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Building a legacy: Sixth grade camp seeks donations to renovate building and create memories

Bending down to help build a fire, sophomore and sixth grade camp counselor Anna Newberry coaches her camper, Rachel Ferguson, in using a flint and steel Aug. 28 at Camp Lakewood. Newberry attended Camp Lakewood as a summer camper, sixth grader and now counselor. “This is my first year as a cabin leader, but I'd gone to summer camp five years before that. It was really fun to watch the girls start out as not super close friends because it was the beginning of the school year. They didn’t know each other, but they bonded a lot,” Newberry said.

Kathryn McAuliffe, Conceptual Editor-in-Chief Intern

October 28, 2019

Flowing lakes, miles of trees, pioneer nights, horseback trails and unforgettable memories come to mind when thinking of Parkway’s Outdoor Schools. Known as “sixth-grade camp,” Parkway students have attended the YMCA Camp Lakewood for over 60 years, as middle schoolers and as high school counselors....

“The sky’s the limit”: Sophomore Ja’Marion Wayne breaks 52-year-old school yardage record

Hustling on the field, sophomore Ja’Marion Wayne breaks records at the Mayor’s Cup football game Oct. 17. Wayne broke two school records for rushing yards and all purpose yardage. “That record stood for 52 years, and he hit it as a sophomore. I think his ceiling is very high,” assistant football coach Zaven Nalbandian said.

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

October 25, 2019

Under Thursday night lights at the Mayor’s Cup football game Oct. 17, sophomore Ja’Marion Wayne carried the ball 463 yards, breaking a record set in 1968, the school’s first year. The first record was for rushing yards: the total number of yards gained by a single player as the result of a rushi...

Students and faculty react to ACT’s updates effective September 2020

ACT introduced a new policy with a variety of options effective September 2020.

Lydia Roseman, News and Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

In the height of college application season, seniors in particular are scrambling to compile their highest test scores to send to their dream schools. Not yet at this stage, juniors and even underclassmen are going from study groups to workbooks to tutors to prepare for the often dreaded ACT. Effectiv...

Photo of the week – Oct. 7

Waiting for his blood to fill the bag, senior Bailey Mosher donates blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 5. The event was organized by the Red Cross Club, and donors ages sixteen and up could participate. “I thought it would be helpful to donate. I knew a lot of people from West wouldn’t be able to, and we didn’t have a lot of time to spread the word,” Mosher said. “You save around three lives just by donating blood, so it’s a cool thing to do to help other people.”

Sophie Gulino, Convergent Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

The future of bell schedules

Bell schedules differ at each Parkway high school, West being the only schedule that does not incorporate an Academic Lab.

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

October 4, 2019

Students stay after school hoping their teacher hasn’t left before their question is answered, teachers working at multiple schools fly into the parking lot to make the bell and members of off-campus programs struggle to make schedules line up. As each Parkway high school operates within a different sch...

6. When parents are the problem

A primary outlet for parents to connect, ask questions and provide information for each other is through the Parkway West parent page on Facebook, however, some posts do not emulate effective communication and overall respect. 

Pathfinder Editorial Board

September 30, 2019

“My daughter will not be participating in this nonsense,” “More Lefty Stuff,” “I think being offended has become a hobby for some people.” Irrational, rude and uncalled for comments circulate social media throughout the school year; what is unexpected is that these comments come from pare...

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