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


On Apr. 27 at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield, Mo., seniors Lincoln Atkinson and Tristen Banks pose together after winning prom king and queen. Every year, junior and senior prom courts are celebrated for running for king and queen. “It’s a nervous feeling waiting to see who’ll be crowned, especially when Dr. McCabe walks right past you,” Banks said.

Your 2024 prom king and queen

Samari Sanders, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Luxury floor-length dresses and tuxedos cleared the walkway as junior and senior prom court nominees were announced to the stage. The audience cheered, clapped and screamed awaiting the coronation of the...

Sports organizations have changed lives on and off the field, improving athletes’ muscle strength, reducing their risk of diseases and building energetic work capacity worldwide. However, many student-athletes struggle to balance schoolwork and athletic commitments, hoping to seek more understanding and support from their teachers and coaches. “To lessen mental strain student-athletes [face] and create a healthier, more comfortable lifestyle, there shouldn’t be any homework. Im already [at school] for eight hours and [homework] creates a bigger load for student-athletes in AP or honors classes,” track and field sprinter and sophomore Lucy Penton said.

Help our student-athletes

Samari Sanders, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Beep. Beep. Beep. The sound of an exasperating alarm clock. Time passes as you lay in bed, staring at the wall, dreading the long day ahead. Finally, you get up, make your bed, get dressed and head off...

Juniors Tristen Banks, Kimora Jones, Nylah Thompson and Chris Williams smile with the trophy after winning the national Stage Breakers competition on April 15. Five teams competed for the championship. “Things that we [had] were [competitiveness], eagerness and determination, because the other teams who were here did good. To be able to beat other step teams, you need to [be the best in] precision, rhythm, and know how to put first things first,” Banks said.

A step to glory: Parkway step team wins national title

Elizabeth Franklin and Samari Sanders April 17, 2023

Rho Sigma Delta became national champions this past Saturday. Competing at the Stage Breakers step competition in Dallas, the high school team brought home a 3 ½ ft tall trophy to Parkway School District. Together...

Seniors Daniellie McLaurin and Amber Coach work on door decorations after school.

Staff and students celebrate Black History Month

Addie Gleason, Opinions/A&E Editor February 28, 2022

As the first week of February took its course, students gathered in groups after school to create the behind-the-scenes magic of the Black History Month door decorations. Careful hands traced intricate...

Projected enrollment in the VICC Program in Parkway from 1991-2024.

A bus to nowhere: eliminating the VICC Program

Elizabeth Franklin, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

A blaring beep startles freshman Tristen Banks awake. One of her hands reaches up to rub the stubborn sleep out of her eyes, while the other searches around to muffle the sound of her alarm. Banks goes...

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