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Feeding into societal division: what happened when West failed to acknowledge Sept. 11

Feeding into societal division: what happened when West failed to acknowledge Sept. 11

Pathfinder Editorial Board

September 20, 2017


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The last time America was truly unified as a nation was 9/11. It didn’t matter who were you were, the color of your skin, or your political party of choice.

Editorial: School-wide Snapchat warrants Parkway technology policy updates

Editorial: School-wide Snapchat warrants Parkway technology policy updates

Pathfinder Editorial Board

August 28, 2017


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Despite the app being banned on school wifi, students are among the 150 million worldwide Snapchat users that utilize the platform to send 'disappearing' photos and videos. The latest craze? A school-wide Snapchat story on which students are publicly posting material ranging from drug sales to vapi...

Drug problems need to be addressed

Drug problems need to be addressed

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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The smell of marijuana permeates the hall, it is never spoken about. Why?

Common Ground moving forward

Common Ground moving forward

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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Students sitting around, sharing their feelings once a month, with students they barely know and teachers they barely see... wonderful. Emphasizing building character in the community, Common Ground is an excellent idea on paper. Character education helps students become better citizens of the world an...

My wisdom teeth made me chronically ill?

My wisdom teeth made me chronically ill?

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


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It felt like we were back to square one, and my mom spent hours researching, and talking to family members and friends. We had a friend that went through a similar situation with their daughter. She went to the Mayo Clinic, an extremely acclaimed clinic in Minnesota, and they diagnosed her with Juvenile...

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Why students need to go green and respect the community

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


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Over the past five years, through both my sister and I’s involvement at West, it’s been fairly obvious to me that our school cares a lot about its community. Whether sports teams are honoring those affected by cancer, classes are raising money for charities or students just show appreciation for our school, we d...

Physical education classes run athletes into the dust

Physical education classes run athletes into the dust

Emily Dickson and Grant Aden, Conceptual Editor in Chief and Sports Editor

March 9, 2017


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Six miles, strength training, 700 calories burned—all in a day's work for student athletes at West and it’s not from a physical education class. It’s from running cross country. Even after hours of academic activity, students then shift their focus to after school athletics practices that contin...

It only takes one to topple history

It only takes one to topple history

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2017


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Foolish violence, prejudice and fear mongering has brought St. Louis to national news infamy once again. Unknown suspects desecrated the historic Jewish Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery sometime between Feb. 19 and Feb. 20; over 200 headstones were toppled. Headstones of people who lived through the most horr...

A hard pill to swallow

A hard pill to swallow

February 28, 2017


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This is where my questions were answered. It seemed like the tides parted and all the confusing "what ifs?" of the past few months fluttered away. I had an answer as to what was wrong with me, and my rheumatologist said I had “seronegative spondylosis,” or a type of arthritis that affects the joints and spine, yet does not show up in a blood test. Basically my immune system was ...

I Took Chemo for Nothing

I Took Chemo for Nothing

February 22, 2017


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After hearing I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, my doctor told me something that would continue to haunt my waking thoughts for months. They said I needed to “adjust to the new normal,” but nothing about my situation was normal. Arthritis at the age of 15 was not normal, the dosag...

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