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  • This Monday, March 25, kicks off Spirit Week with PJ Day!

  • The Pathfinder is on hiatus during Parkway West's spring break, March 16 - 24. Regular reporting will resume March 25.

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St. Louis youth gather downtown to demand action regarding climate change

St. Louis youth gather downtown to demand action regarding climate change

Maria Newton and Sabrina Bohn

March 15, 2019


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The Youth Climate Strike US held a national walkout today, March 15, attended by students across the United States as part of a global movement; it is estimated that about one million students worldwide in 125 different countries took part, with more than 100 students in St. Louis going on strike in fr...

The Parkway Step Team plans to attend a national competition in Virginia

The Parkway Step Team plans to attend a national competition in Virginia

Irene Yannakakis, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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The nationally acclaimed step team is back at it once again. With plans to travel to Virginia next week for the Spring Showdown Step Competition, the team continues to practice to make the trip worth their while. Last year, the team got first in their division, along with first overall in this com...

Choir director Eric Anthony sings “so long, farewell” to his time as an educator

Choir director Eric Anthony sings “so long, farewell” to his time as an educator

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

March 15, 2019


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After 13 years of dedicated service to the music department, choir director Eric Anthony is retiring from his career as an educator. While Anthony was hired primarily as a choir director, he found great enjoyment in his part-time responsibilities as a counselor for underclassmen boys adjusting to li...

The secret life of School Resource Officer Zeus Hernandez

The secret life of School Resource Officer Zeus Hernandez

Holly Gilbert, Staff writer

March 12, 2019


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Although we often see School Resource Officer Zeus Hernandez patrolling the parking lot and monitoring student life, his passions extend beyond the hallways to his love of authentic Mexican cuisine.   Located in Ellisville, La Tiendita Tortilleria & Marketplace is a family-owned authentic Mexican rest...

Stuck in the Abu Dhabi airport for six days, senior Hira Khan finds her way back home

Stuck in the Abu Dhabi airport for six days, senior Hira Khan finds her way back home

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


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Peeved, anxious, alone and sick with food poisoning, senior Hira Khan awaited her flight from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi; however, the flight was overbooked, leaving Khan flightless without any explanation. “I stood in line for two hours and felt even more sick as time passed by. Finally, I reached th...

Chess team savors last year with four senior players as state championship nears

Chess team savors last year with four senior players as state championship nears

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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Surrounded by silence, five chess players duke it out against their rival, Ladue High School, in an intense battle on the boards. Four of the five players are seniors Matt Boyd, Jason Wan, Paul Gipkhin and Neil Tomala. Tomala feels optimistic about earning a high placement at the Missouri State Champi...

Senior boys compete in 2019 Mr. Longhorn

Senior boys compete in 2019 Mr. Longhorn

Nayeon Ryu and Irene Yannakakis

March 1, 2019


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Senior Will Schuchardt ran onto the stage holding two plates, each with different colors of paint. The crowd roared. Intense music started playing as Schuchardt, dressed as a French painter, began to paint on a blank canvas. The beat dropped. The lights went out, and eventually, when the lights turn...

Senior Kristin Priest finds alternative P.E. courses

Senior Kristin Priest finds alternative P.E. courses

Jacob Stanton and Justin Cupps

March 1, 2019


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After being diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) during September of her freshman year, senior Kristin Priest decided to take ice skating to complete her Physical Education (P.E.) credit. Priest has not been able to take a P.E. class since her diagnosis. She was looking at the catalog for M...

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