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A hard pill to swallow

A hard pill to swallow

February 28, 2017


Filed under editorials

This is where my questions were answered. It seemed like the tides parted and all the confusing "what ifs?" of the past few months fluttered away. I had an answer as to what was wrong with me, and my rheumatologist said I had “seronegative spondylosis,” or a type of arthritis that affects the joints and spine, yet does not show up in a blood test. Basically my immune system was ...

Twenty three seniors take the stage at Mr. Longhorn March 1

Twenty three seniors take the stage at Mr. Longhorn March 1

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under news

Senior guys. Dancing. Dressing up in ridiculous outfits. It’s no wonder the male beauty pageant also known as Mr. Longhorn has sold out every year for the four years it has taken place. There will be 23 senior contestants competing to be crowned Mr. Longhorn. All students who signed up get to participate. “I’m...

Shoe trends straight from the hallway

Shoe trends straight from the hallway

Leigh Ann Barnett, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under a mess of curls, columns

Walking through the halls I see three main trends: the classic Chuck Taylor Converse in white, white adidas sneakers, Chacos and ankle boots. Converse Chuck Taylors have a retro look, especially when they’re a little beat up; the imperfections they get after being worn for such a long time create a cha...

Video: Welcome to the Pathfinder!

Video: Welcome to the Pathfinder!

Hannah Hoffmann, Technical Design Editor in Chief

February 28, 2017


Filed under multimedia, videos

SPIRE students draw national attention

SPIRE students draw national attention

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under news, showcase

Twenty-seven high school business students launched SPIRE, a digital marketing and creative services firm, which runs out of room 2312 through an international program called Virtual Enterprise International (VEI). “In Virtual Enterprise we actually run a virtual business. We create awesome and eye-ca...

Alumnus Brad Schiff wins Oscar nomination

Alumnus Brad Schiff wins Oscar nomination

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under A & E, showcase

In the late 80’s, alumnus Brad Schiff did not view himself as popular while attending West, but after being nominated for the Visual Effects Oscar for his work in Kubo and the Two Strings, he finds himself no stranger to Hollywood. He attended the Academy Awards last night in Los Angeles. “There i...

Oscar nomination roars with triumph

Oscar nomination roars with triumph

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under news

Though the movie Lion only earned over $30 million, it demonstrates an indescribable level of joy woven into a story of pain and sorrow that is not shown in a typical commercial movie. Directors Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder make sure that everyone’s heart will be touched by this movie, especially because o...

Susan Dean earns place in the Hall of Fame

Susan Dean earns place in the Hall of Fame

Grant Aden, Sports Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under showcase, sports

After 31 years of mentoring players, varsity volleyball coach Susan Dean has been selected for the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. “Our organization has been around for a long time, and every couple of years they have an induction. Right now there are a total 18...

Health classes raise money for Kids Under Twenty One

Health classes raise money for Kids Under Twenty One

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

February 23, 2017


Filed under news

For the first time, Health teacher Katelyn McCreary’s fifth hour class sold slime during first and second lunch for $1 to raise money for Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO). KUTO is a non-profit organization that helps and informs teens about depression, anxiety and suicide. The organization visited ...

“Angry Birds: Blast” game app Review

“Angry Birds: Blast” game app Review

Alex Rossi, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under A & E, games

The Angry Birds are back seven years after the app was first released now that Angry Birds: Blast is now available. Join them against their world renowned villains, the Green Pigs. The game is a tap-to-match puzzle game, that doesn't have a story. As with all Angry Birds games, players’ ultimate objective ...

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