Most popular stories of 2016
Emily Dickson, Conceptual Editor in Chief
Join the Pathfinder staff as we reflect on the most viewed stories in 2016, from political editorials, to student talking points. Check out the best stories published in the last year:
The battle to become a man
Freshman Tony Morse is a huge alternative music fan and absolutely loves animals. He is a boy full of hopes and dreams of fully transforming into his true self. The only difference separating him from his peers is that Morse came out as transgender in March 2014. “I wasn’t exactly happy as a girl, but when I came out as Tony, I felt a lot better since I could be a boy not only on the inside...
Boys basketball prepares for district playoffs
When hard work, dedication and teamwork come together, the record speaks for itself, and it did 20-5. All the players are thinking about is one word; playoffs.
You’ll Pay For This album review
“Scrappier and punkier” than ever, experimental rock band Bear Hands is back with their third LP, You’ll Pay For This. While it isn’t very “punk-y” per say, the album is well composed for such an unbridled style of music.
Teachers sing “A Thousand Miles”
Integrity in Parkway SADF falters with some student volunteers
In the eyes of health teachers, high school students in Drug Free programs are role models for younger students on how to live a healthy lifestyle—for the most part.
Parkway Responds to Clown Threats
On Sunday Oct. 2, Superintendent Keith Marty sent out an email blast informing parents of a potential security threat related to the national "creepy clown" scares. Throughout the United States, there have been sightings of creepy clowns trying to lure children into dangerous situations. Local sightings include Jefferson County and Granite City according to KMOX. Multiple schools in St. Louis C...
Colyer brothers fight to stay at West
Juniors petition to prevent transfer students from returning to their home district of Riverview Gardens district.
Most eligible Longhorns for Valentine’s Day: seniors
Five senior men. 2 weeks 'til Valentine's Day. Make sure to secure yourself a date with one of Parkway West's most eligible bachelors.
Burger battle ensues at Circle 7
Circle 7, owned and operated by two West families, the Ferretti’s and the Coy’s, collaborated with the school in a burger battle competition, an inter-grade contest in which each class designs and sells a gourmet burger at Circle 7. The contest formally begins on Sept. 7, and anyone can support their grade in the burger battle. One dollar from every burger purchased will benefit each par...
Dr. Beth Middendorf named St. Louis Assistant Principal of the Year
Beyond the job requirements of assistant principal, the award seeks to honor a person who makes a substantial and outstanding contribution to the school community.
STP: Religion in school
Religion’s presence in public school cannot be denied, but its implications are vast and often overlooked. Is West still an environment where students are allowed to freely speak their minds, or does discussing religion hinder educational advancement? In a public school where tolerance is the norm, five students, all of different belief systems, divulge how their religious and moral practices implement...
Parkway students use Twitter as a vehicle of district harassment: Storify
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Most eligible Longhorns for Valentine’s Day: juniors
Read up on the most eligible Longhorn Bachelors: the junior edition.
Sophomores survive car accident at Manchester Smoothie King
New Year’s resolutions of health and healing may be popular, but for sophomores Andrew Eickmann and Kyle Crews, they have become particularly applicable due to an accident in the last days of 2015.