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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

Pathfinder

The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

Pathfinder

Our water fountains have personalities! Some are strong and used a lot; some seem sick and need replacement, while others are just very, very old. It’s almost like they have personalities . . . Well, what if they do?

The water fountains are alive!

Ashlyn Gillespie, Deputy Managing Editor in Chief 4 days ago

First Floor   Cafeteria: The “Hot Stuff” Some people like this water fountain, and some don’t. I think the water is warm and weird, but if you’re thirsty during lunch, it’ll do...

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 music at the gym. For students, like junior Katherine Goodwin,...

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

Emily Early, Features Editor December 21, 2022

Welcome to Pathfinder Wrapped 2022.  Like Spotify Wrapped — and other streaming platforms’ versions — the Pathfinder is revisiting our year in music. And we were quite the listeners. Our staff...

The cover of “Disenchanted” depicts the returning cast from the original “Enchanted” and added roles. We love this movie series, but we were shocked at the announcement of a sequel. Between reused plot lines and confusing character arcs, “Disenchanted” was underwhelming.

“Disenchanted:” the Disney sequel we didn’t need

Elle Rotter and Emily Early December 21, 2022

“Enchanted:” a princess is thrown into the harsh reality of New York City, only to find herself and fall in love along the way. “Disenchanted:” a perfect plotline ruined by Disney’s attempt...

True crime viewership is increasing, with one out of three Americans watching it at least once weekly. It’s time to start paying more attention to how much time we spend viewing true crime because the adrenaline it causes can easily become an obsession.

Who’s to blame? The truth behind true crime addiction

Sabrina Urdaneta, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

With Netflix’s release of the first season of “DAHMER - The Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” a glaring spotlight was put on both true crime and its effects on its audience. The show accumulated...

Sitting on fellow contestants’ shoulders, senior Christian Fleming celebrates his victory. Fleming was crowned “Mr. Longhorn” after a display of his occupation, talent and formal attire. “I really wasn’t [expecting to win]. I was just excited to come out on top. All the guys did phenomenally,” Fleming said.

A night like no other

Emily Early, Serena Liu, and Elizabeth Franklin November 22, 2022

Beams of blinding lights in hues of purple, pink and blues shine on the theater stage. The audience’s fervor bleeds into the atmosphere’s high energy, and as lively music blasts through the theater,...

Seniors Abigail Wheeler and Grace Fotheringham hand candy to a princess at the varsity cheer trunk. Fotheringham helped decorate with streamers and loved interacting with kids and seeing their costumes. I love kids, and it [was] a great way [for them] to get involved at West. It was such a cute idea, Fotheringham said.

Spooktacular Trunk or Treat trunks reviewed

Ashlyn Gillespie, Deputy Managing Editor in Chief October 31, 2022

One hundred elementary kids lined the faculty parking lot at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. High school teams and clubs greeted cats, princesses, pirates, Ender Dragons and even Pennywise walking across...

The poster for Parkway West Dramatics Companys performance of Silent Sky. Students in the cast and crew of the production rehearsed and worked for two months leading up to the performances. Everybody in the cast and crew is challenged in some way [during the play], and being able to see the final product of [hard work] and having the audience watch it is so cool, theatre department teacher and play director Amie Gossett said.

The shining stars of ‘Silent Sky’

Elizabeth Franklin, Opinions Editor October 31, 2022

A sparkling sky of stars lights the theater as a trilling piano melody ascends into the aisles of a dark theater, the spirit of anticipation and wonder imbuing a hushed crowd. Five actors, a director and...

Including 13 new songs and seven surprise bonus tracks, musical artist Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” album engages fans across the globe. Swift released her 10th studio album on Oct. 21. In an Instagram post, Swift covered the backstory of her song inspirations. “Midnights, the stories of 13 sleepless nights, will be released Oct. 21. Meet me at midnight.

Taylor Swift’s new album leaves us in her lavender haze

Spontaneous surprises Taylor Swift fans, or “Swifties,” from around the world sat with their tissue boxes and headphones. They prepared themselves for the album of a lifetime Oct. 21. When the clock...

Distorted images of teen TV shows “Pretty Little Liars,” “Riverdale” and “Euphoria,” all of which feature adult actors and mature themes. Both “Euphoria” and “Pretty Little Liars” made it onto Teen Vogue’s “10 Best Teen TV Shows of the 2010s” list. Meanwhile, according to Mediaweek and Deadline, “Riverdale” was one of Netflix’s most popular shows across a global scale.

The distorted reflection of teens in television

Elizabeth Franklin, Opinions Editor October 17, 2022

I will be the first to admit that I love trashy shows. Reality TV, vulgar comedies, stupid Hallmark movies — I will watch all of it. But in my latest binge of TV series, my focus has been on media that...

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