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Freshman Clara DAquino Lazarini cuts out pieces of a magazine to make a vision board in her Fashion Apparel and Housing Design class. Following a recommendation from her sister, senior Lusia DAquino Lazarini, Clara was thrilled to start the class at the beginning of the semester, looking forward to having an elective class where she can learn, grow and be creative with her friends. “I am a more creative person, but sometimes it is hard to be creative. I like getting to sit around and explore. Fashion is one of those things I like to explore and get to know more [about]. I think [the class] is very fun because we get to create [our] own things,” Clara said.
Photo of the Week - Jan 27
Elle Rotter, Deputy Conceptual Editor-in-Chief • 5 days ago

Airplanes tend to delay or cancel flights due to freezing temperatures, snow, ice or thunderstorms. A severe snowstorm caused flight shortages on Dec. 21-26, impacting travelers like English ASC teacher Kristen Witt. “It was out of [everyone’s] control how the weather would turn out. They were doing the best they could [do], and the agent at the gate did a great job of keeping everybody informed about what was going on and kept us calm,” Witt said.
Taking on the Storm
Esta Kamau, Staff Writer • 5 days ago

Passengers pull hefty suitcases behind them, rushing to their terminals at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Suddenly, the intercom...

After hearing that the King of Hearts dance got canceled, Student Body President senior Esha Francis immediately turned her car around and returned to school in search of a solution. After staying in constant communication with the rest of the LoCo Executive Board, Francis met with Principal John McCabe to reinstate the dance. “This year, McCabe and our student council have been more in touch than in previous years. I feel like theres a greater trust there. He told us that he knows that we can do it and that were capable. Weve put things together last minute for our school before, and he knew that we could do it. McCabe and I have a good professional relationship, we have a better connection, and were on the same page about a lot of things, so I dont always have to go to the local sponsors to get things done. Its great that I have a direct connection to him - we can get things done within a day,” Francis said.
Save the last dance
January 20, 2023
Cutting into a celebratory cookie cake, the secretary of the Indian Club and junior Swati Kumar kicks off the first meeting. Club board members introduced themselves and reviewed what future meetings would look like. “[I am] excited to see how far we could take this club. Indian culture is overlooked many times, so being a part of educating and celebrating it with others [is] so fun,” Kumar said.
Calling all clubs!
January 12, 2023
Librarian Lauren Reusch holds her Edible Arrangements flower bouquet and poses with principal John McCabe after announcing her winning Teacher of the Year.
Believe in your shelf: librarian Lauren Reusch wins Teacher of the Year award
Elle Rotter, Deputy Conceptual Editor-in-Chief • 1 hour ago

Dec. 9, school librarian Lauren Reusch was sitting at her desk when principal John McCabe and student photographer junior Abbi Vanvalkenburgh...

Senior Lexi Lutz, junior Jayden Blount and senior Alina wear their Ms. Understood hoodies in support of eliminating sexual violence. Lutz believes that when life does not go your way, you should follow a piece of advice.“You should channel all that negative energy into your work, what you do, who you are and being passionate,” Lutz said.
Behind Ms. Understood
January 23, 2023
A pile of Advanced Placement (AP) study books sit on a library desk. When taking AP classes, many students sacrifice other areas of their lives to keep their grades up. “Its not the fact that I am taking an AP class. I am spending more time doing the work for school than I would spend time with friends and family,” senior Noah Schell said. “It is a sacrifice I made and realized after signing up for the classes. Over the years, I have devised a system of managing my time, which sometimes means I don’t get all of the work done.”
Balancing brain power: the need to prioritize mental health over AP classes
Pathfinder Editorial Board January 19, 2023

In 2022, 424 Parkway West students took 801 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, meaning that most took two or more tests, and over a third...

In an intense game between Argentina and France, the entire world tuned in to watch the FIFA World Cup. But behind this tantalizing game remained questionable decisions FIFA got away with. “I love soccer so much, but I hate that it has to become a political thing,” varsity soccer player and junior Ava Relihan said. “Coming from the United States, where we do have so many rights, I don’t like [that] we’re hosting a global [event] in a place where so many rights are restricted.”
A red card for FIFA
December 22, 2022
A pile of Advanced Placement (AP) study books sit on a library desk. When taking AP classes, many students sacrifice other areas of their lives to keep their grades up. “Its not the fact that I am taking an AP class. I am spending more time doing the work for school than I would spend time with friends and family,” senior Noah Schell said. “It is a sacrifice I made and realized after signing up for the classes. Over the years, I have devised a system of managing my time, which sometimes means I don’t get all of the work done.”
Balancing brain power: the need to prioritize mental health over AP classes
Pathfinder Editorial Board January 19, 2023

In 2022, 424 Parkway West students took 801 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, meaning that most took two or more tests, and over a third...

Now presenting, Athletes of West, a podcast featuring Longhorn athletes each session.​​ We bring you stories from the players, both on the ground and behind the scenes, covering individual accomplishments, records they set and break, endurance and fitness, sports leadership and many more. Stay tuned!!
Athletes of West: Episode 4
Raj Jaladi, Newsletter Editor • 6 days ago

  In this episode, meet freshman Cameron Spangler and Hugo Ortbals who are playing on the varsity soccer team as freshmen. Listen...

2023 Senior Send-off Map
2023 Senior Send-off Map
November 30, 2022
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This year’s “Spotify Wrapped” was distributed to listeners everywhere, including students at Parkway West High School.
Spotify Wrapped 2022: Parkway West Edition
Claire Creely, Staff Writer • January 20, 2023

Students blast Spotify through their AirPods as they walk through the halls. Some play calm melodies when doing their school work or uplifting...

A graphic portraying “Pathfinder Wrapped 2022.” After collecting our staff’s favorite genres, artists and hits of the year, here are our highest-ranked picks.
Pathfinder Wrapped 2022
December 21, 2022
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Read Deputy Conceptual Editor-in-Chief Elle Rotter's story, "Believe in your shelf: librarian Lauren Reusch wins Teacher of the Year award" here:

https://pwestpathfinder.com/2023/02/01/believe-in-your-shelf-librarian-lauren-reusch-wins-teacher-of-the-year-award/

Read Elle Rotter's story, 'Moving onto new adventures' here:

https://pwestpathfinder.com/2023/01/31/moving-onto-new-adventures/

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