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


Each year, as temperatures start to rise, students await the coveted spring break, a week-long vacation taking place from March 16-24. Students and staff appreciated the respite from school and the sunny weather that came along with it. “I enjoyed traveling as a way to spend spring break [and] have a last trip with my family before college. I wish spring break was a little longer so I could have spent more time and not have a quick turnaround coming back to school,” senior Norah Rutkowski said.

Spring Break shenanigans, senior style

Audrey Ghosh, Opinions Editor April 4, 2024

Amidst the hectic whirlwind of school life, as students prepare for upcoming AP tests, finals and college, a week-long spring break offers a long-awaited and cherished hiatus for students to wind down...

Latin students pose for a group photo in front of historical ruins in Italy. From March 13 to March 23, the Latin department traversed cities in Italy to immerse students in an educational experience of a lifetime. “I enjoyed being able to learn about the different cultures. [The trip] encouraged me to see other peoples lifestyle and learn more about different histories,” senior Suraiya Saroar said.

Tourist adventures: Latin students explore Italy

Keira Lang and Zoya Hasan April 3, 2024

From March 13 to March 23, Latin students from a combination of three Parkway schools —West, South, and Central— went on a 10-day trip to Italy. The group consisted of 40 students ranging from Latin...

“Traveling is my favorite thing to do since my family loves to travel too, and we always visit new places with every opportunity we get. Over spring break, I went to Rosemary Beach in Florida with my friend. My family loves traveling to warm places, so a few of my favorite vacations have been when we visited Jamaica, the Grand Cayman Islands and Mexico. I would describe myself as adventurous, so traveling is extremely exciting to me since I visit places that I only ever get to hear about. When traveling, there’s also no stress of school or anything back home, so it’s like a whole week of fun. Over the Summer, I’m going to be traveling to Alaska, where I get to try bobsledding for the first time, and I’m very grateful I get the opportunity to do something like that.” - Emma Nunnelee, 11

Emma Nunnelee

Angie Ren, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

After spring cleaning your music library, refresh your playlists with new music from Spring Has Sprung.

Spring has sprung playlist

Emma Caplinger, Entertainment Editor March 13, 2020

In light of recent events, a lot of us have found that we will have more free time than expected during spring break this year. If you find yourself stuck indoors, staring at a wall with nothing to do,...

Pausing to take a photo with her new friends, sophomore Megan Gordon smiles. Gordon shadowed students during her week in Uganda. “To see how they teach was so interesting, because the kids are so well-behaved. They teach in English, so I sat in and we learned about animals and their babies,” Gordon said. The teacher gave them an activity, then left the classroom for five minutes. Everybody was sitting in their seats doing the activity like perfect children. That never would have happened in the States.”

Mission Compassion: Sophomore Megan Gordon builds connections and knowledge through Ugandan mission trip

Kathryn McAuliffe, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

While most students spent their spring breaks relaxing on the beaches of Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic or skiing the slopes in Colorado, sophomore Megan Gordon volunteered in Kawete, Uganda through...

Quiz: What is your dream vacation spot for spring break?

Andrew Li, Staff Writer March 23, 2018
With spring break right around the corner, find out your ideal destination by taking this quiz!
Leigh Ann poses on the top of the Empire State building.

New York Lookbook

Leigh Ann Barnett, Columnist March 28, 2017

While over 60 members of the senior class travelled to Cancun, Mexico for spring break, Haley Tiepelman and I opted for the bright lights and big city of New York. What was once a trading post for colonists...

Trying out newly-acquired music techniques, the band runs through one of their practiced songs. The students played four pieces in total under the direction of Brad Wallace.

Bands take spring break trip to New York City

Maddie Hoffmann, Staff Writer March 19, 2017

Armed with pillows, blankets and a surplus of gadgets to keep them entertained on the nearly 12 hour bus ride to Columbus, Ohio, 62 students boarded two charter buses at 7:45 am on March 10, marking...

Reema Alhachami and her family are heading to Dubai this spring break, but faced many political complications along the way.

Freshman Reema Alhachami faces repercussions of Muslim Ban

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer March 14, 2017

What was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime is now quickly becoming an issue as freshman Reema Alhachami struggles with her international spring break plans. Alhachami was going to visit both Dubai...

Senior Abby Allgeyer poses with a group from the Life Teen program in Haiti.

Students spend spring break on mission trips

Emily Wind April 21, 2016
While some West students spent their spring break catching rays on the beach and relaxing, seniors Abby Allgeyer, Jacob Cupps, Rachel Osborne and freshman Natalie Butler spent their time off sharing their Christian faiths on mission trips, both abroad and locally.
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