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Longhorns hoping to trample Colts at annual Mayor’s Cup game

Longhorns hoping to trample Colts at annual Mayor’s Cup game

Madi Foppe, Ava Kayser, and Megan Hoenecke

10 hours ago

Once a mere placeholder on the varsity football schedule, the annual Mayor’s Cup game against Parkway Central has evolved into a highly-contentious affair between the two crosstown rivals. Fresh off a historic victory last year, the Longhorns look to defend their home turf–and possession of the Cu...

Senior Alexis Nadreau lands herself a pilot license

Senior Alexis Nadreau lands herself a pilot license

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

3 days ago

Flying at 1,000 feet, peering down at the city of St. Louis, senior Alexis Nadreau does what she has been learning since she was 7 years old: flies an aircraft.  “Flying is one of the things I am really passionate about. I flew a lot when I was a kid, and I developed an interest over time,” Nadr...

Meet Madi: Senior and Make-A-Wish ambassador

Meet Madi: Senior and Make-A-Wish ambassador

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Whether it be chance or fate, the Longhorn Council decided all funds this year will be supporting the Make a Wish Foundation and the wish of someone who will start walking the halls alongside us for the first time today. “We knew that in order to keep it local, it would be really cool to find a...

New vending machines spark controversy

New vending machines spark controversy

Kathryn McAuliffe, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief Intern

October 7, 2019

With school back in session, students are in search of snacks. The familiar vending machines are now replaced with sleek machines stocked with Pepsi products, including Mountain Dew Kickstart.  This change occurred over the summer when Parkway–as required on a regular basis–requested beverage ven...

Students speak up about the cost of senior year

Students speak up about the cost of senior year

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

September 30, 2019

Public education is free, right? Not exactly. The local taxpayer provides the funding for the education itself, but there is a litany of items and events, especially for seniors, that cost money–and lots of it. These dollar-guzzling opportunities range from senior traditions like Mr. Longhorn to the colleg...

Fighting stigmas and the Pink Tax by ‘Going with the Flow’

Fighting stigmas and the Pink Tax by ‘Going with the Flow’

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Period. Any mention of this word will probably result in a flurry of teenage boys scurrying to distance themselves from the speaker as fast as humanly possible.  However, sophomores Anna Newberry and Mira Nalbandian created the club Go with the Flow in hopes of destigmatizing periods, providing ea...

Sexism in speech and debate: competitive speakers’ fight for their voice

Sexism in speech and debate: competitive speakers’ fight for their voice

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

September 11, 2019

It is the conversation that speech and debate coach Cara Borgsmiller is forced to have several times each season. “I talk openly about it, especially the first time they get a ballot that says something about it.” You were rude to your opponents. Your tone of voice was annoying. Your skirt was...

The official freshman guide to a Homecoming week

The official freshman guide to a Homecoming week

Zoe Deyoung, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Nerves and excitement build as Homecoming week quickly approaches. We all know what it feels like to be a freshman, unsure of what is going on, especially when it comes to upholding the traditions the week brings. This list encompasses tips for surviving–and thriving–during a Parkway West Homecoming week....

The class of 2020 breaks traditions with new senior jerseys

The class of 2020 breaks traditions with new senior jerseys

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

From the senior campout to Mr. Longhorn, many traditions define senior year. Worn at Powderpuff, football games, spirit days and other school events, senior jerseys are another long standing tradition. Having remained virtually the same since their inception, this year's designer, senior Caroline Judd,...

Sophomore Tenley Bertz prepares to ‘dig’ into summer

Sophomore Tenley Bertz prepares to ‘dig’ into summer

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

As the temperature rises over the rocky desert terrain, sophomore Tenley Bertz brushes off a newly found dinosaur fossil, fresh out of the dirt. She participates in dinosaur digs every summer and is hoping paleontology will become part of her future. “I have always had a love for dinosaurs, and they are so fun t...

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