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Throwback Thursday: Michael Butler

Throwback Thursday: Michael Butler

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer
March 23 • 172 views
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Pathfinder: How would you like people to remember you for who you are?    Butler: I would like people to remember me for my kindness and my personal accomplishments on the football team like earning my varsity letter, and winning the district title last year. What coach has had a big impact o...

Nancy Sachtleben battles ovarian cancer for the third time

Nancy Sachtleben battles ovarian cancer for the third time

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer
March 20 • 3,792 views
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History teacher Nancy Sachtleben’s life forever changed Aug. 6, 2009 when she was diagnosed for the first time with the silent killer, ovarian cancer. “It was shock and disbelief for a few months because I did not expect it and it came out of nowhere. It didn’t seem like it was real,” Sac...

Sophomore Umer Mallick beats to the sound of his own drum

Sophomore Umer Mallick beats to the sound of his own drum

Samantha Gaddis, staff writer
March 17 • 1,510 views
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After Umer Mallick went to a neighbor’s garage sale and saw a little boy jamming out on the drums in 2013, he wanted to see how hard playing them must be. Four years later, he's a sophomore and, with practice, can play almost any song he listens to. Although Mallick loves to listen and replicate ...

Sophomore Meghan Beckmann travels with Kiwanis International Japan Exchange Program

Sophomore Meghan Beckmann travels with Kiwanis International Japan Exchange Program

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
March 14 • 419 views
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After her first year in Key Club (formerly COW), sophomore Meghan Beckmann is taking advantage of its opportunities and is on her way to Japan this June. “I just became involved in Key Club,” Beckmann said. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to get involved because it’s easy hours...

Alumnus Sumner Mahaffey showcases Filipino culture with Hey Joe Show

Alumnus Sumner Mahaffey showcases Filipino culture with Hey Joe Show

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer
March 13 • 451 views
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After graduating from West High in 2011, alumnus Sumner Mahaffey has journeyed worldwide in his quest to highlight Filipino culture, from a Mormon mission trip to the Philippines to his boy band, Hey Joe Show. Mahaffey was first introduced to Filipino culture through his mission with the Church of Jesus...

How acting changed sophomore Patrick Clover’s life

How acting changed sophomore Patrick Clover’s life

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer
March 8 • 957 views
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Sophomore Patrick Clover moved to MO in fifth grade and played football. As the new year dawns on his sophomore year in high school, acting has become a larger force in his life. Clover began his acting career in eighth grade, in drama lab, with drama teacher Kareem Deanes and has been working wit...

A patient drowning in pain killers, a doctor swimming in money

A patient drowning in pain killers, a doctor swimming in money

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer
March 8 • 1,451 views
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Something was wrong, and my mom had realized that. Each time I went back to my rheumatologist, I told them that I felt worse, and their response was a higher dosage of medications. There was a time when I was taking the equivalent to eight advil a day, on top of my chemo medication. They wanted to put...

Senior Emily Bauer participates in Poetry out Loud 2017

Senior Emily Bauer participates in Poetry out Loud 2017

Gabrielle Van Winkle, Staff Writer
March 6 • 749 views
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Senior Emily Bauer will be representing St. Louis County at the Poetry Out Loud State competition in Jefferson City, MO on March 9.   “It feels great, and it’s such an honor to have gotten this far and represent the county, because at first it was just something I wanted to do for fun,” comp...

Faculty spotlight: Eric Anthony

Faculty spotlight: Eric Anthony

Alina Dunder, Staff Writer
March 6 • 651 views
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Pathfinder: What is your name and what is your job title?  Anthony: “My name is Eric Anthony, I am the Choir director.” Describe where you grew up. “I grew up here, not in St. Louis County, but in St. Louis City.” What was your childhood like, particularly when you were in elementary school?...

A story only an artist can tell

A story only an artist can tell

Claire Smout, Organizational Manager
March 3 • 168 views
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Papers and canvases stretched out in front of them, pencils and paints laid out on the the table, a quiet classroom full of other artists. This is the atmosphere where art students at West spend hours perfecting their compositions. “I was drawn to art, especially drawing, because I just love to make. ...

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