Pathfinder

Aspiring actors and performers spend their senior year auditioning for countless collegiate training programs.

The truth about Acting School applications

Arden Dickson, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Aspiring to become a famous actor at a young age is a phase most can relate to. We are drawn to the glitz and glam of the industry, the pretty costumes, the expensive parties and the adoration that follows....

Senior section leader Abbey Thompson directs the low brass at practice. She remains socially distant and masked. “I always struggled to find motivation to get into a practice routine but with all the extra time with quarantine I was able to dedicate real time to practice. I saw a pretty big improvement not only in my sound but also my confidence as a musician,” Thompson said.

PIVOT: Arts education in action

Arden Dickson, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

I had my first dance recital when I was five years old. My mother likes to remind me that she thought I had the best costume: a black and white tulle dress, pink bows on my tap shoes and a feather in my...

Senior Arden Dickson poses for a college audition headshot.

Welcome to the Palette

Arden Dickson, Staff Writer October 5, 2020

Welcome to The Palette! My name is Arden Dickson, and I am a senior, an actor, musician and writer. I tend to go through phases frequently so it’s a little hard to explain what my hobbies and interests...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High
The Palette