The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


During the upcoming spring spirit week, Longhorn Council challenges students to “Stop the bop.” To fundraise for the CHADS Coalition, they will play a song every day during passing periods and for five minutes before the school day begins; to stop the song, students must reach a fundraising goal. “I’m really excited for ‘Stop the bop,’” sophomore Cindy Phung said. “It’s a crazy, new idea and sounds fun. I can’t wait, but I’m worried that I’ll maybe be annoyed when it happens.”

“Stop the Bop” rocks West

Madi Michajliczenko, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2023

Five days. Five passing periods. $1,000. “Stop the bop” has reached Parkway West High School.  During spring spirit week, Longhorn Council (LoCo) has decided to embrace a new form of fundraising...

Surrounded by a cooler, a basket and a piano bench, freshman Matt Willock holds a NASCAR tire filled with his school supplies. As a part of spirit week, students were encouraged on Wednesday to bring in “anything but a backpack,” to carry their belongings around in for the day.
“I feel like the whole NASCAR tire idea was like a statement of my personality. [My dad] was the one that originally kind of gave me the idea to do it. Its been sitting in my room for a little bit and we were looking for stuff to use,” Willock said. “I feel like since this was kind of the first time [for ‘anything but a backpack day’], we were working out whats good to bring, but I feel like if we do it next year, itll be a lot better. Therell be a lot more variety to what people bring.”

Photo of the Week – March 11

Mira Nalbandian, Managing Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2022

Seniors Daniellie McLaurin and Amber Coach work on door decorations after school.

Staff and students celebrate Black History Month

Addie Gleason, Opinions/A&E Editor February 28, 2022

As the first week of February took its course, students gathered in groups after school to create the behind-the-scenes magic of the Black History Month door decorations. Careful hands traced intricate...

Freshman Kora Elli makes hall decorations for homecoming spirit week on Sept. 19. Elli used Sharpies and a pencil to draw a Barbie head silhouette for the freshman hallway. “My favorite part of floor decorations was how we all came together and worked as a team,” Elli said.

Photo of the Week – Sept. 24

Sadie Burgess, Staff Writer September 26, 2021

Longhorn Road Trip: Highway to Spirit Week

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor September 17, 2019

Parting the curtain separating the senior lounge from the senior hallway, senior Nolan Barbre walks the red carpet the morning of Thursday, Sept.12. In honor of the senior class theme for Homecoming week, West Coast Glam, Barbre dressed up as singer/songwriter Elton John. “This has been the best spirit week I’ve seen in all four years, just because of the participation. I see a lot more people participating, everyone’s doing it rather than just the upperclassmen. Glam Day has been my favorite day so far because I got to dress up as Elton John.”

Photo of the week – Sept. 9

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor September 13, 2019

Students laugh in the bleachers at last years homecoming pep rally.

Homecoming spirit days

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions editor September 22, 2018

Homecoming week starts Monday, don't forget to participate in spirit days and hype up for homecoming! Loading... (function(d){var js, id="pikto-embed-js", ref=d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if...

The marching band clears the field after they form a tunnel for the varsity football team at the game on Aug. 26. They performed the first movement of their competition show, Journey Through the Night, at halftime later that night.

Marching band parades around school

Nell Jaskowiak September 16, 2016

Before school on Friday, Sept. 16, the marching band paraded through the hall playing pep songs typically performed during football games. Every year, homecoming spirit day is marked by drum cadences echoing...

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