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Editorial: Caffeine or Quarantine

A student drinks coffee during school. Students currently bring coffee to school from places like Starbucks, Panera, and 6 North.

Pathfinder Editorial Board

October 30, 2017

Encouraging individual and healthy snacks, the Parkway food policy frowns upon the sharing of food with other students and tries to steer students towards healthy, contamination-free food options in order to avoid possibly life threatening allergic reactions. Despite this stance, West High has opened ...

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

Firefighters douse flames and search for survivors in the rubble of the Twin Towers in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Pathfinder Editorial Board

September 20, 2017

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

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

Students exchange money in the hallway.

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

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

Common Ground moving forward

Students discuss social issues such as racism, sexism and discrimination in Common Ground small group discussions.

Bennett Davis, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

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

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

Bags of trash pile up as the road connecting the middle and high school is cleared of litter.

Carly Anderson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017

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

Teacher Tim Corteville instructs his primarily freshman P.E. class from the side of the pool as a part of the swim unit.

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

Central High junior Tyler Ramatowski is a great great grandchild of the Rudmans, who are buried in Chesed Shel Emeth.

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

Priest took pills for joint pain and chemotherapy treatment to prevent her immune system from attacking her joints.

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 ...

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