Students Prepare for a Severe Flu Season
Parkway Implements New Procedures After Jamboree Scare
North Administration Abolishes Student Planners
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The Killing Joke: 31 Years Later
Wish Review
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IPhone 11 vs. Google Pixel 4
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ITS Participates in Annual Tots Eat! Canned Food Drive
7th Annual Trunk or Treat Hosted Indoors
Students Participate in Semiannual NHS Blood Drive
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Girls Tennis Finishes Season Strong in Playoffs
PNH Reacts to Addition of St. Louis MLS Team
Parkway North Suffers Defeat Against Jackson at First Home Game
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Eliud Kipchoge Marathon Record Disqualified

On Oct. 12, 2019, Eliud Kipchoge, from Kenya, ran a marathon in just under two hours. Kipchoge’s record doesn’t count for a number of reasons. A chemical company, INEOS, hosted an event for the sole purpose of getting Kipchoge to run a marathon in under 2 hours, the event was fittingly named the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. The event was scheduled to occur within an eight day span in order to race in an ideal environment. When the race was finally set for Oct. 12, with the help of cars, other runners, and laser pointers to keep pace, Kipchoge was not concerned with maintaining a steady rate. Another aspect that disqualified Kipchoge’s feat was that he had access to a carbohydrate drink at all times. Lastly, since the event was planned to break the 2 hour barrier that hasn’t been touched before, Kipchoge was not competing against any one. Unfortunately, all of these exceptions were too much to be accepted as an actual record. Nonetheless, running a marathon in under two hours is something that may not be accomplished for awhile, even when under the ideal circumstances that Kipchoge had.

November Photo of the Month

With Halloween festivities coming to an end, Parkway North showed their spirit by competing in an annual door decorating competition. There were many competitors with creative door designs; however, Scott Nilsen’s junior ac lab won with a design inspired by the scary movie “IT.” Released on Sept. 16, 2019, the new “IT 2” movie inspired students to recreate the clown “Pennywise” as their door decoration. “It is cool to be apart of helping put the design together and actually winning, “IT” is also one of my favorite movies so that was nice as well,” said junior Eric McDaniels, who helped design the door.

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