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  • Glow Dance tickets are available in the school store for $10 each. The dance is tomorrow night, 7:30-10 p.m.

  • Seniors: commencement speaker applications are available in Dr. Sink's office.; they are due Fri. March 15 at 2:45 p.m.

  • Did you play a fall sport or participate in a performing art? Have a 3.0 GPA? Pick up your free Best of West tee shirt from Mrs. Debenport!

Junior Caroline Judd gets a head start on arts focused career

Junior Caroline Judd gets a head start on arts focused career

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under A & E, showcase

What kind of art do you create? “I am very passionate about photography and videography. I started out doing classic art like drawing and painting, but I discovered my love for photography when I got my first camera. After that, my skills developed and now I have my own business.” How much time...

Junior Ryan Egan uses STEM courses to pursue a career in music

Junior Ryan Egan uses STEM courses to pursue a career in music

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under A & E

What kind of art are you interested in? I play in a band called The Brink STL. I’ve been playing guitar for eight years, and I’ve been playing gigs and concerts around St. Louis for the past four years. We play a little bit of everything. We play covers of pop bands like Panic! at the Disco a...

Sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe spreads power to peers through accessible knowledge

Sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe spreads power to peers through accessible knowledge

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under features

Passion for social justice and current events led sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe to write articles for Balance the Ballot, an Instagram account run by students, for students. “I really liked their message about how they wanted to educate students, particularly on topics of current events, in 100 words or les...

Rising Youtube sensation junior Aaliyah Weston’s channel has almost 5,000 subscribers

Rising Youtube sensation junior Aaliyah Weston’s channel has almost 5,000 subscribers

Jenna Mercer, Convergent Media Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under features

Now reaching almost 5,000 subscribers, junior Aaliyah Weston created her YouTube channel two years ago. However, last year she reconstructed her channel after she started gaining hundreds of subscribers. Weston is a beauty guru: she posts videos relating to hair, makeup and clothing. “I have a...

A trip to the holy land

A trip to the holy land

Sophia Ferretti, Convergent Media Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under features

Saying his goodbyes, sophomore Joe Rosenberg boards the plane at JFK airport to fly 12 hours halfway across the world. “I decided to come on this program [NFTY Heller High] to connect and learn more about Israel. As a reform Jew in America, there is a lot of emphasis on Israel education, so I thought ...

Sophomore Arden Dickson pursues theater in a STEM-focused world

Sophomore Arden Dickson pursues theater in a STEM-focused world

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under A & E, showcase

What career are you pursuing? I really want to go to a Conservatory Performing Arts college and get a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) in either acting or musical theater, preferably musical theater. Those programs are really hard to get into, but that’s what I’m striving towards. Have you ever fel...

Behind the glitz and glamor: junior Aaliyah Weston’s fight against black stereotypes

Behind the glitz and glamor: junior Aaliyah Weston’s fight against black stereotypes

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under features, showcase

“Being a token black kid, not being allowed to be angry ever because people just know me as–” Junior Aaliyah Weston pauses, searching for the right words before redirecting her line of thought. “You know when kids say, ‘I have a black friend?’ I’m that black girl, so it’s really hard fo...

Zip code and skin color: the power in the stories that nobody tells

Zip code and skin color: the power in the stories that nobody tells

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under features

Sixty years ago, 10 before Parkway West opened its doors, Arkansas governor Orval Faubus infamously shut down the entirety of Little Rock’s public high school system following pressure from the federal government to enforce the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Supreme Court ruling. In...

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Art students face the pressures of STEM focused education

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features, showcase

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. These fields have been pushed on us since we were young. Elementary schoolers take art and music classes once or twice a week, but are drilled in their times tables almost every day. When schools are short on funding, art programs are the first on the c...

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 2, 2018


Filed under sports

As the girls JV cross country season winds to an end, the varsity squad is preparing to compete in the state meet Oct. 3.

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