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


Senior Thalea Afentoullis backs her car into the senior parking lot. Though Afentoullis has two years of driving experience under her belt, she often feels concerned about her safety in the school zone. “From my experience, whenever I try to get down to the pit, [the junior parking lot], after school, I have to be very conscious. [Students] whip [their cars] out of their spots. The school could do a much better job by separating the timings at which students can leave because most [car crashes] happen after school when everyone’s rushing to get out of the line,” Afentoullis said.

Driving towards safety

Ruthvi Tadakamalla, Social Media Manager April 26, 2024

Hundreds of cars and students bustle out of the school as the day ends. Cars are bumper to bumper as each driver rushes to leave. Suddenly, there’s a thud and a bang, and junior Ava McLeod’s rear bumper...

This weekend, we followed junior Thalea Afentoullis at the St. Louis Greek Fest.

Ancient Culture in a Modern World: The Sights and Sounds of the STL Greek Fest

Samir Shaik and Cindy Phung May 30, 2023

SOPHOMORE SAMIR SHAIK: Many people forget that Saint Louis is a cultural melting pot. Each year, countless cultural festivities are held that celebrate people from all walks of life.  SOPHOMORE...

Racing to the ball, freshman Molly Bailey and her opponent swim without hesitation. Bailey joined water polo for the first time this year, and although the sport has proven to be difficult, she has persisted. “Water polo is a sport that has pushed me physically. At the start of the season, I asked myself why I was there and why I decided to sign up for it in the first place,” Bailey said. “But as the season progressed, something about the sport kept me wanting to play more and more. I love the people, the competition and the game.”

A new beginning for female water polo

Sabrina Urdaneta, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

From 2018 to 2019, boy's water polo participation has risen by 8.8%, while girl's water polo participation across the country has seen an 18% increase. Team captains Taylor Johnson and Thalea Afentoullis...

The deathly downfall of movie theaters

Anna Claywell, Staff Writer November 11, 2021

It's been a long time since I’ve gone to a movie theater. In fact, I can’t remember the last movie I saw, sitting in those big red chairs, facing the big screen. I’ll always fondly reminisce on some...

After performing for Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, freshman Thalea Afentoullis (second to the left in the front row) poses for a picture with her class and mom. Afentoullis enjoys hanging out backstage before and after performances with her classmates and friends. “Whenever we are not dancing, we are always backstage because we have to be ready, and we have our own dressing rooms. I just remember there being so many fun stories and we would all just eat together and be really funny,” Afentoullis said.

Living the Greek life: Freshman Thalea Afentoullis preserves her heritage

Ava Reuther, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

Walking out on stage, freshman Thalea Afentoullis instantly smiles as excitement fills her. As she performs a Greek dance with 18 of her peers, the smell of spanakopita, gyros, pastitsio and other foods...

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