Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

Matthys-Pearce shows off a skill she’s been working on to take to the regional competition April 13. Visualization and repetition are tools Matthys-Pearce uses to help her pin down her skills during practice, along with keeping a positive attitude. “I have a script written out that I say of all my mental cues, so I don’t get in my head and worry. I do this in practice too, so it’s the same. I really work to keep it more consistent. I started it this year and have already seen a huge improvement in my consistency,” Matthys-Pearce said. “During the routine I tell myself to just breathe and enjoy it because you don’t get to do gymnastics all your life. It’s a very limited time, so you’ve just got to enjoy it.”

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

The gym is a blur of activity, a whirlwind of nerves, excitement and raw competition. In the midst of it all, standing proud in a pink and black sparkly leotard, is freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce: winner of the beam, vault and floor events in her age group at the 2019 Missouri State Gymnastics Championships. Matthys-Pearce...

Students start Asian Appreciation Association to spread awareness for the Asian culture

Senior Yasmine Abdulla talks to senior Vannia Ung about future plans for the Asian Appreciation Association. AAA celebrates the different holidays that its members are familiar with. “Surprisingly most of these holidays fall on the day of the meeting,” Abdulla said. “The plan is to bring food related to that [holiday].”

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

The Asian Appreciation Association brings together a group of students every other Wednesday to celebrate Asian food, holidays and culture. Founded by seniors Sianna Xu, Vannia Ung and Maddie Cooke, the club was created after they were inspired by a recent cultural trend to celebrate their Asian roots....

Breaking down borders to celebrate prom

Senior Joe Fuller and his prom date Azu Faibani pose in front of a waterfall, the Cola de Caballo, in Monterrey, Mexico.

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017

Senior Joe Fuller closes a 1,200 mile gap for his Prom date that lives in Monterrey, Mexico.

Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

ABC News claims that Obama signed an executive order banning the pledge of allegiance in school. This fake news article got over 150,000 views.

Claire Smout

January 26, 2017

With 2016 being a presidential election year and 2.3 billion active social media users increasing, fake news has never been more prominent. “I have only encountered fake news on social media. I typically see people sharing and posting things that are clearly not true and asserting them as fact,” Engli...

The Running with Scissors Improv team presents a spooktacular show

Playing an improv game, juniors Kayla Bell, Kennedy Brown, Hayden Riehl and Ann Truka act out a scene at an after school improv session.

Claire Smout and Carson Lolley

October 28, 2016

“Improv is so much fun for me because it is not something I would normally do. It puts me out of my comfort zone and that is really cool to experience,” Lolley said.

Pitching and defense paves the way

Junior right-handed pitcher Matt Perego has five wins on the season, beating teams such as Affton and Clayton.

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016

The varsity baseball team is on a four game winning streak.

Throwback Thursday: Nancy Sachtleben, social studies teacher

Throwback Thursday: Nancy Sachtleben, social studies teacher

Kjell Hagen, staff writer

April 28, 2016

It was the same high school but is a little more diverse than what we were.

Horns aim to bounce back

Senior Nick Lathrop grabs a rebound against Lafayette in the annual Parkway West tournament.

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016

Parkway West failed to show their development at the annual Parkway tournament.

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