Sep 12

Forest Park Hosts 2013 LouFest

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                On Sept. 7 and 8, 15000 music lovers flooded through the gates of Loufest, a two-day music festival in Forest Park featuring The Killers, The National, Alabama Shakes, Wilco, and others.                 I arrived in the late afternoon on Saturday and saw The National’s performance. Even though I had a spot far from the …

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Sep 06

Parkway Earns Near Perfect Score on School Performance

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            This year, Parkway School District earned nearly perfect scores (99.6 percent) from the Department of Education in their annual performance reports.             “Our scores are our grade as a school. The state grades us based on our performance; they use the MSIP 5 or Missouri School Improvement Plan to measure academic achievement for all …

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Aug 30

NHS Carwash Fundraises Money for Charity

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                Last Saturday, Aug. 24, Parkway North’s National Honor Society hosted their first event of the year, their annual Fall carwash at Parkway North; the carwash raised $507.58, a record amount, for The BackStoppers Inc. “We knew we wanted a Saint Louis founded organization, and BackStoppers helps the families of past safety workers in the …

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Aug 28

Improv Prepares for First Show

The Parkway North Improv Team, Insert Laughter (Here), held their first meeting of the year on Thursday, Aug. 22. This meeting started preparing the team for their first show on Sep. 27, at 3 p.m. in the theater.                 “This year, we’re going to be cracking down on our skills and technique,” said junior Mico …

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Aug 22

Parkway North Welcomes Foreign Students

  Parkway North has been accepting foreign exchange students from different parts of the world. This year, North has six foreign exchange students from Japan, Denmark, Germany, France, and Italy.              Senior Luigi Morrone, who is from Italy, is looking forward to having a great semester here at North. “I’ve been in the USA for …

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Aug 22

Vans Warped Tour

Vans Warped Tour, held at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on July 24, brought a variety of musical artists to St. Louis. “I was satisfied with the selection. Some of the bands weren’t my thing, but I liked their stage presence and they got everyone pumped up even if they weren’t fans,” said senior Chancey Bloodworth. Throughout …

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May 22

Volleyball Team Finishes Season; Begins Rebuilding for Next Year

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               The Parkway North Varsity Team finished their season on May 11, at the District Tournament at Vianney High School.  North fought long and hard to stay in the tournament, but fell short by a few points.  It was the last season for seniors Daniel Freiberger, Mackenzie Johnson, Devin Sharpe, Kevin Graeler, and Tyler Collins.  …

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May 22

Students Get Ready for 4th Annual LouFest

On Sept. 7 and 8, Forest Park will host the 4th annual Loufest, a festival similar to Lollapalooza and Coachella. This year, popular Indie and rock bands like The Killers, Wilco, and The Nationals will be taking the stage. “I’m going to see The National, Wilco and The Killers,” said sophomore Evan Lehmann. Besides these …

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May 22

Vans Warped Tour Comes to St. Louis

                Warped Tour has become something of a summer tradition for music lovers everywhere. It was created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman. Vans Warped Tour will be coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on July 24.                 “[I’m] going for my boyfriend’s birthday, and I’m excited to see the bands that I …

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May 10

Guide to Conquering Finals

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          As the school year comes to an end and summer approaches, many high school students are faced with one last academic challenge: finals.  While finals help to assess how much a student learned and gauge their weaknesses, they can be very stressful, especially when students do not know how to study.  However, with a …

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