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Junior Ashley Spillman represents West at Gateway2Change panel

Junior Ashley Spillman represents West at Gateway2Change panel

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

November 21, 2017


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As a member of Gateway2Change, junior Ashley Spillman was one of five students in the St. Louis area selected to speak at a panel about Gateway2Change for education commissioners from around the country on Nov. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.   “They were essentially asked to serve on this panel for the Co...

Senior Ryan O’Connor reaches 1,000 debate points after three years

Senior Ryan O’Connor reaches 1,000 debate points after three years

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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Over the course of three years, senior Ryan O'Connor has accomplished something that many debate students hope to achieve. He is the first student this year to be a Quad Ruby competitor, which means that he has acquired at least 1,000 debate points. A debate student gets six points for a win, and three...

Honors English students strive to complete a novel in the month of November

Honors English students strive to complete a novel in the month of November

Sabrina Bohn, Carly Anderson, and Sydney Kinzy

November 17, 2017


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Students in Kim Hanan-West’s Honors English I class are getting hands-on writing experience by participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), with the goal of completing a 50,000 word novel by Nov. 30. “A lot of what we’re doing is together, sort of collaborative learning, and it’s t...

Four band students accepted into St. Louis All-Suburban Concert Band

Four band students accepted into St. Louis All-Suburban Concert Band

Emily Dickson, Sabrina Bohn, and Dani Fischer

November 7, 2017


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After weeks of practicing the same few sets of scales, rudiments and excerpts, four band students, percussionist and junior Justin Cupps, oboist and junior Gwyn Allendorph, tubist and junior John Eyermann and trombonist and sophomore Charlie Foy were accepted into the St. Louis All-Suburban band. After...

ASAP students learn more on trust through field trip to Parkway North

ASAP students learn more on trust through field trip to Parkway North

Chris Bass, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Members of the African-American Student Acceleration Program (ASAP) participated in a high ropes course at Parkway North High School on Oct 20. The group aims to help young African American students pursue a higher education and as a means of team building. Usual for persuading higher academics to yo...

Health careers field trip takes students to Mercy Hospital

Health careers field trip takes students to Mercy Hospital

Carly Anderson, Managing EiC Intern

October 31, 2017


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Instead of sitting through periods two through four like your typical Friday morning, 15 students attended the Mercy Health Careers field trip along with dozens of other local high schools on Oct. 20 to learn about a variety of available health care careers. “As soon as I walked in and saw the trauma...

Color guard wins prestigious award

Color guard wins prestigious award

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Saturdays are usually reserved for sleeping in, hanging out with friends, and catching up on sleep. This Saturday, however, the marching band earned the Best Auxiliary Award at the Jaguar Pride Marching Invitational, as well as Best Visual and second place in their division. “When you go to a competition...

Parkway food pantry opens doors to all families

Parkway food pantry opens doors to all families

Carly Anderson, Managing EiC Intern

October 20, 2017


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Parkway Northeast Middle School held the grand opening for the new district-wide food pantry on Oct. 10, and is looking to include any students or families living within the Parkway district. “You don’t have to attend a Parkway school, like there may be a family that goes somewhere else or has lit...

Sophomore Brynn Haun elected to homecoming court

Sophomore Brynn Haun elected to homecoming court

Sabrina Bohn and Carly Anderson

October 16, 2017


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The school community continues to support sophomore Brynn Haun in her fight against cancer by electing her to be a homecoming court maid. “It was really awesome to see her [at homecoming], and it was just good to be all together as friends again,” sophomore and friend Natalie Hitchcock said. “By seeing her walk at the pep rally, I’m not gonna lie, I kind of started bursting into tears because we...

Powder puff turns to turmoil

Powder puff turns to turmoil

Pathfinder Editorial Board

October 13, 2017


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A 14-14 tie. The annual powder puff game is a staple of homecoming week, and a moment for the junior and senior women to take the field and compete with packed stands cheering them on. For the last 10 years, the seniors have won handily. As the tie was announced last night, cries of upset rose out of the ...

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