020 election season comes to a close, students and faculty alike are preparing to vote on Nov. 3. This is seniors’ first time at the ballot, and for teachers, their first time voting during a...

Senior Lauren Beard finishes her last lap at a swim meet. Beard plans to continue swimming at the collegiate level. “It’s such an escape from life’s craziness,” Beard said. “It allows me to take a step back and get out all of the anger and frustration I have built up. The community is so supportive and it’s like a second family.”

Spring Edition: Seniors commit to their school for collegiate sports

Zoe DeYoung, Ridwan Oyebamiji, and Lydia Roseman May 28, 2020

Tia Reed-Basketball Senior Tia Reed couldn’t imagine the idea of playing collegiate basketball, but that changed when she began to hear offers from Missouri Baptist University, Lyon College, Fontbonne...

2020 graduation may not have looked as expected. However, seniors still leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

2020 vision: seniors look to high school memories

Parkway West Editorial Board May 26, 2020

Ever since our grade was old enough to understand the concept of a play on words, the “2020 vision” jokes have not stopped. No matter what elementary or middle school you went to, we were all connected...

Getting ready for the state championship, seniors James Griffin and Brayden Eddy finish their practice as they stand with their friends, holding a poster of the competition bracket. On Feb. 15, they practiced at St. Charles High School. “As soon as I found out that I was going to state, I instantly knew that all my hard work had paid off to this moment,” Griffin said. “It felt awesome to be able to represent our school at the state-level competition.”

Seniors place top 10 in state wrestling championship

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

As loud cheering echoes throughout the stadium and cameras flash to capture the perfect image, seniors Brayden Eddy and James Griffin celebrate their victories at the state wrestling championship, completing...

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