Pathfinder

  • It's bagel day! Buy your bagels to support the senior class!

  • Did you play a fall sport or participate in a performing art? Have a 3.0 GPA? Pick up your free Best of West tee shirt from Mrs. Debenport!

African-American students strive to embody qualities of leadership

African-American students strive to embody qualities of leadership

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Pairs of eyes peer into sponsor Carly Roach’s gaze as she explains why all African-American students in the school are in this room. Why have they been singled out? “The very first meeting we had, you could feel there was a lot of distrust in the room. [So] we talked about the elephant in the ...

Students bring a dead language to life

Students bring a dead language to life

Fatema Rehmani, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Reading the works of classical authors like Cicero and translating, Latin students focus on bringing back Roman history. Labeled as “dead” and thought of as ancient or a language of the past, Latin teacher Tom Herpel works to keep it alive. “I chose Latin because at the time I was studying for the spel...

Gateway to Change teaches students about social, economic and community issues

Gateway to Change teaches students about social, economic and community issues

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Community, News

I can go shopping without someone assuming that I am shoplifting, or that I am dangerous in the store, or without being followed reads English teacher Kim Hanan-West to a room full of 80 students from across the Metropolitan St. Louis Area. I can easily find band-aids that match my skin tone. Hanan...

Quill and Scroll Members capitalize on Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” to help other students

Quill and Scroll Members capitalize on Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” to help other students

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Piles of garbage bags covered the floor of room 3000 for a week as Convergence Journalism students walked single file throughout the classroom to avoid falling over the clothing-filled stack. “Over the summer I was consulting other high school advisers at the Herff Jones Yearbook Camp on how to ...

Students write letters to Marjory Stoneman Douglas students on the anniversary of the Parkland shooting

Students write letters to Marjory Stoneman Douglas students on the anniversary of the Parkland shooting

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

February 12, 2019


Filed under Community, News

Thursday will mark the one year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, FL Feb. 14, 2018, a former student opened fire, claiming the lives of 17 students and staff members and injuring 17 more. In an effort to honor the community on the anniversary of this tragedy, j...

Families deal with effects of government shutdown

Families deal with effects of government shutdown

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EiC

February 8, 2019


Filed under Community, News

After the longest government shutdown in United States history, government workers are still adjusting from the two paychecks that they missed during the 35-day period. “Initially, we just figured the shutdown would be over in a short time. It was okay, and it was easier to go into work at the be...

Friends and family come together to support the Morgan-Hopkins family

Friends and family come together to support the Morgan-Hopkins family

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Following a house fire at 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, the Morgan-Hopkins family was left without food, clothes or a place to stay. The family and their pets made it out safely, but are now in need of restaurant gift cards and self-care items as they recover. “As a friend of the Hopkins’, I want to ...

Cinematography and Screenwriting class debuts this semester

Cinematography and Screenwriting class debuts this semester

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under News

After one year preparing and researching, theater department Head Amie Gossett began teaching a new fine art course titled Cinematography and Screenwriting. The idea for the class arose at a meeting of fine art department leaders in the district discussing the sequence of classes, and what could pot...

PWest Pathfinder nominated for its first ever NSPA Pacemaker Award

PWest Pathfinder nominated for its first ever NSPA Pacemaker Award

Maria Newton, Features Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) has named the Parkway West High School Pathfinder as one of 44 finalists for the Pacemaker Award for Online Newspapers. This award is given to school news publications who display excellence in categories such as diverse coverage, content quality, design ...

Remembering alumna Mackenzie Naylor

Remembering alumna Mackenzie Naylor

Maria Newton, Features Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Dec. 26 the community lost 2017 alumnus Mackenzie Naylor. Mackenzie was born Dec. 1, 1998, and was a prominent art student as well as a model for Local Ambition, who made their own memorial video for Mackenzie. Mackenzie was known for being genuine and never changing herself to please others. “Mackenzie was always unapologetically ...

The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High
News