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Swaim opted to change careers to be with her kids

Hydiah Sylla, Co- Editor in cheif

January 17, 2017

At any given moment between fourth and sixth period students cannot walk into the cafeteria without hearing melodious sounds of laughter and seeing faces filled with joy. The cafeteria is a place for students to break bread and conjugate, none of which would be possible without the Cafeteria Staff. The...

Foreign exchange students connect cultures across the world

Foreign exchange students connect cultures across the world

Thuy Pham, Managing Editor

January 17, 2017

“I love America. I’ve heard so much about it from the pictures and movies, so I finally wanted to travel here to see what it’s really like.” These are the words of junior Angela H., one of five foreign exchange students enrolled at Parkview High School. As a participant of the PAX (Program for...

National Reflections Contest Winners share their stories

Jordan Frederick, Staff Writers

December 5, 2016

The National Reflections Contest is a contest for students to show their artistic talents for the year’s chosen theme. This year’s theme was “What is Your Story?” Contestants of this year’s contest had to chose from one of six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music...

CoverGirl goes “boy”

Madison Johnson, Co-Editor in Chief

December 5, 2016

Around the world, seniors from every high school know the true horrors of their senior portraits. The lighting is always terrible, the strange fake dresses, the suffocating  tuxedos are a plague for the boys, and nine out of ten times, people are unhappy with how it turns out. Senior portraits are supposed...

This is just the vegan-ing

Catie Gelting, Beats Editor

October 25, 2016

A colorful plate is laid out—freshly chopped leaves of lettuce, spinach, and arugula with crisp cucumbers, carrots, and celery, juicy watermelon, strawberries, and oranges, all surrounding hummus, tahini, and tofu. This rainbow of food isn’t just some of the most beautiful food in the world; it can...

Painting the way to fame

Painting the way to fame

Hannah Campbell, Online Editor

October 25, 2016

The stadium roars. Fans are cheering along with the well-known paint crew. The Paint Crew is an elite group, generally juniors and seniors, who are in charge of painting the football fields before a varsity game. They also have the most school spirit attend all the football games and lead the crowd in...

Girl up advocates more than feminism

Girl up advocates more than feminism

Anika Akbar, Opinions Editor

October 25, 2016

The societal preference towards males has created degrading and illogical social standards for females, causing many to feel as if they don’t have a voice in the predominantly patriarchal society. Fortunately, there are those who know that women are more powerful than they are told to be. These women...

Parkview FBLA gets to more than just business

Parkview FBLA gets to more than just business

Anika Akbar, Opinion Editor

October 14, 2016

Students often leave high school with the ability to recite the quadratic formula from memory or finding the velocity of a hypothetical car driving off of a cliff. However, it is rare to find a student who has the basic knowledge to allow them to function in life on their own as the heavy dependence on ...

Heidi Cooley named Teacher of the Year

Heidi Cooley named Teacher of the Year

Anika Akbar, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2016

With grotesque dissections and the fundamentals of evolution, students leave their year-long biology courses with the knowledge of their biological origins pushed to the very back of their minds. Often times, students find themselves retaining some information with the “cells rap” cemented in their head...

Beloved band director changes his tune for the fall

Beloved band director changes his tune for the fall

Karen Ye, Copy Editor/Staff Writer/Cartoonist

May 25, 2016

With over 21 years of leadership and careful control, Richard Magner has devoted half his life to working as the Director of Bands and Choral Director for Parkview. Juggling a multitude of classes with over hundreds of students as well as a myriad of after school events, he is well-respected by his students...

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