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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

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

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

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

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...

Pooh Bear: the cure to cancer

Pooh Bear: the cure to cancer

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2017

Oh, Instagram challenges str just another hat we put on to make ourselves look benevolent on the Internet.

Parkway students use Twitter as a vehicle of district harassment: Storify

Parkway students use Twitter as a vehicle of district harassment: Storify

Pathfinder Editorial Board

February 11, 2016

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STP: Religion in school

STP: Religion in school

Betsy Wait and Claire Smout

February 1, 2016

Religion’s presence in public school cannot be denied, but its implications are vast and often overlooked. Is West still an environment where students are allowed to freely speak their minds, or does discussing religion hinder educational advancement? In a public school where tolerance is the norm,...

All you need to know about gender-neutral bathrooms

All you need to know about gender-neutral bathrooms

Kathryn Harter, Multimedia Editor

January 26, 2016

Wondering why places have gender-neutral bathrooms? Here's some quick info about them.

Meet the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer

January 4, 2016

That's right... It's presidential election time again. Get to know your candidates for the 2016 presidential election race.

Student privilege to eat off-campus lunch

Student privilege to eat off-campus lunch

Hasan Baig, Staff Writer

December 24, 2015

Students are forced to hang out in the cafeteria and eat the cafeteria food for lunch unless they bring their own.

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