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  • Locker clean-out is today, May 22, from 1:43 p.m. to 1:52 p.m.

  • 2/3 hour finals Tues., 4/5 hour finals Wed., 6/7 hour finals Thurs., good luck everyone!

  • Congratulations to the new student body co-presidents Alec Zhou and Sarah Bonnett.

  • Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for placing 3rd at District 2 Championships.

Faculty Spotlight: Linda Peterson, dietary aid

Faculty Spotlight: Linda Peterson, dietary aid

Alina Dunder, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017 • 306 views
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Pathfinder: What was your hometown like? Peterson: [I was born on] September 13, 1951. I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. We could go anywhere as long as we were home when the lights came on, your butt better be in the house. You could be anywhere, you could go five blocks away and play and be...

Students are missing Parkway’s mission

Students are missing Parkway’s mission

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017 • 211 views
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Parkway’s mission is to ensure that all students are capable, curious and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of the ever-changing world. This year, an important aspect was added to the mission: caring. Are we living up to the amendment of  “caring”? What is being done ...

Breaking down borders to celebrate prom

Breaking down borders to celebrate prom

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017 • 1,083 views
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Senior Joe Fuller closes a 1,200 mile gap for his Prom date that lives in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Throwback Thursday Carson Brown

Throwback Thursday Carson Brown

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017 • 240 views
Filed under features, people of west, throwback thursday

Pathfinder: How would you describe yourself to somebody who has never met you? Brown: I would describe myself as a quiet person who enjoys being around other people. I enjoy being around other people because I am a very social person and I feel good and confident when I talk to other people. ...

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017 • 813 views
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Over the past five years, through both my sister and I’s involvement at West, it’s been fairly obvious to me that our school cares a lot about its community. Whether sports teams are honoring those affected by cancer, classes are raising money for charities or students just show appreciation for our school, we d...

Granting dreams program makes students aspirations become reality

Granting dreams program makes students aspirations become reality

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017 • 1,282 views
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Whether it be Japanese lessons for a elementary school student, a medical mission trip to Honduras or a student wanting to take a robotics class, the Parkway Alumni Association (PAA) gave away $23,700 in grants to 200 students in 2016 through a program called Granting Dreams. Anyone in grade K-12 can...

Freshman LaTasia Brooks calls 911 on bus to save student

Freshman LaTasia Brooks calls 911 on bus to save student

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016 • 439 views
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Without hesitation, Brooks turned off her music and made her phone into a life saving tool.

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Two sophomores audition for television talent shows

Two sophomores audition for television talent shows

Claire Smout, Features Editor
December 10, 2016 • 1,999 views
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Ellis, who realized her love for singing as a young child, realizes that there is more to this experience than getting to be on the TV show.

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#PWestThisIsME

#PWestThisIsME

Leigh Ann Barnett
September 22, 2016 • 421 views
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To most people, there is an obvious split between the world of makeup and the parallel universe of the natural look. However, seven girls’ opinions and experiences with beauty norms refute this generalization. Pathfinder: What are you feelings on makeup? Makenzie Naylor, senior: I am obsessed. It is a hu...

#WhyITeach

#WhyITeach

Emily Dickson, Convergent Media Writer
May 6, 2016 • 714 views
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"My favorite thing about teaching is seeing students get really invested in something they are working on, either something that they are reading or something that they are creating or writing," English teacher Erica Rogers said.

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