The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High


Throughout the year, the Pathfinder has welcomed an excellent addition of new stories to our site. Certain stories have especially caught viewers’ and writers’ eyes: take a look at this year’s extraordinary articles in the 2023-2024 Pathfinder Wrapped.

2023-2024 Pathfinder Wrapped

Pathfinder Editorial Board May 30, 2024

All good things must eventually come to an end, and as the 2023-2024 school year finally draws its curtains closed, students reflect on all the memories that they forged this year. Likewise, it’s time...

Resting on a map of Gaza, surrounded by a littering of lyric cutouts from the recently released diss tracks from rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar, sits a phone playing rapper Macklemore’s newest single “Hind’s Hall.” Dedicated to student protesters in the United States and current victims of the conflict in Gaza, the song addressed national leaders who ignore the current conflict as well as the public community in a message of resistance. “Art, in its purest form, is resistance. Art, in its purest form, is from the heart, and it connects with people. It brings people together. The day that I stop following my heart and talking about things in the world that matter is the day that I don’t need to be on stage anymore. Today is not that day,” Macklemore announced at a live concert in Wellington, New Zealand on March 13.

Music for a movement

Risa Cidoni, Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2024

Disclaimer: Some links in this article contain explicit lyrics or profanity.  The age of peak modern hip-hop controversy has begun.  Arguably, the most thrilling topic in music news amidst the...

Hidden Corners: Uncovering the murals of West

Hidden Corners: Uncovering the murals of West

Sravya Reddy Guda, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Parkway West High is home to countless students and nearly six decades' worth of history. While much of its history has been lost over time as students and teachers leave and move on to the next chapter...

Four rom-com books from the library that are reviewed below.

Smiles and swoons

Keira Lang, Staff Writer May 22, 2024

The Parkway West library is the pinnacle of education in our building. There, we socialize, research, explore and read. But looming bookshelves can be overwhelming, and some might not want to tackle the...

Though the 13 year anticipation of graduation has finally culminated to its climax, the conflicted emotional baggage that comes along with it hasn’t settled down just yet. With one final summer left with the class of 2024, reminiscing in the good times, while making memories and preparing for the future, the tracks associated with the season are bound to become, in the words of singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, “Future Nostalgia.” So blast that song, scream that tune and anything else that’ll solidify the moments and memories made with the graduated seniors.

You’re gonna go far

Triya Gudipati, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2024

This weekend, Parkway West said its final goodbye to the class of 2024. From entering high school as confused teenagers, navigating education through Zoom boxes and online learning, to exiting as mature,...

Students’ favorite songs from the Greek, Urdu, Telugu, Haitian Creole, Cuban Spanish and Sanskrit languages.

FINAL six songs for your international playlist

Sravya Reddy Guda, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

Welcome back to the international playlist series, featuring the FINAL six bilingual students, and languages ranging from Greek to Haitian Creole to Sanskrit. This series has featured a total of 18 students...

Dream interpretations are an important part of psychoanalysis, a method of analyzing psychic phenomena and treating emotional disorders. Dream interpretations originated at the end of the 19th century when neurologist Sigmund Freud set out his theory that dreams carry a message from our subconscious. There are three main types of theories: the cognitive theory — the idea that how and what people think leads to the arousal of emotions, physiological theory — responses within the body that are responsible for emotions and psychodynamic theory — the focus on psychological drives within individuals that explain behavior and personality.

Decoding the depths of dreamscapes

Samari Sanders, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

  Some experts hold that dreams — these mental, emotional or sensory experiences that happen in our sleep — may come from skills we use in the real world or memories. All of the information...

Rested against a rainbow of colored pencils, a phone plays singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams’ single “Risk.” Abrams released the song as the lead single to her upcoming album “The Secret of Us.” “We had real, true fun writing this album. There were also the occasional tears. Audrey [Hobert] and I wrote ‘Risk’ on our couch at home,” Abrams wrote on Instagram.

“Risk”-ing it all: Singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams captures the most universally frustrating feeling

Emily Early, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2024

On the deluxe version of her last album, singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams sings “We could go yellow to black overnight” in “Two People.” Coincidentally, her new song, preceding the black and gray...

With spring blossoming and hundreds of beauty products on the market, picking products for your needs can be a daunting process. But spring is the perfect opportunity to experiment with hair care and makeup products, marking a transformation into the new season.

In full bloom

Lia Emry, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Spring into haircare products Dream Coat Supernatural Spray by Color Wow  — $28 This anti-frizz hair care product, formulated by hairstylist Chris Appleton — famed for his work, particularly...

Comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David came up with the idea for the premise of “Seinfeld,” the show about nothing, after they realized that there’s nothing funnier than two funny people just talking. “[‘Seinfeld’ is different from other sitcoms] because no other show delves as deeply into the intricacies of society in a way that Jerry Seinfeld and the crew do whenever they get into wacky adventures,” said senior and “Seinfeld” enthusiast Tommy Eschbach.

No hugging, no learning

Lauren Holcomb April 29, 2024

  What’s the deal with the “Seinfeld” finale?  Long-running HBO sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm” recently ended on April 7th, 2024. The finale episode, “No Lessons Learned,” was...

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