About the Artwork: “I took pictures of two different baskets with different patterns,” senior Matt Szymkowicz said. “I overlaid the two on top of each other, decreased the opacity of one and changed the colors.”

Abstract Artistry: Senior fills 22-foot gallery

A 22-foot wall, dedicated solely to the artwork of one high school senior. Matt Szymkowicz didn’t seek out his possible career as an artist, it just seemed to find him, like his art itself. Szymkowicz is not a typical painter or sculptor, though. He practices a kind of art different […]

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Junior Jennifer Wayland practices rifle spinning prior to the home football game on Sept. 26. The color guard began using rifles under director Liz Bryan. “A rifle is a much stronger technique used,” Bryan said. “Because it is a smaller equipment, you have to have more control over it.” Photo by The Corral.

Band aided by color guard improvement

Reversing recent trends, both the marching band and the color guard have improved their performances and leadership. “Our seniors are really the standard in the group,” band director Doug Hoover said. “Virtually every section leader is a senior, so if they’ve done a good job they’ve set us up for […]

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Head coach Ryan Banta jumps into a lake at Engler Park om Farmington immediately following the four girls, junior Sarah Madsen and Sophomores Richelle Bain, Lizzie DeJoie and Claire Huang, qualifying for State. “If all four of you girls qualify I will go run in that lake and take a dive, rather a nice little plunge, into the water,” Banta said. “It was rather cold. It was kind of like an ice bucket challenge.” Photo courtesy of Richelle Bain.

Four girls make State in cross country

For the first time in school history, according to head coach Ryan Banta, the girls cross country team had four girls qualify for the State Championship. Junior Sarah Madsen and sophomores Richelle Bain, Lizzie DeJoie and Claire Huang all qualified at sectionals on Saturday, Nov. 1. “I absolutely lost it […]

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Sydney Winders participates in vocal eight ensembles

Sydney Winders participates in vocal eight ensembles

  If you didn’t go to the fall choir concert you would have seen multiple performances including all of the grade choirs, a cappella, and pizzazz.while you were watching you would have seen  multiple faces; one of them being Ms. Sydney Winders.   Sydney Winders: i think choir in general […]

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PCHtv 2014-2014, Episode 3

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Corner of healthy and hypocrisy; Administration should not ignore national guidelines

Corner of healthy and hypocrisy; Administration should not ignore national guidelines

Implementing the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that was put into place July 1 of this year, the vending machines have been eradicated of junk food and lunches have been reconstructed. While the district has been making conscious strides in trying to become healthier, our school is lagging behind. Despite […]

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Head coach Ryan Banta jumps into a lake at Engler Park om Farmington immediately following the four girls, junior Sarah Madsen and Sophomores Richelle Bain, Lizzie DeJoie and Claire Huang, qualifying for State. “If all four of you girls qualify I will go run in that lake and take a dive, rather a nice little plunge, into the water,” Banta said. “It was rather cold. It was kind of like an ice bucket challenge.” Photo courtesy of Richelle Bain.

Four girls make State in cross country

For the first time in school history, according to head coach Ryan Banta, the girls cross country team had four girls qualify for the State Championship. Junior Sarah Madsen and sophomores Richelle Bain, Lizzie DeJoie and Claire Huang all qualified at sectionals on Saturday, Nov. 1. “I absolutely lost it […]

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Features

About the Artwork: “I took pictures of two different baskets with different patterns,” senior Matt Szymkowicz said. “I overlaid the two on top of each other, decreased the opacity of one and changed the colors.”

Abstract Artistry: Senior fills 22-foot gallery

A 22-foot wall, dedicated solely to the artwork of one high school senior. Matt Szymkowicz didn’t seek out his possible career as an artist, it just seemed to find him, like his art itself. Szymkowicz is not a typical painter or sculptor, though. He practices a kind of art different […]

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PCH-TV

Sydney Winders participates in vocal eight ensembles

Sydney Winders participates in vocal eight ensembles

  If you didn’t go to the fall choir concert you would have seen multiple performances including all of the grade choirs, a cappella, and pizzazz.while you were watching you would have seen  multiple faces; one of them being Ms. Sydney Winders.   Sydney Winders: i think choir in general […]

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Re-enactors Join Ye Old Faire Throughout the Year

Re-enactors Join Ye Old Faire Throughout the Year

Swords clanging, knights jousting, and men in kilts, it can only mean one thing: the Renaissance Faire. Reenacting medieval times, the fair is like a blast to the past. Seniors Alpin Brown and David Bradbury are both involved in the Faire. The Faire itself is like a blast to the […]

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Corner of healthy and hypocrisy; Administration should not ignore national guidelines

Corner of healthy and hypocrisy; Administration should not ignore national guidelines

Implementing the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that was put into place July 1 of this year, the vending machines have been eradicated of junk food and lunches have been reconstructed. While the district has been making conscious strides in trying to become healthier, our school is lagging behind. Despite […]

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Coffee Shop offers business experience

Coffee Shop offers business experience

Operating in the business wing, a new student-run shop offers coffee and treats before school and during academic lab. “We sell low fat cookies, hot chocolate and obviously coffee,” senior Elizabeth Leath said. The shop opened on Oct. 10 and runs every morning from 7 to 7:25 and every academic […]

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Counselors respond to array of issues for students

Counselors respond to array of issues for students

It’s two weeks before school starts; you look at your schedule and realize it’s not right, so you immediately go visit your counselor. Students are familiar with this process but don’t know about everything that must happen to keep the school running smoothly. “Every day is different,” counselor Judy Tretter […]

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365 athletes attend Special Olympics

365 athletes attend  Special Olympics

More than 365 students with special needs competed in the 26th annual Special Olympics on Oct. 22. “I thought Special Olympics was amazing this year,” Student Council sponsor Sarah Lueken said. “I had so many teachers from the school come up to me and say how great our kids are […]

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Despite difficulties, students can hold down jobs during school

Despite difficulties, students can hold down jobs during school

While it is extremely difficult for students to balance school and a job, it is manageable and can be beneficial. With the workload being so intense for high school students, it is reasonable to ask if they have time for a job. While some students need the cash for their […]

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Wellness policy implemented unequally throughout building

With all junk food stripped from the vending machines and school lunches altered to fit the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, Parkway has joined the nation toward a healthier future — for the most part. Despite the effort put into revamping school diets and restricting what can be sold for […]

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Senior finishes final season with top finish at State

Senior Elizabeth Leath takes a tee shot at the State golf tournament on Oct. 14. Photo by Molly Pannett.

Finishing her final high school season, senior Elizabeth Leath placed second at the girls State golf tournament. “It was really exciting because my goal was to place top 5,” Leath said. Leath qualified for the tournament all four years of high school and moved up in the rankings with each […]

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Faces of PCH: Cody Van Oppen

Faces of PCH: Cody Van Oppen

Junior Cody Van Oppen spends his free time playing the drums when he isn’t occupied with school and work. “I taught myself how to play the drums a few years ago and I used to play all the time but as soon as school started and I got a job […]

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Faces of PCH: Mac Rogers

Junior Mac Rogers is currently recovering his knee for the baseball season. Photo by Matthew Gibbs.

      Flaunting off his gold watch, Mac Rogers explains his fashion choices. “I like to keep up with the hottest new trends and make it seem like I have a lot of money” Rogers said. The junior is currently recovering from a knee injury. “Recovery is going pretty […]

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