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Quaran-time to give back to the community!

Whether you are at a loss for what to do during the ‘stay-at-home’ act, or you feel stressed about the Covid-19 situation, helping out your community is a perfect way to keep occupied and reduce any stress or anxiety you may feel.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

In efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, St. Louis has issued a stay-at-home order, effective until April 22. While this order will greatly reduce the impact the virus will have on St. Louis citizens, it has left many in need of help. From those unemployed as a result of the Coronavirus to students with no access to food, there are many individuals that need your help. Below is a list of easy ways you c...

Fighting stigmas and the Pink Tax by ‘Going with the Flow’

Highlighting the importance of access to feminine hygiene products for all, sophomores Anna Newberry, Mira Nalbandian, Santi Lugo and Mason Paul model their future club plans. Newberry believes inaccessibility of products can lead to health issues, embarrassment and even a lack of belonging. “I want to stock bathrooms with feminine hygiene products to help reduce stigma and embarrassment that can come with having a period,” Newberry said. “I know [I] haven’t come to school before because I was embarrassed and wanted to go home, or I was in pain or didn’t have what I needed to have. I feel like everyone has a right to be here, and I feel like no one should feel like they can’t come to school.”

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Period. Any mention of this word will probably result in a flurry of teenage boys scurrying to distance themselves from the speaker as fast as humanly possible.  However, sophomores Anna Newberry and Mira Nalbandian created the club Go with the Flow in hopes of destigmatizing periods, providing ea...

Special Olympics day to become school-wide day of service

Cheering on her buddy, senior Julia DeFrank watches as her athlete shoots the basket.

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 6, 2017

Last school year, over 500 students volunteered in Special Olympics. Although more students applied, the administration had to cap the number of participants because of space issues. This year, as a solution, the day will become a school-wide day of service. “Not everyone could do Special Olympics an...

It only takes one to topple history

Central High junior Tyler Ramatowski is a great great grandchild of the Rudmans, who are buried in Chesed Shel Emeth.

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2017

Foolish violence, prejudice and fear mongering has brought St. Louis to national news infamy once again. Unknown suspects desecrated the historic Jewish Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery sometime between Feb. 19 and Feb. 20; over 200 headstones were toppled. Headstones of people who lived through the most horr...

First annual trivia night scheduled for Jan. 21

Flyers featuring Homer Simpson advertise the Trivia night for Jan. 21.

Grant Aden, Sports Editor

January 19, 2017

With a slue of long-standing traditions from the dodgeball tournament to the Senior vs. Faculty basketball game to the Mr. Longhorn competition, the class of 2020 is hoping to add another annual tradition to the calendar, a student trivia night Jan. 21. To compete students must gather in groups of...

STP: Religion in school

STP: Religion in school

Betsy Wait and Claire Smout

February 1, 2016

Religion’s presence in public school cannot be denied, but its implications are vast and often overlooked. Is West still an environment where students are allowed to freely speak their minds, or does discussing religion hinder educational advancement? In a public school where tolerance is the norm,...

Sighing after Syberg’s great food

Sighing after Syberg's great food

Emma Ratliff

January 19, 2016

Seniors Emma Ratliff and Kyla Hatton venture to Syberg's in the Chesterfield Valley for the next installment of Kyla's Kitchen and Emma's Eats.

History department competes for the winners circle

History department competes for the winners circle

Gwenn Pietrowski, Staff Writer

December 23, 2015

For 10 years, the Social Studies Department has donated to COC, but Wayland and Chazen added a twist when they made the donations a competition four years ago.

Ferguson Youth Tutoring develops in second year

Tutoring Ferguson students in math, Joan Tao volunteers twice a week.

Sarah Hima, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Since starting last February the Ferguson Youth Tutors (FYT) has grown and undergone changes, and had gotten help from multiple schools.

Suicide Prevention: I Live For

Jacob Cupps, News / Feature Editors

September 3, 2015

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, the Pathfinder interviews the Parkway West Community about what it is that they live for.

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