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Robotics and Soccer: how two students qualified for the world championship

Robotics and Soccer: how two students qualified for the world championship

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Hearts pounding, seniors Jason Yang and Ben Goff step up to compete during the National Robotics Competition in California. However, this was not just any robotics competition–it was a sports competition. Each team built their own team of robots that were specifically programmed to play soccer.  ...

Alina Dunder

Alina Dunder

Brinda Ambal and Drew Boone

November 5, 2019

Staying true to her values, senior Alina Dunder has never let the impacts of social media influence her lifestyle. Instead of looking to others for cues, Dunder chose to look within herself when she was younger. “It affects a lot of people in different ways,” Dunder said. “I never wanted ...

Anna Butler

Anna Butler

Brinda Ambal and Drew Boone

November 5, 2019

Junior Anna Butler believes it is in her best interest to abstain from social media for now. In middle school, Butler participated in various platforms of social media. However, her transition to high school was discouraging. The content people posted entertained certain faux personas of themselves....

Ashlynn Gillespie

Ashlynn Gillespie

Brinda Ambal and Drew Boone

November 5, 2019

Despite her parents restricting her social media to keep her safe, freshman Ashlynn Gillespie feels she should have the opportunity to participate. Social media restrictions are not the only limitations Gillespie faces; her phone also shuts down at 9 p.m. nightly. “My parents are very protectiv...

Ibrahim Kuziez

Ibrahim Kuziez

Brinda Ambal and Drew Boone

November 5, 2019

Even though his parents are fairly active on social media, freshman Ibrahim Kuziez has yet to see the benefits of using social media outweigh the consequences. Kuziez instead places higher importance on real-life conversations. “I think it's a waste of time. Talking with actual people face-to-face and social...

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

October 17, 2019

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

October 14, 2019

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...

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