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Returning to life after chemo

Returning to life after chemo

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer
March 22 • 1,262 views
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I still have good and bad days. After all, my body is still fully recovering from the harsh treatment of my medical endeavours. I routinely see my integrated medicine doctor, continually take my vitamins and follow a diet of fresh and healthy foods. Supplying my body with the appropriate fuel is critical...

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...

Tennis team ramps up for season

Tennis team ramps up for season

Grant Aden, Sports Editor
March 18 • 251 views
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With winter transitioning into spring, members of the tennis team find themselves making the daily walk up to the courts with goals for the season. “I hope to get better, I want to make my serve harder and more consistent because my goal is just to lose as few of matches as possible. I think Ke...

My wisdom teeth made me chronically ill?

My wisdom teeth made me chronically ill?

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer
March 15 • 724 views
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It felt like we were back to square one, and my mom spent hours researching, and talking to family members and friends. We had a friend that went through a similar situation with their daughter. She went to the Mayo Clinic, an extremely acclaimed clinic in Minnesota, and they diagnosed her with Juvenile...

Water Polo team welcomes talented freshmen

Water Polo team welcomes talented freshmen

Chris Bass, Staff Writer
March 10 • 180 views
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The boy’s water polo team began preparation the week of Feb. 21, a week earlier than other spring sports teams. “For the first week, it was a lot of basic work, especially for the JV group,” head coach Charlie Cutelli said. “For the varsity group, we’ll be getting more into the style of...

Pfeifer sisters make a splash

Pfeifer sisters make a splash

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer
March 9 • 1,493 views
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As senior Evie Pfeifer leaves West to represent the University of Texas Austin swim team, her sister freshman Abby Pfeifer brings the same passion for swimming and talent in the water to the Clayton Shaw Park (CSP) pool. Inspired by E. Pfiefer's experience at the Olympic Trials, A. Pfeifer continues...

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...

Medical club exposes students to the medical world

Medical club exposes students to the medical world

Anjali Shah, Staff writer
March 8 • 361 views
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From cardiothoracic surgeons to dance therapists, the medical field offers a wide variety of professions. Even for those with an interest in science and medicine, choosing a profession can be difficult for students without an introduction into the field. With the help of student-led Medical Club, fo...

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?...

SPIRE students draw national attention

SPIRE students draw national attention

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer
February 27 • 493 views
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Twenty-seven high school business students launched SPIRE, a digital marketing and creative services firm, which runs out of room 2312 through an international program called Virtual Enterprise International (VEI). “In Virtual Enterprise we actually run a virtual business. We create awesome and eye-ca...

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