The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High



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Kickstarting a flame, sophomore Allison Rueschoff begins her lab experiment by inserting an element into a liquid in her Honors Chemistry class. Student scientists explained how elements can release photons within this experiment. “I liked getting out of worksheets and labs. This is one of the best experiments we do in this class,” Rueschoff said.
Photo of the Week - Sept. 15
Dana Zafarani September 15, 2023

A Code Yellow occured during the first week of school on August 23. The school was put on lockdown and precautions were taken, such as getting the bomb squad to search the building. “You cant play anything cheap. You have to investigate everything. Thats why we took the steps,” Building Officer Matt Paubel said.
The Code Yellow crisis
Keira Lang and Zoya Hasan 4 days ago

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, a Code Yellow was triggered by a bomb threat from an anonymous caller. During this time, no one was able to enter or leave...

Teachers recount where exactly they were during the 9/11 attacks, 22 years later.
Where were you during 9/11?
September 11, 2023
Design Arts and Digital Design teacher Kristi Ponder stands in a room surrounded by many paintings that she has done. The room is large with lots of windows.
Earth conscious canvases
Aliza Schroeder, CJ1 Writer • August 23, 2023

Rather than using expensive and brand new canvases from craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby, Design Arts and Digital Design teacher Kristi...

The last day of school comes with a breath of relief, but for high school students, this momentary rest soon flutters away as we rush to pursue our summer plans.
Brighter days ahead
June 1, 2023
An arrangement of fashion-related magazines is displayed, with white text reading Microtrends in the lower right corner.
Maneuvering microtrends
Emily Early, Editor-in-Chief • September 6, 2023

Looking back at the history of fashion, several trends can be defined by a decade: babydoll dresses were a staple piece of the 1960s, bell-bottoms...

Loading the hands and getting ready to swing it, Senior Grant Meert is taking his place to face the pitch in the last game of the season against Marquette High School. Meert has been playing baseball since age three.“I love baseball and like with anything else in life, youre gonna have your ups and downs,” Meert said.
Raj Jaladi, Newsletter Editor • June 1, 2023

In this episode, meet senior Grant Meert, who was accepted into Johns Hopkins University to play D3 baseball. Listen to learn the secrets...

Senior Julia Liguore looks for a pass on the soccer field
The net ninja
May 8, 2023
A collage of images from throughout the year, including: editors at our end of the year party, moments from our canned food drive and pictures from working in class.
2023-24 Editorial Board reflects on goals for next year
Pathfinder Editorial Board May 31, 2023

As the 2022-23 school year ends, the Pathfinder Editorial Board begins to reflect on the past and look onto the incoming school year. Together,...

Popular ‘90s band, Nirvana, celebrates the 30-year anniversary of their final album, “In Utero” on Sept. 21. The album was met with a lot of anticipation as it followed the record-breaking success of their sophomore album, “Nevermind.” Many fans praise “In Utero” as being the perfect conclusion to the band due to Kurt Cobian’s unexpected death, but I find it rather disappointing and misdirected.
"In Utero": Nirvana's upsetting finale
Mikalah Owens, Staff Writer • 2 days ago

Content warning: The following article mentions explicit content and rape in the context of the album.  On Sept. 21, 1993, grunge icon Nirvana...

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