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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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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...

As summer and an iconic era in pop culture history both end, the Pathfinder staff compiled a playlist of our top songs heading into fall.

Top hits: The publication staff’s favorite songs leading into fall

Triya Gudipati, Staff Writer September 28, 2022

From the announcement of Taylor Swift’s 10th album “Midnights” to the revival of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” on the charts in the aftermath of Stranger Things, the summer of 2022 was...

Olivia Rodrigo brings in fans from all around the country dressed in fun, bright-colored clothes to watch her perform her debut album “SOUR” at The Factory in Chesterfield for her 12th show on her tour.

Olivia Rodrigo stuns the crowd with an amazing performance at The Factory

Ella Lynch, CJ1 Writer May 6, 2022

Excited energy filled the room as fans poured into The Factory Wednesday, April 20, waiting for Olivia Rodrigo, a three-time Grammy Award-winner who released her first 11-song album “SOUR” May 2021....

A graphic using album covers from our staffs top picks.

2021’s Staff Song Reviews and Top Picks

Achyuta Ambal, Staff Writer December 31, 2021

As a result of quarantine downtime, some artists pushed previous boundaries. Here are some artists and songs Pathfinder journalists have handpicked to highlight.

Red (Taylor’s Version) has received a total of 90.8 million global streams.

We’re feeling “All Too Well” after Red’s re-release

Mira Nalbandian and Leah Schroeder November 29, 2021

If you’re like us, you have been blasting Red (Taylor’s Version) since it was released. Before you say it, we know this album was already released in 2012. But if you’re a true Swiftie, you know...

On a trip to the mall, freshman Natalie Lashly views the track list to Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album “Reputation.” In its first week, the album sold over 1 million physical copies, the only one to do so in 2017. “When the re-recordings are out and I walk into a store and see the CDs or Vinyls of them, it’ll be rewarding to know people are buying music that’s permanently hers,” Lashly said.

Taylor Swift is re-recording her music and students and staff are “…Ready For It”

Anna Claywell, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

“Baby let the games begin, let the games begin,” pop star Taylor Swift’s backup singers sing as Swift’s silhouette is displayed from the big screens at the Dome at America's center over the crowd...

Olivia Rodrigo, Matt Cornett and Julie Lester in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

“drivers license”: Navigating the hit single

Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

The general public agrees, Olivia Rodrigo’s hit single “drivers license” is exactly what we needed. From Disney Channel to number one on Spotify Music, Apple Music and Amazon Music’s song charts...

An arrangement of the cover art for the songs discussed herein.

Our favorite songs of 2020

Pathfinder Staff December 31, 2020

The music industry—like most things in 2020—is winding down its most bizarre year in recent memory. But even during a time when life as we knew it came to a grinding halt, artists still managed to...

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.

“evermore” reveals an ever-growing Taylor Swift

Kathryn McAuliffe, Managing Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2020

Bring your hands together for the woman who has single-handedly saved 2020. While most of us struggled to make our weekly Zoom meetings and get dressed every day, Taylor Swift was creating some of her...

Nectar, released Sept. 25, is Japanese singer-songwriter Jojis second studio album.

Joji is back, and he brought more bops for emo teens

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2020

Since the release of his debut album “BALLADS 1” in 2018, Joji has been a mainstay in every teen sad boi hours playlist. If you’re under the age of 20 and haven’t blasted “SLOW DANCING IN THE...

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