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.”

Freshman Paige Matthys-Pearce brings dedication and perseverance to Regionals

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...

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].”

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

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...

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

Breaking down borders to celebrate prom

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.
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.

Students and teachers are effected by fake news epidemic

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...

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

The Running with Scissors Improv team presents a spooktacular show

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

Pitching and defense paves the way

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.
Every year before the season begins, the girls varsity soccer team spends the night in head coach Annie Waylands room as a way to bond before the games start.

Anstine returns; soccer prepared for successful season

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer April 5, 2016
Girls soccer looks to have a successful 2016 campaign.
Senior Nick Lathrop grabs a rebound against Lafayette in the annual Parkway West tournament.

Horns aim to bounce back

Bobby Connor, Staff Writer February 9, 2016
Parkway West failed to show their development at the annual Parkway tournament.
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