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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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This morning, thousands of AT&T customers were unable to call or text. Cricket Wireless also experienced outages, which would be interesting if anyone used Cricket Wireless. “I was on my way to school this morning, and I was trying to look up my schedule for my sports game tonight. It wasn’t loading, and I noticed that I didn’t have any cellular service. It made me really confused and kind of mad because I’m paying good money for this and they’re not giving me any service,” AT&T customer and sophomore Jake Herrman said.

I have no data, I must scream

Serena Liu and Lauren Holcomb February 22, 2024

Students everywhere were left shell-shocked today as they were greeted by an ominous “no connection” warning on every social media app. It soon became clear that Parkway West was the latest victim...

Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker of boygenius raise their arms in front of a fire that hearkens to the cover of Audioslaves titular debut.

Supergroup supremacy

Will Gonsior, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

It’s not hard to trace the path from Audioslave to the boys, but the two groups are also clearly distinct. Audioslave is the last vestige of the old rock order: smothered in grunge, aggressively male...

No matter the form of music —  vinyls, cassettes, CDs and playlists — anti-love songs have been apparent for decades. Whatever the genre or the context of the source material, when artists choose to be open about the realities of their relationships, it leads to vulnerability in their writing, ultimately, making timeless tracks.

Love bites

Mikalah Owens, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, classic love songs — and way too many Taylor Swift songs — are plastered everywhere. For people in a relationship, the hallmark holiday is a sentimental...

A raised fist has been a staple piece for protests amongst the United States for decades. The forceful salute is intertwined with some of the most tumultuous events involving racism. A powerful medium that artists have used is music, which has been used to push back against the constant oppression that happens in society.

Honoring Black artists

Mikalah Owens, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

From jazz, blues, R&B and hip-hop, Black artists’ creativity and talent have heavily influenced the music industry. By bringing soul, rhythm and powerful storytelling to music, they broke racial...

 Students’ favorite songs from the Korean, Bengali, Vietnamese, Russian, Tamil and Farsi languages.

Six MORE songs for your international playlist

Sravya Reddy Guda, Staff Writer January 29, 2024

Cultural diversity traces its roots across West High, featuring students fluent in Korean to Bengali to Farsi. There is no shortage of foreign customs in the halls that surround us. With that, welcome...

(Photo from Netflix) Jackie Howard stands in between brothers Alex Walter and Cole Walter as they fight to win her love. The love triangle looks to continue with Netflix’s recent renewal of the teen drama show for a second season.

Like every other teen drama: “My Life With the Walter Boys”

Ruthvi Tadakamalla, Social Media Manager January 23, 2024

Netflix’s newest teen fascination, “My Life With the Walter Boys,'' unfolds a familiar tale of love and tight-knit family drama, weaving a narrative around a predictable yet compelling love triangle....

To showcase the diversity of West High, six students come forward to share parts of their own culture with the school by sharing their favorite songs in Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Mandarin and Arabic.

Six songs for your international playlist

Sravya Reddy Guda, Staff January 12, 2024

From Portuguese to Hindi to Mandarin, our community is filled with countless languages, each with its own culture just waiting to be shared. Through this series, featuring six students at a time, members...

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” was released on Nov. 17, 2023. Based on the popular novel by author Suzanne Collins, the film has grossed over $300 million globally.

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is a thought-provoking addition to the popular franchise

Serena Liu, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2024

Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers. “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is the long-awaited prequel to the “Hunger Games” trilogy. The movie is set in Panem, a futuristic...

A scrapbook-style graphic that reads Pathfinder Favs.

Pathfinder’s 2023 favorites

Lauren Holcomb, Staff Writer January 3, 2024

Dozens of important world events happen every year, yet frequently we find years less defined by political developments but instead by cultural ones. The 1920s, in most minds, aren’t associated with...

2023 was defined by female vocalists such as Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Paramore’s Hayley Williams as their diversity and talent amongst their respective genres topped the musical charts. Williams took to Instagram to show her gratitude for having owned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 100 chart. “We know enough by now to know success doesn’t equal value. That being said, to experience the [No. 1] on this album, as this version of Paramore, is such a sweet and surreal moment to celebrate together,” Williams wrote.

A musical recap of 2023

Mikalah Owens, Staff Writer December 19, 2023

While living in a time where creativity can be dull or hard to find in music, 2023 managed to highlight some of the biggest moments in several artists’ careers. Though there were monumental accomplishments...

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