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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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The Save Womens Sports Act is a bill proposed to ban transgender women from competing in sports from middle school to college. Ten states have already enacted similar policies, Missouri becoming the 11th on August 28.

Save Women’s Sports Act changes the game for Missouri’s trans athletes

Triya Gudipati, Staff Writer June 2, 2022

Save Women’s Sports, a term coined by those who oppose transgender women competing in women’s sports is becoming law. On March 2, State Senator Mike Moon of the 29th Senatorial District proposed the...


Board member-elect Tiffany Mapp Franklin was recently voted onto the school board as a replacement for Kristy Klein Davis. Davis was offered a job transfer in Florida and had to resign from her position. “I have been asked to run for the past two years, and I was considering it, but I also [was involved] with other activities that took a lot of time, so it wasn’t an ideal moment to run. When this vacancy occurred, it seemed like it was at the right time,” Franklin said.

Meet your new Parkway Board of Education member: Tiffany Mapp Franklin

Elizabeth Franklin and Achyuta Ambal May 31, 2022

Parkway Board of Education member Kristy Klein Davis will officially be resigning June 3 due to a new job opportunity. The Board followed a transparent process of interviewing the candidates who applied...

A leaked initial draft of the Supreme Court of the United States majority opinion included a call to overturn 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade. Image used under Creative Commons Licenses.

BREAKING: Student responses to SCOTUS leak on possible Roe v. Wade overturn

Pathfinder Editorial Board May 4, 2022

CONTENT WARNING: The following article mentions abortion, sex, rape, sexual assault and incest due to the nature of the topic. Monday, May 2, at 8:32 p.m., POLITICO released an initial draft of the...

Ukrainian refugees on the Poland-Ukraine border.

Close to home: how the Ukrainian-Russian War impacts us

Serena Liu, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

The sky is gray. A few cars are parked on the edge of a dusty road on the Polish-Ukrainian border. Carefully cradling a child swathed in blankets, a small family of Ukrainian refugees prepares to board...

Sophomores Lia Emry, Angie Ren, Kayden Senseney and Serena Liu (bottom row, left to right) discuss their favorite competing athletes, Chloe Kim, Nathan Chen and Eileen Gu (top row, left to right), in the Winter Olympics.
(“Mascot Ceremony of Freestyle skiing – Womens Halfpipe at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne on 20 January 2020.”b y Martin Rulsch. “Nathan Chen at the 2018 Internationaux de France - Awarding ceremony” by David W. Carmichael.  “Gold medallist Chloe Kim during the victory ceremony of the Womens Snowboard Slopestyle at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.” by IOC Young Reporters. All photos used under Creative Commons Licenses.)

Asian American Olympians break through stereotypes during the Winter Olympics

Emma Herrmann, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

After being told to go back to China or receiving racist messages online, Asian American athletes excelled in the international Winter Olympics Games. Americans celebrated two highly talented Olympians...

Graphic depicting the Pathfinders drive to support the unhoused population of St. Louis.

The Pathfinder’s spring drive for the unhoused

Pathfinder Editorial Board February 15, 2022

This month, the Pathfinder will be collecting housing move-in supplies to support the unhoused population in St. Louis. In our January Editorial, we advocated for maintaining a ‘holiday spirit’ year...

Transgender students and other members of the LGBTQ+ community gather to support a petition for gender-neutral bathrooms, wanting to gain access to a gender-neutral bathroom on each floor of the school.

Transgender and non-binary students petition for gender-neutral bathrooms

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator February 8, 2022

DESIGN SOLUTION: Offer multiple gender-neutral bathrooms throughout the school so that transgender, genderfluid and non-binary students have a bathroom to use.  One in four members of the LGBTQ+ community...

Phones are a major problem between students and teachers, but why?

Obstruction of learning or a beneficial tool?

Ashlyn Gillespie, Sports and News Section Editor January 14, 2022

Are you a teacher who relates to this broken record situation: “Hm? What did you say?” as the student slips the Airpod out of their hood, obviously not listening to the entire lecture you just gave....

Ready for action, the Parkway School Eats food truck prepares to serve students and staff. The food truck made its debut at Fern Ridge High School. “My biggest hope for the truck is that it serves as not [only] an inspirational tool for the district but also an educational one. If we can inspire students to learn more about small businesses, food service, hospitality, catering, or finances and educate them on the process, it will be a win-win for the district,” District Executive Chef Robert Grotha said.

Parkway cooks up a new street eats option with the introduction of food trucks

Anna Claywell, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

Equipped with refrigerators, a stove, a prep station and more, Parkway's bright orange food truck rolls into the parking lot. The truck chefs anticipate kids running to get food from them instead of students...

A photo illustration showing a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Round two: COVID-19 booster vaccines

Mira Nalbandian, Managing Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2021

As the world goes through phase after phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, through stay-at-home orders, vaccine distribution and mask mandates, we prepare to enter a new stage. The Centers for Disease Control...

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