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During the 54th annual graduation commencement ceremony at St. Charles Family Arena, principal Jeremy Mitchell applauds cum laude students academic achievement. Mitchell has been the principal at West High for the past 12 years and plans to retire after the 21-22 school year ends. “Kids are good. I get irritated by news reports and friends [who say,] ‘Oh, I couldn’t do it, how do you put up with those high schoolers?’ Are you kidding me? I mean, you guys are great. Anytime I doubt that something happens, and boom. So I think thats the lesson that has been verified and reinforced year after year,” Mitchell said. “Its fun because I have my own children, and when Im with those kids, its kind of the same thing. I just think the teenage years are really interesting. Thats why I work here. I’ve been going to school since 1978, and its just so fun to see the growth in students. So I think my life lesson is learned from that enjoyment.”
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Madi Michajliczenko, Conceptual Editor in Chief • May 27, 2022

The Save Womens Sports Act is a bill proposed to ban transgender women from competing in sports from middle school to college. Ten states have already enacted similar policies, Missouri becoming the 11th on August 28.
Save Women's Sports Act changes the game for Missouri's trans athletes
Triya Gudipati, Staff Writer • June 2, 2022

Save Women’s Sports, a term coined by those who oppose transgender women competing in women’s sports is becoming law. On March 2, State Senator...

“I say to students, music is unique in that the moment after you make the music, it instantly disappears. The only thing that remains after the music is gone is the change in people from the music-making process. We are in the business of changing people and improving people,” Parrish said.
Choir teacher Brian Parrish finishes his last year at West with a perfect score
Jordan Scales, Staff Writer • June 3, 2022

After 10 years at West, choir teacher Brian Parrish will be transferring to Clayton High School. In Parrish’s last year at West, he and the...

Physically, Yemen and Ukraine are only four countries apart, yet reporters call wars in Yemen “uncivilized,” not doing the same in Ukraine. Moreover, Russia has committed many war crimes in Ukraine by purposely targeting civilians, behavior not deemed “uncivilized” by news outlets.
A crisis in our news: the media is failing people of color
Audrija Ghosh, Awards Coordinator • June 2, 2022

Uncivilized. The singular word echoes through the heads of countless Middle Easterners, used yet again by the West against people of color. But,...

There are hundreds of labels within the LGBTQ community, much lacking proper representation.
Labeled
May 17, 2022
At the Suburban Conference Green Pool, a track and field competition at Ladue High School, senior Micah Harris starts the first leg in his 4x200 meter relay. Harris, along with seniors Ja’marion Wayne and Tre Bell and junior Brian Cambell, ran a time of 1:30:47 and placed first overall. “In the moment, all I could think about was running my quickest, so we could have a decent lead. It felt good seeing we placed first,” Harris said.
Senior Micah Harris’ journey to Louisiana State University
Samari Sanders , Staff Writer • May 27, 2022

Senior Micah Harris’ feet pound quickly on the track, a gust of wind hitting his face. Time rapidly passes as he approaches his last 50 meters....

A graphic of the 2021-22 senior staff for the Pathfinder.
Class of 2022 seniors reflect on high school experiences
Pathfinder Editorial Board May 13, 2022

It’s safe to say our high school experience was like no other. We lived through a pandemic, political chaos and national racial movements....

What would you name your child?
What would you name your child?
Triya Gudipati and Nidhi Pejathaya June 3, 2022

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Abbott Elementary cast in a promotional photo. From left to right: Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Quinta Brunson, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Chris Perfetti. Promotional posters are available for free use.
ABC’s "Abbott Elementary" blends sharp humor with real struggles
Elizabeth Franklin, Opinions Editor • June 3, 2022

Making her debut appearance as creator, Quinta Brunson’s “Abbott Elementary” is a show about the good, the bad and the in-between of educating...

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