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Sophomore Tenley Bertz prepares to ‘dig’ into summer

Sophomore Tenley Bertz prepares to ‘dig’ into summer

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019


Filed under Features

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...

Longhorn Council pays it forward to the environment

Longhorn Council pays it forward to the environment

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Positive phrases written in colorful lettering adorn the mirrors of the bathrooms and sidewalks outside of school in honor of the annual Pay it Forward Week. The week, planned by Longhorn Council, promotes positivity and community service among students and staff by encouraging everyone to reciprocate acts of...

From high school to government: Katie Solodar hopes to take the lead

From high school to government: Katie Solodar hopes to take the lead

Kaleiya Andrews, Convergent Media Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Features

After being recommended by history teachers and principals, junior Katie Solodar got accepted into Missouri Girls State (MGS), a camp for upcoming senior girls who are passionate about the government. “First, I was called down to Mr. [Mario] Pupillo’s office and he told me I was nominated to be...

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


Filed under News

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...

Sophomore Ulaa Kuziez draws from Syrian heritage to fight for social justice

Sophomore Ulaa Kuziez draws from Syrian heritage to fight for social justice

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

With a new language, culture and lifestyle awaiting her in the United States, sophomore Ulaa Kuziez and her family immigrated from Damascus, Syria to Missouri when Kuziez was nine years old. “I don’t remember the exact day that we decided to go, but my parents were thinking about our future a...

Parkway introduces online physical education course

Parkway introduces online physical education course

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Students scale rock walls, dance to cultural music, toss frisbees, lift heavyweights and earn scuba certifications within the large assortment of physical education courses that Parkway offers. Adding to the selection of physical education courses, online physical education is going to be offered beginnin...

The issue with tiger parenting

The issue with tiger parenting

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Everyone loves Chinese food right? Orange chicken, Mongolian beef and sesame chicken are all great. These delicious foods demonstrate the pinnacle of culture mixing—yet not everything Asian mixes well with everything American, especially how Asians are generally more strict regarding their child’...

AP Language and Composition students take a unique approach to prepare for the exam

AP Language and Composition students take a unique approach to prepare for the exam

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

With camera and questions in hand, juniors in AP Language and Composition grabbed footage for the documentaries they created to understand their visual rhetoric unit. The idea was created when English teacher Dan Barnes attended a writing conference at Fort Zumwalt West High School in the fall. ...

Stuck in the Abu Dhabi airport for six days, senior Hira Khan finds her way back home

Stuck in the Abu Dhabi airport for six days, senior Hira Khan finds her way back home

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Peeved, anxious, alone and sick with food poisoning, senior Hira Khan awaited her flight from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi; however, the flight was overbooked, leaving Khan flightless without any explanation. “I stood in line for two hours and felt even more sick as time passed by. Finally, I reached th...

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...

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