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Racquetball places first at National Championship

Racquetball places first at National Championship

Ellie Widowski, News Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under news

For the first time in Parkway West history, the racquetball team won the National High School Racquetball Championship. The tournament lasted from Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5 and took place in St. Louis at Vetta Concord, in South County and the Missouri Athletic Club West, in Town and Country. “Nationals...

Lacrosse team grows with 22 new freshmen

Lacrosse team grows with 22 new freshmen

Gabriel Weber, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under sports

After the JV team outscored opponents 14-6 and varsity ended 11-13 last season, returning members and coaches have high expectations for the current lacrosse season. “[The program] is a great balance between  having fun and being competitive,” varsity assistant coach Tom Herpel said. “Lear...

Gateway2Change summit motivates change

Gateway2Change summit motivates change

Dani Fischer, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under news, showcase

St. Louis has seen its fair share of race-based issues. Spurred by the events in Ferguson in 2014, many conversations about inequality in race, sexuality and religion have been brought to the surface. Gateway2Change, a seminar series put on by Character Plus Education, seeks to be the forum for students...

Racing for a Cure

Racing for a Cure

Lilly Bucher, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under news, showcase

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a foundation that fundraises to support breast cancer research. For junior class secretary Sandy Fitzwilliam and business teacher Laura Glenn, both breast cancer survivors, the cause is near to both of their hearts.  Fitzwilliam was diagnosed with breast cancer N...

New York Lookbook

New York Lookbook

Leigh Ann Barnett, Columnist

March 28, 2017


Filed under a mess of curls, columns, showcase

While over 60 members of the senior class travelled to Cancun, Mexico for spring break, Haley Tiepelman and I opted for the bright lights and big city of New York. What was once a trading post for colonists is now a thriving city full of life and new opportunities. It’s one of the major fashion...

Key Club and Longhorn Council unite to host Cash-for-Cancer

Key Club and Longhorn Council unite to host Cash-for-Cancer

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017


Filed under news, showcase

Rather than continuing Key Club’s tradition of hosting Cash-for-Cancer, for the first time the club combined efforts with Longhorn Council (LoCo) and will host the event together at the pep rally Friday March 24. Just like previous years, all proceeds raised from raffle tickets sold by Key Club...

Cheer trims down program with incoming freshmen

Cheer trims down program with incoming freshmen

Gaby Van Winkle, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under sports

With the 23 incoming freshmen trying out for cheer on top of the 52 other people trying out, the program has no other realistic choice but to make cuts. “To me it’s really great that cheer is becoming a cut sport now,” varsity cheer captain and senior Kristen Baranski said. “When I started...

Throwback Thursday: Michael Butler

Throwback Thursday: Michael Butler

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under features, people of west, throwback thursday

Pathfinder: How would you like people to remember you for who you are?    Butler: I would like people to remember me for my kindness and my personal accomplishments on the football team like earning my varsity letter, and winning the district title last year. What coach has had a big impact o...

Returning to life after chemo

Returning to life after chemo

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under editorials, showcase

I still have good and bad days. After all, my body is still fully recovering from the harsh treatment of my medical endeavours. I routinely see my integrated medicine doctor, continually take my vitamins and follow a diet of fresh and healthy foods. Supplying my body with the appropriate fuel is critical...

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