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Seniors place top 10 in state wrestling championship

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 the final matches of their high school careers. “This competition was definitely one to re...

The official freshman guide to finals: By peers; for peers

The official freshman guide to finals: By peers; for peers

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

On these final days leading up to finals (pun intended), study habits spring into full force. This is the time where students buckle down, lock themselves inside their room with Cheez-its and a textbook and start hitting the books. While Quizlet and notecards are great study tactics, they can often b...

College and career center lacks designated college counselor

College and career center lacks designated college counselor

Umeera Farooq, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 3, 2019

Preparing consent and release forms, standardized test scores and recommendation letters, College and career secretary Lauren Rowe is bombarded with paperwork starting Nov. 1. Within the Parkway School District’s academic resources, West is one of two high schools without a college counselor. Rowe’...

Robotics and Soccer: how two students qualified for the world championship

Robotics and Soccer: how two students qualified for the world championship

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Hearts pounding, seniors Jason Yang and Ben Goff step up to compete during the National Robotics Competition in California. However, this was not just any robotics competition–it was a sports competition. Each team built their own team of robots that were specifically programmed to play soccer.  ...

The ReCap: Big Decisions

The ReCap: Big Decisions

Emma Caplinger, Arts and Entertainment Section Editor

October 8, 2019

Students, especially upperclassmen, are constantly being forced to make decisions. Whether small, like choosing courses for next semester, or of gravity, like applying for college, students’ day-to-day lives are plagued with choices. The issue, though, is that decision fatigue gets to even the most motivated student. W...

Field hockey: new teams and new titles

Field hockey: new teams and new titles

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

September 20, 2019

From the first day of fall sports tryouts, the field hockey program has been breaking traditions. With more than 50 players, the program formed three teams and welcomed their first Pool Championship in the Gateway Classic Tournament in program history. Head coach Dawn Callahan attributes the grea...

Increased enrollment leads to new parking policies

Increased enrollment leads to new parking policies

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

It’s a right of passage many seniors, juniors and a handful of sophomores enjoy, purchasing an $85 space to ensure they can drive to school. However, due to increased enrollment, the plan has been revised. “All parking passes that we had available at the beginning of the year are now sold, so th...

Chopping the competition: senior boys compete in high-stakes cook-off

Chopping the competition: senior boys compete in high-stakes cook-off

Maria Newton, Features Section Editor

May 8, 2019

The stove was hot and the kitchen began filling with smoke. Eight senior boys ran frantically about the small space in search of utensils and ingredients. Two senior girls, Maria Newton and Harper Stewart, hosted a cooking competition based on the television series “Chopped” April 13 to help the senior boy...

From students to published authors: Creative Writing 2 will host E-book release launch party at the Wolf Cafe

From students to published authors: Creative Writing 2 will host E-book release launch party at the Wolf Cafe

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

In a frenzy to finish before their deadline, the Creative Writing 2 class logs hours that will result in a published E-book on the Amazon Kindle Store. Amazon’s self-publishing program, Kindle Direct Publishing, will help students enrolled in Creative Writing 2 achieve their goals of becoming published...

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