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Junior Charles Walsh speaks his way to success

Junior Charles Walsh speaks his way to success

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Requiring a smooth voice, junior Charles Walsh tries his best to speak into the microphone with poise and charm. If the recording is not good enough, he records over and over again. Finally, he saves the polished recording and sends the audition to his producer. “I started [voice acting] one or two years...

English teacher Taylor Rose returns to West

English teacher Taylor Rose returns to West

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Rose: “I have always wanted to be a teacher, as so many empowering women in my family have served as teachers. From playing school with my cousins as a child to working in various educational experiences in the community, I knew that I wanted to d...

Senior Adam Johnson helps Gateway Off-Road Cyclists build biking trail

Senior Adam Johnson helps Gateway Off-Road Cyclists build biking trail

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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People of all ages enjoy walks in the woods and exciting bike rides through the hills year round, but the hard work that goes into the construction of those paths is not widely known. Senior Adam Johnson has been helping the Gateway Off-Road Cyclists (GORC) build several miles of trail in the St. Louis...

Getting to know teacher assistant Erin Fitzsimmons

Getting to know teacher assistant Erin Fitzsimmons

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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Pathfinder: What is your job? Fitzsimmons: “I am a study hall teacher and interventionist, though my official title is teaching assistant.” Is this your first time doing this? “Not exactly, I have been in the education field for two years. I previously worked in the social studies dep...

Senior Kathryn Kerckhoff sports her new ride

Senior Kathryn Kerckhoff sports her new ride

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 21, 2017


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A brand new Permobil F5 VS powerchair has been a life changer for senior Kathryn Kerckhoff. Kathryn, who has epilepsy and cerebral palsy, received the new wheelchair in July that allows her to stand up. “Due to amazing engineers and a lot of research from the company Permobil, all at the ease of b...

Senior Kaleigh Stanfield overcomes another rare injury

Senior Kaleigh Stanfield overcomes another rare injury

Hannah Hoffmann, Technical Design Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


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Juggling five different orders at once, senior Kaleigh Stanfield handles a midday coffee rush with practiced ease. The change comes when she has to lean out the drive through window: there is a pop, a sudden stabbing pain and a distressing reminder of the condition she has to endure. For the student...

Student Spotlight: Airi Murray

Student Spotlight: Airi Murray

Sydney Kinzy, Photo Editor

November 17, 2017


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Players crack their knuckles in preparation for the big game. A win in amateur leagues could mean a scholarship or a big pay day. One local competition had $40,000 to dish out to the victors. This may sound like a scene before a baseball or soccer championship, but it is not. Senior Airi Murray is a major fan a...

Sophomore Susie Seidel joins social media influencers with a new blog

Sophomore Susie Seidel joins social media influencers with a new blog

Gabrielle Davis, Convergent Media Writer

November 16, 2017


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Visit susieseidel.weebly.com and you’ll find posts about lifestyle, food and travel accompanied by high quality pictures, all created by sophomore Susie Seidel on Sept. 8. Seidel created a blog in hopes of building her experience with social media and writing to improve future applications to col...

Sophomore Emma Whittenburg moves from East Asia to the Midwest

Sophomore Emma Whittenburg moves from East Asia to the Midwest

Maddie Cooke, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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With over 24 million people living in Shanghai, sophomore Emma Whittenburg and her family were among millions who thrived in this busy Chinese city for five years. However, in Sept. of 2017, Whittenburg and her family made the decision to come back to the United States in order to further her fat...

Music teacher Brian Parrish inspires student musicians

Music teacher Brian Parrish inspires student musicians

Maria Newton, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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Inspired by his own instructors, music teacher Brian Parrish uses his charisma and passion for music to influence all types of young musicians. Although no one in his immediate family is a musician by trade, Parrish has always been surrounded by music. “My family was doing music all through...

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